Titanic media focusing on second-class passengers

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06 Jan 2024, 11:25 am

One thing I've noticed about Titanic media is that very little of it focuses on second-class passengers. It's always either first-class or third-class (probably more so first-class than third-class). You could probably blame James Cameron for that, although it's present in other media too. Are there any Titanic media that you know of that focuses on second-class passengers, either real ones or fictional ones? It can be anything - movies, TV shows, books etc.



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06 Jan 2024, 11:46 am




https://youtu.be/dPAqttGXFaU?si=Q2Wrd0GMMmxIHEx8



The only Titanic movie worth watching.


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06 Jan 2024, 11:53 am

This focuses on a cat:



With that being said, the movie Titanic is more about a love story than the actual tragedy. Documentaries probably do a better job when it comes to talking about the real event.


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06 Jan 2024, 1:50 pm

Second class on Titanic was billed as being equivalent to First class on other liners. It was still pretty luxurious for the time. I suspect the reason they don't get much attention in dramatic depictions is that they wouldn't have looked or acted much different to the first class passengers in dress or accomodation/restaurants whereas the difference between the upper classes and steerage were very obvious.


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06 Jan 2024, 3:20 pm

DuckHairback wrote:
Second class on Titanic was billed as being equivalent to First class on other liners. It was still pretty luxurious for the time. I suspect the reason they don't get much attention in dramatic depictions is that they wouldn't have looked or acted much different to the first class passengers in dress or accomodation/restaurants whereas the difference between the upper classes and steerage were very obvious.


That is true, although there was some stuff that only the first-class passengers could access, such as the Turkish baths, the gymnasium, the pool, and the ballroom. Second-class passengers couldn't bring pets on the ship - only first-class passengers could. However, they could access the top deck, which third-class passengers could not.

On a somewhat unrelated note, one thing that always surprised me about the Titanic was that there were very few children in first-class. There were 24 children in second-class and many more in third-class, but only six children in first-class. (There were a couple of teenagers in first-class, but they were counted as adults.)