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The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant

English II
by Rafael Mendoza on 19 October 2012

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Transcript of The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant

By Rafael Mendoza The Bass, The River, and
Sheila Mant 4 important quotes In the story "The Bass, The River, Sheila Mant", the narrator is the dynamic character. In the beginning the narrator was in love with both fishing and Sheila Mant. Throughout the story he tries to impress her but to no avail. The narrator then tries to impress Sheila again by taking her on his boat to the fair. While doing so he hooks a large mouth bass and struggles on whether he should unhook the bass or bring the bass in and lose the chance he has with Sheila. By the end, the narrator learns that there are many girls in the world like Sheila but he will never come close to the largest bass he would have ever caught. Theme Conflict Protagonist Protagonist - The leading character or a major character in a drama, movie, novel, or other fictional text.
The main character is the narrator of the story. He is a 14 year old boy who loves fishing has a crush on Sheila Mant and he tries to impress her. In the story he faces two problems with the antagonist. "I think fishing's dumb," she said making a face. "I mean, its boring and all. Definitely Dumb." page 29 Dynamic Character Tagxedo The narrator in the end begins to learn a lot from his decision. What he learned was the theme of the story which is sacrifice. The narrator learns that being true to yourself is better than trying to impress those around you. Because of him trying to impress Sheila Mant, he lost one of the biggest bass he could have ever caught. One of the conflicts in the story is a physical conflict. The narrator struggles with the bass trying to keep it under control . He also struggles verbally to keep Sheila from finding out that he has a bass on his fishing line. (Its a good thing she is self centered) This is a man vs man and man vs nature. Antagonist - A person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or something; an adversary. The antagonist of the story is the bass the narrator had caught while he was in the boat with Shelia Mant. The bass is consider the antagonist of the story because the narrator tries to hide the fact he has the bass on the line. He was able to hide the truth but had to let the bass get away in the end. Antagonist Largemouth Bass Three, that it was the biggest bass I had ever hooked. Four, that Sheila Mant must not know. page 30 There would be other Sheila Mants in my life, other fish, and though I came close one or twice, it was these secert, hidden tuggings in the night that claimed me, and I never made the same mistake again. page 31 There was a summer in my life when the only creature that seemed lovelier to me than a largemouth bass was Sheila Mant. page 27 4 important pictures
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