Friday, January 14, 2011

Where Manhood Perished Not

I recently re-watched the movie Titanic and recalled what a great film it is with a great melange of messages. I wanted my kids to see it too because they hadn't. I still even mist up at the ending.

In earlier times people could make overt reference to chauvinism without scorn and derision. That drawing is taken from my trusty book The Sinking Of The Titanic And Other Great Sea Disasters (1912) by Logan Marshall. I believe the book is past copyright protection. This is the third post I've extracted from that book. The others are here. The centenary of the event is approaching in just over a year and I will be reaching for the book again.

1 comment:

  1. The present generation wants so desperately to rewrite history, that in so doing they miss the point of history.

    The 'unsinkable' Titanic became a metaphor.