Jaws’ Author Finally Explains Whether The Shark Or The Mayor Is The Story’s Real Villain

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jaws’ Author Finally Explains Whether The Shark Or The Mayor Is The Story’s Real Villain

There’s no query that the shark in 1975’s Jaws is a menace, as he terrorized the city of Amity and later attacked the film’s three essential protagonists. However, so far as who the film’s essential villain is, there’s an argument to be made that Amity’s mayor, Murray Hamilton’s Larry Vaughn, might maintain that title as an alternative, as his insistence that the city’s seashores stay open and downplaying of the hazard resulted within the shark killing extra folks. So is Mayor Larry Vaughn the true villain of Jaws, or is it nonetheless the shark?

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