A short story by Louise Erdrich entitled “The Red Convertible” is about the relationship between two Native American Indian brothers. Told by Lyman, who is a Chippewa Indian that lives in that reservation on North Dakota, he remembers that he was the first person to drive a convertible on that reservation. And it was red. He and his brother owned this convertible together, and at this time Henry, the brother, had possession of the car. Henry is called into the military and returns home for Christmas just before going overseas.
"The Red Convertible" 1.) In the red convertible, the plot centers around two brothers. In the beginning of the story the two brothers both buy a red convertible and travel across the United States freely. Once they arrive back home from their long exciting journey however. 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.
English 124-Literary Essay October 19, 2011 “Dulce et Decorum Est” and “The Soldier” Although the poems “Dulce et Decorum Est “by Wilfred Owen, and “The Soldier” by Rupert Brooke, share the elements of writer passion and subjectivity, they differ with regards to tone, theme and literary devices. The lyrical poem, “The Soldier” was written during the period before the World War, and thus presents an unrealistic viewpoint of war. The speaker is simply regurgitating ideas and concepts about war instilled in him by his country England. The phrases, “England bore, shaped, made aware” and “the thoughts by England given” solidify this theory. It is evident that he has not physically engaged in warfare, nor has he observed the explicit nature of the battlefield because his focus remains on England, rather than the war itself.
It’s unclear where Henry is stationed but Lyman thinks he is stationed somewhere in Vietnam. Lyman never gets drafted so he stays home and works on the car while Henry is gone. Lyman works hard and still embracing his bond with his brother whips the red convertible into perfect condition. Three years pass on by before Henry makes his permanent return home. Erdrich shows symbolism through the convertible and relationship Lyman and Henry have.
As result, I concluded giving honor and respect to troops and their families was the main purpose of both speeches. That’s the reason I believe Gettysburg Address and Funeral Oration are very much alike.Gettysburg address by Lincoln and funeral oration by Pericles is the two of the famous speeches in the history. In my point of view both speeches have the same meaning because both speeches were conveyed to honor those troops who had died or got injured in battles.
 They escaped in Donald Tison's 1969 Lincoln Continental, but the next day, one of the Lincoln's tires blew out on a stretch of road not far from the California border, near Quartzsite. Marine Sgt. John Lyons, 24, of Yuma, traveling with his wife, son, and niece, on his way to visit family in Nebraska, stopped to help. Five days later, his body was found along with those of his wife, Donnelda, 23, his 22-month-old son Christopher, and his fifteen-year-old niece, Theresa
Maus II Chapter 1 Art gets a phone call from his father saying that his wife Mala, has stolen money from him and left him. He promptly goes with his wife to his father’s cabin to stay with him for a few days. On the drive there, Art explains to his wife how growing up with his parents idolizing his dead brother Richeu was hard for him. I can relate because I have always felt a sort of sibling rivalry with my older sister, though she is alive and well. The next day they go for a walk and he tells him about how he was lucky at Auschwitz, a polish guard kept him well fed and clothed so that he may learn English from him.
Francesca Milone Mrs. Holton AP Language (P2) 10 September 2011 The Things They Carried: Fact Versus Fiction Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried emphasizes not only the surreality of war, but also where to draw the line into reality. The makes up characters, places, and stories to get his argument across throughout the novel, making it contradictory and fictitious, but at the same time creating a sense of reality. In The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien illuminates the differences between fact and fiction, mainly within the context of war, to demonstrate that no person can understand what takes place in a war unless he or she has actually been there. Tim O'Brien contradicts himself and others by highlighting fact and claiming later
In the beginning, Leon ties a feather in his grandfather’s hair, symbolizing the respect he has for him. The family’s neighbors also show respect by coming to see Teofilo’s family and leaving food for the gravediggers. Another character which emphasizes the theme of respect is Father Paul. When he is first introduced, he seems skeptical of the Indian ceremonies. “He looked at the red blanket, not sure that Teofilo was so small, wondering if it wasn’t some perverse Indian trick.” (Silko 34) But then, as he begins to sprinkle holy water on Teofilo, he seems to accept the Indian ways as he compares the falling holy water to an August rain.
Madge discovers Bob, the mechanic from the gas station where she filled the car up earlier in the day, stranded with his motorcycle on the side of the road. The passenger explains to her “Mrs. Haley …. I’m not a woman. I’m John Tabor.” Mr. Tabor had spent the last few months searching for his wife’s killer.