In the beginning of the story, the bond between the inseparable brothers, Henry and Lyman is exceptionally strong. On their way to Winnipeg with their pockets full of loose change and wrinkled, green bills of all sorts of value, the two of them fell in love at first sight with a red convertible that had a for sale sign sitting upon the windshield. The narrator states, “The, before we had thought it over at all, the car belonged to us and our pockets were empty” (Erdrich 325). Even though Henry and Lyman were having no intentions of purchasing anything together, especially a
It was a sweet car,” (Frank 21). However, later in the story Randy sacrifices his car for his friends, “‘What you’re getting at...you want me to contribute the gas lines out of my Bonneville.’” (Frank 218). Before The Day, Randy wouldn’t have sacrificed his new, nice car for anything. However, The Day has introduced numerous shortages, including gasoline, making the car effectively useless. Randy also gains the wisdom to see this, and allows for the car to be sacrificed for the betterment of his friends and family.
We can only think that this is how Chris felt when he “walked into the wild” (Krakauer 69). Instead of the nonsense of everyday life, Jon let himself focus on one goal: survival. Both Chris and Jon packed up and left a comfortable life to seek adventure just beyond their reach. They both had issues with their fathers. The difference between their stories is that Jon returned to his life, whereas Chris lost his.
Dementia and physical illness rendered him too weak to rely on, so rather than asking how Elie would live without his father, a new question was presented: How would his father live without Elie? Immediately after arriving to a liberation camp, the surviving prisoners were divided into various groups, prompting Elie to squeeze his father’s hand as if his life depended on it. Unfortunately, exposure to such unforgiving environments had introduced Elie’s father to the kind of seductive release mentioned previously. This was conveyed through an argument between the two where Elie refused to let his father sleep. Elie had known that if the latter slept, he would never wake up.
We could infer this from his companions. One example is when they open the bag of wins that were supposed to take them home because they suspected it was gold. They said, “…while we, who have gone through everything he has on the same venture, come home with our hands empty” (153.40-45). Odysseus was the leader and was getting all the gifts without sharing. They had fought in the same wars, travelled with him and were just as homesick, yet he had not given them anything.
In the short story, “The Red Convertible” written by Louise Erdich, in the first person from the narrator Lyman’s point of view. It is about two Chippewa Native American brothers Lyman Lamartine and Henry Lamartine who were separated when Henry enlisted in the Vietnam War. During the short story, Lyman expresses his feelings about the bond him and Henry shared; and how their relationship changed from pre-war happy Henry to post-war mentally-haggard Henry. Louise shows how one thing, the red convertible, brought two brothers bond together and how it ended their bond. This presented us with something we do not know that will be brought to the light.
McCandless himself had his reasons to hurt his parents that way mainly because they kept living a lie and it just exploded in their face when Chris found out. I am led to believe as well, that McCandless was trying to leave the Stampede Trail because he had forgiven them but since he couldn’t leave due to the river being so high and strong. McCandless had never anticipated or let alone plan to die just to hurt his parents. That was something that came totally unexpected and without his awareness. McCandless was also never a harm to people he met.
The effects of relationships are very powerful and can change the course of someone 's life. Connections shared between family members are particularly strong, and is supposed that they can survive any test that is forced upon them. In ‘The Red Convertible’ by Louise Erdrich, the red convertible that the two brothers purchase together symbolizes the relationship that they have. The car is beside them at every stage of their relationship, from the adversity that gives them the opportunity to buy the car, to the tragedy that ends with the loss of both Henry and the car. For most of the story, it seems as though the relationship that Henry and Lyman share is free and unbreakable.
After witnessing Lupito’s death, Lupito still remains within Antonio’s mind wandering like a lost soul not knowing the ending to his death. He still continues to question whether god has helped his spirit or if he is forever lost to wander. “It is the soul of Lupito, they cried in fear, doomed to wander the river at night because the waters washed his soul away!”(Pg. 26) This is the first placement of Antonio’s religious ambivalence. Antonio may think to himself that seeing someone die is a sin, the idea of growing up thinking that the world is perfectly put together and being restricted from reality is a sin, restriction is a sin.
I also wondered why Father Hurley did not report his nephew, Gregory, to the cops for drinking and driving: “‘ I thought it was safer to come back that way, less chance of being stopped. You know, breathalyzed.’ Gregory looked up, like the way he had looked up when he had forgotten to to take one of the dogs for a walk or hadn’t closed a gate in the far field. But this time a bicyclist lay on the road in the dark” (Binchy 185). One possible reason that Father Hurley would not have reported his nephew is because Gregory’s parents think so highly of their son and think that he could do nothing wrong. In the eyes of Gregory’s parents, he has never done everything wrong and he never will and Father Hurley does not want to adulterate
Fourthly, Mr. B confessed that he paid out of pocket for his father’s previous fender benders rather than contacting the insurance company for fear of legal repercussions. This piece of evidence is key because it shows guilt and that he knows that allowing his father to drive is wrong. Fifthly, Mr. B does not deny or argue with Dr. Y’s concerns, he simply yells and tells the doctor that his family was none od her business. Finally, Mr. B agreed to take steps to prevent his father from driving, but failed to stay true to his word when his father got into yet another accident. The difference with this particular accident was that it obviously was damaging enough to be published in a newspaper.
Truly then Duddy was angry and confused that he couldn’t understand why his Grandfather Simcha was sad, that he did all of this for him yet his Grandfather turned his back and just walked away. Furthermore, even though he acquired the land around the lake, the idea of building a resort can never happen since he denied the partnership proposal of Dingleman, a drug dealer interested on investing in the development of the lands around the lake. Evidence of this in the book in a scenario where “Duddy jumped up and down, he laughed, he grabbed Lennie round the waist and forced him to dance round and round. ”Don’t you understand?” he asked. “Don’t you realize that you’re standing realize- He came all this way to beg for an in.
During the final days of Eliezer’s father’s death, Elie’s father completely depends on Elie to bring him food, water, and keep him protected. When Eliezer discovers that his father has been taken away, he thinks to himself, “I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep. But I was out of tears. And deep inside me, if I could have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found something like: Free at last!...” (Wiesel, 112) When Elie searches through his “feeble conscience”, or weak conscience, his mind is incapable of feeling anything towards his father. His mind is weak from the constant strain and stress of the Holocaust.
As they made their way back to the garrison - to home – there wasn 't much chatter. There was a quiet companionship during their homeward journey but Porthos wasn 't able to enjoy it. He thought of how his brothers must be ashamed of him. They took him back with open arms, as he knew they would, but he felt that by taking off the fleur-de-lys they all wore so proudly, he had essentially abandoned them. As he grew up, Porthos told himself he didn 't need to know his father 's identity.
Before his father died he was trying to help but supporting him kept getting more difficult as time passed until he became incapable of helping. This can be seen in quotes right after his father died when he says, “I could see that he was breathing--in gasps. I didn’t move.” He knew his father was dying and did not help. After his father dies he realizes that it was not that he didn’t want to help, he was incapable of it. A quote says, “No candle lit in his memory.