Titanic Vs Romeo And Juliet Essay

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Don’t you wonder what love feels like every time you hear about a romance that has occurred? In nearly every story the lovers get what they want and end up living happily ever after, but did you know that not every love story has ended that way? In fact in the two stories Titanic and Romeo and Juliet, the lovers never did get what they wanted and ended in a tragedy. Although every story has its own plot events, these two stories happen to be quite similar in various ways.

The plot events take a big part in how the two versions compare. To begin with, Titanic was based on true events that happened to real people of the past, and Romeo and Juliet was completely made up. William Shakespeare based the story on things that could occur in the real world which is what makes Romeo and Juliet a reality. However, in both the stories the lovers’ relationship was forbidden. For example, Romeo and Juliet had to hide because their family had a feud between each other, but in Titanic, the lovers, Rose and Jack couldn’t see each other because of the social class they were in. Jack was considered the lower class and Rose was in the upper class. Another thing that forbid their love was the fact that Rose was already going to get married to Caledon Hockley, even though marrying Caledon was more of her mother’s choice. Whereas in Romeo and Juliet, marriage was usually arranged by the parents. Juliet’s parents, the Capulets, already had someone who they wanted their daughter to marry. Both guys in the two relationships were the ones to make the sacrifice of death. In Titanic, Jack took the bigger risk in freezing to death by thinking of Rose before himself. He had a piece of the ship and had Rose lay on it while he continued to stay wet in the freezing ocean water and later died. Although Romeo also died, he had done it intentionally. Romeo had thought that Juliet was dead and so he poisoned himself. Juliet had also killed herself after awakening, only to find Romeo dead, but Rose had actually lived after being rescued from the ocean.

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