And it is impossible to have both, though the narrator keeps trying to keep the bass on the line, until he has to cut it. The second example of theme in this story is Romance. I chose this theme for romance because this whole story is about the narrator trying to get a seventeen year old girl for his whole summer, “There was a summer in my life when the only creature that seemed lovelier to me than a largemouth bass was Sheila Mant”. This quote shows how much he likes this Sheila and how much he wants to take her on a date before the summer ends. I chose romance as a theme because the narrator in the story has strong feelings for Sheila and he sacrificed the biggest fish of his life just to make Sheila like
He also can tell what kind of fish it is by the amount of tug on the line by the fish. But the bass is also big and impressive for fishing like it is so big that it was pulling the boat backwards when they were on there little date. It also comes in the shallows at night to chase the frogs and other things. However, to the 14 year old Sheila is very attractive and is the love of his life. The way he watches her tan and he loves the way she looks in a white dress and her swimsuit.
He says: “My mother was of the sea, as were all of her people, and her horizon were the very literal ones she scanned with her dark fearless eyes” (Macleod 6). I think the narrator is saying that like the sea his mother is dark and intimidating like her people who are also fishing people. In my opinion I think the mother makes the mood of the story dark and melancholy. She wants so much out of her husband and children, and when they don’t do what she wants she doesn’t talk to them. The mother puts too much pressure on the family to do what her family did.
I am reading “The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant” by W.D Wetherell, and I am on page 5. This short story is about a boy, the narrator, that has a crush on a girl, Sheila Mant. He learns little details about her as he observes and analysis her. As the summer goes on, he finally makes the decision to ask her out on a date, soon he would face a challenge that, at that time, must have been the hardest decision he’s ever had to make. Being compelled to choose between getting the girl, or catching a bass that would have been considered the biggest catch.
Are you afraid of being attacked by a shark? Bethany Hamilton wasn’t until she was attacked by a shark. In the book Soul Surfer written by Bethany Hamilton is about how Bethany lost her arm in a shark attack while surfing. She thought her surfing career was over, but Bethany didn’t give up on surfing and kept pushing herself to learn how to surf with one arm. In the beginning of the book Bethany explains her life and her love to surf.
In the beginning of the story the protagonist stated, “I never went anywhere that summer without a fishing rod.” (Page 1). The author uses the fishing rod as a symbol to represent who this fourteen year old boy is and what he does. The author only mentions this fourteen year old boy and his crush on Sheila, not his parents. Later in the story, when this boy finally asks his neighbor Sheila out on a date, on Page 2 it stated, “I got in the canoe early and started paddling in a huge circle.” The author uses the scenery to show this young man on his own and not needing his parents as a taxi. As the story continues the boy is forced to make a decision, he needs to chose between a girl and fishing.
However, Hoke wanted to transfer this concept of sacred space to touch multiple lives. An opportunity arose when Hoke needed a way to stay in contact with the men that no longer received his full attention. In “Fly Fishing with the Damned” Hoke begins fly-fishing with ex-gang members. To his surprise, the excursions along the Skagit River become so popular that whole families began to follow their pilgrimage into the wild. He even takes two men, Juan and Teddy to a fly-fishing class – transplanting their gang loyalties to a passion for nature: a new sacred space.
However, we also find out that she hasn’t been happy since the age of nine and has attempted suicide on multiple accounts. Plath early on highlights the difference between Esther on the outside versus her on the inside- it is the fine line between insanity and baring with the world. A scene from chapter thirteen goes into this very well, a scene in which her and her friends go on a beach trip. On the outside, though she seemingly hates the rays of the sun on her skin, Esther seems to be having fun. Not to mention, she only shows up because she was begged to- for her, it was another mask of happiness against the world.
Introduction, Hook. The short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” written by Joyce Carol Oates revolves around the dangers of narcissism. By the end of “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Connie, the main character, is () in a () of unfavorable circumstances, this development, influenced to some degree by the failings of society, and lack of proper parental support i due mostly to Connie’s foolish actions and narcissistic attitude. Throughout the course of events in the story the influences of society drive Connie to behave in certain ways leading to unforeseen consequences. Evidenced in the article by A. R. Coulthard “Joyce Carol Oates’s “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” as Pure Realism” by the quote, “Connie rides home from the mall “sleepy and pleased” because she has sated her appetite for cheap diversion for another night.