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.