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
In The Bass the River and Sheila Mant, W.D. Wetherell uses character development of Sheila and internal conflict of the narrator in order to show that the choices you make to please others are not as good as the choices you make to help yourself.
Imagine you wake up one morning and your little brother has Leukemia. And you have to worry every single day that the next day you could wake up and he may be gone. What would that feel like to you? In “Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie,” Jordan Sonnenblick explains this long story of Steven Aplers life through Middle School, and how his life changes so big. The main character is in the 8th grade, has a little brother named Jeffrey, and has a middle school girl crush who’s name is Renee Albert, and thinks about her all the time. He loves playing the drums, and is going to be in an all city band concert at the end of the year. Steven is a very outstanding student at his middle school, But when things start to change in his life when his brother
If you were stuck on the canoe who would you pick, the Bass or Sheila? First, he could always pick Sheila because he has been in love with her forever. He thinks that she is quite beautiful and cares for her greatly. He also adores her because of her long tan legs and enjoys watching her tan during the summer. He thinks her white dress shows off her figure more than her normal bathing suit. He also has the option of taking the Bass over Sheila. This Bass is by far the biggest bass that he has ever seen and has been working to catch it for months. The line was running wild; the Bass was clearly putting up a fight. The rod was bending like no other, and he saw the line tighten but ignored it and stayed focused on Sheila. Why would he choose Sheila
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
Sometimes people have to make a hard decision or choice in life when deep down they have to end up letting go of one of the options. In the story, “The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant” that was brought to life by W.D Wetherell, when the narrator had to make a hard choice of either letting Sheila go or the bass.There are many reasons the narrator had one of the hardest choices, including his immaturity as a teenage boy. The other main reason that it was a hard choice was that he wanted to impress Sheila, and since she didn’t like fishing he had to pretend to be someone he was not.
The speaker in the poem “Prelude to Jumping in the River” by Katia Grubisic, uses his observations of a man preparing to jump into a river as a metaphor for making important decisions. The speaker presents instances of metaphor in the moments before the jump, the unpredictable outcome of the jump, and in the possibility of missing the jump. When the speaker witnesses a man standing at the edge of a river preparing to jump he reflects on how “the mental preparation takes some time” (4-5). Comparably, careful thought and anticipation are also involved when approaching significant decisions. Certainly, the speaker’s observation addresses how responsibly handling a major decision is a lengthy process that requires careful consideration. In addition
In the story “The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant” a boy takes a girl named Sheila Mant on a date and has to make a difficult decision. That difficult decision is his dream girl or a huge fish that he might never get the chance to catch again. This is a hard choice to make because he loves fishing, but Sheila on the other hand does not. He could pick Sheila because he loves her very much. For the past couple of summers he has been admiring and watching her. When ever she would look or glance towards him he would do something to impress her. One time when she looked over at him and he climbed up onto his diving board and did his best back tuck he could do just to get her attention. Another reason why he could possibly pick her is he thinks
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 first thing I want to talk about is Bass Habitat and food source. Bass are a predatory fish, this means that they have to eat other living animals to survive. To hunt, bass will hide in structure, such as a submerged log, or some grass and ambush their prey. When their prey swims by the fish will swim out quickly and eat the food. Bass will eat anything that swims, they will eat minnows, crawfish, frogs,worms and even mice and ducklings that fall into the water. Bass will also eat other fish and sometimes lizards that fall into the water.
Zadie Smith’s “The Girl with The Bangs” is a vivid account of a romantic relationship between two incompatible characters with vastly different personalities. Told from a first person perspective, it traces the narrator’s journey through an unusual relationship with the girl Charlotte, exploring what it is like “being a boy” – enthralled by a girl’s physical features and thus willing to tolerate any faults of any magnitude (188). His optimism and attraction to Charlotte eventually leads him to grief, where, blinded by their relationship, he is caught unawares and replaced by another boy. Yet, he also achieves an epiphany: that the relationship is built on irrational obsessions and motives and is thus ultimately unsustainable. Told in introspection,
She’s regretting her decision on marrying Curley, and wishes her life would’ve went as planned. The novel illustrates an image of Candy’s sense of loneliness, and how friendship is only achieved by conversation.
The book Riverkeep is written by Martin Stewart. This book is really hard to read so I would suggest people within the high school to adult range to read this book. The main characters in Riverkeep are Wulliam (Wull) Fobisher, Mix, and Tillinghast. Today I’m going to talk the setting, the plot, and the characters.