This fiction short story “The Red Convertible” by Louise Erdrich his, short story he uses a first person narrator. In addition to Lyman’s first person account, fact that the story is told from his point of view is also a element of the narrative structure .Lyman narrates THE STORY and recounts memories of his relationship with his brother, telling of the good times they had with their car until Henry’s deployment to Vietnam. Lyman misses Henry dearly and writes him often, always told stories of the trouble with him and his brother got into when they were younger. The road trip that the brothers take in the red convertible to Canada. In this scene the red convertible is symbolizing Henry and Lyman's close relationship to one another.
One of the brothers named Henry receives a letter from the United States Government stating that he has been drafted into the Marines due to the Vietnam war at the time. In the middle of the story Henry returns home from the war. Once home, It is apparent to the family and Henry's brother Layman that Henry has changed. Henry isn't the same man he was when he left for the war, Henry is quiet, angry, paranoid, and never stationary. This brings conflict into the story, Lyman struggles to awaken his brothers old self by trashing their beloved red convertible in an attempt to get his brother Henry to return to his normal self.
But in the movie they just show a picture of them standing there with an orange sky and a very little bit of dirt was shown reciting the poem. In both the book and the movie they describe the rumble about the same because when they first start Darry and one of his old friends who is a socs fight and when pony boy gets in trouble Darry helps him. In the movie and the book there couch any one could sleep on it. In both the movie and the book Tim Shepard was there when pony boy came down to start breakfast. Johnny in the book was a quite person who stayed in the back and didn’t say much but in the movie he seemed to be more talkative they’re the same because he gets burned and his back gets broke when he saved the kids in the burning church.
One example of flashback as employed in the short story is a seven year old Thomas telling Victor a story of his father, who at the time resides at home. Thomas tells him, “Your father's heart is weak, he's afraid of his own family, he's afraid of you, (Alexie 61).” Yet in the film, we see the development of Arnold's character when by accident, he comes upon Thomas while he is off on a secret quest looking for a vision from the forefathers. Arnold laughs at the telling and takes him to Denny's for breakfast and then home to the reservation though he extracts a promise from Thomas to look out for Victor and to help him when needed. A second example of flashback inAlexie’s short story is at the age of ten, Victor asks Thomas to tell him a story after the fireworks show. Thomas responds with a tale of two boys wanting to be Indian braves.
The purchase of the car by the brothers is the symbolism of the brothers’ relationship through all the ups and downs that they go through. As the relationship between them change so does the condition of the car. Through all the good and the bad the brothers have been through, the car was there the whole time, going through it all with them. It withstood all the traveling they did at the beginning, through the destruction of their relationship, and then the mending of what was left. The story shows how much impact war has on the relationships between family and
I didn’t have anything else to do” (Salinger 61). He had no one to spend time with so he had nothing to do. The lyrics “Sometimes I sleep, sometimes it's not for days/and the people I meet always go their separate ways/Sometimes you tell the day/by the bottle that you drink/and times when you're alone all you do is think” (Bon Jovi) from the song “Wanted Dead or Alive” fits Holden’s character very well. The song is about how he is when he’s alone he thinks and his relationships never last and how he drinks to forget everything. This is very much accordant to Holden’s character in the sense that he is alone through most of the book and he is quite the alcoholic.
The relationship between Bad Blake and his son along with Jeans son also played an important part of the book and film. Jean and her son Buddy become a catalyst for Blake beginning to get his life back on track in the book and in the film version. In the movie, Jean suggests that Blake call his son, but his son does not want a relationship with him. This part of the film was not in the book. In the story, Blake drives to Los Angeles to see his estranged son for the first time in over twenty years, but his son wants nothing to do with him.
Billy Madison: Okay, a simple "wrong" would've done just fine. 49 of 49 found this interesting | Share this Billy Madison: [to Miss Lippy] Whoa whoa whoa, Miss Lippy. The part of the story I don't like is that the little boy gave up looking for Happy after an hour. He didn't put posters up or anything, he just sat on the porch like a goon and waited. That little boy's gotta think 'You got a pet.
Leroy describes how his neighborhood has changed throughout the years and “that in all the years he was on the road he never took time to examine anything.” (Mason 356) He reminds his wife that “he would build her a new home one day.” (Mason 356). That’s a promise he had to Norma Jean when they got pronounced husband and wife. As he stays home and his wife goes off to work “he has felt unusually tender about his wife and guilty over his long absences.” (Mason 356). However, in those years he’s been driving the truck and being away, “Norma Jean has never complained about his traveling; she has never made hurtful remarks, like calling his truck a “widow-maker.”(Mason 356).
For instance when he tells about the cancer to Simon, he first thinks Jimmy is joking, but as he goes on to tell him that what he is telling him is actually true then Simon, who was talking continuously to him up until that time is shook and almost frozen. Rest of the trip they travel in his car to the Powwow Tavern was in complete silence. Jimmy has always used his ability to find the humour in every situation, which sometimes leaves him in a situation where he ends up making a joke at a time where he should not have. For example when he told about his favourite tumour to his wife, " Doctor showed me my X-rays and my favourite tumour was just about the size of baseball",(Pg. 2) jokingly comparing it to a baseball even going to an extent to call him Babe Ruth, Roger Maris or Hank Aaron, and then mentioning how he would go to Cooperstown to exhibit his X-Ray pinned to his chest pointing out the tumours, while sitting in the Hall of fame lobby