Reflectiveness In 'The Bass, The River, And Sheila Mant'

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In 8th grade, I was a jerk to my teachers, I didn’t get good grades and overall I wasn’t a good student. I look back on this every so often and always makes me not want to go back to that way of doing things. The reflection back to this time shows how I look back and fix things. The character clay Jensen in Thirteen Reasons Why and the narrator in “The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant” both show reflectiveness in their lives and the big events explained through the narrator saying there will be more fish and more Sheila Mants in his life and Clay looked back on what Hannah had said and decided to not make the same mistake twice. The narrator in “The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant” showed reflectiveness in the short story by saying that there will be more Sheila Mants and more fish in his life. At the end of the short story the narrator shows how he reflected on the summer and his time with Sheila. “There would be other Sheila Mants in my life, other fish, and though I came close once or twice, it was these secret, hidden tuggings in the night that claimed me, and I never made the same mistake again.” (Wetherell 4). This shows that the narrator is reflective because he sums up what happened and shows that he won’t make the same mistake again. By the narrator saying “... and I never made the same mistake again” from the quote shows that he knows what went wrong
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The narrator also shows reflectiveness towards the ending of the story again by saying “Poor Sheila! Before the month was over, the spell she cast over me was gone, but the memory of that

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