Entry3: Reading Response to Jeff Tigchelaar’s “Look out for the Shark”

The author listed the fact that human beings kill more sharks than they attack people in the beginning. Sharks only terrify us because they have scary appearance with sharp teeth. When we talk about the shark, we often feel they are a kind of mysterious creature. We are not familiar with them, and it leads to the panicky. However, dogs also have sharp teeth, and sometimes they attack people too, but people just love them very much. So what if sharks have a lovely face? What if they look like panda? Will we feel comfortable facing them when they look cute?

Moreover, naming sharks will give them some human characters, which makes them seem friendlier. This might be a use of a rhetorical strategy Pathos. A cute face plus a human name appeal human’s emotion. A good example will be the dogs as pets. They often have name, which give them characters intangibly. Therefore, naming the sharks might decrease the fear in human’s minds.

Overall, sharks are the victims in the relationship between human and sharks. It is incorrect to kills them according to their appearance. Human beings shall limit our ability and desire to control the nature.

Lucien_Bochi Ye

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Entry3: Reading Response to Jeff Tigchelaar’s “Look out for the Shark”

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