Although both mayors put the economic well being of their town above safety, mayor Larry Vaughn of Amity Island proceeded to keep the beaches open when the danger was much more apparent than that in An Enemy of the People. Mayor Larry Vaughn was faced with a decision at the beginning of Jaws. He could either admit that a terrible shark attack had occurred on his island and ruin the town’s prosperity for the summer, or suppress the real truth from the community in order to preserve their economic well being. In one aspect, Mayor Vaughn was self-centered. He thought that if he let his economy prosper, he would most likely be re-elected in the next term. In An Enemy of the People, the Burgomaster had the same idea. The only difference is the perceived level... [continues]
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