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Jaws

The characters of Peter Benchley’s Jaws include, of course, the shark, and an array of human characters. There are many minor characters, but the protagonist of the story is Martin Brody, Amity’s...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2008 1:02 am UTC

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You have to understand that much of the action in Jaws revolves around the Fourth of July celebrations. This is the busiest time of the year in Amity, when people come from far and wide to visit...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2018 9:48 am UTC

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Captain Quint reminds me of Captain Ahab of "Moby Dick": obsessed with vengeance against sharks as Ahab is against the whale, perceiving the creature as preternatural. Quint's remarks...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2008 11:51 pm UTC

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Quint is a fisherman stereotype, but he also represents the inclination to greed which the people of Amity Island are also guilty of. Money is more important than life, in this case even his own....

Latest answer posted September 24, 2008 12:53 am UTC

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I think we have to look at the theme of the shark's pursuit to find out how music is reflective of the shark's terror. The alternating lower chords, first slow, then in an accelerating pattern...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2009 2:48 am UTC

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The fleshing out of side characters is not the driving force behind Benchley's work. With the shark occupying such a central focus in the novel, and its pursuit at the hands of Brody, Hooper, and...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2011 7:20 pm UTC

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I think that the most evident example of bias in the novel is the demonizing of the shark. In the narrative, the shark is presented as a pure force of malevolence, destroying and killing nearly...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2012 7:28 pm UTC

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To be honest, neither the movie nor the novel are usually considered to be so lofty in ambition. To put that another way, because Benchley's novel is considered popular /adventure fiction, few...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2007 12:47 am UTC

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