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After he leaves, Ellen reflects that her life with Brody is much more fulfilling than any life she might have had with Vaughan, and feels somewhat guilty for her prior thoughts of missing the life she had before marrying Brody. After seeing the size of the shark, on the third day Hooper wants to bring along a shark-proof cage peter benchley jaws, to help take photos of it and then to use it to try to kill it with a bang stick.

Initially Quint refuses to bring the cage on board, even after Hooper's offer of a hundred dollars, considering it a suicidal idea, but he relents after Hooper and Brody get into an big argument.

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Brody informs Quint that the town can no longer afford to pay him to hunt the shark, but Quint no longer cares about the money and resolves to continue until peter benchley jaws has killed it.

When they return to sea the following day, the shark starts ramming the boat.

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Quint is able to harpoon it several times. Peter benchley jaws shark leaps out of the water and onto the stern of the Orca, ripping a huge hole in the aft section and causing the boat to start sinking.

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However, just as the shark gets within a few feet of him, it succumbs to its many wounds, peter benchley jaws over in the water and dies before it peter benchley jaws kill Brody. The great fish sinks down out of sight, dragging Quint's still entangled body behind it.

The lone survivor of the ordeal, Brody paddles back to shore on his makeshift float. Development[ edit ] Peter Benchley had a long time fascination with sharks, which he frequently encountered while fishing with his father Nathaniel in Nantucket.

InBenchley worked as a freelance writer struggling to support his wife and children.

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Congdon did not find Benchley's proposals for non-fiction interesting, but instead favored his idea for a novel about a shark terrorizing a beach resort. Splendid Peter benchley jaws of the Sea, Thomas B.


The hastily written pages were met with derision by Congdon, who did not like Benchley's attempt at making the book comedic.

The manuscript took a year and a half to complete. Congdon did not feel that there was "any place for this wholesome marital sex in this kind of book". After various revisions and rewrites, alongside sporadic payments of the advance, Peter benchley jaws delivered his final draft in January The story is very similar to the story in Benchley's book with a vacation beach town on the Atlantic coast being haunted by a killer shark and people eventually being commissioned to hunt down and kill the shark or sharks responsible.

Title and cover[ edit peter benchley jaws Bantam Books requested a new cover for the paperback, and the subsequent art by Roger Kastel was reused in the Jaws film posters. Shortly before the book went to print, Peter benchley jaws and Congdon needed to choose a title.

Benchley peter benchley jaws many working titles during development, many of which he calls "pretentious", such as The Stillness in the Water and Leviathan Rising. Benchley regarded other ideas, such as The Jaws of Death and The Jaws of Leviathan, as "melodramatic, weird or pretentious".

The writer discussed the problem with editor Tom Congdon at a restaurant in New York: We cannot agree on peter benchley jaws word that we like, let alone a title that we like.