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.
Peyton solves this problem with the help of Preacher Henry, who provides her with some helpful information that she needs to catch the bass. Frank writes, “‘How would I get them? Nobody’s been able to net any bass bait - no shiners.’ ‘That’s the trouble,’ Preacher said. ‘The little fish he gets hot too and so he’s out there in the middle deep…’ Peyton
In the beginning of both stories, WB and Alice both had certain thoughts for their actions. WB thought that having a crush on Sheila was more important than his passion for basses: ‘only creature that seemed lovelier to me than a largemouth bass was Sheila Mant’, while Alice had certain thoughts on how she should morally act. WB would try to win Sheila’s attention by doing endless laps between his house and the Vermont shore, and he was excessively obsessed with her figure, spending his summer observing and looking at her. He thought that she was ’queenly and severe.
In this story, “The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant,” this boy is willing to give up his entire reputation and passion for being a fisherman just because the pretty faced, inconsiderate, selfless girl thinks fishing is boring and not exciting. When the boy finally gets the courage to ask Sheila out of this concert thing with his boat through the river to be alone with her, he puts out a fishing line out of habit and picks the girl up, and she does not see the rod and just starts talking on and on about herself. Meanwhile, this boy has accidentally hooked the supposed biggest bass ever, and the girl does not realize because she is just too busy talking. Eventually, the boy cut the fishing line, and when they get to the actual concert, he realizes they have nothing in common. When the girl gets a ride home from another one of her friends, the boy goes back not only to a broken heart, but also he has seemed to have lost his ego and reputation just by trying to gain this cute faced neighbor's
(Olson 78). Sandy and Danny really do like each other, but they face a lot of peer pressure from their friends. The peer pressure forces Danny to act like a jerk to Sandy and exaggerate their summer romance. This provides a divide between the two that is reinforced by bad girl Rizzo who sings “Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee” making fun of Sandy, saying she is just a good girl. Rizzo also mentions whilst talking with Frenchy that Sandy is “too pure to be pink” saying that Sandy would not fit in with their group.
Through the speaker's failed attempts at suicide and the discovery of continuing life, Hughes clearly conveys the message of perseverance. The poem first begins with the speaker going down to the river to think about his relationship gone bad. When he is unable to do so he attempts his first try of suicide- drowning in the river, which doesn’t goes as plan. Instead of drowning in the river the speaker resurfaces crying and hollering because of the cold water. The cold water prevented the speaker from accepting death and letting it catch hold.
“Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy - in fact, they are almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other,” Robert A. Heinlein says. , What most people can not account for is the acknowledgement of the fact that love and jealousy is both there at the same time. Within the short story, “Cathedral”, by Raymond Carver, Carver expresses the theme of how a character who feels an enormous amount of jealousy changes form an encounter throughout the story. The Narrator 's wife invites her old friend, a blind man, by the name of Robert to her home.
Amy was not proud being Chinese. In Champion of the World, the message is about pride. The Brown Bomber's boxing match was symbolic of this pride. At the time, blacks were clearly mistreated and considered inferior, but the Bomber's victory gave the black people hope and pride. That's how both stories are
Nonetheless, her initial feelings of fear had made their mark. Nonetheless, the incident with the leech at the summer camp had given the protagonist a genuine defense of her anxiety of the water. She chooses not to deal with this fear, but instead repress it due to the shame that comes with admission and the dread of disappointing a
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.
Henry Limpet is a shy bookkeeper that loves fish. He has a friend named George Stickle who decides to enlist in the United States Navy. Mr. Limpet also tries to enlist but is rejected due to his physical physique. Feeling upset Henry travels to Coney Island where he accidentally falls into the water. Ironically he can’t swim and when he doesn’t resurface his wife and friend George assume he drowned.
I am reading “The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant” by W. D. Wetherell, and I am on page 3. So far this book is about a boy who falls in love a girl who lives next door. He takes the girl out on a boat ride to a concert but realizes that he forgot to take his fishing line off of the boat until a very large bass comes along and pulls on his line. He tries to hide the fish on the line, because he knows that Sheila does not like to fish so he’s trying to hide the evidence. In this journal I will be questioning and connecting.
Both the narrator and me have had choices of regret. So I can relate to the narrator. The narrator’s choice is choosing Sheila Mant over the biggest bass he’s caught in his life. He wants the bass so bad, but feels like he has to impress Sheila. The narrator wanted to impress Sheila because he has a huge crush on her.
2.Holden symbolism of him and the fish/ducks shows his impatience. Holden’s conversation begins when he asks the taxi driver about ducks and the fish. "If you was a fish, Mother Nature 'd take care of you , wouldn 't Right? You don 't think them fish just die when it gets to be winter, do ya?"(Salinger 82)Holden, who becomes anxious about everything in his life and seeks to avoid difficulty, is like a duck, who takes off when the going gets rough.