I didn't like who I was and that is what matters most. In the story The bass , The river , and Shelia Mant ,the narrator falls in a love with a girl and is doing everything to impress her, but with all that impressing, he forgets about his feeling and thoughts. Since Sheila had been going on about how she was disgusted with fishing the boy did not want her to know that he had his rod out. Shelia rode home in a corvette, she made him feel 3 feet tall and she revealed her true color, which was dark and cold as night. Four, that Shelia Mant must not know.
Sheila Mant Sheila Mant is a 17 year old girl who the narrator is obsessed with because of her looks. His curiosity grew stronger with his development of understanding her disposition from a distance as she lay on the float. In these two stories they both wanted something really bad that they couldn't get. This is a drastic change. The reader learns that you should always follow the path that you know and love rather being something or someone completely different.
If she lay flat on the diving board with her hand trailing idly in the water, she was pensive, not to be disturbed. When the boy finally got his chance he took her in his canoe to a folk concert. He knew it was a Largemouth Bass. For his big date he shined up his boat and got it all ready to pick up Sheila. His favorite pastime is fishing, and he suggests they go to the concert on his canoe.
He is with Sheila right now but his mind is on the fish. Her families multiple parties, though bothersome to his. One of the major elements of this story is the river. On their way there the boy set up his fishing rod when all of a sudden he felt a gigantic tug on the line. There is many things in the book that are good life lessons. Wetherell, is when the unnamed narrator chooses to cut his fishing line, loosing the bass fish so that he can keep Shelia Mant, who is on a date with him.
The whole story is written in flashback. He finally decided to cut the line. Two, that it was a big bass. Eventually I was so torn that I stopped my cheer days and just like our narrator I will forever regret that. Wetherall, a boy acts like someone he's not to impress a girl.
Right there he had to decide what he wanted more: Sheila or the bass. The man is remembering the summer when he was 14 and he was infatuated with Sheila Mant. They took a canoe down the river into the city in order to listen to a folk band at the fair. The author must have written this story off of personal experience. .
At the beginning, the narrator is a. I learned that if someone doesn't like me for who I am to begin with. However, a decision has to be made and each obstacle must be overcome. I wouldn't do that if I was in the same position as the boy because if I had a fish of my dreams I would hook the fish and real it in. He tries to become someone else in order to impress a girl. These symbolize the pleasures in life the narrator truly loves more than anything.
She is not interested in him or what he likes to do. Wetherell the narrator, an awkward fourteen year old boy whose love for both fishing and the girl next door will both be tested. The narrator had been wanting to ask out Sheila Mant all summer. It is at this point the boy becomes enlightened about Shelia. To be quite honest I happen to love this story. He knew it was a Largemouth Bass.
Some times in life people are deceived as to what their goals and feelings really are. Obviously the things that motivate the main. While paddling to the concert Sheila mentions, how she thought fishing was boring, and dumb. For his big date he shined up his boat and got it all ready to pick up Sheila. The only time she is approachable is when she is hugging her knees sitting on the raft.