Hmm, interesting question. I think i’ve always been of the opinion that Cal did not really understand how to love in that way. I get the feeling he had never been loved by anyone (romantically or otherwise) and honestly had no idea how that felt, or what it was. I think he loved Rose, in terms of Cal’s own personal definition of love. I think when the ship sank, he genuinely cared about her welfare (extended Carpathia scene shows this IMO) but he could never see her as an individual, as a partner. She would always be ‘property’ to him. And that wasn’t because he was an inherently bad person, it was just all he knew and he refused to accept or be exposed to any other point of view.
I think he was more upset about her relationship with Jack because of how it made him look and the way it tapped into his own personal insecurities, which, tragically would never go away because he could never show his true self to anyone because he had never had the chance to discover that for himself let alone be open and vulnerable enough to share that with someone else. So, I think Rose was on the receiving end of a lot of pent up anger. That’s my take, any way.
Once again, I just make the confessions that are submitted to me.
Do I need to put some kind of disclaimer on the home page?
‘None of the confessions posted on this blog represent the opinions of the blog owner.’
No, I just make the confessions people submit.
Although, Jack called her a brat.
But no, I didn’t.