Term Paper: Maldive Shark, by Herman Melville

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[. . .] On the contrary, for a species to survive, they must adapt to their ever-changing surroundings, and the pilot fish has clearly done this, and now resides comfortably with the shark.

The pilot fish and the shark are "friends" in that they share the same "neighborhood," but they are animals, and thus do not recognize the friendship, what they recognize is survival, and they each rely on the other to survive. The beauty of the relationship is that somehow they figured out what the other needed, and a way to provide it, while still surviving. It is a beautiful thing in nature that allows animals to help and nurture each other without really recognizing the fact. The benefit of life is living, which is much preferable to being eaten by the "great maw" of the shark. Another benefit is the ability to pass on the learned knowledge of survival to progeny, thereby lengthening the lifespan of…

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