The Shark Attacks of 1916 author Lauren Tarshis by Mattie
Text Evidence Setting:''Elm Hills was miles and miles from the ocean.''p.2
Rising Action:Some swimmers off of the Jersey Shore are being attacked by a great white shark.
Text Evidence:"A shark attacked Charles Bruder, 28, while he was swimming alone in the ocean yesterday afternoon."p. 34
Climax: Something hit Chet when he was swimming alone in Matawan Creek. It was a shark coming right for Chet. The shark missed Chet, but his friends don't believe him and think it's a prank.
Text Evidence:" It was a shark, a massive shark -- dirty gray on the top and pure white underneath.p.57
Falling Action: Chet runs down to Captain Wilson to tell him that he saw a shark in Matawan Creek. The Captain told Chet that he needs to warn people. When Chet got back to the creek, he saw the shark swimming towards Sid.
Donoument: The shark bites Chet on the calf and he goes to the nearest hospital.
Text Evidence: It was during these efforts that the lad fell into the jaws of the monstrous shark.
Historical Time Period
Role Of The Historical Event Had On The Character
1916 Boston Red Sox
World Series champs in 1916. The 4th person on the bottom left is Babe Ruth.
1916 bathing costumes
This is an example of the bathing suits they wore in 1916, but they called them bathing costumes. The ones the women in this picture are in the best ones.
New Jersey news artical of 1916 shark found
The killer is caught in the Raritan bay! The beast is 10 ft tall a true man killer! To prove it was the same shark scientists cut open its stomach and found human bones.