Sunday, April 22, 2012

Merry Widows and their New Husbands

For the women who survived the wreck, Titanic was not a complete loss.  Think of Kate Winslet's character, Rose, and how she became so stubbornly determined to live her life to the fullest and not waste another day. 

Now ask yourself what a traumatized woman like Rose might have done with the sudden payout of lots of money, either through a substantial inheritance or receipt of a large insurance payment.  What would you have done?

When we look at the record, we find that several women on Titanic remarried.  What are we to make of this?