Finding Fish is a story of a young, unloved boy growing up and overcoming all obstacles and hardships in order to become an amazing man. Antwone Quenton Fisher was born on August 3, 1959, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was born in a prison to Eva Mae Fisher and Eddie Elkins, who was killed before he was born. As a result of this, Antwone grew up in the foster system and he was placed in the unloving home of his foster parents, Mrs. Isabella Pickett and Reverend Ulysses Pickett. Up until he was 16, Antwone had to deal with abuse, verbally, physically, and sexually. This negatively affected Antwone because he had very low self esteem and was exceedingly shy for many years of his life. Although Antwone had a really terrible childhood and upbringing, he didn’t let that define him. Antwone Fisher grew up to serve his country by being in the Navy for 11 years and he continues to make an impact on young foster
Growing up is a hard time, and for the three most important characters in the short stories, “Two Kinds,” “The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant,” and “Fish Cheeks” it certainly is no different. It makes them feel unacknowledged when all they want is just independence and acceptance of the ones that they find to be important to them. Acceptance is something every person wants to gain from everyone, it just is not something focused on commonly.
I read” The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant”. By W .D . Wetherell. This story is about a boy who love fishing, but who also loves Sheila Mant. Sheila is a 17 year old high school student who does not know the boy. The Problem is that Sheila hates fishing and the boy loves fishing.
The novel The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead is full of ahistorical elements. In a book about slavery in America, his use of ahistorical elements results in a commentary on racial discrimination and abuse in a unique, narrative way. He portrays every state differently, using each of them as an example of a different type of discrimination. South Carolina is represented as a “progressive” and modern state, with new and innovative ideas on how to treat slaves. It even has the Griffin Building to represent its modernism, even though that wasn 't built historically until 1910. Colson Whitehead chose to represent South Carolina ahistorically to comment on how racism and discrimination continued after the abolition of slavery, and he did this by incorporating elements of American culture and discriminatory decisions that did not appear historically until after the abolition.
Symbolism in nature is often shown in books and movies, Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, is no exception. In Bless Me, Ultima, the reader can actually understand and even feel what the author is saying instead of just grasping the concept, that is the difference between this book and others. After the book is read, not only does the reader want to explore the meanings of nature, but it makes them question, why? They question because this type of book drags the reader in and makes them never want to stop reading the story that fills its pages. In Bless Me, Ultima, the river, golden carp, juniper tree, and owl all mean something and are presented to Antonio on his journey to find himself. In a way, these objects all give him knowledge and help
One of the main themes of this story is that sacrifice. The narrator of this story is not given a name but he is fourteen year old. The narrator has a major crush on a women- seventeen year old, Sheila Mant. The narrator finally, and I say finally, asks Sheila on a date via the narrator’s boat. Then the narrator is in a pickle, he catches the biggest bass he ever caught. He has to choose over Sheila on the bass. What does he choose? Sheila of course but towards the end of the story he regrets that decision. Just throughout the story W.D. Wetherel uses many specific imagery. Imagery is a way of writing that the author gives you visual descriptive writing or figurative language. One quote that stood out to me was “There would be other Sheila Mant’s in life, other fish, and though I came close once or twice, it was these secrets, hidden tuggings in the night that claimed me, and I never made that mistake again.”(41) This quote has a lot of meaning in this story
“The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant,” by W.D. Wetherell, explains that some choices in life aren’t worth losing something you admire. The Narrator and one of the main characters is a romantic and thrilled fisherman who is caught between choosing the Bass or the Girl. Sheila Mant, the other main character, is a self centered teenager who wants the Narrator to take her to the dance. The story’s resounding theme is that the Boy’s crush isn’t worth losing the opportunity to catch the fish of a lifetime. Because the story is told by the Boy, we know what his struggle is between choosing the fish or to keep his date going with Sheila Mant. The story’s main conflict is that the boy doesn’t know whether to catch
The golden carp “made me shiver . . . the roots of everything I had ever believed in seemed shaken. If the golden carp was a god, who was the man on the cross? The Virgen?” (Anaya 81). Here, Antonio, the protagonist of the novel is confused whether he should believe the religion is born into or the one he discovered through in his journey. Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya is a novel about a young boy named Antonio. Antonio goes through many phases of life; with one who is his spiritual leader, moral guider, life changer and motherly figure: Ultima. She helps him to realize the different aspects of life. With these realizations, Antonio becomes a fine young boy who understands the changes happening around him
In the story "The Bass, the River and Sheila Mant" by W.D. Wetherall, the narrator acts like someone he 's not to impress a girl. The narrator had been waiting the whole summer to ask out Sheila Mant. Every day he observes her moods and her actions on the lake. When he finally got the guts to ask her out she, said "yes" and they went to a concert. The narrator loved to fish and he practiced all the time. For his big date he cleaned up his boat and got it all nice and shiny to impress Sheila. On their way to the concert there the boy set up his fishing rod, and out of nowhere he felt a gigantic tug on the line. He knew it was a Largemouth Bass. Since Sheila had been telling him how she doesn’t like fishing, the boy did not want her to know that he had his rod out. Right there he had
In this quote, William Shakespeare is portraying the importance of self trueness. Over everything else, people should only be true to themselves. Today, it is very common for people to try and impress others by changing their own ethics. If a person has to change the way they act to make someone like them, that person should not be around those types of individuals. Only one person can really make himself or herself happy, and that is their own self. An example of this is joining a club or activity one is not interested in, just because someone else wants them to. This does not bring happiness. Trying to impress others by participating in something an individual does not believe in, is detrimental to one’s wellness. Once a person is true to
READER, the incredible tales of my life will come across as astonishing or unimaginable. Some might say the story is too farfetched from the truth. Don’t fret dear reader, this story I will tell you is completely truthful, and the descriptions revealed in this tale contains no lies. All of the accounts that I recall in this epic have happened to me throughout my life. The tales in my life might seem like a mythological fable to some. But there is nothing fictitious about this tragedy.
“They didn 't want me to go but I wanted to,” Anna Sandrzyk says. Anna’s family was terrified of having their only daughter leave home at the young age of eighteen. Life in Europe was simple. There were little towns with miniature shops and farm land that spread across the landscapes of Slovakia like an enormous blanket. That just did not seem to be enough for Anna, she had a passion for traveling. She traveled all over Europe whenever she got the opportunity. France, Yugoslavia, the Czech Republic and Germany were just a few of the countries she visited just before setting her mind on America. America seemed to be on the top of her list. Growing up in Europe, the villagers would describe America in numerous ways. For instance,“America is rich,
In the city of Chicago where there are two professional baseball teams, one being the on the north side of town, the Chicago Cubs, and the other being on the south side of town, The White Sox’s. There is only one park where people feel that they sitting in a historical shrine, that can take people back to the past, and is the greatest place to experience a baseball game. Both teams have a long history that has seen some of the all-time great players represented in the city of Chicago. Cubs started play in 1876 and their first team name The Chicago White Stockings and one of the eight charter members of the National league, that name lasted till 1889, after that, they used the nicknames, of Colts1890-97, and
I have the best thing to tell you! I have a new friend. Her name is India Opal Buloni. She is from the book Because Of Winn- Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. So, I met my new friend India Opal (or just Opal) in the book called Because Of Winn- Dixie.
The quality of being committed to a task or purpose is known as Dedication. Throughout the book “No One Ever Asked Me” dedication was apparent from the beginning through the end. Hollis and many of the soldiers that he fought with in the war had put their lives on the line every single day.