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
Second, he really knows a lot about fishing. He knows what kind of fish it is by the kind of splash it has. 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.
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 can understand that the mother didn’t want to be alone, but as a mother you should want you kids to do better than you did and want them to succeed in life.
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.”
Today I woke up pretty early for a summer day, around 7am. I walked downstairs and asked my dad if we could go fishing today. He said yes and suggested that we get ready to leave. I got my fishing pole, fishing net, and my extra fishing pole string. While I was getting my stuff my dad called his friend Jimmy and asked if he wanted to come as well.
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.
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. When her and boy number five thousand and sixty two (Cal) swim out into the ocean, still, she is hiding.
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.
The boy can either choose to keep the girl, or the bass. He ends up choosing the girl. We know that he gives up the bass from how he cuts the line to let the bass go. The boy had chosen to keep Sheila over the bass, from how she looked in the boat when she had reached her arms towards and the boy could see the shape of her body. The narrator regrets his decision, due to Sheila leaving him during their date to take a ride in Eric Caswell’s Corvette.
In the story ‘The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant” the narrator was in love with Sheila Mant. He had always wanted to go out with her but never had the guts to do it. He finally one day got the nerve to ask her out on a date. Well they were on the date nothing went the way he wanted it to. When they got to the band and were ready to leave Sheila told the narrator she was going home with another boy.
Journal 1 I am reading “the bass, the river, and Shelia Mant ” by W.D Wetherill. So far this story is about this boy who likes a girl that joust moved near bass boy. In this journal I will be questioning and As I read this story, I wonder if the narrator will pick bass or Sheila. It is possible that he’ll pick the bass.
Left with no one but their broken aunt, May and her brother, Billy, are apprehensive to attach to something, or someone, for fear that they will leave her like her mother did. This is shown in the quote, ‘When Billy and me lost our mother, we lost ourselves. We stopped swimming in the ocean…lost trust because we didn’t want to touch something that was going to fall away.’ This represents May and her brothers Mays’ exploration results in new challenges that enable her to progress and develop, allowing the audience to observe her personal growth as she matures. ‘Sometimes people stand in the way of other people’s eyes.
Ino gives Ulysses a veil and tells him that it will help him to never drown. She then says to swim across the sea to an island. When Ulysses gets there he finds that he can’t get onto the land