He kept debating over the big bass, or Sheila. Right before they got to shore he saw how beautiful she was and he… “pulled a penknife from [his] pocket and cut the line in half” (Wetherell 312). This part/ quote in the story shows how Sheila has an influence on the decisions he makes, and this time he chose her and his crush over her than his passion for fishing, which makes him “him.” These parts of the story help develop the author’s theme of decision making because you can clearly see all of the decisions Sheila and the narrator make in the end of the
He has the primest gear, the top brand equipment, specifically naming his “Mitchell reel” and his “Pfleuger spinning rod” (Wetherell 2). He practices casts constantly, testing the reel’s drag and never going anywhere without his fishing pole. Fishing is more than a casual interest; it is a lifelong passion. Another reason the protagonist may pick the bass is shown through his vast amount of knowledge involving
He might choose the girl for several reasons, first off she is pretty he describes her as percect for him. also he loves her. He watches her through the bushes, and knows all of her moods. he knows what mood she is in depending on what position she is in, but the bass was also another option, He might have chosen the bass because it was the biggest bass hes ever seen. It pulled the boat and bent the rod twice as much.
The narrator also encounters internal conflict when Sheila brings up Eric Caswell. Sheila is speaking to the narrator as they are rowing up the river, in the middle of the story. “Eric Caswells going to be there. He strokes the number four.”(Wetherell 2) The narrator deals with internal conflict when Sheila brings up Eric Caswell because they are on a date with each other and she is thinking about somebody else. To continue, the narrator faces internal conflict when sheila says she thinks fishing is dumb.
In the book The River Why the main character, Gus, loves to go fishing. His mother and father love to fish too. They both read and lived by a certain book called The Compleat Angler. It too is also about fly fishing. The author of the book is Izaak Walton.
The teenage narrator (WB) of ‘The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant,’ and the narrator (Alice) in ‘Boys and Girls’ experience the journey to discovering their own identity. As they mature, they become accustomed to comfortable with their identity. WB struggled with whether to impress a girl or catch a rare big bass in the lake. Alice struggled on whether to conform to her family’s expectations and on what culture says or act out upon her morals. Reaching the end of both stories, both narrators comes to a realization, WB realizing how his passion is worth more than impressing a temporal girl, while Alice realizes that she is subconsciously conforming to her gender stereotype.
During that time he didn't have his license to be able to drive considering he was a teenager then being hit by that question many different scenarios started to run in his mind on what do I do, what do I say, Is she going to leave now and so on. Since the narrator wanted anything but to embarrass himself he responded they would travel by a canoe not telling why he did not have a normal vehicle. Secondly, when they finally started boarding the canoe Sheila started complaining about many things for example when she heard the splashing of the bass in the river which then lead her to express her feelings towards fishing.As stated in the book Sheilas exact words “I think fishings dumb, I mean its boring and all. Definitely dumb”. She also started complaining when she started to become aware of the buzzing noises of the bats and as well with just the whole boat ride she totally disliked.
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.
In Foster’s book “How to read literature like a Professor” it states that “it’s never just heart disease or rarely just an illness” (Foster…). I think the death means that Gregor is growing up and becoming an adult. This correlates to the idea that Gregor’s dad represents youth. An important moment in the book is when Gregor attends a music camp over the summer and begins a relationship with a girl he meets there. The very next day, his dad passed.
Reminders occur, such as when Geraldine while fishing with Judge Antone Bazil Coutts catches the same turtle she had previously caught while fishing with her past lover Roman. Another working domino is music, and Moshum’s brother Shamengwa’s capacity for music carrying forward to save Corwin Peace from the implications of his origins. The novel repeats the past and the intangible power of it to draw the characters to repeat what they do or how they felt. For the white community, the marginalization and displacement of hate for the Native American’s residing in the reservation is yet another repetition of past influence carried forward. There is no reason needed to associate current hatred with them; nevertheless, it carries forward and Mosshum and his 3 other Native American friends entering the house is enough justification to turn them into scapegoats for the whites’ hatred.
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.