What did Old Rose mean when she talked about an "absolution"?


Kyle Naber

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I think she meant that there would be no satisfying closure or and end to what they experienced that night. It would stay with them for the rest of their lives.
 
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I'm guessing you would be right about that. Survivors guilt probably hit some of them pretty hard. Although in those days most probably kept it to themselves.
 

Rennette Marston

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Especially when Rose had to let go of Jack after she promised him that she'll never let go of his advice: live a long, happy life and raise a family. "I'll never let go. I promise..."
 
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This is Old Rose's quote:



Did she mean that the 700 survivors would feel guilty and would never be forgiven for neglecting to rescue more people from the sea?
I think she was talking about the fact that privilege granted almost half of the 700+ their places in the lifeboats. Of the survivors, nearly 300 of the 700 were first class passengers. One of those people was the craven Bruce Ismay. These people should not be absolved.
 

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