The Bass and the Girl Conflict

This found poem above was taken from page 4 of the short story “The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant” by W.D. Wetherell. It showed the Man vs. Self conflict between the protagonist (the narrator) and himself. In the rising action, the narrator had to make a choice between catching the biggest bass that he had ever fished or Sheila Mant, a beautiful 17-year-old girl that he has a crush on. People often sacrifices the things they hold dear for love, in this scenario, the narrator is willing to do anything to impress Sheila, so when he had to make the choice between his passion and desire, love overcame his mind and he gave up the bass. In conclusion, when we’re facing situations like this, it is best to think and be true to ourselves.