In my dreams about animals, which are many, sharks are common, appear when I’m stressed, are never kind, and are the only animals that talk to me in English. In the first shark dream I remember, I tried to evade the shark by swimming under a shipwreck; the shark said, “I’m going to get you;” I said, “Oh no you aren’t!” and then I was stuck under the shipwreck until I awoke. So, it’s not like the conversations are philosophical, but I can’t recall any other animal using people-speak to communicate.


I’m not the first to notice the irony of beaches open for the Fourth of July during corona-tine AND as a plot point in Jaws.

But here’s a pretty fantastic article that appeared in the outstanding cultural website Crime Reads.
On the Endless Symbolism of Jaws, Which Owes Its Dark Soul to Moby Dick