In the final scene brothers were able to gain understanding, but their reunion did not last long as Henry drowned in the river. Lyman “returned” him the convertible by sending it in the water too. The story demonstrates many symbols. The color of the convertible is one of them. According to some sources, red symbolizes faith and communication in the Native American culture.
The relationship between the brothers in “The Red Convertible” is in direct correlation with the condition of the car. The story takes place throughout the northern and western parts of the United States, as well as Canada, but the story’s central focus is the car. When Henry first goes away to war the relationship is in good standing. The car is also is good condition when Henry leaves for Vietnam. Upon returning from war, their relationship is not where it was when Henry had left.
The growth of a person can take place through changes that occur within or around their lives. For example, in “The Red Convertible,” Erdrich’s character Lyman is a prime example of growing through change. The change from carefree to serious is triggered through his experience of assisting his brother, Henry’s, psychological transformation after returning from the Vietnam War as a Prisoner of War. Lyman exemplified growth through his attempt to learn how to react to/help his brother. Prior to Henry, his elder brother, leaving for and returning from the Vietnam War, Lyman was carefree.
After researching Louise Erdrich 's life and reading “The Red Convertible”, the best literary elements of the short-story are the car in general, the raging waters, and the boots filling up with water to drown Henry. Louise Erdrich was the child of Ralph Louis and Rita Joanne who had both affiliated with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Her writing abilities and storytelling came from her family. Around eight years old, everybody in her family from her grandparents to her parents told her stories of how it had been on the Indian reservation during The Great Depression. Her father would mainly tell her stories of his relatives and the previous towns he used to live in.
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.
F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.” Fitzgerald had something great to reveal to his readers in The Great Gatsby. To give some background, the novel is about a man, Nick, who is on the outside peering into the lifestyle of the extremely wealthy. His neighbor, Gatsby, has persistently worked for the past few years to meet Daisy again after he woefully departed from her to fight in the war. In the classic novel The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald has something to say and he uses effective diction, symbolism, and characterization to convey his idea that Americans must ceaselessly work towards living their own version of the great American Dream but they must not get caught up in wanting too much. On page
I would be leaving behind a good life, one full of loving friends and neighbors, in replacement of moving across the country to a place that I had never before seen. Little did I know that I would be in for an adventure of a lifetime. Instead of being practical and flying across the country to California, my parents made me and my four younger brothers hop in a mini-van and drive across the country. When my parents first proposed the idea, I thought they were insane. However, now looking back on it, I am grateful for the experience.
He spends time with their daughter Sue and comes to terms with the death of his wife. Walt showed his sentiments towards their neighbours Vang Lors as he had sympathy for younger Thao who tried stealing his prized Ford Grand Torino. Walt teaches him values of how to be a man and provider for one’s family instead of teaching him his authorities. Walt helps him obtain job for Thao with one of his friends. Walt opens his heart to Thao and Sue by showing his modesty as he starts to realise that he is the same as them.
Tragedies often trigger emotional responses to audiences. It allows an individual to perceive the situation and emotionally respond to it. Sophocles uses the relationships of individuals with one another that incorporate compromise and division between the clashes of stubborn heroism and defeat. In tragedies, one many often feel pity, which can be very relatable to the reader and audiences. This can be evident in “Oedipus the King.” Oedipus is human, regardless of his pride, his intelligence, or his stubbornness and we can recognize this in his reaction to his wrongdoings.
Frazier, being a huge fan of Crazy Horse, had inquired of Le on the street one day if he was Sioux. Le replied that he was in fact a Sioux, and that Crazy Horse was his “gran’father”. They bonded over the stories that Ian had researched and Le had confirmed as truth. Frazier states he has many friends, but Le is the only one he has encountered on the street, with a friendship going on 20 years. Le is a different looking person, who would stand out in a crowd just by his height alone.