This is an interesting article taking an in-depth look at the history of the shark and its role in society. Miller claims, “Every seaside civilization in human history has somehow incorporated the shark into its culture.” Starting out as respected gods, with centuries they came to be known as schurks in German, which translates to villain and is likely where the English name comes from. Sharks have always been fascinating to humans, as their great power has been mind-blowing. When a captain brought a dead shark back to London in the 16th century, the general public was amazed. Although shark attacks were rarities, in 1916 the United States experienced quite a few and they became the talk of the summer, leading Woodrow Wilson to declare a “war on sharks.” The article points out that humans always seem to make entertainment out of tragedy when it comes to sharks, as was the case in the summer 1916 as well as the summer of 2001, when shark attacks were constantly in the media. This reaction to real shark attacks is very similar to that of Jaws. For whatever reason, shark attacks have been very appealing to humans, and we get entertainment out of them no matter how terrifying they appear. This idea seems very odd, as intuition would make us think that when individuals can hardly look on that the movie won’t be successful or it will only interest a certain audience. Jaws, however, was considered a family movie and had a PG rating, looking to attract all age groups and all kinds of people. This article implies that Jaws was able to reach out to all these groups of people and be so successful because of the human interest in sharks which has been prevalent for hundreds of years. As much as it pains us to watch these horrible attacks, there is something profound about these creatures that still makes us want more.