Journal Of A Titanic Passenger Essay

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Journal of a Titanic Passenger

I am writing my first entry aboard this incredible vessel today, primarily because I have been spending the last three days exploring the sections open to my fellow third-class passengers and I. What I have seen is extraordinary, especially when first boarding the ship. The halls and staircases of the first class section were like nothing I had ever seen before in my life. They were blanketed in luxury from end to end. The first class passengers I had managed to see wore their best garments boarding the ship and were conversing with each other about their rich lives back home. I believe I even saw Mr. John Jacob Astor, a man I had heard much about for his contributions to the American fur trade. I had heard that he would be aboard for the maiden voyage of this grand ship.

Unfortunately, our rooms are not as golden as those in first class. It seems that the guise of this ship has masked the fact that there are many poorer people than those dressed in gold jewelry up on the upper decks. There are even stowaways trying to get a free ride to the new life in America. They try and hide whenever a crewmember comes around to inspect the passengers. I don't see how the owners at the White Star Line could keep track of all the people on this ship; there must be hundreds here. I've never seen this many people before on one ship, and it's a very honorable feeling to know...

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