One theory suggests that the story Rose told Lovett in Titanic was embellished to teach the treasure hunter a lesson in what’s really important in life.
Titanic is told through the perspective of the older Rose, which has led to theories that she was an unreliable narrator and changed her story depending on her intentions at the time, and it is suggested that she embellished her story on Jack to teach Brock Lovett a valuable life lesson. Although James Cameron is now mostly associated with the science fiction genre, one of his biggest projects is far from this world: Titanica disaster drama that was the most expensive film of the time and Cameron’s most ambitious project.
Based on the real-life tragedy of the RMS Titanic in 1912, Titanic tells the story of Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) and Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio), two passengers of opposite social classes who fall in love aboard the infamous ship on its ill-fated maiden voyage. The tragic story of Jack and Rose is told by older Rose (played by Gloria Stuart) after recognizing the drawing Jack made of her as he was recovered from the wreckage by Brock Lovett (Bill Paxton) and his team. Lovett was on a mission to find the Heart of the Ocean, the diamond necklace Rose was wearing when Jack drew her, and he hoped Rose knew where it was.
The Heart of the Ocean was a gift from Rose’s fiancé Cal Hockley (Billy Zane), but she only wore it once (not counting when he gave it to her), when Jack drew it wearing only the collar. Given its high value, Lovett and his crew had been looking for it in the wreckage of the Titanic for years, and when Rose claimed to be the woman in the design, Lovett thought he had found the diamond when he found it. met. Before he could even figure out where Heart of the Ocean might have ended, Rose told him, his crew, and his granddaughter the story of her romance with Jack, which might have been embellished in order to giving Lovett a great life lesson about the important things in life and how superficial his quest for the diamond was.
A theory, shared on Reddit, suggests that Rose has embellished her story to deliberately exclude the diamond from it and through this Lovett show that true wealth is found in love, not diamonds. Rose could have changed her own story to make it more dramatic and impactful, and to have the desired effect on Lovett, she embellished the character of Jack, the young, handsome but poor artist who saved a young woman from marriage for money. and a meaningless life, and who died in the ocean so she could live a long life and do all those things they planned to do together. The theory’s author explains that Rose wanted Lovett to understand that life is priceless and that her quest to find the Heart of the Ocean was “insane”, and once she saw enough of it ashamed of her materialistic quest, Rose threw the diamond into the sea, never knowing that Lovett had it the whole time.
Rose’s credibility has been questioned for years for multiple reasons – how could she know how certain moments happened if she wasn’t there, the lack of proof of Jack’s existence, etc. – and it’s not unlikely Old Rose changed and embellished some details for the sake of telling a good story. Rose doing it to teach Lovett a lesson, however, enhances the main message of Titanic about love and life (and romance), and ultimately, even though the heart of the ocean is what led Lovett and company to listen to Rose’s story, the diamond doesn’t was not that important.
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