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A bass or a girl
Miss Melanie Transue
9 CP English D-4
24 October 24, 2011
A bass or a girl
You just snagged the fish of your dreams but you have to make an agonizing decision. Do you pull it in and risk losing the one you love or do you let it go? After reading “The bass, The river, and Sheila Mant” by W.D Wetherall I have decided the narrator should have chosen the bass over Sheila Mant. This is because Sheila liked Eric Caswell more than the narrator and he also said if Sheila wasn’t with him he would have pulled the fish in immediately. I recently had the opportunity to read “The bass, The river, and Sheila Mant ” by W.D Wetherall.
Sheila Mant Obviously liked Eric Caswell more than the narrator. Every time the narrator and Sheila Mant were together she kept talking about Eric Caswell. When they went to the concert Sheila danced with the narrator twice then she spent the rest of the night with Eric and rode home with him in his corvette. For example, the narrator says “I may have danced with her once or twice but all I really remember is once the music was done to explain that she would be going home in Eric Caswell’s Corvette”.
Some may argue that Sheila Mant was in love with the narrator because she went to the concert with him instead of Eric. They might also believe that because she danced with him at the concert as well. However, if she was in love with him she would’ve spent the whole night with him instead of just dancing with him twice. She also would’ve ridden home with the narrator instead of in Eric Caswell’s Corvette.
The narrator said that if Sheila wasn’t with him he would have pulled the bass in immediately. As soon as the narrator caught the fish he knew it was smart because it went thought the trees and rocks to try to break the line. The fish was so strong it pulled the narrator and Sheila up the river. “Every instinct I had told me to pick up the rod and strike back at the bass, but there was no need to – it was already solidly hooked.
After reading “The bass, the River, and Sheila Mant” by W.D Wetherell I have concluded that Sheila Mant obviously liked Eric Caswell more than the narrator and that the narrator would’ve taken the bass if Sheila Mant wasn’t with him.
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