Thanks to movies like Titanic, the Titanic is the most famous ship in history. I suspect that is because the events surrounding its sinking were a perfect encapsulation of the era, and of values that have long gone in the post-modern world. The “women and children first” idea is a perfect example. First class and steerage—the segregated class society and the invincibility and complacency they had that their world would go on endlessly….
It’s a good reminder to us all that nothing is invincible, and nothing lasts forever.
BTW, I managed to sneak the Titanic into one of my books. Eva’s Last Dance begins way back in 1914. Check the cover out->