The Titanic 2: Would You Get On It? (Debate)

As this debate suggests, would you get on the Titanic 2?

As it has been 104 years since the original Titanic ship sank after hitting an iceberg, the Titanic 2 has most certainly been doing the rounds on the internet, after it was revealed that the Titanic 2 would set sail in 2018.

However a good idea it may be for the ship to set sail, I personally believe it is just another accident waiting to happen, because after it sunk on the 15th April 1912, I personally believe it is a dangerous risk to take, because who knows? It could happen again, and we might not know it.

The Titanic 2 is a force to be reckoned with and I personally think it’s a bad move to make, in the event that history repeats itself.

There has even been talk of the Titanic 2 looking exactly like the original, especially with the same appearance of the inside of the ship being made to look exactly as the original.

With the original Titanic being the centre-stage for the iconic 1997 film of the same name, which featured the actor and actress at the forefront of it all, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, this was the film that would be remembered, also because of the fact Celine Dion did the iconic song: “My Heart Will Go On“. Before the iconic 1997 version of the Titanic film, came the 1958 version of Titanic, titled: “A Night to Remember“, which featured the likes of Kenneth More, Ronald Allen and Robert Ayres.

If you want me to be honest, I wouldn’t even dream of going on the Titanic 2, not after the devastating events that occurred for those on board the original Titanic on that fateful night, because it’s a risk I’m not willing to take anytime soon, let alone in my lifetime.

The Titanic 2 juxtaposes and compromises the RMS Titanic altogether, because having another ship being made to look exactly like the original is pointless, and if you ask me, a distasteful and disrespectful idea that shouldn’t have even been thought of in the first place.

The original creator of RMS Titanic was Thomas Andrews, who was also behind the creation of the two other sister ships, RMS Britannica and RMS Olympic.

Another main reason why the Titanic will also be remembered is purely because of what Joseph Bruce Ismay did. He decided to take the last spot on one of the lifeboats, which was meant for a mother and child, though he decided to deny them their chances of survival by taking their place on the lifeboat himself. After the Titanic had sunk, Joseph Bruce Ismay kept a low profile after what he did, and 25 years after the sinking of RMS Titanic, Joseph Bruce Ismay died at the age of 74 on the 17th October 1937 due to a stroke. He had also been among the 705 survivors, out of the 2,208 passengers that were on board the Titanic.

The two main icons of the Titanic that are remembered even to this day are the Captain, who was Captain Edward John Smith and The Titanic Orchestra, who were also known as “The Heroic Musicians of Titanic”.

I went to the Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition 5 years ago, and I was shocked by the huge amount of information they had on display, and they gave me a boarding pass, considering this exhibition was held at the O2 in Greenwich, London. Below is the boarding pass’ front and back, which focuses on one of the survivors of RMS Titanic, who is named Boulton Earnshaw (a.k.a. Olive Potter), who survived the Titanic, but sadly died 46 years later on the 21st April 1958 at the age of 69 from cancer. She was later buried in the same grave as her mother at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia.

I was shocked by the huge amount of history that the RMS Titanic ship held, as I didn’t realise that there was a lot of extensive information available at hand, which surprised me in many ways, but after doing some further research about Boulton Earnshaw (a.k.a. Olive Potter), I was surprised to hear that she survived the Titanic after it went down, as well as the fact that this boarding pass carried some vital information about her boarding the ship.

She was a part of the 1st Class, and was also accompanied by her mother, who was Mrs. Thomas Potter, Miss Margaret B. Hays, who was her school friend, and also her dog.

To conclude, I want to ask you one question. Would you get on the Titanic 2?

Please feel free to feedback your thoughts below in the comments. Your feedback is much appreciated.

Alex Smithson

Note: A lot of research was done before this article was published.

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