I was tagged by Hitomi (tumbleupondisney) and Shannon (disneyismyescape) to do this ultimate disney tag video! It was hard narrowing down so many movies so that’s why the video is so long, hope you enjoy! And if you don’t… take a moment to admire my room.
Okay, here is how I saw it. Yes, he was trying to please Rose by buying her that diamond, but he said something to her when he gave it to her. “Open your heart to me, Rose.” He basically asked her to open herself up to him, and she said nothing. Instead, she felt like she was in a prison, and reacted negatively to him as possible. Maybe the choice to marry him wasn’t hers, but she could have still tried to be more positive about it, than basically shutting herself off and running away with another man.
Yes, he reacted poorly, but I bet there are other people who would react worse than trying to shoot their ex-fiance’s lover on a sinking ship, or at all. But we don’t know his side of the story. We don’t know if she truly was just a mark for him, or if he truly did care, but that quote from above makes me think he at least cared for her. If I saw his side of the story, then maybe I’d feel differently.
In the end, yes, he shot himself, because of the crash. Does that make him a bad person? No, because a lot of people probably shot themselves when the stock market crashed. A lot of people who probably had more than he did, and a lot of people who probably didn’t have as much as he did.
But also, I have to look at Jack. Jack knew she was miserable with Cal. He didn’t know why, but he didn’t care to ask. He didn’t care to give her some friendly advice to talk to Cal. He saved her life, yes, but he should have tried to help her, before he made his move. I feel like their relationship was only based on their looks, and not anything else, because I don’t really feel like he even tried to get to know her.
This is just my opinion. Feel free to agree or disagree.