Jaws

Masculinity: The Roundup

Shaun and Ed, Shaun of the Dead

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I Think We Need a Bigger Metaphor: Men and Masculinity in ‘Jaws’

“Ask him to co-sign on your student loans, absolutely, but kill a shark?”

The life Brody has lived is utterly different, if not entirely sheltered. What dangers or dilemmas he’s faced in his life simply haven’t left the kind of marks Hooper and Quint bear. And their lack prevents him from engaging in any stereotypical masculine posturing. He is, by that criteria anyway, untested.