My question is not about when to italicize and when not to, but when to italicize the word "the" when it's part of a title. An example: The Titanic sank in 1912. In 1912, the Titanic sank. Same with movie titles, television show titles, periodical titles, book titles, etc. Do we italicize "the" when it comes in the middle of a sentence and it's part of the title? This is American standard in case it matters. And, for that matter, should I capitalize the word as well? Thanks.