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.
The same hat shows up repeatedly at crucial moments. For example, when he wrote the composition of Allie's baseball mitt as well as when he changed his demeanor after Stradlater punched him. He wears it when he wants to feel more confident after a difficult event: “I took my red hunting hat…and put it on—I didn't give a damn how I looked" (Salinger 99). Despite his initial embarrassment, the hat develops into an item that helps Holden identify himself. For that reason, when he is wearing it, he can be as tough and as individualistic as he
After the raid, he had also given thanks to the Wolverine for giving him a light “war wound” (150) which was indeed an honor back then. Through the strength given to him by the Wolverine for the attack on the Crows, Fools Crow earned honor and respect from his tribe members. He was looked upon during meetings and his words were taken at an important level. Fools Crow was no longer known as the dog lover and now young men looked up to him as their role model. Even his younger brother, Running Fisher, who had been the man back then when Fools Crow was timid was now jealous of his achievements and possessions now seeing his as puny in comparison to his
Prior to moving East, Nick was rumored to be engaged; however, when the Buchanans ask about this, he says that he “wasn’t even vaguely engaged” (Fitzgerald 18). While he says that one cannot end a relationship “on account of rumors”, he also claims to have “no intention of being rumored into marriage” (Fitzgerald 18). Nick running away from his problems shows his immaturity. Similarly, after he moves, he says that he had a “short affair with a girl who lived in Jersey City... but her brother began throwing mean looks in my direction, so when she went on her vacation in July, I let it blow quietly away” (Fitzgerald 45). He continues to refuse to face problems in his relationships and instead abandons them, which further shows his childish approach to dating and relationships.
Moses seems to be satisfied with his life because he knows it could have been much worse. Although Junior worries about what the future might hold, he enjoys the small pleasures he has in the present. Junior 's mother desires that he would write happier stories about Indians in general.This is due to the fact that everything was taken away from them as Indians. Although this happened they still overcome many day to day challenges. She tells her son
Excluding the fact that McCandless abandoned his car due to a flash flood, the comparison between the two is noticeable. Over the course of six months, "Johnathan's father, David Croom, said his son had shown a growing interest in the movie and possibly wanted to emulate McCandless' actions. "(Payne and Falcon). Inspiration most plausibly drove the inexperienced 18-year-old who wanted to "live in the wild" to imitate McCandless with the confidence that he could indeed survive, which correlates with Johnathan's family's theory. With the tragic inexplicable situation, "Officers said they were treating the death...as suicide."(Wilson).
3. The reason why Florence death happen before he was able to see the Golden Carp is because Florence death, plays an important role in the development of Antonio’s growing into a man, seeing his close friend die before he could find peace in a god affected his views about his god in a big way. I also believe that it had supported Cico idea of the church god being a jealous god, since Florence died right before he was able to meet a “new God.” 4. Gabriel’s answer to tony question was that he did not believe that things were evil, but that people fear them because they did not understand them. He uses the event at Tellez house how he was afraid of the evil, but Ultima was not since she knew what was happening.
Digging deeper into a text can usually involve looking at the author's life and what they have been through and accomplished. In the Gift of the Magi, O. Henry when Jim is expressing his love for Della by giving up a family heirloom which had belonged to his father and grandfather, and maybe in the future his own son. Instead, he gave it up so he could see his wife happy. O. Henry when he worked at a bank in Austin, Texas was charged for embezzling money. He fled to a foreign land only to return because his wife became terminally ill. Because he returned, he was sent to jail for a few years.
Family is the people with whom you share a strong bond. Before the rumble, Ponyboy realized the difference between his gang and the Socs. The greasers weren’t just a gang; they had a strong connection. The Socs were just a gang; they had no compassion, no love. Dally killed himself because of Johnny’s death but Randy hid his feelings not wanting to show them; his reputation mattered more.
His first step towards following this alternative is by accepting the invitation to Johnny 's banquet, thus feeling that might be a way of overcoming the barrier that had sprung up between them. He wants to condense the distance between them, unfortunately, he lately perceives that he has a huge lack of knowledge about his son. There is the proof in the story that mentions "he didn 't even know what position his own son played or even the name of the team" (page 6) and "he seemed to know less about the boy than anyone" (page 7). Hence, it brings a disconnection in the father-son relationship, besides, it isolates him from the banquet, which is the root of his subsequent mistakes. Likewise, while he feels so lost at the banquet, he gives an egregious option of drinking alcohol.