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The Transformation of Henry's Reaction to the Color Red in The Red Convertible, a Short Story by Louise Erdrich
In the short story, The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich, Henry Lamartine is a free-spirited and loving older brother. Henry and his younger brother, Lyman, buy a convertible sports car together and go jet setting across their country. Later in the story, Henry is sent off to the war in Vietnam, only to return as a depre...
The Issue of Violence Against Women Through the Eyes of a 13 Year Old Boy, Joe in The Round House, a Novel by Louise Erdrich
In her novel The Round House, Louise Erdrich makes the interesting choice of taking on serious issues of violence against women through the perspective of a 13-year-old boy—Joe. Because the center of the drama is in actuality focused on Joe’s mother (Geraldine) and the author herself is a woman, it is natural to wonder why...
The Brotherly Bond in Sonny's Blues by James Baldwin and the Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich
Brothers’ Bond In “Sonny’s Blues,” by James Baldwin and “The Red Convertible,” by Louise Erdrich, both protagonists struggle to overcome certain obstacles in an attempt to understand and help their brothers with their hardships, hoping to form or rebuild a brotherly bond. Sonny from “Sonny’s Blues” and Henry from “The Red...
The Criticism of War in the Red Convertible, a Short story by Louise Erdrich
On the Topic of “The Red Convertible” Despite the romanticized glorification of war by some, reality has proven that war causes detrimental loss and the damnation of lives long beyond conflict’s physical grasp. War, beside any conceived necessity, justifiably carries connotations of supreme loss. Of course the los...
The Portrayal of an Outside Character in the Stories of the Book, The Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich and in the Novel, Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Examine the ways in which rebels, outsiders, or characters alienated in some other way from their society, have been presented in the works you have studied. In the works “The Painted Drum” as well as in “Remains of the Day” both Louise Erdrich and Kazuo Ishiguro use a stylistic voice to portray an outside character (Faye...
Personality Change in the Short Story The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich
In The Red convertible by Louise Erdrich, she shows how war can change a person's personality and their lifestyle. It is said that when a man returns from war, he is changed forever whether the changes are for the good or the worse. The author vividly describes how the protagonist of the story, Henry Jr., had a major change...
A Literary Analysis of the Relationship Between Two Brothers in The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich
The Red Convertible Louise Erdrich authored the literary work of “The Red Convertible”. Enrich illustrates the relationship of the two brothers Lyman and Henry who shared similar interest; however they did seem to get along after Henry returned home from war. During their young adulthood, they were separated by a distance...
An Analysis of Literary Styles in I'm a Mad Dog Biting Myself for Sympathy by Louise Erdrich
Emotion is a powerful force in humanity. It is the perfect mixture of chemical reactions and stimuli that enables us to either progress or digress in life. Human emotion is something to be regarded with reverence. The evidence of a great author is an emotionally raw reader. When the adventure and personal growth of a charac...
An Analysis of the Symbols of Brotherhood and Henry's Mental State in Louise Erdrich's The Red Convertible
The Red Convertible: Symbols of Brotherhood and Henry’s Mental State Louise Erdrich wrote many short stories, but the one that really stands out to me was the “The Red Convertible”, it’s a very interesting short story, which is filled with different symbols and themes. Lyman and Henry bought their first car, and it was t...
A Story of Family and Culture in the Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich
The Red Convertible is a story that symbolizes thought. It is a story of family as well as culture. It is a story that asks a lot of questions, questions that don t have answers. Did Henry commit suicide? What is the role of the convertible? Many questions, no answers. The dialogue used in the story is different, than other...