Verna Fields made sure through her editing style she used would make the shark look as authentic as possible. The best scenes in the movie take place on the boat. These are the scenes that makes Jaws great. The last quarter of the movie are three main characters trying their best to stay alive and to kill the shark before it kills anymore people. As a matter of fact, this film was selected by the national film registry as culturally significant motion picture.
Using false feelings of superiority as a way to mask inner feelings of inferiority is a seemingly effective method to use when trying to appear more authoritative than is true. However, what begins as “false feelings” quickly escalates into genuine arrogance. In William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, Jack’s superiority complex and need to be in control revealed the inner savagery of the boys, which eventually caused the downfall of their community. Jack 's egotism is clear to see from the first meeting, yet Ralph still manages to overshadow him. Golding sets the tone for Jack’s character straight away through Piggy 's "intimida[tion]" at Jack 's "superiority" (26).
I know others better.” “Que va,” the boy says, “There are many good fishermen and some great ones, but there is only you.” “Thank you. You make me happy. I hope no fish will come along so great that he will prove us wrong.” (23) With that said, Santiago’s determination is the only reason that he is able to catch any fish. Also, he decides to not only ignore opportunities to boast his fishing skill, proving that he is above the common man trying to alleviate insecurities through bragging, but rather constantly displays a sense of humbleness and integrity. In conclusion, the sea is symbolic of the entire world in “Old Man and The Sea”, and Santiago barely even touched the water and learned so much, while teaching others even more.
Jules Verne includes many themes in his book 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. One major theme is masculinity, or qualities traditionally associated among men. “The captain fell on the earth, upset by the enormous mass which leaned upon him. The shark 's jaws opened wide, like a pair of factory shears, and it would have been all over with the captain; but, quick as a thought, harpoon in hand, Ned Land rushed toward the shark and struck it with its sharp point” (Verne 156). Masculinity is shown here because bravery is a trait commonly associated with men, and Ned Land had to be brave to help save Captain Nemo from the wide open jaws of the carnivorous shark.
Fanning was dragged off the board and into the water, but he kicked, punched and screamed at the shark and took his ankle cord off. This they believe saved his life. The shark swam away and the boats were able to rescue Fanning without any scratches. It is a miracle that he was not hurt or killed.
It was not Tim’s sense of nationalist loyalties that caved him; rather, it was helplessness and his reputation that was at risk. Tim O’Brien longed to be that “secret hero” or “Lone Ranger” in order to impress those around him. However, he ends up learning that courage does not come in finite quantities. He finds himself resenting authority, “If you support a war, if you think it’s worth the price, that’s fine, but you have to put your own precious fluids on the line”. No matter how much he may find the law cruel and inhuman, he has is too prideful and decides to comply with the rules.
Heros can’t and shouldn’t be scared of doing anything. “ Boast and , standing erect, stopped the monsters flight, fastened those claws in his fists till they cracked, clutched Grendel closer.” (334-336). It took a lot for Beowulf to even do such a thing to Grendel, but since it was a monster and it was for his Lord, he wanted to show that he was brave enough to do that. Beowulf showed the Lord that he was courageous in this way. The Lord knew that he could do it, but Beowulf wanted to show him so he could prove himself.
When Herot was put under the darkness of its own devious monster, Beowulf, the bravest warrior of all, came to the rescue. Throughout this poem Beowulf exemplifies his courage and strength by risking his own life to protect the town from evil and to return happiness and joy to the land. With God and his warriors by his side, Beowulf shows that good always triumphs over evil. The strong, brave, and courageous Beowulf could not be trounced, for he had God’s love and good will in his heart. Beowulf and his comrades voyage across the sea, from Geatland, to the Danish shores, in quest of Hrothgar, king of Herot.
This illustrates how Henry believes in the importance of himself, it amazes him that nature is so ignorant or oblivious to the obvious terror and “devilment” around him. “New eyes were given to him. And the most startling thing was to learn suddenly that he was very insignificant.” (Crane 100). At this point in the novel, Henry realizes his insignificance, that even war is not the biggest thing in the entire universe in natures eyes. Soon his conception of courage becomes even more depleted.
He was able to give the reader a kind of bumpy ride as they read on the in each line he was able to give the reader an descriptive idea on what was going on as the old man had to deal with the ordeal of trying to catch the marlin and trying to also trying to survive long enough to catch the marlin and bring it back to his island. He fought off sharks that took bites out of the great marlin that he had captured and by the time that he did make it back to his island he almost died and the marlin had been mostly bone that was left from the onslaught of sharks taking bites as he floated his