I Hope Rose Is Less Selfish In Titanic 3D

Then the ship crashes and Rose goes full-on selfish. After her fiance and lover put her in a lifeboat, freeing them both to find a way to survive — she jumps out so she can have the spotlight back on her. Great. Now Jack has to save her as well as himself.  And we all know how that goes. They end up in the freezing cold water, with only a submerged board to keep them safe.

Of course Rose is the only one who gets to lay on the board. Because she really needs space in their relationship right now, Jack’s just being so clingy and all since the ship sank.  Freezing Atlantic waters be damned. Jack has a life jacket, right? Good, that means she doesn’t even have to try to let him on.

Wrong. Jack dies and she drops him into the water right after promising him she would never let go. Way to keep that promise Rose. That lasted for all of two seconds.  You’re a true friend. A regular Golden Girl.

Rose of course gets to safety, because she’s the kind of selfish bitch who always has things work out for her in the end. Jack’s dead in the ocean and to make up for letting go of him she rides roller coasters and horses and “lives.” I’m sure Jack’s looking down from Heaven smiling, with his handcuffs still on and his lips still blue.

Finally, when she gets the chance to make up for all her selfishness at the end of the film, she drops the billion dollar Heart of the Ocean necklace into the water. All Bill Paxton (who’s name should just have been Bill Paxton in the movie) wanted in life was to find that necklace and she stole that happiness from him forever for her own sick nostalgic reasons. And then to add insult to injury, she dies and gets welcomed back to the Titanic like some kind of hero. Everyone all dressed to the nines for her.

Classic Rose. Always making a big deal out of everything, even her death.

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    • Jessie

      I also always wonder about the poor shlub she married and had babies with. Did he know he was second fiddle? Is HE waiting for her in his own heaven somewhere, jilted in the afterlife? It’s like an episode of The Bachelorette: Sudden Death at Sea.

      • Lily

        Exactly! I can’t believe she NEVER told her family this INSANE story.

    • Eileen

      Oh, and I’m sure the average seventeen-year-old girl would have been SOOOOO much more mature. She acted like a spoiled teenaged girl because that’s what she was. (And dinner with her family wasn’t her idea, anyway; it was Cal’s. Who, it’s implied, is violent with her and has coerced her into sex. They never said she was emotionally stable.)

    • Geraldine

      Haha! This is hilarious! “Rose of course gets to safety, because she’s the kind of selfish bitch who always has things work out for her in the end.” So true, Rose was very very annoying. Especially when showing off her pointe skills.

    • Finley

      So at the start i was laughing, then was angry, thinking…serious, love its a movie, its not just going to be “poor little rich girl. Oh no and ice berg, gosh its cold out.” Y CALIFORNIAN NO COME TO RESCUE? :(

      Its got to have some drama..
      ALSO, im pretty sure the seats in the lovely 1912s car were leather, seemed that to me… or some kind of suede, either way, the car will be a bit wet like 20 mins later anyway, total rite off!! if i were the owner, i’d be wanting my like $30 back for the car, no one wants a wanter logged car!!

      and then i was crying just thinking about the bit where jack dies :( soo sad!
      last thing, if rose had of moved over, she door/wall finishing, would not have been able to stay afloat with the both of them on it, well it MAY have but with great difficulty getting onto it, with impared mobility skills it would be like trying to climb a slide with rollerblades on.

      But either way, was a good post indeed :)

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    • LOP

      what??? you miss the whole point! Rose is like that because of her education and in those times it was incredible difficult and brave to act as she did, being a women

    • liz

      This post gave me a good laugh. Have been watching Titanic lately and realizing some rather unflattering things about Rose’s personality. I was about Rose’s age when the movie first came out and like most everyone else thought it was ‘Romeo & Juliet’ meets ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ :) I admired Rose’s courage to change her life and thought she and Jack’s love something of beauty.
      15 years later and I’m looking at their little teen romance through adult eyes and weighing the likelihood of their love affair having actually lasted had they both survived the disaster.
      Rose does come across as quite selfish and Jack is at best a Marty Stu character.
      I found this witty and fun. I hope, like myself, that seeing Rose in a new light hasn’t ruined your ability to enjoy ‘Titanic’. I know I still think it’s a good movie even though I no longer think of it as the love story of the century. Then again, neither is ‘Romeo & Juliet’. Theirs is the tale of two teenagers who managed to get several people killed in less than a week :)

      • Jenni

        Oh I still watch it every time it’s on TV, I just don’t cheer for Rose.

    • Lexi B.

      What about the fact that she risked her life when the ship was sinking so she could un-cuff jack so he wouldn’t drown? Also, when she says she will ‘never let go’, shes referring to the promise Jack asked her not to let go of! The one where she would grow up, die an old lady, have children, etc. She was suffocating in a life she didn’t want to live. She wasnt allowed to make her own decisions, imagine being engaged to an abusive man you dont love, with no way out! Jack showed her the life she could lead, and the life she could have with a man she truly loved!

    • Amy

      I don’t know why I just wasted my time reading this thread. It actually made me laugh at how idiotic it is. You literally have no idea what the movie is actually about. True Rose is having some rich girl life crisis but other than that you couldn’t be more wrong. She never invited Jack to dinner to laugh at him. She never went down the 3rd class party to rub in their face how rich she is, since she hates it herself. Also she’s clearly drunk at the party so I’m gonna go ahead and say she was having fun and not trying to be snooty or whatever it is you think she was being. I don’t know where you got the whole Rose being jealous over other french girls idea but that’s not what happened at all. It’s a moment her and Jack share that intimate. And you’ve got to be kidding me about the sex scene. IT’S A ROMANTIC MOVIE WHY WOULD THEY CARE ABOUT THE UPHOLSTERY. IT’S NOT REAL LIFE. The door that was keeping her afloat was to light to keep them both up as you can see when both of them try to climb on. Clearly Jack rather save his loved one than himself. The final thing you’re wrong about which is the biggest one is the promise Rose made to Jack. She wasn’t promising to never let go of his hand. Jack made Rose promise to never give up and survive. That’s when he said “Never let go.” Think about it, does it make sense that Jack wants Rose to never let go of his hand when he’s telling her to survive. I just don’t understand how a person who has never seen the movie in order or the actual DVD instead of on TV can rant about a movie.

    • Stephanie

      While I loved Titanic and thought James Cameron was brilliant in creating it, I can totally see where you’re coming from. I laughed out loud while reading your piece!