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  • Change In Henry's Personality
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    Effects of War It is always said that war changes people. In the short story "The Red Convertible", Louise Erdrich uses Henry to show how it affects people. In this case, the effects are psychological. You can clearly see a difference between his personalities from before he goes to war compared to his personalities after returns home from the war. Before the war, he is a care-free soul who just likes to have fun. After the war, he is very quiet and defensive, always watching his back as if wait...
  • Henry And Lyman
    543 words
    Lost Innocence and Buried Emotions Have you ever had a special relationship with a sibling or spouse? Henry and Lyman did in the "Red Convertible" by Louise Erdrich. They grew up on an Indian reservation in Minnesota and were the first ones to own a convertible, which allowed them to leave the reservation and experience life outside of it. That summer they grew close as they traveled from Minnesota to the Little Knife River in North Dakota, eventually finding themselves on the Rocky Boy Reservat...
  • Lyman And Henry
    343 words
    The Red Convertible The story is about a young boy by the name of Lyman and his older brother Henry. The relationship between the two boys seems to very close, they do everything together. At the beginning of the story Lyman states how he has always been lucky, especially when it came to making money. He was a dish washer who worked his way up to being part owner of a restaurant until a tornado knocked it down, however Lyman gives the image as he still is lucky. Lyman and Henry notice a red conv...
  • Henry And Lyman
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    Perceptions & Deceptions: Life before and after Vietnam for Henry Have you ever wanted to take the summer off from work and escape from reality in order to travel around the world without having any worries? Well this is what Henry and Lyman in the "Red Convertible" by Louise Erdrich decided to do one summer. Henry and Lyman are two brothers who grew up on the Indian reservation. They perceive life on the reservation as an ongoing circle with a harmonious atmosphere. During their trip to Montana...
  • Charlotte And Lyman
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    Loneliness Loneliness is inherent in the lives of Charlotte, from "Pomegranate Seed", and Lyman, from "The Red Convertible". The writers of the stories have their personal experiences built into their work. In addition, the characters from both stories suffered through similar ordeals; they helplessly watched a loved one dissolve like a fading dream. Kassanoff explains, Wharton recognized her younger self in Sara, a woman in "All Souls' " who, is paralyzed by loneliness (383). This loneliness in...
  • Relationship Of Lyman And Henry
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    Vanished Brotherhood In the short story "The Red Convertible" by Louise Erdrich, you will find some important elements that are integral to the support and development of the theme brotherhood. First, you will see how the road trip gives a lesson in the story. Second, you will discover how the war affected the relationship of Lyman and Henry. Finally, you will understand the symbolism of the red convertible and the link it has between both brothers. One important element that has a powerful less...
  • Henrys Feeling About The Red Convertible
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    In the Red Convertible by Louise Erd rich, the main character Henry loses his hold on reality. The story takes place in North Dakota on an Indian Reservation where Henry lives with his brother Lyman. Henry and Lyman buy a Red Convertible that later in the story illustrates Henrys lack of ability to stay sane. The brothers take a summer trip across the United States in the car. When they return, Henry is called to join the army, which turns out to be the transitional point in Henry and Lyman pers...
  • Henry In The Car
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    Often times, an inanimate object can be as important and sometimes more important than the characters of the story. In Louise Erdrich's "The Red Convertible", the car played an equally important role with that of the characters, but for different reasons. Two brothers, Lyman and Henry, had very little in common other than their blood. One day they decided to catch a ride to Winnipeg. The car was introduced while these two were doing some sightseeing in the city. They spotted the red Oldsmobile c...
  • Henry And Lyman In The Story
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    The Red Convertible is a story that symbolizes thought. It is a story of family as well as culture. It is a story that asks a lot of questions, questions that don t have answers. Did Henry commit suicide What is the role of the convertible Many questions, no answers. The dialogue used in the story is different, than others of any sort. The way she compares people to animals is unique. It is a story, not a sad story, not a happy story, just a story, a story about life, especially Native American ...
  • Red Convertible In The Same Way
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    The Red Convertible as a Symbol and Revealing Agent Many writers use symbolism in their stories in order to reveal certain or multiple aspects of the story. Symbols can be anything in a story from an inanimate or animate object to multiple other things. In the short story The Red Convertible by Louise Erd rich, the red convertible symbolizes the bond between the two main characters Henry and Lyman. The red convertible also plays as a symbol by revealing the characters, plot and the central confl...
  • Lyman And Henry Junior Lamartine
    518 words
    The Red Convertible is written by Louise Erdrich in 1984, it is from her novel Love Medicine. The author conveys different messages to the reader such as brotherhood and the impact of war. The work is based on two Native American brothers, Lyman and Henry Junior Lamartine. The red convertible is an important asset to the brothers Lamartine. It affects their lives. The car is the metaphorical symbol of brotherhood. Erdrich compares the old way of life with the new. Erdrich does this through metap...
  • Lyman And Henry
    395 words
    The Red Convertible By Louise Erdrich In this story, by Louise Erdrich, two brothers, Lyman and Henry, were inseparable. Growing up on a Native American reservation, the boys did not experience a typical American childhood. However, Henry and Lyman did share a passion with most other teenage boys in the United States, cars. The brothers in this story worked very hard and bought themselves a red Oldsmobile convertible. Henry and Lyman would spend endless days working on their prized possession. T...
  • Red Convertible As A Way
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    "The Red Convertible" is a story involving lots of depth and richness due to the fact that the red convertible has a lot of symbolism and reflects a lot of the author's believes. This story includes much of the use of flashback due to the way of the story telling of the Anishinaabe tradition which was practiced by the Native Americans. Erdrich wrote this story "The Red Convertible" as a way of showing the readers that there is something spiritual and beautiful behind all problems and that we do ...

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