Summary Of The Red Convertible By Louise Erdrich

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In the short story “The Red Convertible” by Louise Erdrich the author uses Henry, Lyman’s brother to portray the believe that people change through new experiences. The beginning shows how the main character Lyman earned money, from selling bouquets to becoming partial owner of the Joliet Cafe. Then it goes on to talk about how Lyman and Henry buying a red convertible, driving it across the country, enjoying life together. Then Henry is enlisted in the army, going off to war and leaves Lyman to care for the car. Once Henry returns from war he has changed drastically, not wanting to talk with Lyman and showing anger towards him, but in the end they take one final drive to a lake where Henry is swallowed up by the water and never returns. The

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