So, I finally finished reading the Divergent series by Veronica Roth. I might reveal some spoilers, so if you haven’t read the series, don’t go any further. Keep in mind that I saw the movies of the first two movies before I read the books, so I had some idea of what was going to happen in the first two books. However, when I read Allegiant, especially the ending, I was shocked. I can’t believe that Tris was killed off. In all of my years of reading books, I have never read any book where the main character was killed off. I have read other books where other characters were killed off, but never the main character. Anyway, besides Tris’ shocking death, I was surprised by what was on the outside of the city of Chicago. I never expected that the city of Chicago would be a subject in an experiment. I don’t know if it’s because I’m a psychology major, and I know that one influences of the books was a psychology class that the author took, but the experiments as described in the books reminds me of the Stanford Prison experiment. To me, it’s not so much the actual Stanford Prison experiment that the book reminds me of. It’s the ethical aspects of the Stanford Prison experiment that seems similar to the experiment as described in the book.
Last Saturday, I watched Titanic 3D, and all I can say is “Wow.” In my opinion, watching Titanic in 3D is much better than watching it 2D. It’s especially scary when it actually comes to when Titanic sinks. Seeing it in 3D makes it even more scary. If you have a chance to go see Titanic in 3D, I suggest you do.
You know, with all the tv shows having talked about the Twilight series, since New Moon was coming out, and how Bella and Edward’s relationship was forbidden, etc., it made me think. Why are people hooked onto the Twilight stuff when there are other movies or other pieces of literature where there is a forbidden romance in it? I mean, there is the classic Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare. There is also the movie Titanic. In Romeo & Juliet, the forbidden romance was the fact that the couple were from feuding families. In Titanic, Jack and Rose were from different classes. What is it about Bella and Edward’s relationship that makes it so different from the other two? Is it because he’s a vampire and she’s human and that’s something new? I really just don’t get it.
Recently, I saw this documentary on Titanic. The reason I watched was because I have an interest in the Titanic. Anyway, that made me think. Why is there a lot of interest in the Titanic in the first place? I think that it’s mostly because of the tragedy behind it. So many people could have been saved if more people were put into the lifeboats in the beginning. Anyway, in all of my readings on the Titanic, the thing that I found the most interesting was the novella, Futility, written by Morgan Robertson. The similarities between the Titanic and the novella are so interesting. Anyway, that’s just I think.