The death of his father’s and his mother’s inability to cope has blighted the life of Sam. Yet, despite this, Sam remains optimistic and takes a certain amount of pleasure and pride in his part in the building of the great ship The Titanic. We get a glimpse of ship building during the early part of the twentieth century and the camaraderie of the men, through their concern for each other and for Sam. But they cannot understand his burning desire to see the ships they build on the high seas.
An accident end Sam’s short life, but, he is still attached by his emotions to The Titanic and sets sail with her on her fateful journey as a ghost. Through his eyes the writers encourages the reader to see the unfolding events from the point of view of the ordinary passengers and crew members.
This story draws on known facts about the Titanic, ship building techniques used during the early twentieth century, as well as the little known fact about the death of young boys during her construction.
Sense of belonging, based on facts, loneliness.