Titanic

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Phuong Nguyen
ES 200
Discussion- Assignment 2
06/16/2012
Titanic
A film was told based on a true story about love, feminists by a 101 years old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater who is still alive after boat's accident named Titanic in April 10th 1992. For Titanic is not just a cautionary tale- a myth, a parable, a metaphor for the ills of mankind. It is also a story of faith, courage, and sacrifice and, above all else, loves. The first paragraph of this essay will be summarized Titanic’s story. Then, some actions in this movie what related to cultural criticism and transformation will be researched details. Titanic is called as “The Ship of Dreams” which is a movie about the small world of human life. It’s one of the most romantic love stories in the history of cinema world. Through the director James Cameron, Titanic bring the audience back to 1990s, when a group of exploring hunters search the “Titanic” and discovered a nude pictures of a girl named Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet), she wore a famous diamond necklace. Then they asked her to tell them about the story… Rose was born in a born in a rich family, but her selfish mom still wants her to marry Cal Hockley, another rich guy. The life of this beautiful girl would have arranged her mother planned but everything has changed when she was on the Titanic. From here, she met Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio), a young artist, who saved her life when she trying to suicide herself. Rose was appealing by Jack smile. Love comes to them naturally. This noble girl had to give up everything to integrate into Jack life which is a friendly, kind, warm world also with all the dance, rhythm, and interesting life stories that Rose had ever known. With her, this is the truly life, and it’s happier when she had Jack. But a tragedy happened to the entire passengers on the ship as well as the expectations. “Titanic” hit an iceberg. Therefore, people were fighting over to try to get in the rescue boat and rob each other life jacket. Besides, the nobility has locked the door to the lower class outside couldn’t get in and lose the chance for survival. At that time, Jack was trapped inside a water pipe because they suspect him for stealing the diamond necklace. Rose wasn’t stay into the boat with her mom; she came back and helped Jack get out of there. Jack and Rose stayed together until the ship was standing up and broken in half. Only a small number survived but thousands of passengers, most of the lower class, were killed. Maybe everything has been a cruel joke of fate.  As it sinks, Jack and Rose ride the stern into the ocean. Jack helps Rose onto a wall panel only able to support one person's weight. Rose is lying on the piece of board and she is trying to wake Jack by shaking his hands. But he would never wake up again. Meanwhile, the officer has commandeered a lifeboat to search for survivors. He saves Rose and helped her back to NY. And after all the years Jack and could meet on the ship once again, with all their friends and family clapping. This was them going to heaven together, basically. These actions make us know how to live in this world. Through the movie, the producer wants to ask everybody that they should live to help each other: “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile”. This is also an example about a direct link between representations. This film has an enlightened witness Rose DeWitt Bukater who tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper class passenger and her mother. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning. The next special thing in this movie is Rose who was still alive, was a woman. Why was not a man who always stronger, survive better...
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