Spring from his fallen God, but trace of thee
I saw not; and far on, and, following out
A league of labyrinthine darkness, came
On three gray heads beneath a gleaming rift.
The ceremony of innocence is drowned
In the end Jack Dawson gives his own life to ensure that his beloved Rose survives. The ship itself is destroyed, ritually-murdered...the body of the goddess is slain, but through an act of love her soul lives on in the form of Rose. As the character of Thomas Andrews, Titanic's designer and engineer, lament's powerlessly, "I'm sorry that I didn't build you a stronger ship, young Rose." Rose’s survival and new identity is intended by James Cameron to be analogous to Alan Moore’s ending of From Hell. When Sir William Gull as Jack the Ripper finally ascends and realizes that his ritual-murder of the prostitutes has indeed been an act of social magic that shapes an entire century, he also discovers that his ritual was still not entirely successful. Mary Kelly didn’t die. He accidentally murdered some other poor unfortunate in her place, but Mary herself lives on -- giving birth to four girls who act as analogues or perhaps reincarnations of her murdered friends, and who share their names. It is here that Gull has the intimation that there is something higher than his dark magick, some loving force that denied him the full completion of his awful task. His goal to completely enslave female divinity beneath the yoke of patriarchy is ultimately a failure. Not only this, but Mary Kelly is aware of his disembodied presence, given a kind of psychic sight because of her experiences, and basically tells him unceremoniously to fuck off. This is part of the reason why in Titanic the character of Rose is a redhead like Mary Kelly in From Hell. It is also why Old Rose has a granddaughter named Lizzy, for Long Liz, Elizabeth Stride; the third canonical victim of the Ripper. We can be sure that if Cameron had put in a reference to Rose’s hypothetical daughter in the screenplay -- an unbroken lineage of female empowerment -- she would have been called Annie, Polly or Kate, in honor of the other three victims of the Ripper.