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English Media Coursework

The Titanic

The Titanic

The Ship of Dreams...




Titanic, the unsinkable is known as the ship of dreams as two young,

star-crossed lovers Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet) struggle to fight for their love despite coming from different social classes. Rose goes back to the past as she narrates a romantic, emotive, death-defying tragedy

showing her ongoing love with Jack. However, when Rose’s fiancé Cal (Billy Zane) realises Jack has sketched an exposed portrait of Rose wearing no more than her Blue diamond necklace he has bought for her illustrating his love. He shows his jealousy immensely towards their relationship. Meanwhile, the Titanic unexpectedly collides with an iceberg, whilst Jack and Rose show their ongoing affection for one another. As a result of this, Cal hatches a plan to get Jack arrested, will he succeed and win Rose back over? Or will they find themselves fighting for survival?  

Unlike many romantic films, a contemporary, luxury cruise ship named the “R.M.S. Titanic” is the official setting for the reconstruction of the film as it departs from Southampton to go on a short voyage over the North Atlantic

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Ocean, where a traumatic collision with an iceberg takes place, costing the lives of many people. The “R.M.S. Titanic” is an ideal setting for the film, as it is surrounded by the Ocean which provides it with a feeling of romance. However, the classes separating the wealthy from the poor cause havoc as Jack and Rose fall in love with one another regardless of coming from different social classes.      


Leonardo DiCaprio plays his role in the film exceptionally and emotively as Jack, expressing his love towards Rose through both emotions and actions. An instance ...

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