How do Australians respond to shark attacks?
By: Paul Mercer
Written: 25, January 2012
BBC News, Sydney
Three shark attacks have been reported in the last week. So automatically this has begun to worry the Australian people on the east coast. Graham Nickisson along with his rescue helicopter aircrew set out to find these "rogue sharks". That day what he saw from his helicopter was like nothing he had ever seen before. Off the New South Wales coast he saw an ocean view of many sharks.
"This was quite extraordinary to actually see them so close to shore on our city beaches. I've never seen it in all my years. It was frightening particularly being so close to swimmers. They were certainly unaware the sharks were there," Graham said. You will have to read the article to catch more of his story.
But what I wanted to point out is that the author of this article interviews two people that have had experiences with sharks. The first being Rodney Fox, a man who almost died by a shark around 40 years ago. He had to have 468 stitches. In my opinion he gives a very Logos (logic) answer about shark. Saying that sharks aren't as bad as people make them out to be. The next person that the author interviews gives a very Pathos (emotional) answer about seeing shadows in the water while he surfs and he it frightens him. Just an interesting thing to note. I don't think I would have noticed these differences before I had learned about the rhetorical triangle.