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9th Grade CP English
24 October 2011
He Should Have Chosen the Fish.
In the story “The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant”; the Narrator should have chosen the fish over Sheila Mant.
The narrator should have chosen the fish over Sheila Mant because Sheila Mant didn’t talk about anything that The Narrator would be remotely interested in. For example she said “Went to a party there. These fraternity men”(Wetherell8). She went on and on. Also when the narrator took Sheila to the fair Sheila left with some other guy. “All I really remember is her coming over to me once the music was done to explain that she would be going home in Eric Coswell’s corvette”(Wetherell10). She is a rude girl! After that Sheila stared talking about herself. In the story it says “Eric said I have the figure to model, but I thought I should get an education first”(Wetherell8). Sheila goes on and on and the narrator just mumbles things like “that’s neat”.
I can see why some people would say that the narrator did the right thing by letting the bass go. Some people would think it was the polite thing to do. I can see where they get that from.
I also think Sheila Mant is very rude. She didn’t even care that she hurt The Narrator. I know this because it says “Before the month was over, the spell she cast over me was gone”(Wetherell10). This means that sense she ditched him and didn’t care about him he is finally getting over her. In the story at the end when he finds out Sheila is going home with another guy even the narrator thought he should of chosen the fish because it says “the memory of that lost bass haunted me all summer and hunts me still”. By the end of the book the narrator is just sad that he didn’t get his fish and Sheila left him how I know this because in the story it says “you’re a funny kid you know that? Funny, different, dreamy, odd.” Then she just goes off with Eric and leaves the narrator there all alone.
Now you know why I think the Narrator should have chosen the fish over Sheila Mant. Don’t you think that he should of? I mean think about it she ditched him for another guy. She was very rude to him by saying that he was odd, nice, and funny. This is why I think the Narrator should have chosen the fish over Sheila Mant.
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