S: The Watch that Ends the Night Project
FC: The Watch That Ends The Night: Voices from the Titanic
1: Theme Analysis | By Kate Lassiter 6th Period Language Arts Mrs. Flanagan
2: (LEFT) Lolo and Momon (BELOW) Michel Navratil (Louis Hoffman) | (LEFT) Frankie Goldsmith The Dragon Hunter
3: A Book of Hope... | "Lolo, Momon and I: we are a family. Like pieces of a jacket stiched together... I will not have my family torn. Torn Beyond Repair." ~Page 33: Louis Hoffman | "Maybe there will be dragons in the sea." ~Page 37: Frankie Goldsmith | "I stepped onto the gangway that led from the small boat to the big ship's door. This was my bridge to America." ~Page 70: Jamila Nicola-Yarred | A key theme developed throughout the book is hope. Whether it be Michel Navratil's (Louis Hoffman's) hope for a better life to be with his boys in America or the young Frankie Goldsmith's hope to one day encounter a dragon or Jamila's hope to be united with her family in America.
5: A Book of Romance... | "He looked as if he was about my age, and... he was looking at me. This boy was looking at me and I was looking back. And suddenly I felt a squeezing in my stomach. My face grew warm. I couldn't breathe." ~Page 78: Jamila Nicola-Yarred | "Why are you staring at me? the girl asked. The boy replied, because you are beautiful." ~Page 269: Jamila Nicola-Yarred | "The boy in the long trousers standing on the white crane. He had given me something more valuable than the contents of my money belt. He had given me a memory that would sustain me A memory that I would hold secret in my heart. Forever." ~Page 420: Jamila Nicola-Yarred | The romance brewing between Jamila and Alfred is expressed throughout the novel in their constant thoughts of each other. Regardless of the fact that she accused him of being a thief, slapped him across the face and ran away crying, Jamila still ends up being Alfred's last love.
6: (RIGHT) George Brereton The Gambler | (LEFT) John Jacob Astor The Millionaire
7: A Book of Arrogance... | "The name is Astor- John Jacob Astor the Fourth- Colonel Astor. And they call me the richest man in the world... We were determined to return to New York, and why shouldn't we? I own half of it." ~Page 10: John Jacob Astor | "And I'll be needing to rent a deck chair, too. A chair next to Mr. and Ms. Straus will do. I am a longtime friend of the family, you see. Actually I've never met them in my life, but I am a longtime friend of their money." ~Page 58: George Breteton | "Then the moaning reached out across the water. If Stengal is dead, I thought, at least I've got his bank draft. I'll have to cash it before the bank knows he's gone." ~Page 389: George Brereton | Arrogance in this book is expressed through the characters of John Jacob Astor, the millionaire, and George Brereton, the gambler. John Jacob Astor openly flaunts his richness and his young, pregnant wife to all the world. However, richness doesn't help him in the end game of survival. George Brereton has made a career off of scams in gambling and sees his struggling acquaintances as a mere source of money.
9: A Book of Misplaced Optimism... | "But can a brain deflect the ice? I doubt it. Man's fatal flaw is misplaced optimism: through hubris, it refuses to understand that chaos is the ruling of Nature while order's just a futile dream of man." ~Page 95: The Iceberg | "The odds of a breach in five compartments at once... the odds of breaches large enough to allow the requisite volume of water to enter the hull... Well, I'm not a gambling man especially when there are lives at stake, but if I did make a bet, I daresay I'd be set for life." ~Page 57: Thomas Andrews | Everyone has misplaced optimism on the Titanic, because it never occurred to them that it had a possibility of sinking, so they never prepared in case it did. The lifeboats on board could only potentially accommodate 1,178 souls out of the 2,207 souls on board, and ended up only holding 659 people.
10: A Book of Tragedy... | Tragedy in this book is displayed in the struggle, the death and the despair of the losing many of the characters that we have come to know so well throughout the course of the book, along with the other 1,495 souls lost.
11: A Book of Tragedy. | "Ahhhhh! The cold burns. I cannot breathe... Inhale the taste. Hold. Ponder. No one speaks. All things cease." ~Page 361: E.J. Smith | "Even though we thought we were nearly a mile away by then, we could still make out the brightly lit Titanic's outline as the stern rose up and the lights blinked out. Then it was just a dark silhouette where stars should have been. And then it was gone altogether. Then the moans. There was no one voice that stood out. From that distance there was just a horrific roar." ~Page 376: Margaret Brown | "The one who takes the donkey up to the roof should be the one who brings it down. As I listened to the terrible sound of those dying in the water, I wondered who is responsible for this donkey? This is God's donkey." ~Page 382: Jamila Nicola Yareed | "Ascend to end the watch that ends the night. And as they do, the ice leaves with the tide, a dozen souls clinging to it's side. ~Page 403: The Iceberg