Compare And Contrast Sheila Mant And Catch The Moon

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Angela Foreman English 10 Accelerated Ms. Hall, Per 5 January 21, 2011 Two Boys with One Heart Which is better: living an angry life or feeling rejected? Most people would choose the obvious, which is avoiding the feeling of rejection. However, it would really depend on each person’s situation like in the two short stories “Catch the Moon” by Judith Ortiz Cofer and “The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant” by W.D Wetherell. In “Catch the Moon”, Luis is a troubled boy whose mother’s death haunts his present. In order to ignore the pain, he puts himself in danger and rebels against the law. All that changes when he meets Naomi, who has gone to him to find a hubcap for her car. His interest in Naomi begins to increase and his motivation to impressing her keeps him out of trouble, finally overriding his angry past. In “The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant” the boy has a deep crush on Sheila Mant and decides to ask her out. During the events of their ‘date’, there comes a time where the boy must make a decision between a bass…show more content…
In “Catch the Moon”, Luis and Naomi’s attraction was mutual; where Naomi drew his picture and he memorized her number. The fact that they took the time to remember each other in little ways showed how they both liked each other. Naomi is mainly the reason as to why Luis decides to change for the better. In “The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant”, the attraction is only from the boy to Sheila. Sheila endlessly talks about herself and a guy named Eric throughout the whole boat ride with the boy, never bothering to ask him questions. This behavior shows how Sheila is selfish and doesn’t show attraction towards the boy. The boy shows courage and pride when he decides that choosing Sheila over his passion of fishing isn’t worth it. Being true to himself and not pretending to be otherwise is the best

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