The book I chose to read was The Voyage on The Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady By: Ellen Emerson White. The young thirteen year old Margaret Brady Is an orphan who lives In a girls home In London. Her only family member Is her brother, William, who Is In Boston trying to save up enough money to pay for her passage. Margaret sort of lucks out when a rich American woman named Mrs…
Crystals hires Margaret as a companion to accompany her on the Titanic. The story proceeds as Margaret observes life and actively on the ship In first class, from the respective of a poor young girl. She also strikes up a friendship with one of the ship’s stewards, Robert, who reminds her of her brother, William. But then of course the ship hits the iceberg, and Margaret and Mrs… Corsairs, though separated, are among those who secure places on lifeboats and are able to survive the sinking of the ship.
Margaret is able to make it to New York, where her brother William meets her and takes her to Boston. A brief section at the end describes how Margaret spends the rest of her life in Boston. The author also includes a historical section on the actual event of the sinking of the Titanic. Before reading the book I did know a few things about the titanic. I have seen the movie and heard many stories of the many people that survived and made it safely to land on the lifeboats.
I knew the story of the titanic from the perspective of Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Biker. I have now heard the story of two people who survived and made it to New York. The historical part of this novel is the sinking of the Titanic and the events that took place. The other parts to the novel were made up so that we could see the sinking of the Titanic from a different perspective, because in the movie Rose was ere wealthy so we know the story from the perspective of a wealthy person.
The novel tells it for the perspective of a poor little girl and her companion, a rich American woman. That is what makes it historical yet a fiction. Voyage on The Great Titanic By actualities Brady is an orphan who lives in a girls home in London. Her only family member is her brother, William, who is in Boston trying to save up enough money to pay for her Corsairs hires Margaret as a companion to accompany her on the Titanic. The story proceeds as Margaret observes life and activity on the ship in first class,