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White Shark Characters

Peter Benchley
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Simon Chase is a marine biologist who has not quite completed his degree from the University of Rhode Island. He has been fascinated by sharks all of his life, very much like Benchley himself. He plans to do his dissertation on their patterns of migration. Above everything else, he has that love of the sea shared by all of Benchley's heroes. What is unique in the situation facing this seaman and conservationist is the nature of the problem he will have to solve. Der Weisse Hai, German for white shark, as its creator has called it, may also be something of a problem for the reader. It is the least plausible of all Benchley's monsters. As usual the monster is referred to as "it," and its behavior is much like that of predators in Jaws (1974) and Beast (1991). Belatedly, we learn that "it" once had human identity as Heinrich...

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