A. Attention Getter: An American writer named Morgan Robertson once wrote a book called The Wreck of the Titan. The book was about an “unsinkable” ship called the Titan that set sail from England to New York with many rich and famous passengers on board. On its journey, the Titan hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sunk. Many lives were lost because there were not enough lifeboats. So, what is so strange about this? Well, The Wreck of the Titan was written 14 years before the Titanic sank.
B. Reveal Topic Statement: From the disaster to the movie, the sinking of the Titanic remains one of the most famous tragedies in history.
C. Credibility Statement: I have been fascinated by the history of the Titanic for as long as I can remember. Consequently, I own a collection of books about the Titanic, and for this speech, I have enjoyed doing more in-depth research on the topic.
D. Preview of Main Points: So for this speech I will be discussing 3 main points
1. First, I will discuss the details of the ship Titanic.
2. Second, I will discuss the sinking of the ship.
3. Finally, I will discuss the movie that was made about the Titanic.
Transition: From the disaster to the movie, the sinking of the Titanic remains one of the most
famous tragedies in history.
A. Details of the Ship
Transition: The Titanic was an amazing ship but unfortunately, its beauty was short-lived
B. The Titanic hit disaster head-on when it ran into an iceberg four days after its departure.
Transition: The actual sinking of the Titanic is embedded into American history, so much so that the movie “The Titanic” became the highest grossing film of its time.
C. A movie depicting the Titanic and a group of fictional characters was written, produced, and directed by James Cameron produced.
Transition: In conclusion, The Titanic was a ship to remember
A. Review of Main Points:
1. It was enormous, built for luxury and safety
2. The sinking of the great ship was a tragedy unlike none other
3. Finally, the movie “The Titanic “was very successful
|Restate Thesis:||The tragedy and the movie about the Titanic will forever be embedded in our memory|
|C.||Closure:||In conclusion, remember The Wreck of the Titan, the story written fourteen years before the Titanic sank? It now seems as if it was an eerie prophecy, or a case of life|
imitating art. Whatever the case, the loss of lives on the Titanic was tremendous, and it is something that should never be forgotten.