RMS Titanic Sinked The ‘unsinkable’ ship RMS Titanic has hit an iceberg and sank on April 14, with the death of more than 1500 people. The second of three biggest ships— RMS Titanic was heading Queenstown (Cobh) in Ireland. On April 10, 1912. passengers boarded Titanic. When Titanic left Queenstown and set off for New York, it has 2,200 people on board. The terrible, sensational accident happened after four days of RMS Titanic’s journey.
According to “A History In Numbers” by Dave Fowler, only 706 people aboard the Titanic survived the terrible accident, while the other 1,529 were taken down with the ship. Many people believed the iceberg was to blame for the sinking of the ship; however, the problems surrounding the ship began long before the ship set sail. “R.M.S Titanic” by Hanson W. Baldwin revealed that the crew was so confident in the ship’s inability to sink that they did not even pack enough lifeboats in case of an emergency. Furthermore, the captain and crew neglected to practice many safety drills that could have possibly saved many lives. The Titanic was doomed once the captain and crew set foot on the ship because of the arrogant aura they carried which resulted in the confusion and lack of resources that were obtainable during the sinking to many of the passengers including Master Harold Victor Goodwin and his family.
After 2 hours and 40 minutes of her hull filling with water, her stern rose up into the air and broke in two before sinking in the great Atlantic. Her sinking was catastrophic with a total of about 1500 people killed. Her sinking became a legend in our society by catching interest of the public world wide. Her famous story has been spread in numerous books and movies. Everyone thinks they knows her story, but do they really know it?
Both Slavitt and Hardy challenge the views that people have on the legend of the Titanic by creating a critical tone as well as a duality of expectations and reality. As an action to show the different identifications of the Titanic, the authors establish tone by using effective word choice. Many people died on the Titanic that day, but instead of remembering the pain, the world romanticizes the ship and the event. People overlook the number of passengers that reached the end of their life rather they romanticize the Titanic and its passengers deaths. Slavitt states, “Not so bad, after all.
Two of the many ways we know about the Earthquake is “Comprehending Calamity” a Personal Narrative by Emma Burke, and “The Horrific Wreck of The City” an Eyewitness Account by Fred Hewitt. After the earthquake the government thought that it would hurt the town to tell them what really happened so know one the true death count of the earthquakes rage, in edition not even the government truly knew how much died on that terrible day as deaths in china town were never even recorded. The event demolished 490 city blocks including 25,000 buildings, and an estimate of 80% of the city was destroyed.“Comprehending Calamity” by Emma Burke and
I. INTRODUCTION The Black Death arrived in Europe on October 1348 when 12 Genoese trading ships arrived at the Sicilian port of Messina after a long journey through the Black Sea. The people who gathered on the docks that was about to greet the ships met with a horrifying surprise: Most of the sailors aboard the ships were dead, and those who were still alive were gravely ill. They were overcome with fever and delirious from pain. Also, they were covered in mysterious black boils that oozed blood and pus and gave their illness its name: the “Black Death.” The Sicilian authorities immediately told them to leave the harbor, but it was too late.
“The ghost of wit isn’t well liked but once people got to know him they learned a lot” (Poe 10.) It is a huge tragedy how people cannot look past someone’s disability and get to know them. This story isn’t about killing the King, its all about how its crucial to get to know people even if they are a little different. Back in the day, killing was (unfortunately) very common. Today whenever there is a murder it will make the front page, but back then people would just shrug when they heard the news of a killing.
The Massive Earthquake The earthquake in 1906 was one of the most tragic things that happened in history . Mainly approximately 3,000 people died in this natural disaster .Also a woman named ¨Emma Burke ¨ was one of the survivors to live to write her story . Also the is a story that tells the reader about the 1906 earthquake .The name of that book is called ¨Dragonwings ¨ The disaster was really bad for those who lost their lives and to those who were injured . During this time it made it hard for people to survive because of all the smoke and to those who lost their houses in the fire Because they had different purposes for writing, Emma Burke’s point of view of the 1906 earthquake was that nothing really happened to anyone , while Moon
Adversity is found in the book “Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World.” Courageously, the characters in this book, that I read in my language arts class, encountered a situation in which their expedition ship got stuck in the significant amount of ice surrounding the Antarctic. After several months of waiting for the ice to melt, their ship brutally collapsed into the Antarctic Ocean from the moving mass of frozen water compressing it. Not only were the temperatures considerably below freezing, but constantly the ocean kept throwing frigid waves at the crew. Also, the ice floes that the crew camped out on had many dangers associated with them. Once a leopard seal came onto the
The effects of this disaster were devastating to hundreds of families. In order to prevent more cases like the Titanic, the Harland and Wolff of Belfast company improved and fixed several of the ships that they had made. The changes were based on the failures that engineers overlooked while building the Titanic. In 1948, during the Convention of Safety of Life at Sea, new safety regulations were put into play that both the British and American government agreed upon. The safety regulations would (hopefully) prevent any more cases of accidents similar to the sinking of the Titanic.
The article broke down one of the most horrific natural disasters of the century. For many, the wounds have yet to heal and with this article, those individuals and their families are forced to show us their scars again. This was equally hard for Fink to report after talking to survivors from Katrina. She unbiasedly informed her audience who may have been oblivious to what the conditions were for just this hospital alone. The help in the recovery of these sick and injured souls was not treated as a life or death emergency like it should have been.