English 9 b-2
24 October 2011
“Will he ever realize the real Shelia Mant?”
Have you ever met a girl you are really interested in? Well in the short story “The Bass, The River, and Shelia Mant” Sheila is stuck up, sassy and rude. I would have to say that she would be considered a preppy girl because of the way she acts when she is around the narrator. I would agree that she isn’t the nicest girl you would want to be around if you were to hang out with other people.
Shelia Mant is stuck up in the story Shelia Mant is in the boat with the narrator, and she ask the narrator what that sound was. He answers “Bass. That splashing sound?” and she replies “I think fishing`s dumb” she said, making a face. “I mean, it`s boring and all. Definitely dumb.” (Wetherell p.g7)This proves right here that she isn’t a girl that would want to go out and ride four wheelers or go fishing with the narrator. She is the type of girl that would want to ride in a cool car, and go to the mall all-day. Anyone would agree that she would be a girl called stuck up.
Sheila Mant? What are your thoughts about her? Well in the story there is this younger boy who likes her. She is a girl that lives in a cottage next to the narrator of the story. Her family is always having parties, and frantic softball games. The narrator likes her though, but throughout the story his feelings start to grow and he ends up asking her out. For the narrator to do this takes a lot of courage for him to do, but as he starts to talk to her he realizes she is very sassy, and only cares about herself.
In the story Shelia Mant is very rude. When the narrator and Shelia are on the boat going over to the party, all she is doing is talking about herself and not letting the narrator talk at all. While they are going down the river they come across a bass that is jumping in and out of the water, but Shelia is very rude and says that she doesn’t like bass. Then when they get to the party she blows the narrator off for a college guy and gets in his car.
In the story Shelia mant isn’t the nicest girl you would want to be around. Would she be considered rude, sassy, or stuck up