Man vs. Nature is a battle that is personified in horror. What do we do when we are trapped out in the middle of the ocean with a killer shark on the lose? Well, this question is answered in the 1975 class Jaws. The movie that made people scared to go in the water again after watching the first ten minutes. In fact, we don’t even see the shark until half way through the film. The one thing about Jaws that made it scary was knowing the shark was there, but not knowing where it would strike next. When we watch the beach goers swimming, playing games, and relaxing in the water we know that there is danger that is right around the corner.
It took longer than it should have for the corrupt mayor to realize that there is a shark on the lose. No one wanted the beaches to be closed because it is the main source of income during the summer season. When it becomes to dangerous for others to go in the water with the death of a child, things start to come full circle. Knowing that the shark must be destroyed: a fisherman, a policeman, and a oceanographer head out. But, how are three men supposed to destroy a dangerous foe in his own habitat? That is the ultimate question that is asked as the movie goes on.