That Sigmund Freud reference
Rose is chatting to the Titanic’s managing director, Bruce Ismay, at one point in the film, when she brilliantly delivers an insult to his manhood. She suggests that he would be interested in Sigmund Freud’s study on men’s obsession with size, implying that building such a massive ship is plainly meant to compensate for one’s lack of stature. This is a little nasty (but still humorous), but the timing is incorrect. These concepts had been formulated by Sigmund Freud by that time, although they were only published in 1919. Was she a close friend of Sigmund Freud’s?