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In the poetry Shine and the Sinking of the Titanic Shine is a hero Shine is considered a hero because he left the sinking ship Titanic and swam to shore in order to save his life from a forthcoming tragedy In this poem it is apparent that Shine was an employee of the Titanic crew Shine was a very intelligent and wise man he did not heed to what the Captain his boss was telling him Shine knew that something was wrong when he told the Captain that there was about forty feet of water in the boiler-room floor perhaps that was Shines way of letting the Captain know that something was not right The Captain chose to ignore Shines warning or discovery and told Shine that he should continue to do what he was suppose to being doing and not worry about it The Captain totally disregarded Shines warning about the overflow of water in the boiler After Shine told the Captain what was going on he knew of the outcome of the overflow of water in the ship and so he decided not to hang around to find out Shine jumped ship Even when the Captains daughter called out to him Shines ultimate goal was to get safely to shore and leave the sinking ship Shine swam to shore for thirty minutes before reaching the shore Since Shine was part of the Titanic crew he perhaps knew that swimming was his only chance to save his life he was not going to stay there and drown As Shine swam to shore he came across a whale that wanted to eat him this probably made Shine swim faster Shine just wanted to get to safety He perhaps thought that if he was not willing to stay on the ship while it sank which would inevitable have led him to drown or get eaten by sharks or whales he
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