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The Titanic and Solas
A review and discussion of the article "Solas Comparative from 1912 (RMS Titanic Disaster) to 2004" by Kit Bonner.
# 117722 | 1,072 words | 3 sources | APA | 2009 | US


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Description:

This paper explains that the Titanic was a symbol of the wealth of the world and emphasized the divergence between the wealthy and the poor. In particular, the paper examines the article "Solas Comparative from 1912 (RMS Titanic Disaster) to 2004" that presents the mistakes of the shipbuilders, and the horrific exposure to the elements the passengers had to endure. The paper then discusses the article's treatment of Solas, the Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, and how it would heighten passenger awareness of possible dangers and would regulate lifeboat safety. The paper also deals with the reaction of the black public after the sinking of the Titanic.


The Titanic
Black American Perception of Titanic

From the Paper:

"On April 15, 1912, the colossal ship the Titanic hit an iceberg and within 160 minutes over 1500 people succumbed to drowning, or hypothermia. The ship was built as a luxury liner, toting passengers across the Atlantic. The people on board were exposed to the worst possible conditions, and the maintenance and preparedness of a possible sinking was evidenced nowhere on board. The lifeboats present on the ship were not numerous enough to harbor everyone accounted for on the ship's roster. In essence, the dangers of the ocean were unbidden with the construction of the ship (Bonner, 2004). The article expressly presents the mistakes of the shipbuilders, and the horrific exposure to the elements the passengers had to endure. The article delves into how the luxury liner was not built to code, and thus, lives were lost to sea. Though the article begins objectively, stating the facts of the Titanic sinking, it ends rather subjectively, venturing a viewpoint of disgust as to how this ocean liner could be built with such poor thought."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bonner, Kit. (November, 2004). SOLAS COMPARATIVE FROM 1912 (RMS TITANIC DISASTER) TO 2004. Sea Classics. <http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa4442/is_200411/ai_n16057512>
  • Gregg, Jill. (2002). The Titanic. Gale Group.< http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_tov/ai_2419101228>
  • Weisbord, Robert G. Black American Perception of the Titanic Disaster. Pg 46-49.

Cite this Article Review:

APA Format

The Titanic and Solas (2009, December 17) Retrieved August 23, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/the-titanic-and-solas-117722/

MLA Format

"The Titanic and Solas" 17 December 2009. Web. 23 August. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/article-review/the-titanic-and-solas-117722/>

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