The theme is everybody needs somebody who cares when going through times of despair. Naomi ran to the window and drew the curtain aside while Luis held on to the thick branch ND waited to give her the first good thing he has given anyone in a long 288). “The Bass, The River, and Sheila Manta” is about a 14 year old boy who is a victim of a girl’s beauty. He tries to win that said beauty, but he fails. The boy’s conflict is catch the fish or catch the girl the resolution is he cuts the line, the girl ditches him, and he leaves with regret, He changes from a cowardly Iamb to a courageous lion throughout the story.The theme is love can blind you from the beauty within it can also hide the ugliness. Inhere would be other Sheila Mantas n my life, other fish, and though I came close once or twice, it was these secret, hidden tugging in the night that claimed me, and I never made the same mistake again”(Waterwheel 298).
“Catch the Moon” and “The Bass, The River, and Sheila Manta” were about teenage love and companionship. Catch the Moon was about a boy not interested in girls much at the beginning, then With enough motivation he ended up liking a girl named Naomi.The Bass, The River, and Sheila Manta was about a boy who was head over heels in love with a stuck up brat named Sheila Manta, but n the end he didn’t give an ounce about her. “Catch the Moon'”s setting was in a city. “The Bass, The River, and Sheila Manta” was in a nature like setting.
The stories covered love in such a way so it wasn’t very lovely dove. “Catch the Moon” was about finding love, and ‘The Bass, The River, and Sheila Manta” was about getting over love and ignoring it until you are ready. Teenage love can be stupid or not depending on the people involved and the choices they make.