Miss Melanie Transue
24 October 2011
Do you like someone who is selfish in their own? Or how about someone is conceded to you in the store? Well Sheila Mant is that way and be stereotyped could be stereotyped as a and inconsiderate girl. I read the “Bass, the River and Shelia Mant” by W.D Wetherall recently.
Sheila Mant can be stereotyped as a conceded girl. “Eric said I have the figure to model but I thought I should get an education first” This was Sheila telling the narrator about herself and she would not let the narrator talk at all. “I have to be careful with my complexion I tan, but in segments.” Again here is Sheila talking the narrators head off, with the thought of how she needs to tan, and how she tans on her own time. “Her face that bothered me if it had a delightful fullness a very dubious expression”. At this time the narrator is picking up Sheila at her house and going to the folk concert, but the way the narrator sees Sheila’s face when she comes out he does not like it. Some people who may have read the story before could say that Sheila Mant is a nice and caring person. But since Sheila ignored the narrator way too much on the way to the concert, and at the concert that is just rude.
Some could think from after reading this story that Sheila Mant is a nice and caring person. They could argue this point very well, from the fact that Sheila was nice enough to go on the date with the narrator. Also that she was caring enough to tell the narrator that she was going home with Eric Caswell. But since Sheila did not let the narrator talk on the ride to the concert, and was rude to him the whole night. That does not sound like a nice and caring person.
Sheila Mant is a very inconsiderate girl, “I’m playing outfield, I don’t like the responsibility of having a base”. Now the narrator just gave Sheila some advice about if she was playing a base. Did she take that advice into consideration??? No she did not she just made a rude comment back to the narrator. “You have a car? Look I can get my Dads car”. This quote Sheila came down to the dock to go with the narrator and go to the concert with him, but instead she hated the idea of taking a canoe because it would take longer rather than a car. “I may have danced once or twice with her but all I remember is her coming over to tell me she was going home in Eric Caswells car”. Now the night is over and the narrator is so sad he just found out that his crush will be leaving him for another guy.
With reading “The Bass, the River and Shelia Mant” By W.D Wetherall. Shelia Mant is a very different child in her own way, by being conceded and inconsiderate to others in her own way.
Wetherell, W. D. "The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant" Pathways: Literature for Readers and Writers. Logan, IO: Perfection Learning, 2008. 4-10. Print.