I highly recommend it. I have it myself!
Yep. Only reason i’m not making this confession is because so many people have said the same thing. But you’re right and it boggles my mind that so many people call this movie “stupid” yet simultaneously failed to understand a pretty simple concept like that lol.
Yes, you are correct, Madeleine Astor was pregnant. The reason she was trying to “hide” it? Well, the man Madeleine Astor had just married was John Jacob Astor (one of the richest people in the world and for all intents and purposes, a ‘celebrity’ at the time). Both the upper classes and the press at the time thrived on gossip (not all that different to today!) and John Jacob Astor & Madeleine’s relationship was somewhat of a scandal. JJ had divorced his first wife a few years earlier and has began courting Madeleine only a short while afterwards (They were married by 1911). This in itself was a bit of a scandal as divorce was still very much looked down upon and there was debate as to whether a divorced person should be allowed to remarry but what made it worse was the age difference between them. John Jacob Astor was 47, Madeleine, 18 at the time of the sinking. During their courtship and short-lived marriage, the press followed them everywhere and their relationship was the subject of much opposition.
I suppose, in a way, the reason for doing their best to keep the pregnancy under wraps as much as possible was for much the same reason a lot of celebrities do today; to avoid further gossip and speculation. They both had a difficult enough time as it is being ‘accepted’ in the upper classes as it was, let alone the scandal of Madeleine being pregnant.
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Just a little reminder for those in London or who are able to get to London…
Thank you, although i’m a little concerned people still think these are my own personal confessions/opinions. You guys submit your confessions, I just make the graphics!
So, it should be me saying I care about your confessions, which is why I set up this blog <3