The Sinking Of The Titanic

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They were told “This is the Titanic, the unsinkable ship,” but what were they saying as the ship broke in two and began to sink. Did they all still believe that nothing could sink the magnificent Titanic? Or was the reality of the ship finally “sinking” in? These are questions today that people are still asking. The sinking of the Titanic was a tragic accident that still affects culture today. The R.M.S. (Royal Mail Steamer) Titanic was the second of three superliners constructed by White Star Line to cross the Atlantic. The superliner measured 882 feet in length, it was longer than the tallest skyscraper in New York, at the time, and the rudder alone was heavier than Christopher Columbus’s Santa Maria. The Titanic was built of 20 thousand tons of steel and iron. When the Titanic was built in 1912 it cost White Star Line $7.5 million dollars. Courier Mail, The (Brisbane). 04/03/2012, p38-38. 1. The Titanic was built to be unsinkable, with 16 watertight compartments to help keep it afloat. Many people called the R.M.S. Titanic “unsinkable”, because of how large it was. To many the Titanic, being the biggest ship, also meant it was the best. Publishers Weekly; 3/19/2012, Vol. 259 Issue 12, p30-32, 3p. The ship was advertised as “unsinkable as reasonably possible,” because of it’s numerous safety features. These features included automatic watertight doors, watertight bulkheads and compartments throughout the ship, the most powerful marconi at sea and the Titanic was so large, that it was thought that anything large enough to damage it would be seen in time. They were wrong. Courier Mail, The (Brisbane). 04/03/2012, p38-38. 1. April 10, 1912 the Titanic nearly collided with the ocean liner New York, while departing docks. This... ... middle of paper ... ...ier Mail, The (Brisbane). 04/03/2012, p38-38. 1. The R.M.S.Titanic touch many people in America and around the world. The story of the Titanic inspired James Cameron, who would soon go on to be the writer, producer, and director of the retelling of the Titanic tragedy, in the movie The Titanic. It was categorized as an epic romantic disaster film, a fictionalized version of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic. James Cameron wasn’t the only person to try to recreate the doomed Titanic story. Here are 5 other movies that attempted to capture the Titanic drama- Raise the Titanic (1890) Titanic (1996) No Greater Love (1996) A Night To Remember (1958) The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) All of these movies remind us that the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic was a tragic accident that still affects culture today, and will continue to affect culture for many years to come.
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