Voices from the diaster!
Characterization is importatnt in this text. Although these are real-life people, many were from different walks of life. People range from the very wealthy to the very poor to the workers on the boat.Mrs. Cardeza wasn't the only wealthy person on the boat, for example Pierre Marechal a 28 year old frenchman who boarded the Titanic as a first class passenger at Cherbourg on April 10. He had a lot of money because of his job as a businessman. The wealthy people slept in first class. First class is an expensive part of the Titanic where people get high top service with extra rooms for expensive personal things.
Setting is crucial in this non-fiction text. This novel is made up of many survivor's accounts of their experiences aboard the Titanic. Had the Titanic not hit an iceberg and sink, these people's stories would be very different.