Why Jack Had To Die In ‘Titanic’?

By Rishita Roy Chowdhury

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet’s ‘Titanic’ is counted among Hollywood’s most iconic movies and hailed as a romantic blockbuster.

The 1997 film gave us the timeless love story of an aristocratic girl Rose and a poor artist Jack aboard the RMS Titanic.

But, the end was quite heartbreaking. The promising ship sank and in the end, Jack gave his life to save Rose.

The ending didn’t sit quite well with fans as they questioned why both Rose and Jack couldn’t have been saved and why Jack had to freeze to death.

‘Titanic’ director James Cameron has always maintained that “Had [Jack] lived, the ending of the film would have been meaningless.”

Now, he is trying to put all wild theories to rest with a scientific study which proves why Jack’s death was unpreventable.

Cameron explained, “We have since done a thorough forensic analysis with a hypothermia expert reproducing the raft from the movie. We took two stunt people that were the exact body mass of Kate and Leo.”

He added, “We put sensors all over them and inside them, and we put them in ice water, and we tested to see whether they could have survived by this method or that method.”

What was the result? “There was no way they could both survive, only one could survive,” Cameron shared. Well, that must bring closure to all.

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