Titanic Meta 1/∞
The “put your hands on me” line was never just a cheesy line initiating a love scene. This line is a direct callback to what Cal tells Jack in the beginning of the film: in the first scene, Cal is the one in control. What he means is that he is the only one allowed to touch Rose, because he looks at Rose as his property. Rose has no say on the matter – Cal is the one making that decision for her, he’s the one with the power. So when Rose tells Jack to put his hands on her, she is taking that power back. She is claiming control of herself, because it’s her body and she is the only one who gets to decide who can and cannot touch her.