Brody Martin-Police Chief Chief of Police is a title given to an appointed official or an elected one in the chain of command of a police department. In both Jaws the movie, Directed by Steven Spielberg, and the novel Jaws, written by Peter Benchley, Martin Brody is a middle aged man who is happily married and a father of two. As a long time officer of the NYPD, Brody advances his policing career by being offered a job as Chief of Police on Amity Island; Brody discovers that “with great power comes great responsibility,” as he quickly realises that his power and his responsibility to protect the public as the newly appointed police chief is being undermined by the local people, a great white shark, and even himself. To combat these challenges, …show more content…
Brody is a selfless hero that tries to act in the best interest of everyone else, always putting himself as the last person he thinks to help. This is a quality that not a lot of people possess as their morals may not be in the right place; Luckily Brody does have very good morals, which is why he was such a good candidate for Chief of Police. But actions speak louder than words, and Brody has plenty to show for it. Although his mind is in the right place, the one thing stopping Brody from going out onto the water to help people and try and capture the shark, is his fear of water. His fear is shown fairly early on in the film when someone asked him to go into the water, and he quickly rebutted against it. As the story progresses, Brody’s fear of water is a looming problem that impedes on most of his decisions throughout the story and film. Although, Brody is not a coward either, and to his dismay, he constantly goes against his fear by putting himself into situations where he never thought he would be. From the moment he accepted Quint’s deal, he knew he would be sailing with Quint and Hooper . . . on a boat . . . in the water. …show more content…
The shark represents man vs nature throughout the whole story up until the end. From the very beginning of both the film and novel, it starts off looking through the shark’s perspective. The novel’s intro gives some exposition about sharks, including one important definition about anoxia: “Once, if ever, it stopped, it would sink to the bottom of the ocean and die of anoxia” (Benchley 3). This definition not only acts as exposition, but also foreshadows how the shark eventually dies in the end of the novel. After the expository phase of both the movie and novel, the shark attacks its first victim--a drunk woman named Crissy. The kill set off a bloodlust instinct in the shark that made it hungry for more, and that there is more food for him at this beach; This is why it keeps coming back, because normally sharks to not attack humans unless they are in distress. Unfortunately for the Crissy, she was swimming in an unconventional way which made her appear to the shark as prey. Throughout the rest of both the story and novel the shark proves as a nuisance to the mayor, Chief Brody, and the people of the town. After the death of the guy in the pond, and near death experience of his child, Brody seems to realize that this is a pressing issue that needs to be resolved now. Since nobody seems to be effective in hunting down the shark, Brody takes it upon himself to go after it by hiring Captain Quint and taking
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Analyzing these perspectives will provide insight into the distinctive portrayal and interpretation of grief and recovery in The Raw Shark Texts. The novel introduces Eric as he wakes up unconscious on a beach without recollection of who he is or his surroundings. It soon becomes apparent that he is trapped in a web of identities and memories that are slowly pieced together throughout the narrative. In the early phases of his mourning, Eric experiences disorientation and denial as he struggles to fully accept the sudden loss of his partner, Clio.
When the captain wanted to destroy it he hesitated a bit where Montag murdered him (Buchanan 83). From then on he turned and became a criminal who started to be hunted down as he fled. He went and stayed at Professor Faber place until he realized the mechanical hound was catching up with him were he went and crossed the river and went to join the forest people. The river is the one that saves him from destruction thus the water serves as a positive
However, because he is a hunter, they have hope in him. When he arrives at the mysterious house on the island, readers again fear for his safety. “He lifted the heavy
Even though I have seen and touched sharks, I have never had the chance to get bitten by one. This whole story, as previously mentioned, was taken place in Florida. Due to this, Davey has been to Florida, although this is his first time, he has visited this state. I on the contrary have never been to Florida, although I have visited other states in America. All-in-all, Davey and I have experienced different things, as well as seen things differently even if we were in the same situation
The evidence of his overconfidence before landing on the island is shown during his conversation with another man on the boat. “Be a realist- the world is made up of two classes- the hunters and the huntees. Luckily, you and I are hunters” (Connell 1). His confidence in his hunting ability soon changed when he landed on the island and realized he was the one being hunted. As the days passed and he became more isolated he became more fearful.
In Twain’s book he tells about a time when Huckleberry Finn and Jim go to a boat wreck. Jim has a really bad and sick feeling about going and he tries to talk Huck into turning back around. Jim is afraid someone is going to catch him because getting caught would mean him getting lynched. Further down the page it tells us, “Jim whispered and said he was feeling a powerful sick, and just told me to come along” (Twain 74). Solomon Northrup also experiences fear because of his education.
Bain said in his article about fear in decision making that, “people are often so frozen by fear from making a wrong decision that they don't make a decision at all and life passes them by.” (Bain, 1) This statement describes what happened in O'Brien's situation as well. Instead of making the decision to jump off the boat and swim to Canada, he was so afraid of what others would think that he went back home and that decision changed the course of his entire
Melissa Ramessar TA: John August 20th 2015 Lab section M 13 The effect on decreasing numbers in the shark population Summary There is a rapid increase of rays, skates and numerous small pieces as a result of the decrease of sharks along the eastern seaboard. As a result of intense fishing of sharks in the northwest Atlantic over the past few decades, the shellfish populations such as scallops and Chesapeake bay oysters are decreasing. One of the contributions to the 73 million sharks killed each year is due to the supply of fins need to make the Chinese delicacy shark fin soup.
This essay will examine the functions and effects of cinematography in Steven Spielberg’s Jaws Jaws follows the police chief Brody, along with scientist Hooper and shark hunter Quint, in their attempt to protect the town of Amity against a Great White shark that is terrorising beachgoers. It was adapted from Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel of the same name. Following its release in summer 1975, Jaws became the highest grossing film As Jaws was one of the first motion pictures to be shot partially on water, the production came across issues with the prosthetic shark, and as a result, Spielberg decided to only suggest the appearance of the shark as often as possible, as opposed to showing the prosthetic body during attacks. This sparing use of the prosthetic, and primary focus instead on creating suspense and dread without the shark visibly present, proved to be an inspired decision, as Jaws is considered a pioneering achievement in the horror genre.
However, Jack and his tribe are eager to hunt Ralph down. In this final scene, it is clear that savagery completely took over civilization on the island. “Fun and games,” said the officer. (Golding, 181). The naval officer correctly identified the hunt, because the boys allowed the inner evil dominate themselves.
Research Question: What is the relationship between shark feeding behavior and shark humans attacks, and what are the effect of overexploitation in shark populations? Hypotheses: If sharks have low visibility, they can confound for a fish a man’s foot or calf.
Bethany Hamilton Did you know sharks are the most feared animals in the ocean? Bethany Hamilton was just 13 when she was attacked by a shark off the shore of Kauai Hawaii in 2003. She was surfing with one of her friends and her friends dad was also there. And all of a sudden a 15 foot tiger shark snuck up on Bethany, and bit off her left arm.
There are many whales in the sea, but this particular whale called Moby Dick is the desirable catch for the whalers and captain due to its legendary proportions. In the novel, Moby Dick, it offers an allegorical story of humanity’s dangerous search for meaning. The monstrous, white whale represents that “meaning” humans have been hunting for their entire lives, but at the end one will discover that one can do so much but still end up not finding their answer. The entire plot to Moby Dick is directed towards the final confrontation between Ahab, his crewman and the White whale. At the end, the whale wins the fight and the rest of the crew on ship all die, demonstrating the fact that the whale cannot be defeated, hence signaling how the laws