Finally, Wilbert realized that he must sell the Cadillac in order to protect his family. Most importantly Wilbert, the main character, demonstrates the theme of the story. We witness this in the beginning of the story when Wilbert impulsively purchases an expensive Cadillac without consulting his wife. Even though Dee is irritated that he bought the car Wilbert stubbornly insists on driving the car south to visit relatives, much to the dissatisfaction of his family. When
In the flashback, Willy gives his sons a punching bag. He also condones Biff’s stealing of a football and doesn’t encourage them to study as much as they should. He emphasizes being well liked. After the flashback, Happy talks with Willy and asks him why he didn’t go to New England for his business trip. Willy explains that he almost hit a kid in Yonkers.
Though not allowed to drive, he decides to race against Takashi (Brian Tee), the Drift King, who has ties to the Yakuza. He borrows a car from Han, now a business partner to Takashi, and loses, totaling the car because of his lack of knowledge of drifting. Drifting is racing that involves dangerous hairpin turns. To repay his debt for the car he destroyed, Sean must work for Han. Later on, Han becomes friends with Sean and teaches the young racer how to drift.
Erdrich also uses the red convertible that the two brothers bought as a metaphor for Henry. During the story, the brothers go on a cross-country road trip in their car, not stopping to for maintenance, and as a result, the car becomes old and beaten. Upon returning to their home on the Indian reservation where they grew up, Henry receives a draft notice from the marines calling him to fight the Vietnam war “We got home just in time, it turned out, for the army to remember Henry had signed up to join it”(196). While Henry is away in Vietnam, Lyman decides to repair the car. Unfortunately, when Henry returns from the marines he is a changed man, he no longer seems to enjoy anything “When he came home, though, Henry was very different, and I‘ll say this: the change was
Josh a worker at BioGen has to pick his brother, Adam, up from the courthouse. When rushing out of the lab he takes a container of a retrovirus that contained BioGen’s maturity gene. This gene, they felt, could lead to a cure for Alzheimer’s and be worth a lot of money. After Josh picks up his brother he has to stop at a gas station. While he is refueling the car his brother opens the container and breathes in the retrovirus.
In "The Red Convertible," Louise Erdrich depicts a tale of two brothers whose strong bond is ruined when Henry, the elder of two, comes back from the Vietnam War. Lyman, the younger brother struggles in trying to bring back his older sibling's identity and knowledge of Native American customs. An analysis of Erdrich's "Red Convertible" from both the Marxist and historical lenses shows how the 1970's western culture negatively affected and influenced how Native Americans were supposed to live their lives. Through Lyman's selfish material success, the author displays how the Native Americans were slowly being lured into white culture during the twentieth century. Lyman, given the chance to earn financial success, craves more power.
Tyquan Bethea Red Convertible By: Louise Erdrich In Louise Erdrich’s short story, The Red Convertible,” the author displays a relationship of two brothers, Lyman and Henry. She uses symbolism to show the ups and downs of Henry. Who brings home the traumatizing effects of the Vietnam War. Which has its effects on his younger brother Lyman. But you wouldn’t get this from just reading title.
In the film “Castaway” Chuck Noland, played by Tom Hanks, is a work-hound committed to the FedEx Company trying to expand a new branch. After an excruciating plane crash, his life is changed forever. With a whole new world in front of him, Chuck must rely on his love for Kelly, played by Helen Hunt, to survive. Chuck not only has to keep his sanity, but he also has to stay alive. In this film, the life of the man is cast away.
He is not hiding why doesn’t want to visit his family. When Fanton was a young boy his brothers hunted him and taunted him, as said in the story “He was startled by the sound of Peter roaming his name. The summons might have meant anything from “Mom wants you for dinner” to “prepare for a beating”” or “Over the years they have bloodied his nose, pulled down his pants and squeezed the sides of his lips while forcing him to repeat “I’m a pretty baby” over and over again”. Therefor when Fanton lost his favorite model car he was quick to blame his brothers, accusing them for taking it and hiding it his reaction is described like this in the story:”Fintan went to the kitchen and threw the only tantrum of his life. While his mother and brothers looked on, he shrieked, stamped, broke a dish and went stiff as a corpse”.
Red Midnight Written by Ben Mikaelsen – Historical Fiction Novel – Journal Entry #1: The book Red Midnight by Ben Mikaelsen is set in Guatemala during May of 1981. The story starts by giving a detailed account of twelve-year-old Santiago Cruz’s escape from the genocide of his village during the Guatemalan civil war. His village is named Dos Vías, which translates to ‘two roads’ in English. Santiago saves, out of his whole family, only his four-year-old sister from being killed. He travels to his uncle Ramos’s house to receive further care and instruction.