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    The Red Convertible

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    Emotional connections between two people can be fortified with an object in which both people can care for and share with one another. In the story “The Red Convertible” by Louise Erdrich, Lyman and Henry have a special bond. This bond is emphasized in the red convertible because it symbolizes the connection that both brothers have with one another. After Henry goes off to war Lyman takes care of the car. Lyman cares for the car as if he were trying to preserve the bond that he and Henry had. Furthermore

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    Red Convertible Criticism

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    October 2014 The Red Convertible Criticism’s In Laura Kryhoski’s critical analysis of “The Red Convertible,” she points out several elements often overlooked when reading the short story for the first time. At first glance, the story appears “definably tragic” (Kryhoski). Kryhoski claims that if the reader were to investigate author Louise Erdrich’s background, the story would seem less of a tragedy and more of a reflection of her upbringing. As the narrator in “The Red Convertible,” Lyman seems to

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    “The Red Convertible” After reading the short story, “The Red Convertible”, by Louise Erdrich, it is evident that the red convertible, in the story, is symbolic of the connection between Henry and Lyman. Their connection was unique in the fact that they were not only brothers, but also connected through the purchase of the red convertible, that they had bought together. While Lyman was away at war, Henry stated, “I wrote him back several times, even though I didn't know if those letters would go

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    The red convertible itself is a major use of symbolism in this story. The two brothers end up buying a car and it seems to be their way of relieving stress. “Some people hang on to details when they travel, but we didn’t let them bother us and just lived our everyday lives here to there”. This proves that the car is a source of excitement and adventure. It also becomes a symbolism of youth and brotherhood. As the colour of the car also happens to be red, it symbolises blood- the major link of relatives

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    “The Red Convertible” Louise Erdrich tells us about a young boy and his brother’s adventure. Lyman pushed the car into the water because it held memories that would only cause him more pain if he were to have kept it. In his getting rid of the things that made grieving even more painful pushing the car into the water dissolved the times it held of happiness he had shared with his brother in a more physical rather than mental way. The time the brother’s spent that summer trip with the red convertible

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    tie. In today's society, each individual is living his or her life in different a way than others.' Individual’s life choice is generally controlled, learned, influenced, and raised by the cultural background. “Two kinds’ by Amy Tan and “The Red Convertible” by Louise Erdrich reveal how family is important and precious in culture. Story of “Two Kinds” by Tan is very similar to situations in South Korea. In recent years,

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    “The Red Convertible” is short story written by Louis Erdrich. This is story of two Native American brothers, Lyman Lamartine (narrator) and Henry (protagonist), and their growing bond as brothers. Lyman has a talent to make money, but he decides to go on a trip with his brother Henry when the tornado destroy the Joliet café that he owned. Along with his brother, he bought red Old’s Mobile convertible together, which they travel many different places from North Dakota through to Alaska and back.

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    Symbolism of the Color Red in the Red Convertible The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich is more than an emotional story about the lives of two brothers who grew up together on an Indian reservation. She uses a writing style that allows the reader to understand the text, while providing the opportunity to read into the story. Erdrich uses metaphors, symbols, imagery to describe and define the brothers Henry and Lyman’s relationship. The two brothers purchased the red convertible together. The purchase

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    “The Red Convertible”: A Symbol of Life, Friendship and Death. The story “The Red Convertible” by Louise Erdrich is a story with symbolic importance. Often you find that a lifeless object can be more important than the actual characters of the story. In this story that object is the red Oldsmobile convertible. This is a story of two Native American brothers of the Chippewa descent, Lyman and Henry Lamartine, who through their car that they purchased together form an unbreakable bond. Although

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    The Red Convertible Many people seem to think that the story is actually about a red convertible, yes, the convertible plays a very large roll in the story, but in all actuality the red convertible is a symbol of brotherhood. It symbolizes the connection that Henry and Lyman have together as brothers. The relationship between Henry and Lyman was a type of relationship that many brothers wish they’d had. Which even included them driving half way across the country in a shiny red convertible that

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