The Round House is a novel written by Louise Erdrich. The main characters are Joe Coutts, Gerdaline Coutts, Judge Coutts, Cappy, Linden Lark, Linda Wishkob, Sonja, Uncle Whitey, Mooshum, Mayla Wolfskin, Father Travis, and Pearl. One day, Joe’s mother, Geraldine drove to her workplace to pick up a file after receiving a call from Mayla Wolfskin. When she reached her workplace, she was raped, kidnapped, and almost got killed. Later, devastated by the attack, she refused to leave her room.
Response To The Red Convertible An illness or severe trauma does not only affect the person but it affects the people around the victim. “In the Red Convertible” by Louise Erdrich accurately describes the complex recovery from Henry returning back from the war. This story reminded me of when my mother was fighting depression because of the relationship, transformation, recovery and the reflection the story illustrates. Henry and Lyman in the beginning of the story is like my mom and I. We use to go out all the time to places such as Yosemite and amusement parks.
All the Rage by Courtney Summers is a novel about a rape victim named Romy that lost her respect because no one wanted to believe that the town’s golden boy Kellan Turner raped her. The night after she attended a party, she woke up with no memory of the previous night and news that her former best friend Penny Young was missing. There is a huge mystery to solve with Penny Young that raises many questions about date rape drugs, rape and death. All the Rage shows readers that society doesn’t allow rape victims a chance for rightful justice portrayed by the preconceived notions that surround the main Character Romy, the setting of the novel and the theme.
Louise Erdrich’s “The Round House” consists of many complex ideas and topics, many of which we were unable to touch on in class. One of the most important points in our readings I found was the scene when Joe realizes where Mayla’s body is and the character Bugger’s connection to this awareness. Although he appears in the novel only briefly, the five or so pages that involve Bugger and what he knows are some of the most significant pages in the entire book. What he knows and the decisions Joe makes about that information have made a very significant impact on the outcome of the story. Bugger first important scene happens while Joe is eating lunch with Linda at Mighty’s.
This “unattended wound” illustrates that numerous people in the Native American community experience intricate and challenging lives, not just the characters within the novel. Further, Orange writes how Jacquie questions that the people around her often appear to be filled with confidence and a lack of self-doubt, but “Jacquie can’t remember a day going by when at some point she hadn’t
Louise Erdrich, author of “The Red Convertible,” is the daughter of a German-American father and a Chippewa Indian mother. They were both employed at the Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school and from an early age, Louise was encouraged by her father to write stories. She says that “my father used to give me a nickel for every story I wrote” (Madden 241). After years of writing, Louise received the National Book Award for Fiction in 2012 for her novel “The Round House.” “The Red Convertible” follows the brotherhood of Lyman Lamartine and Henry Junior and illustrates the symbolization of the red convertible.
The first theme shows how that native americans were treated badly. In the story, Brigadier General Patrick E. Connor announced in July that the Indians North of the platte River “must be hunted like dogs.” There were many times in the book where it locked like the Indians were being targeted by everyone. It said, “When the bluecoats gunfire grew too overwhelming, the Sioux would draw away”, so that shows that even after they tried to quit the bluecoats still fired. Even though they were treated like crap, They still didn’t give up.
The first theme is how the Native Americans were treated badly. “Trader Andrew Myrick declared, “So far as I am concerned, if they are hungry let them eat grass or their own dung.” “The United States government did not bother to obtain consent.” They did not care if the Native Americans were treated badly, Myrick said if they were hungry they could eat grass or their own dung, and the United States did not even bother to obtain consent. The second theme is don’t give up and to fight for your rights.
While reading “Ramona” one of the overarching themes in the novel is the mistreatment of Native Americans. The reason that Helen Hunt Jackson was able to write so much on this subject without having people criticize her for a biased view, is because the story of “Ramona” is based on the treatment of Native Americans. The prejudices that affected them in the 1800’s was horrific. The Native American were moved off their homelands, forced into a situation of being put into camps, and a lack of rights. This lack of rights is where Helen Hunt Jackson attempt to expose this mistreatment and abuse to the light.
The excerpt from Louise Erdrich’s novel, The Beet Queen, tells the story of two siblings arriving in an unfamiliar town. The excerpt depicts the different reactions of the siblings to their situation. The imagery of the excerpt conveys the state of the unfamiliar environment. The selection of detail in the excerpt reveals the impact that the environment has on the children. In the excerpt from Louise Erdrich’s novel, The Beet Queen, Erdrich uses imagery and selection of detail to depict the impact of the environment on the two children.
The coming of age of a person could be at the age of twelve, or twenty, or forty – it all depends on each person’s ability to reach a certain level of maturity – not necessarily meaning when one is independent, but rather when one seems sensible and reliable. In terms of maturity, humans have different levels of development some mature faster, while others develop quite gradually. Most of the time, the experiences that one goes through determines the speed of the rate of the maturity of that person because past experiences affect the way that we make decisions that benefit ourselves, and the people around us. Louise Erdrich’s The Round House is a coming-of-age story about Joe Coutts, a thirteen-year-old Native American, who is thrust into adulthood
Captivity is defined as the state of being imprisoned or confined. A tragic experience is given a whole new perspective from Louise Erdrich 's poem, “Captivity”. Through descriptive imagery and a melancholic tone, we can see the poem and theme develop in her words. Erdrich takes a quote from Mary Rowlandson’s narrative about her imprisonment by the Native Americans and her response to this brings readers a different story based off of the epigraph. Louise Erdrich compiles various literary devices to convey her theme of sympathy, and her poem “Captivity” through specific and descriptive language brings a whole new meaning to Mary Rowlandson’s narrative.
Misery: Challenging Gender Stereotype Misery is the most thematically satisfying of all Stephen King’s novels. The theme this paper will explore further is that of King’s disturbing interpretation of gender roles. Gender stereotypes are what is thought of as societal norms dictating types of behaviour based on whether a person is a male or female. In popular literature gender stereotypes often see women as good, pure and innocent, whereas men are seen as strong and at times the evil beings, most often being the villain.
Book Report Ms. Peggy French English 10A December 17 2015 The Diary of Anne Frank Book Report “The Diary of Anne Frank” is a diary written by a young Jewish girl named Anne Frank. She wrote this diary while in hiding with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. This diary, which was originally written in Dutch was translated into 60 languages.