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.
In Albert Marrin’s excerpt, Flesh and Blood So Cheap, the Triangle Fire was a real tragedy of 146 people (mostly immigrant women) who died from jumping off the factory building, burning, or suffocating from the fire in the building. In this excerpt, Marrin uses explicit and implicit meanings to express that this tragedy was started by the little value of human life and lack of safety standards. For instance, sweatshop conditions were dangerous for workers in the early 1900s. As well as terrible conditions, no one was prepared whatsoever for this disastrous fire to happen. Even the firefighters were not organized or ready either!
Mini Iceberg: The Titanic sunk after hitting an iceberg, which caused a great amount of deaths and injuries. The iceberg was included not only because it was the main cause of the Titanic’s disastrous sinking, but also because it had brought catastrophic amount of damage. It tore apart families, caused many deaths, and an even greater amount of injuries. The iceberg had done something no one thought possible, it had sank the ship almost everyone believed was unsinkable. The iceberg was a main cause of a horrendous event that not only hurt people physically but emotionally.
Tom and everyone aboard was terrified. They weren’t sure if the Monitor could take this much beating. The Monitor proved them wrong. It out muscled the storm and reached its destination. The Monitor saw the Merrimac destroy the other two Union ships the Congress and The Columbia.
The first night alone is enough to traumatize and scar Elie forever, which is exactly what he’s saying here. I’ll be honest: this is the first book that has made me cry in a while. I cried when the child was hanged, I cried when I found out that Elie would have been saved by the Soviet Army if he stayed in the infirmary, and I cried when Elie’s dad died. Looking back on this passage, I feel like crying once again. Elie was my age when he was forced into Birkenau, and I can’t even begin to imagine experiencing these barbarities now.
Imagine surviving a fatal experience only to be punished and blamed for a death you could do nothing about. Now, imagine losing a girlfriend and almost losing a sister and having to live with the grief with no one to share your pain. These are the two situations Sage and Maddy find themselves in after Isabel’s death (Sage’s girlfriend) in “The Isabel Fish” by Julie Orringer. Isabel died in a car crash with Maddy in the passenger seat, and she has felt blamed by everyone, including her brother and Isabel’s friends. Because of Isabel’s death, Maddy 's relationship with her brother became a series of punishments, however, after Sage feels guilty for killing Maddy 's fish, they finally opened up to each other and their relationship strengthens.
Invaders attack the community and burn it to the ground. Lauren Olamina, the only daughter of the family, and narrator of the story, managed to escape. However, the rest of her family was all killed, except for her father Mr. Olamina left the house one night and never returned. The tragedy of losing her entire family was devastating to Lauren and she often utilized writing to calm her mind. One of the first entries in her journal reads “All that you touch, you change.
It was the eldest daughter, Fleur, about seventeen old then. She was so feverish that she’d thrown off her covers, and now she huddled against the cold wood range, staring and shaking.” Nanapush found Fleur without family, because her family died from the epidemic going around the town. This was such a traumatic experience for Fleur because she was sick. Usually when we are sick as children, we first look to our families for comfort and a method to make us feel better. However in Fleur’s case she was found alone in her family’s home but
The newspaper headline read “Brently Mallard Killed”, after the tragic railroad accident. After finding out about her husband's death from her sister Josephine and Richard, her husbands friend, Louise Mallard was shocked and couldn’t find the emotion to express, she was more numb than anything at the time. She felt alone and like she had nothing left, crying, in her sister's arms. “It was he who had
Being the largest ship built at the time, its sinking on its maiden voyage across the North Atlantic Ocean killed thousands, rich and poor. Slavitt’s “Titanic” and Hardy’s “Convergence of the Twain” protest society’s perceptions and romanticisms of the Titanic with their vivid imagery creating tone. Slavitt insinuates the avoidability of the Titanic's demise while Hardy’s contrasting idea speculates that an Immanent Will created the iceberg specifically for the Titanic. The authors convey their ideas with similar stature but their use of tone focuses the reader on the death of the passengers rather than the glory of the