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How does Thomas Hardy present the tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic in the poem The Convergence of the Twain On the fateful day of April 1912 the great ship known as the Titanic collided into an enormous Iceberg Down went the colossal ship and so did the rich famous and all their valuable goods The reports of people drowning were in all of the newspapers but not in one of them was there anything about what happened to the ship under the sea In Hardys poem there is nothing about what happened to passengers on the huge liner but instead he has described in his point of view the ship under the sea and the sea creatures that pass by He did that because he thought that the human side of the tragedy had been reported enough In the first 5 stanzas of the poem Hardy describes what the Titanic looks like under the sea and the sea creatures that inhabit it In the poem Hardy had tried to portray the idea that God and Destiny have played a vital role in the sinking of the Titanic Till the Spinner of the Years Says Now Hardy has used this line to say that God had told the Iceberg and the Titanic to collide There are a couple of lines in the poem that suggest that Destiny helped the incident happen The intimate welding of their later destiny In the first five stanzas Hardy has used a mysterious tone in this poem to get across that it is quite mysterious under the sea near the Titanic wreck in the rest of the poem Hardy is trying to make out as if it was a war God Vs Human Obviously God won As stated in the first paragraph of the essay Hardy mentions on more than one occasion that it was inevitable and destined for this tragic convergence to happen I think that Hardy
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