How Thomas Hardy Presents the Tragedy of the Sinking of the Titanic in the Poem The Convergence of the Twain

How Thomas Hardy Presents the Tragedy of the Sinking of the Titanic in the Poem The Convergence of the Twain

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How Thomas Hardy Presents the Tragedy of the Sinking of the Titanic in the Poem The Convergence of the Twain

On the fateful day of April 1912, the great ship known as the Titanic
collided into an enormous Iceberg. Down went the colossal ship and so
did the rich, famous and all their valuable goods. The reports of
people drowning were in all of the newspapers but not in one of them
was there anything about what happened to the ship under the sea. In
Hardy's poem, there is nothing about what happened to passengers on
the huge liner but instead he has described (in his point of view) the
ship under the sea and the sea creatures that pass by. He did that
because he thought that the human side of the tragedy had been
reported enough. In the first 5 stanzas of the poem Hardy describes
what the Titanic looks like under the sea and the sea creatures that
inhabit it.

In the poem Hardy had tried to portray the idea that God and Destiny
have played a vital role in the sinking of the Titanic. "Till the
Spinner of the Years Says "Now!"…" Hardy has used this line to say
that God had told the Iceberg and the Titanic to collide. There are a
couple of lines in the poem that suggest that Destiny helped the
incident happen. "The intimate welding of their later destiny,"

In the first five stanzas Hardy has used a mysterious tone in this
poem to get across that it is quite mysterious under the sea near the
Titanic wreck, in the rest of the poem Hardy is trying to make out as
if it was a war. God Vs Human. Obviously God won. As stated in the
first paragraph of the essay, Hardy mentions on more than one occasion
that it was inevitable and destined for...


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Cold currents third, and turn to rhythmic tidal lyres."

I think that when you read the poem the rhyming words give a rhythm
similar to waves of the sea.

Thomas Hardy's view of the Titanic incident I think would have been
very different from someone's view who had been on the Titanic. Thomas
Hardy thinks that the whole tragedy was pointless because the whole
ordeal could have been prevented by not making the Titanic in the
first place. Thomas Hardy believes that God was to blame for the
convergence of the Twain and that it was a battle, Machines Vs Nature,
Humans Vs God. I thought Thomas Hardy has conveyed his ideas in a very
imaginative way. He had described his ideas using words that you don't
hear very often and the things that he said I his poem weren't to
radical, they were actually quite believable.

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