The Change of Two Brother’s Relationship Certain circumstances can change a person for the better or for the worse. In “The Red Convertible” by Louise Erdrich, she demonstrates how the Vietnam War completely altered a young man’s personality. Two brothers, Henry and Lyman, who has an inseparable bond in the beginning of the story were portrayed also as best friends. The two of them travel everywhere in a glossy, red convertible they bought together during the summer. The red convertible shows the unique connection they have together.
And it was their last good adventure together as Henry was taken to the army after the trip. He gave brother all rights to the car, but Lyman did not want to accept these changes. Henry’s personality was badly affected by the war, and his brother tried to revive his interest to the car by damaging it. The man repaired it but did not want to treat the vehicle as his property again. In the final scene brothers were able to gain understanding, but their reunion did not last long as Henry drowned in the river.
He refused to admit to Henry what he did or take ownership of the convertible, once again, which caused the brothers to argue. Lyman’s shift occurred due to his heightened sense of responsibility for his brother. While Lyman witnessed his brother drowning, not being able to save him, and driving the car into the river alongside him, his growth throughout the story became visible. Lyman driving the car into the river signifies how he let go of the brother he lost. He came to terms with the idea that his brother was not coming back.
Upon returning from war, their relationship is not where it was when Henry had left. Understandably so, because the experience of war can have the effect of deteriorating personal relationships. Lyman realizes this change in his brother and hopes to mend the relationship by using the red convertible as the means to do so. Henry deals with demons in his own mind as a result from war, and most assuredly brings back with him more than the memories of war. The journey the brothers take in “The Red Convertible” strengthens their bond, only to have it torn apart by the repercussions of Henry going to war.
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. These brothers followed closely in each other’s footsteps and were always together.
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