One movie that comes to mind once the topic of death is brought up is “The Titanic” . One of the most memorable movies of the 20th Century comes to climax once the main character played by Leonardo Dicaprio releases his hand from a wooden board that can only support one person in order to protect the women he loves. This brings about the idea that death is a inevitability within our society, he had no option but to let go if he wanted the safety of his lover. While it is a valiant effort it creates this falsity that all situations in which a death occurs will be this grandiose matter which occurs in surreal surroundings.
Many times within this world people are removed without a moment to rejoice, remember, or greet those that they loved. Be it a sudden accident or an unexpected catastrophe many deaths occur in an immediate manner rather than the slow and romantic death portrayed within “The Titanic”. Regardless of its rather narrow view of death, there is one major point that it brings out which is universal to most human society, grievance. Even 80 years after the whole situation unfolded the women who was once in love remembers the whole event and explains it in story form to young children. This shows the strong impact that occurs once a loved one is lost, it is something that transcends time indefinitely. Ironically as Leonardo Dicaprio releases his grip from the wooden board that is keeping him alive he utters the words “Never let go” prior to his slow and chilling loss of grip that floats him to the depths of the ocean. Even After an excessive amount of time letting go is not something that ever occurred in the mind of the women who truly loved him, and that is a pivotal demonstration of the effect death has upon humanity.