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Berean Christian High School How a Worldwide Disaster Shaped Humanity Savannah Pearson 9th Honors Composition and Literature March 6, 2019 Harmony, anxiety, disaster. These three words alone blatantly describe the thoughts that ran through the passen ger's[‘] minds on the RMS Titanic . First, they enjoyed a relaxing time on
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Pearson 1 this beautiful ship, then fear struck, and before they knew it, the ship was crashing down with them inside it. This tragedy impacted our society greatly. It devastated many people around the world. The movie only gives light into a couple moments of the ship sinking, but it does give us[no 1st or 2nd person personal pronouns] insight into the emotions and thoughts going on inside some of the people on the ship who were caught up in this devastating event. Although the Titanic movie gave our society a better understanding of the real-life, disastrous incident, it also flooded the world with emotions of a tragic but wholesome love story and created a suspenseful on edge story plot that brought light into the famous sinking of the so-called “unsinkable ship.” The Titanic movie opened up a path for us to understand and comprehend this heartbreaking event that caused thousands to lose their lives. The movie Titanic was a fictional story, based off of make-believe characters and a made up story plot. However, this movie struck the world with the reality of the ship sinking and opened up the world’s eyes into the sentimental emotions of tragedy, despair, and grief that were not expressed by just reading the headline of a news article .[Source?] W hen James Cameron’s movie Titanic came out, it had been around eighty-five years since the Titanic had sunk. At this time it had been close to a century since the drastic headlines of the Titanic sinking were[had?] been publicized. Instead of this incident being on the front pages of newspapers, it was on the front pages of history books. And that is just it, the Titanic was history. Most people of the era had probably heard the frightful stories of the Titanic , but there were no pictures or videos or anything of what really happened so the ghostly tragedy most likely remained a mystery to many people. However, the movie did indeed bring back a remembrance and in a way opened back up this “wound” of our nation. [Proof?] The movie, although it is centered around the ship sinking, provides a background of the characters, and one of the first clips of the movie is the real-life image of the sunken ship ghostly imprisoned
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Pearson 2 by the Atlantic Ocean (* Titanic ). This image itself holds significant meaning. Seeing the actual consequences of this treacherous event brings the first emotions of guilt and sorrow before the movie even begins (Ebert). The movie as is known is a lot different then what actually happened April 14 and 15, 1912, but the one thing that gives the movie the reality and heartfeltness that so many people experienced while watching it is how seamlessly and almost invisibly it magically ties into the real story and the real event (*Ebert). The movie does not miss the minor details that
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