The movie opens with Jack Dawson who wins the class titanic tickets in the game of a porker. His friends want to accompany him in their hometown, in America by the ship. The ship leaves showing the first class passengers as Rose De Witt, the mother Ruth and her boyfriend Cal Hockley. Rose is planning to marry her boyfriend, and they have made the plans to protect their wealth. Consequently, this plan annoys Rose, who attempts suicide out of anger; she tries to jump out of the ship. Jack comes in to rescue her by convincing her to move out of the rail, ship, and Rose accepts, and asks Jack to join her for dinner as a sign of gratitude. As a result, Jack courts her as they move around the ship. Jack acts as the first class passenger; he then hands her a letter asking them to meet at clock place (King, 34).
One day, Rose and Cal had a conflict concerning what she had done the previous night, but warn her not to repeat. The captain organizes a royal sermon in which he acts as the priest just before the ship sinks. It is when Rose asks Jack to draw her naked wearing the heart of the ocean, which is the diamond necklace. Jack did so, and that was her best moments of her life. The two go to the cargo and makes love, then later the ship man meets the iceberg, which he tries to avoid hitting the iceberg, but fails. It results to a quake damaging most of the compartments and water flowing inside, making people escape through the life boats. They arrest Jack because of stealing a necklace, yet it was just a trap. Rose goes to his rescue. Cal fights with Jack and Rose runs away with Jack swimming through the water as they tell each other sweet words, after some few minutes the people start to perish Jack also included except Rose. She is rescued and gets in the Carpathian where she meets Cal, whom she hides her face as she never wanted him to recognize her (King, 17). The film is flawlessly crafted, well-constructed, the acting is very good and emotional. The romantic aspect of it moves the audience with an emotive power and a very long lasting love story that hits the Hollywood of today (Gillespie, 12).
The movie begins through exposition where the story is set in the ship that floats in the middle of the ocean with so many passengers from different backgrounds and class. It involves the presentation of the problem that begins when the ship hit the iceberg, which led to the earthquake that caused panic to the passengers and the water that started to enter the ship making it to flood. It causes an imbalance of the boat, which starts to sink, causing the passengers to leave the ship to the lifeboat at the climax of the movie, is when the ship sinks and disappears in the floating area as the passengers try to make their way through the ocean. The water flows to the falling action where Jack and Rose tell each other sweet loving words and promising never to abandon one another as well as when all the passengers froze jack included. Finally, it denounces when Rose is rescued and gets in the Carpathian where she meets Cal, whom she hides her face. She calls herself Rose Dawson after the name of Jack Dawson the man she falls in love with on the ship.
Some of the characters in the film are Leonardo DiCaprio-Jack Dawson is the third class passenger who wins the poker game with his friend giving him a ticket to the ship, where he meets Rose one of the passengers. The movie rotates around the love relationship; he gets arrested due to the stolen necklace, the sinking boat, and the escape with Rose, Jack dies later after the sinking boat. The other character is Kate Winslett-Rose Dewitt Bukater, who is known as Rose in the film, and the main character falls in love with Cal and changes on the ship as she falls in love with jack (IMDP, 1). She is not fully committed to Cal as she feels the mother is only forcing her. She falls in love with jack a the third class passenger since she wants to explore the other low class lifestyle. She attempts to commit suicide where is saved by jack. In addition, Ruth the mother of Cal, Rose’s former lover whom the mother wants Rose to get married to, is disappointed by Rose, who falls in love with the third class passenger, Jack.
The film revolves around the theme of love and the sinking boat, which turns out to be a tragedy. The main themes from the film include social class conflict, Heroism, as well as Religion. There is some technological arrogance by referring to titanic as a tragedy, but there are other important things that could be viewed instead. There is a good establishment of the themes, especially the theme of conflict, where Jack, Cal, Ruth, and Rose conflict with each other. Jack has a conflict with Cal for taking away his lover; Cal has a conflict with Rose for falling in love with Jack. Ruth Rose’s mother also has a conflict with Rose because she does not want to get married to Cal, whom the mother chose for her (Tarshis, 4). The other theme that the author presents is the theme of Heroism. It is well developed through various characters like Jack, who wins his love over Cal, despite his class express heroism (IMDP, 2). His romantic words and emotional touch win her over.
Conclusively, Jack becomes a hero by saving Rose when she wants to jump over the ship because of the conflict that they have with the mother Ruth over Cal. The problem of the Social class conflict brings another theme. There is a division between the social classes; even those from the first class are given the chance to sit in the first class apartment. Jack, only a third class artist, wins his ticket through the game, but finds the woman of the first class who falling love with him at the expense of her former lover Cal from the first class. Ruth, who is Rose’s mother, conflicts with Rose because she wants her daughter to get married to Cal who is a rich man (Tarshis, 9).
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