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The Titanic : The Wreck Of The Titan

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Topic: The Titanic General Purpose: To Inform Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about one of the most famous tragedies in history, the Titanic. Thesis: From the disaster to the movie, the sinking of the Titanic remains one of the most famous tragedies in history. I. Introduction A. Attention Getter: An American writer named Morgan Robertson once wrote a book called The Wreck of the Titan. The book was about an “unsinkable” ship called the Titan that set sail from England to New York with many rich and famous passengers on board. On its journey, the Titan hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sunk. Many lives were lost because there were not enough lifeboats. So, what is so strange about this? Well, The Wreck of the Titan was written 14 years before the Titanic sank. B. Reason to Listen: The sinking of the Titanic was one of the largest non-war related disasters in history, and it is important to be knowledgeable about the past. C. Thesis Statement: From the disaster to the movie, the sinking of the Titanic remains one of the most famous tragedies in history. D. Credibility Statement: 1. I have been fascinated by the history of the Titanic for as long as I can remember. 2. I have read and studied my collection of books about the Titanic many times, and have done research on the Internet. E. Preview of Main Points: 1. First, I will discuss the Titanic itself. 2. Second, I will discuss the sinking of the ship. 3. Finally,
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