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English Titanic Coursework - I decided to do my coursework in the form of a diary.

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English Titanic Coursework I decided to do my coursework in the form of a diary. The person I am portraying is a third class passenger. Wednesday, April 10, 1912 When I arrived I was so amazed at the size of the ship. It is indescribable. Every so often a loud blast from Titanic's siren rang for miles that it is sailing day. Between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., the three White Star Line boat-trains arrive carrying loads of passengers. A little while before 12:00, the Titanic's siren tells of her departure. Visitors from shore begin to leave, as well as all shore staff and harbour officials. At noon the Titanic casts off and is towed from the dock by tugs. Titanic's movement causes all six mooring ropes on another ship to snap, causing her to swing towards the Titanic. Quick action narrowly averts a collision. When Titanic left the dock you could not see anything but thousands of people waving their goodbyes to their friends and family. I had no one to wave to but I waved nevertheless. It was the most amazing atmosphere I have ever experienced in my entire life. By 5:30 p.m., the Titanic arrived in Cherbourg. Cherbourg passengers finally board tenders and wait to be ferried out to Titanic. ...read more.

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The weather was a bit to cold for my liking so I spent a good deal of the time in the small library. I have heard that the wireless on the ship is down and that there is ice everywhere ahead. But this ship, she will never sink. Saturday, April 13, 1912 I have been in the boiler room today. The heat down there is tremendous. The "black gang" work on. The heat pounds your body and the noise is incredible. The massive pistons going around, faster and faster. It is like torture down there, boiler number six was finally extinguished but I was then escorted back up. I knew I wasn't supposed to be down there but I was curious about the workings of the ship and the people working there. It is hard to believe the heat down there when it is so cold up on deck Sunday, April 14, 1912 There was fine weather today but the wireless picked up messages of ice ahead, I was only slightly worried because I thought just the size of this ship would protect us if ice should appear. Just before 6:00 pm the ship's course was altered slightly to south and west of its normal course as a precaution to avoid the ice warned by so many ships. ...read more.

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9 lowered at 1:20 am with 56 people aboard. The Titanic then developed a noticeable list to starboard. By 1:30 am signs of panic begun to appear as I jumped into boat number 14 as it was being lowered. The boat took a long time to be lowered and when it got to the bottom I watched as the chaos grew. I watched as the boat began to tilt further and further. There were people screaming and running up the tilt of the boat. There were people jumping into the sea. The lights flicked once and then it all went completely dark. Soon after the boat broke in two between the 3rd and 4th funnels. The ship achieved a completely perpendicular position and remains there for several minutes. At 2:20 am it settled back slightly and slid down into the black freezing water. That was the end of the greatest ship the world had yet seen. Almost at once, the night was punctuated with the cries of the survivors, growing in number and anguish. The ghastly noise continued for some time but mercifully many froze to death rather than drown. I will remember the horrific sights and sounds of the people trying to survive, hopelessly hanging on. I am now on the Carpathia along with the other survivors. I'm wondering what is next for me as we pass the statue of liberty. ...read more.

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