Triumph or Tragedy?
The sinking of the Titanic in 1914 became an international symbol to all. What that symbol is depends on each individual person that accesses the situation. Greed, chivalry, folly, bravery and progress are among the few symbols. Can someone who is over confident in the work they did with their own hands be cursed or were the crew members of the Titanic, weighing over forty-six tons, pure ignorant?
This nine-deck ship had all it needed to accommodate the three classes that paid good money to sail from Southampton Whales to New York. Many luxuries included tennis courts, a gymnasium, a swimming pool, Turkish and electric baths, a dark room for photographers, kennels for first class dogs, elevators (an innovation for the period), private enclosed promenades and nearly a dozen styles of staterooms (Charles Pellegrino). One unforgettable artifact about the Titanic rested on the first class level, the Grand Staircase.