Have you ever come face to face with a huge great white shark? I bet you haven’t! In the short story, The Truth about Sharks by Joan Bauer. Beth is falsely accused for stealing a pair of jeans when she was really just trying to find an outfit for her Uncle Al’s birthday party.She starts as a nervous girl trying to prove herself innocent. However, in the end, Beth stands up for her rights and demands an apology from the security guard and the owner of the store.
Suspense is further created in the scene with the fishing line used to attract the shark to the boat, centred in the frame, as the audience wait in fear for the shark to emerge. When the audience gets a first look at the shark, it comes as a surprise. The shark is seen over Hooper’s shoulder. This shot selection takes the audience off guard, as they have been conditioned from previous events in the film to anticipate the shark’s arrival when the film employs underwater shots and John Williams’ two note score. Spielberg continues to create tension in the action sequences with the shark by suggesting its presence once more with the yellow compressed air barrel, and the prosthetic shark is only fully seen when it attacks Quint.
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.
In the line mentioned, Christie made it important to create the vicious tone. This is a side of Miss Blacklock that has never been seen before. In the previous chapters, “Letty” does a great job of keeping her composure, but now the audience is seeing the wicked side to her and everything is being pieced together. This part of the chapter is so important because it truly solidifies Christie’s lesson of not always being too trusting in people. The Letitia Blacklock that the reader and characters thought they knew throughout the novel was actually not even Letitia.
In the book Whale Talk we definitely get a taste of real world scenarios, racism and bullying being most significant. To achieve the seriousness of these matters Crutcher used a lot of profanity and imagery that stood out among the chapters and to grab our attention as readers. Out of all these chapters one specific example really stood out to me. Firstly, when we meet Heidi we figure out she has many underlying problems, specifically coming to terms with her race. We significantly see this when Heidi comes out of the bathroom with blood pouring down her arm from scrubbing her skin to “take the black off” with the brillo pad, she becomes excited because she finally feels that her dad will love her and treat her like the rest of his children (Crutcher 263).
In the short story, “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl, the protagonist Mary Maloney proves that people shouldn't judge someone due to their physical appearances because looks can be deceiving. To begin, Mary’s persuasive appearance and personality allow her to create fake grief and innocence. As a result, she persuades the detectives into complying whatever she wants them to do, which availed her to get away with murder. Mary does this by, creating the character of a sweet, pregnant wife whose husband has just been murdered; “Please, she begged. Please eat it.
It takes years of study and experience to meet the strict requirements necessary to interact in the water with Shamu. Come to find out, it really is more about your personality and how good you can swim. I went and tried out, got the job right away.’ This reveals that most of the trainers were ill-prepared and undertrained to deal with such creatures. Furthermore, this can be the cause of all the incidence including to what happened to Dawn Brancheau who was completely mutilated by a whale. Despite the interview with a former trainer, from a document which was published after the release of Blackfish by SeaWorld to object
Orange juice is a peaceful orangutan, but she becomes violent when facing the hyena. Pi gives up his vegetarianism and eats turtles and fishes. In Life of Pi, Yann Martel describes the struggle to live and result of changes in Pi who has religious belief and the four different animals in order to show that they will often do supernormal, unexpected and shameful things and changes their own natures to survive. Any vulnerable animals will get stronger and change their original natures in order to protect themselves. When Pi and four animals live on the lifeboat, both they are hungry and fearful.
Annoyed Skeeter responds loudly and says ' 'Maybe we ought to just build you a bathroom outside Hilly ' '. With Skeeter 's loud outburst of that response, the reader sees that not everyone of Hilly 's high society friends are in support of the treatment of the black people. Later in the novel Skeeter says ' 'I want people to hear from your perspective ' ', through this declaration during one of her interviews with the maids, she willingly was ready to accept whatever happened if it meant for their perspective to be seen. With the evidence provided, Skeeter is seen to transition from a not so typical white woman to a rebel who wanted the world to hear the voices of the maids that
“Tuesday of the other June” by Norma Fox Mazer is a realistic fiction story about a girl named June who gets bullied at swim class by another June. In the beginning June is talking to her mom and her mom doesn’t want her to get in any trouble. In the middle June starts this swim class and meets another June. June starts to get bullied by the other June that beats her up. In the end June moves and she moves next to the mean June who beats her up.
Sharks have the task of killing the wounded, old, and sick fish in schools to keep the stocks of fish healthy and plentiful. Andy Dehart, Discovery Channel Shark Advisor, spoke about the North Carolina shark over fishing problem. The shark populations on the East Coast were extremely over-fished which lead to the over population of sting rays, a main food-stock for sharks. The stingrays in turn decimated the shellfish populations on the East Coast, leading to calm and shellfish shortages. This shows that sharks are necessary for every eco-system and their destruction affects us in more ways then we can imagine.
Bullying can change your life, but you can change it back “Tuesday of the Other June” by Norma Fox Mazer is a realistic short story about how bullying someone, can easily come right back at you. In the beginning, June was called names by a bully she met at swim class. Soon, June gets physically hurt by her bully. But she hides it from her mom. In the end, June stopped her bully.
Ironically he can’t swim and when he doesn’t resurface his wife and friend George assume he drowned. In reality though he had transformed into a fish. The fish Limpet, while having some underwater adventure, discovers that he can perform an underwater “roar.” Even though he is a fish, Limpet is still determined to help the Navy. Limpet searches around and finds a convoy and requests to see George. With George 's help he becomes enlisted in the Navy
Suddenly the shark made its move at Odysseus, but Odysseus was one step ahead and he flailed to the side and jabbed his spear into the heart of the shark killing it. Odysseus removed a tooth and began to swam back to the shore, but while he was swimming back he heard the most beautiful voices singing. He disregarded them and went back to the woman 's hut. When he handed the woman the tooth she placed the tooth in the bottle, but this time she took Odysseus to the shore and told him to turn around. When he turned back the bottle was gone and there in the water was a ship.