Kaitlyn Smith Beyond the Classroom The Titanic RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15,1912 after colliding with an iceberg during it’s maiden voyage from Southampton, I-JK to New York City, USA. While watching this movie I discovered two things about it. One characteristic about the movie that was good was in the beginning it talked a lot about the titanic and showed the men exploring its ruins.
Another thing I enjoyed about the movie was that it did not depict Rose as a snotty rich girl. It let us see her true side and who she really was. 4 years after the Titanic sank; a 100-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukator tells the magnificent story of her experience of “the ship of Dreams” to her granddaughter lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell, and Anatoly Mikailavich. She explains all about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic.
When young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fianc?©, Caledon Cal Hockley she had no idea what adventures the next couple of days would hold. Meanwhile, a drifter and rtist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Maurizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a poker game. One night, Jack saves Rose from falling into the ocean when she was very upset. They developed quite a bond that Roses mother and her fianc?© did not approve of.
She explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 1 5th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning. In this movie Director, James Cameron, chose to make the movie through one of the passenger’s point of view and their experience on the Titanic. Although it would e hard to make a movie depicting someone’s experience along with solid facts, Cameron does a good Job of bringing the two together in the middle. The beginning of the movie is all about the explorers investigating the Titanic’s ruins and talking about the history of the ship.
Rose helps out by depicting the type of people who were on the ship from the first class all the way down to the coach. Another thing I enjoyed about this movie was, that Rose was not depicted as snotty and stuck up. Which many people would have assumed due to who she was engaged to and the family she came from. There are many examples of this throughout the movie. The first time we really see her true side is when Jack takes her to a party in the lower deck. She becomes carefree, dances with Jack and Just seems to be Comfortable in her own skin.
Another time we see Rose being carefree is when she asked Jack to teach her how to spit. She doesn’t care who is watching, and continues to be herself. I think this as a great message to get across in this movie because we see that there is more to a person then meets the eye. This movie relates to World Cultures because the Titanic was one of the biggest hips of all time sailing for the first time ever from Southampton, UK to New York City, USA. After the Titanic Sunk many new rules and regulations were made for people that wanted to sail on a ship.
After the Titanic disaster, recommendations were made by both the British and American Boards of Inquiry stating, that ships would carry enough lifeboats for those aboard, mandated lifeboat drills would be required, lifeboat inspections would be conducted, etc. Many of these recommendations were incorporated into the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea passed in 914. Following the inquiries, United States government passed the Radio Act of 1912.
This act, along with the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, stated that radio communications on passenger ships would be operated 24 hours along with a secondary power supply, so they would not miss distress calls. Also, the Radio Act of 1912 required ships to maintain contact with vessels as well as coastal onshore radio stations. Also after the Titanic sunk, the U. S. Navvy assigned the Scout Cruisers Chester to patrol the Grand Banks for the remainder of 1912. In 1913, the
United States Navvy could not spare ships for this purpose, so the Revenue Cutter Service assumed responsibility, assigning the Cutters Seneca and Miami to conduct the patrol. Lastly, many ships were refitted for increased safety. For example, the double bottoms of many existing ships were extended up the sides of their hulls, known as their waterlines, to give them double hulls. Another refit that many ships underwent were changes to the height of the bulkheads. The bulkheads on Titanic extended 10 feet above the waterline. After the ship sank, the bulkheads on other ships were extended higher to make the compartments fully watertight.