The 1997 film, Titanic portrays Rose DeWitt Bukatter and her fiance, Caledon Hockley aboard the R.M.S Titanic and the love triangle involving them and Jack Dawson.
The movie is set in 1912. I was under the assumption that society was far more strict on an engaged couple than now. I always thought that it was common practice for a couple to not have a physical relationship until after the actual wedding ceremony.
Caledon makes a reference to the level of the intimacy level between him and Rose.
There is a scene where Caledon and Rose are having breakfast together:
CALEDON: I had hoped you would come to me last night.
ROSE: I was tired.
This exchange seems to be between a couple who are already familiar enough to have the other party claiming to be tired and uneager for any type of physical intimacy anymore.
Later in the same scene at breakfast...
CALEDON: Yes! You are! And my wife... in practice, if not yet by law. So you will honor me, as a wife is required to honor her husband!
Caledon is making the statement "My wife...in practice."
Does this insinuate that they are living as man and wife in every way except by law?
Later in the movie when Rose and Jack have sex, Rose appears to have been more at ease and comfortable than Jack:
ROSE: You're trembling.
JACK: I'm alright.
Is there any proof that Caledon and Rose actually had sex? Is there any evidence from filmmakers stating that Rose was a virgin when she and Jack had sex?