It was confusing to tell what he narrators true feelings were throughout the story, but I believed that he loved his brother. When his brother couldn’t walk and the narrator was kind of ashamed of him, he secretly started to try to teach him how to walk. The reason he started teaching him how to walk might have been selfish but I do think that he did care about
The joy they had stemmed from a new belief that they were not just waiting for Doodle to die but to live a full life. It was in that moment that Doodle became a brother rather than an invalid. If Brother had not been afraid of embarrassment at school doodle would have never left the wagon. This story shows the effective of pride as positive and negative ways. It’s a sad story between the life of brother’s pride and the death of his brother.
The title itself is symbolic; "The Red Convertible" is the symbol of freedom which is the state of Henry's mind. The whole idea of the story is shown through the life of the main character Henry. The red convertible was at first the car that the brothers took to another world, the world which was so comfortable and free for them, but then they had to return to reality. Erdrich uses the picture of the brothers to depict the wounds a soldier carries emotionally for the rest of his life. She portrays that while physical wounds may heal the wounds of the soul last forever.
The feelings I listed made me infer that something bad was going to happen as the story progressed. 2. What can we infer about Doodle based on his description? What I gathered from the description the narrator gave me about Doodle was that he was weak and disabled but he was also resilient. I use the word resilient because although the doctors, and his parents, and lots of other folks were saying that he can't do this or that; in the end he ended up being successful and completing every task they said that he won't be able to do.
When he came home, he was unable to function as he had in the past. After Lyman damaged the car, Henry had the opportunity to work toward a goal, instead of watching television all day. In this way, the car symbolizes Henry’s need for a sense of purpose and mastery. He did not know how to be a member of his family or community, but he did know how to fix the car. Fixing the car seems to have lifted his spirits because it was familiar and something that allowed him to feel useful and competent for a while.
However, as I attend college and live by myself, I realized he was right to some extent, and his words came out because he also cared about my future as much as I do. In the movie Smoke Signals, Victor believes his father Arnold abandons him and does not love him. However, after meeting Suzy, finding the word of “home” behind the family photo, and the illusion of Victor’s father giving him a hand melt his heart, and Victor manages to accept and forgive his father. Through these events in the movie, I might look back myself and shadow myself onto Victor; this would be the reason why the process of Victor’s change caught
Kendrick tells the tale of his friend’s brother in his own eyes. We no longer see Kendrick telling a story, but the brother. With this we can say that the song is dedicated to both the victim and the victim’s brother. It was said in an interview that this event was the turning point for Kendrick’s career. It is interesting to see the character Kendrick plays facing demons and guilt.
I think again the individual who become narcotics addict does not have strong motivation in the other direction. Junk wins by default. My husband told me that he were just curiosity and his friends was using it. And one day he started feeling sick and that when he know that he was a addict. Before my husband die, he got cleaned but it was to late for him.
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. In the story, the material is not exactly arranged in chronological order. The main protagonist has a number of flashbacks within the short story. These flashbacks serve as a reflection and sheds some light on Lyman's and his brothers experiences, closeness, and attitudes. The effect that is achieved through this organization of the plot is that it grants the readers and insight into the actions, personalities, and emotions of each of the bothers.
If he lets himself get out of control so much that he hates someone, then his inner self and soul breaks down or degrades. This means that overall everyone’s opinion does matter and mean a lot, but how you approach it is what matters most. Quote 2: Success is not really success if you haven’t succeeded past any obstacles to get to that sussessful life. “I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” Booker T. Washington was telling his readers how he felt through the voice of this quote. This says to me a lot to myself and teach me a lesson.