The Red Convertible Louise Erdrich Summary

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The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich The Red Convertible is a short story about two Native America brothers. The story investigates the evolution of their relationship. Several factors change the two brothers through the years but a red convertible car binds them together. Foreshadowing is quite prevalent throughout The Red Convertible. Erdrich writes, "We owned it together until his boots filled with water on a windy night and he bought out my share." (Erdrich 445). This passage seems quite odd and confusing in the first paragraph of the story. Later the reader comes to understand that Henry’s boots actually fill with water as he drowns in the river, followed by the red convertible. Conflict in The Red Convertible revolves around Henry and Lyman’s relationship as brothers and the car they purchased together. The war changes Henry and he doesn’t even want to drive the car even though Lyman has kept it in good shape.…show more content…
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