also, does anyone know how this kind of evacuation would go in the modern day, like would it still be women and children first in a disaster or is it "each man for themselves"? Is the captain really expected to go down with his ship? Was that a real thing or just folklore?
- i cried
- i did not cry
- i have not seen the movie Titanic
Most Helpful Guy
I did not cry but I was relatively young when watching it and have never really been into romance movies. As for the birkenhead drill (women and children first) I would say it was quite common to prioritize women and children first through out all of history and it wouldn't suddenly change now. They may not call for the drill but the outcome would still be the same ie women and children being saved first. As for the captain going down with the ship it was not literally him going down with the ship but a sentiment stating that essentially since he was responsible for all on the ship it was his duty to ensure their safety even if it required him to "go down with the ship" in order to full fill said duty.
Most Helpful Girl
I was 11 and it was one of the first romantic movies I ever watched. It really touched me. It still does whenever I watch it. The saddest part was when Rose gets rescued and the guy asks her her name, to which she replies Rose Dawson. I thought that symbolised so much. her love for Jack, starting over, getting away from her mother, her promise that when the ship docks, she's walking out with him. In the end it also cuts to all the photos that show how fulfilling Rose's life had been and how many adventures she's had. All because she met a guy for 3 days when she was 17. The movie is so much more than a love story in my opinion.