Like any event which is publicized, there are countless viewpoints and memories associated. Occurring just over a century ago, the titanic is known world wide for being one the worst maritime disasters ever recorded, and although most of its witnesses are deceased, thanks to such vivid accounts. Unlike a mass shooting, there isn’t one sole person responsible for this tragedy; many factors played into this occurrence, such as environmental effects, build of the ship, passengers reactions, and those working on the ship.


A primary account of the Titanic was recorded by a Doctor Washington Dodge around midnight of the sinking of the ship, providing readers with a most saddening narrative. He described the mood of the workers on the boat as calm, while those fleeing were experiencing immense panic.


Another account was that of a Titanic worker, describing her ruthless efficiency on the ship only to get fired the day of Titanic’s fateful run in with the ice burg. Although, logs show that she indeed ended her work for the company that night, she continued to work for White Star years later until her retirement at age 60.


My final source is a list of some of the passengers that drowned in the ship’s sinking; many fatalities were not recorded unfortunately, since it is not sure exactly how many people died that night. Here we see a drastically different account from the other two, for it is from the side of the deceased, and is more statistical than literary based. The fact that most humans today can easily give a synopsis of what the Titanic tragedy was about, shows just how well the mass publications have preserved memories and investigated all perspectives.

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