The Red Convertible By Louise Erdrich Analysis

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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. Lyman and his older brother Henry decides at random, with no plans, at spur of the moment to just start driving. The red convertible represents their free spirited connection to one…show more content…
Also that means to exciting places and they were back on their way to home in this part of the story. Henry’s experience in Vietnam was just “the change was no good” this is what his brother said about him. Henry was acted different. He was just jumpy and mean. “He’d always had a joke, then, too, and now you couldn’t get him to laugh, or when he did it was more the sound of a man choking”. Lyman was trying to see how he could get his old brother back. Henry used to love that red convertible so Lyman decided to destroy it so he can give Henry the chance to be excited about re modeling it. This helped for a little while. This war had a huge impact on Henry physically.” I took myself a hammer. I went out to that car and I did a number on its underside. Whacked it up” Henry’s response was what Lyman was looking for. “I kept that car in A-one shape. You don’t

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