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The Titanic Sank Essay

868 words - 4 pages

Morgan Bruce
Fry
English 10 CB
4/9/14

Classes of the RMS Titanic
One hundred and two years ago, one the most remembered tragedies in history took place; the unsinkable sank. The Titanic sank into the Atlantic on April 15, 1912. Thousands of people lost their lives, including, women, children, babies, and high-profile individuals. Seven hundred and six out of two thousand, two hundred and twenty-eight people went down with the ship. Individuals among the first class were the first to be saved, and who had the most to survive. Individuals among the third class were the last to be saved, and who had the least amount of survivors. The Titanic was split up into three classes: first class, ...view middle of the document...

They only enjoyed the most luxurious rooms with the best decks, lounges, and furniture.
While the first class enjoyed, the swimming pool, a luxurious lounge room and a thanksgiving feast for breakfast, lunch and dinner, second class endured not as a rich adventure. People enjoying second class was who we would look at as middle class today; they were not filthy rich, but not dirt poor. Individuals you would observe in the second class were professors, authors, clergymen, and tourist. Second Class had the least amount of people in it (Archibald, 117). One of the most recognized survivors that were on board second class was Esther Hart; she was traveling with her husband and daughter to Canada. Esther said, before she arrived on board, “To call the ship unsinkable was to fly in the face of God” (“Second Class Life on Titanic”). The second class passengers also only enjoyed a three-course meal. They had a choice between four main courses and seven desserts. Roast turkey, curried chicken and rice, cheese biscuits, plum pudding, and wine jelly are examples of what a passenger would see on a second class menu (“Life Issues-The Titanic-The meals”). Cabins in the second class had bunk beds, similar to third class. Unlike first class, there were no private toilets, but there were sinks and

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shaving mirrors for passengers. His or her deck also was large enough for every person in second class to have single seating (“Life in 2nd Class onboard the Titanic”).
Where second class and first class were living a decent...

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