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Informative Speech of the Titanic.

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Topic: The Titanic

Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about one of the greatest tragedies in History

Central Idea:

Organizational Pattern: Chronological

Developmental Forms: The Titanic remains one of the most famous sea tragedies in history from books to the big screen

Introduction:

I. Get attention: 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.

II. Establish credibility: I have read books on the Titanic and have done research on the internet and have also watched the movie.

I. Reveal topic: The sinking of the unsinkable Titanic

II. Give a reason to listen: The Titanic remains one of the most horrifying sea incidents that was not related to war in history

III. Preview main points:

1. Educate you on the Titanic

2. The sinking of this marvelous ship

3. Movie that was made about the Titanic

Body

I. Main Point: The Titanic was at one point one of the fastest, luxurious and safest ships ever built.

A. Sub point: When the Titanic was done being built it was the most massive ship ever created at the time.

1. Sub-sub-point: According to Geoff Tibbals, in his 1997 book The Titanic: The extraordinary story of the “unsinkable” ship, the Titanic was 882 feet long and weighed about 46,000 tons.

2. Sub-sub-point: It was about 15,000 tons heavier and 100 feet longer than the ship that had held the record.

3. Sub-sub-point: In the book Titanic: The truth behind the disaster, by Thresh, he states that the ship carried an estimated 2345 and 860 crew members

B. Sub-point: The Titanic was a luxurious ship which only had the finest furnishing.

1. Sub-sub-point: Fine parlor suites located on the ship consisted of a sitting room, two bedrooms, two wardrobe rooms, a private bath, and a lavatory.

2. Sub-sub-point: The dining room was a marvel in itself it could seat 500 people at any given time

3. Sub-sub-point: Some of the first-class amenities consisted of a squash court, swimming pool, library, barber shop, Turkish baths and a photographer’s dark room.

C. Sub-point: At one point the Titanic was believed to be the safest ship ever built.

1. Sub-sub-point: Tibblas stated that the Titanic had a “double bottom” and having an outer layer that protected the inner layer.

2. Sub-sub-point: The bottom of the ship consisted of 16 water tight compartment that had water tight doors that would close automatically.

3. Sub-sub-point: It had some of the most advanced safety features that it was considered unsinkable for this reason.

Transition: So now that I have told you about this Marvelous ship I will tell you about the horrific incident that happened on it only voyage

II. Main Point: The Titanic hit an Iceberg on it journey at sea 4 days into its voyage

A. Sub-point: The beginning of the trip went as planned.

1. Sub-sub-point: Tibbals (1997) stated that the ship departed from Queenstown in Ireland at 1:30 pm on April 10th, 1912, destined for New York.

2. Sub-sub-point: It was a perfect day of sailing calm open water and blue skies.

3. Sub-sub-point: According to Walter Lord in A Night to Remember from 1955, the Atlantic Ocean was like polished plate glass on the night of April 14.

B. Sub-point: It was all down hill once the ship hit an iceberg at sea.

1. Sub-sub-point: In the book Titanic: An illustrated history from 1992, Lynch explains that the collision occurred at 11:40 pm on Sunday, April 14.

2. Sub-sub-point: Some of the ship’s compartments were punctured and very quickly filled up with water.

3. Sub-sub-point: According to Robert Ballard’s 1988 book Exploring the Titanic, the largest part of the iceberg was under water.

C. Sub-point: The ship finally goes down at sea

1. Sub-sub-point: Tibbals

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