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Use of Humor in Erdrich's Tracks - Use of Humor in Erdrich's Tracks             An old adage claims that laughter is the best medicine to cure human ailments.  Although this treatment might sound somewhat unorthodox, its value as a remedy can be traced back to ancient times when Hypocrites, in his medical treatise, stressed the importance of  “a gay and cheerful mood on the part of the physician and patient fighting disease” (Bakhtin 67).  Aristotle viewed laughter as man’s quintessential privilege:  “Of all living creatures only man is endowed with laughter” (Bakhtin 68).  In the Middle Ages, laughter was an integral part of folk culture.  “Carnival festivities and the comic spectacles and ritual connected with them ha...   [tags: Erdrich Tracks]
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Mentorship In Louise Erdrich's Tracks - Mentorship: From Childhood to the Man Louise Erdrich explores the inner conflicts of an Indian tribe in her novel Tracks. By the end of the novel, the tribes’ accord is broken by the lure of the white man’s money and land reform. The divisions among the tribe are epitomized by the physical separation of the Chippewa people into different colors that correspond to their different land allotments. However, one chapter in particular contrasts with the tribe’s tendency towards discord. Chapter 5, in which Nanapush and Eli overcome their differences and unite in an attempt to avoid starvation lends hope to the ominous series of events throughout Tracks which show conflict developing from unity....   [tags: Louise Erdrich Tracks] 1075 words
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Louise Erdrich's Tracks - Louise Erdrich's Tracks      In Louise Erdrich’s “Tracks';, the readers discovers by the second chapter that there are two narrators, Nanapush and Pauline Puyat. This method of having two narrators telling their stories alternately could be at first confusing, especially if the readers hasn’t been briefed about it or hasn’t read a synopsis of it. Traditionally, there is one narrator in the story, but Erdrich does an effective and spectacular job in combining Nanapush and Pauline’s stories. It is so well written that one might question as he or she reads who is the principal character in this story....   [tags: Louise Erdrich Tracks Essays]
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In Louise Erdrich's Book, Tracks, Is Nanapush a Trickster Or Not? - ... A second trickster-like quality that he exhibits is his reliance upon his wits. Like coyote, Nanapush does not use brute strength to achieve his end; instead, he uses his mind. An example of this quality is shown after Margaret’s head is shaved. Unlike Fleur, who enacts revenge through her power, Nanapush lays a trap for one of the Morrisseys, thus revenging Margaret through means of cunning instead of strength. The third way that Nanapush has trickster qualities lies in his power to “create” the world around him....   [tags: characteristics, native american, perception]
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Analysis of Pauline Puyat’s Tracks­ - Analysis of Pauline Puyat’s Tracks­ One of the most striking characteristics of Pauline Puyat is her devout Catholicism and her desire to be disconnected from the Ojibwa people. Throughout Tracks, she openly chooses Catholicism over her native religion and abandons her native ways almost completely. When Pauline tries to help Fleur prevent a miscarriage, she is literally held back by her conscious separation from the Ojibwa culture. There are many things that Pauline fails to do to effectively prevent Fleur from miscarrying....   [tags: Tracks] 577 words
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Brothers' Relationship: The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich - The relationship of brothers usually lasts forever, but in Louise Erdrich’s short story “The Red Convertible”, the relationship of the main characters Lyman and Henry takes a turn. Erdrich takes her audience through the experiences these brothers face and how they must come to terms that their relationship has changed. Knowing that it will most likely never be the same both Lyman and Henry try to fix their relationship until eventually one falls because of the experiences he faced in life. While Lyman may think the red convertible will save his and Henry’s relationship, Erdrich makes it clear that it will not through the characterization of the brothers, the plot of the story, and the symbo...   [tags: lyman, henry, erdrich]
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Physics of Caterpillar Tracks - Every time you see one of the CATs clearing the hill at university of the snow, you probably don't see anything amazing about it. However, caterpillar tracks used on it are just ingenious and its invention is comparable to the invention of the wheel. History First vehicles powered by the steam engine started to appear in the early 1800s. Various machines started slowly replace horses. It was especially true for the jobs that required a lot of power. Transportation, of course, was the first and the most beneficial adopter....   [tags: physics tank tracks] 697 words
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Analysis of Louise Erdrich's Fleur - Analysis of Louise Erdrich's Fleur It's easy to find Louise Erdrich among the canon of what have come to be known as western writers. Her name (or names, given the mltiple pseudonyms) pops up right near the top along with Cormac McCarthy and Elmer Kelton. And as impressive as her noteriety is, one eventually wonders if "western writer" isn't an albatross hanging around the neck of her career. Maybe it's Tolkien's fault. After all, he's the one who created an entire genre in which setting is paramount to plot or conflict....   [tags: Louise Erdrich Fleur Literature Writers Essays] 406 words
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Transformation in Louise Erdrich's The Red Convertible - Transformation in Louise Erdrich's The Red Convertible        In Louise Erdrich's "The Red Convertible," the two main characters start off doing seemingly well. However, there are many changes that these two young men go through during the story. Henry experiences the largest transformation due to his involvement in the Vietnam War. This transformation also alters Henry's brother, Lyman, although not for the same reasons. As the story progresses, and these certain events take place, the brothers' innocence is soon lost....   [tags: Red Convertible Essays Louise Erdrich ]
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Conflicting Cultures in Louise Erdrich's Captivity - Kidnapping colonists during the struggle for land in the early centuries of American history was a strong force influencing the images of Native Americans circulating among the Puritan pioneers. During these centuries, the battles between the natives and the Puritans cost thousands of lives on both sides, and countless stories in the forms of captivity narratives revealed truths and myths about the Native people. Although there were countless pieces of literature and propaganda published in this time period, the actual Indian captivity narratives have been narrowed down to works “that presumably record with some degree of verisimilitude the experiences of non-Indians who were captures by Ame...   [tags: Louise Erdrich Captivity Poem native Essays]
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The Effects of War Shown in Louise Erdrich's The Red Convertible - The Effects of War Shown in Louise Erdrich's The Red Convertible      It is always said that war changes people. In the short story 'The Red Convertible', Louise Erdrich uses Henry to show how it affects people. In this case, the effects are psychological. You can clearly see a difference between his personalities from before he goes to war compared to his personalities after returns home from the war. Before the war, he is a care-free soul who just likes to have fun. After the war, he is very quiet and defensive, always watching his back as if waiting for someone to strike....   [tags: Louise Erdrich Red Convertible War Essays]
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The Red Convertible, by Louise Erdich - It is said that when a man returns from war he is forever changed. In the short story, “The Red Convertible,” Louise Erdrich demonstrates these transformations through the use of symbolism. Erdrich employs the convertible to characterize the emotional afflictions that war creates for the soldier and his family around him by discussing the pre-deployment relationship between two brothers Henry and Lyman, Lyman's perception of Henry upon Henry's return, and Henry’s assumed view on life in the end of the story....   [tags: the red convertible, louise erdrich]
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Railroad Tracks & Banana Peels - The first railroads began to appear between 1820 and 1850. America had just gone through an era of canal making and now with the canals not in total operation, railroads began to thrive and take jobs in a swift manner. However, it was not easy for the railroad industry to promote their innovative new mode of transportation. With vision and ingenuity, the pioneers of the early American railroads were able to surmount all obstacles that stood in their way and lead the Nation into a "transportation revolution"....   [tags: Engineering ]
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American Horse by Louise Erdrich - Louise Erdrich’s short story “American horse” is a literary piece written by an author whose works emphasize the American experience for a multitude of different people from a plethora of various ethnic backgrounds. While Erdrich utilizes a full arsenal of literary elements to better convey this particular story to the reader, perhaps the two most prominent are theme and point of view. At first glance this story seems to portray the struggle of a mother who has her son ripped from her arms by government authorities; however, if the reader simply steps back to analyze the larger picture, the theme becomes clear....   [tags: short story analysis, historical content] 661 words
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The Red Convertible by Lois Erdrich - When reading we often harness particular threads of thought or lenses of critique to gain entry into the implied historic or legendary nature of literature. To accurately process a tale in the light in which it is presented, one must consider the text from multiple viewpoints. Taking into consideration the psychological circumstances of the presenter/author/narrator, we can get a view into how our personal experiences can create bias in interpretation. By placing the elements of the story into the web of relationships used to interpret the external world, we bring a view of the text from the external perspective....   [tags: Narration Styles, Psychoanalytic Concepts] 1425 words
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The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich - PTSD, also known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, can cause change and bring about pain and stress in many different forms to the families of the victims of PTSD. These changes can be immense and sometimes unbearable. PTSD relates to the characters relationship as a whole after Henry returns from the army and it caused Henry and Lyman’s relationship to crumble. The Red Convertible that was bought in the story is a symbol of their brotherhood. The color red has many different meanings within the story that relates to their relationship....   [tags: PTSD, symbol, victims]
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The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich - ... Does this really bring people happiness. Individuality and community is what developed societies and if there is no equilibrium there will be no happy society. In the Red Convertible (Erdrich 134) there is a lack of community in the story as Henry returned from his service in Vietnam. Coming back home a totally changed man, Henry is very mean and nervous. He spent most of his days in solitary and refused to share his problem with his brother. The strong sense of individualism force him take the burden alone, later weight him down and soon crush him....   [tags: american dream, happiness] 842 words
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Louise Erdrich's The Red Convertible - The book of the red convertible begins in the native America where two brothers staying with each other. There is the family consisting of Lyman Martine and the other brothers such as Henry. There is a very strong relationship in the family such that the family is bind together before the occurrence of the Vietnam War experience in the war. The story began on a very humble start when the insurance company pays Lyman for the claim against the destruction of his restaurant by tornado. The laying off the worker by Lyman and his elder brother Henry did not in any way represent the values of the society that normally echo on the unity and brotherhood in the society (Erdrich 310)....   [tags: American dream, literary and historical analysis]
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Analysis of Louise Erdrich's The Red Convertible - ... Now I don't even know I can get it to start again, let alone get it anywhere near its old condition." Henry alludes to what condition the car was in before he left for Vietnam and expresses his concern about bringing the car back to its old condition. Erdrich uses symbolism here to express the concerns soldiers have regarding the future of their relationships after war. They fear things will never be the same or even worse, that the relationship itself will become one of the many casualties of war....   [tags: Vietnam, War, Relationships] 909 words
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Microsoft IT Certification Tracks - Introduction: The Microsoft IT1 certification tracks, is a complete program that provides students with the Internet technology skills essential in a universal economy. Microsoft Certifications delivers class-based learning, online examinations, student follow ups, labs, instructor training and support. Launched in 1995 in the USA, the Microsoft Certifications spread to more than 200 countries and all over the United States and Canada. Over 1.000.000 students have enrolled at more than 16000 training centers....   [tags: essays research papers] 586 words
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Life of Two Brothers and a Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich - In “The Red Convertible,” by Louise Erdrich, she shows how the war changes people when they get out. People that go to war often feel they will change due to war, and will not know how to react to being back home. This is proven by the plot of the story because the brothers’ relationship changed due to the war. Henry and Lyman went from being traveling buddies and good friends to hardly any contact. Erdrich uses Henry as a symbol showing the hard times in Vietnam that people go through when they return....   [tags: vietnam war, change]
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The World of Importance: Context in The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich - What do you believe the most important element of a piece of literature is. Is it the characters. The plot. The use of imagery. These are all-important elements and add to the overall piece to give the reader some understanding of the story. One thing many readers pass over though is the underlying context of a story. Context is defined as anything beyond the specific words of a literary work that may be relevant to understanding of the story's meaning. Context can include but is not limited to: culture, economics, and history....   [tags: literature, cultural context, plot]
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The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich - The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich In the Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich, the main character Henry loses his hold on reality. The story takes place in North Dakota on an Indian Reservation where Henry lives with his brother Lyman. Henry and Lyman buy a Red Convertible that later in the story illustrates Henry’s lack of ability to stay sane. The brothers take a summer trip across the United States in the car. When they return, Henry is called to join the army, which turns out to be the transitional point in Henry and Lyman’s personal life....   [tags: Papers Vietnam War Red Convertible]
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To Change in Louise Erdrich's Red Convertible and The Shaw - Exploring Change To change is to become different, to progress, and to grow. In Louise Erdrich’s stories “Red Convertible” and “The Shawl” the idea of change is used as a catalyst to advance the stories in a new and interesting direction. Both stories explain or imply some sort of change within their first sentences. The first sentence of “Red Convertible” reads, “I was the first one to drive a convertible on my reservation.” This is a change for the reservation, as it is the first time someone has driven a convertible on the reservation....   [tags: life, narrator, alter]
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Ecology: Using Tracks and Signs to Determine Presence of Mammal Species - ... Larger animals will make deeper more impressive footprint than a small mammal. There are few ways to find footprint; coming across a footprints in the wild is one way but also most challenging ways. Other ways can be placing “moon stone” which is mentioned above; another way is to set up an ink pad. (Binstead, 2013) An ink pad is a collective of materials consisting of cardboard, paper and ink which is animal friendly (ink that won’t cause health issue to the animal.) The idea behind this is to allow the animal to walk through the ink and walk onto the paper leaving behind a footprint that can be collect and studied later....   [tags: footprints, color]
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ummary of The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich - Summary of The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich Often times, an inanimate object can be as important and sometimes more important than the characters of the story. In Louise Erdrich's "The Red Convertible," the car played an equally important role with that of the characters, but for different reasons. Two brothers, Lyman and Henry, had very little in common other than their blood. One day they decided to catch a ride to Winnipeg. The car was introduced while these two were doing some sightseeing in the city....   [tags: Papers] 432 words
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How War Changes a Man in The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich - ... Henry was a changed man after his service in the military, “When he returned home, though, Henry was very different, and I’ll say this: the change was no good... It was a fact. Henry had become jumpy and mean.” (Erdrich 357) Lyman witnesses changes in Henry's emotions and is upset by this metamorphosis, to feel better, Lyman recalls the time when Henry was always happy and cheerful, he longed for the great times that they spent together and he would much rather spend quality time with his brother Henry back int he days that they shared the convertible....   [tags: relationship, brothers, vietnam]
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Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography by Zora Neale Hurston - Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography by Zora Neale Hurston Between Cape jasmine bushes and chinaberry trees, Zora Neale Hurston’s childhood, was a warm sweet memory illustrated in an extract of Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography. In this excerpt, diction and point of view jump from the page to give the reader a lucid and realistic view of life “down there” in the farm, sheltered from society to protect the plentiful love, food and company of the Hurston home, compared to “way up north” where “rare” apples are abundant and gardenias are sold for a dollar, but where reality is a universal cry for equality and justice....   [tags: essays research papers] 617 words
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Finding Healing After Injustice in vThe Round House by Louise Erdrich - ... She became the only white girl in the reservation on which her adoptive mother lived, this, compounded with her irregular form, left Linda isolated. This event, while just a piece of the damage that the Lark family inflicted on Linda, proves to have a remarkable impact on Linda and her community within the reservation, as it became the catalyst that ignites further injustice in The Round House and reveals Erdrich’s perspective on injustice, believing it to be a force that rudely intrudes on life, without warning or warrant....   [tags: abandonment, family, reservation ] 1264 words
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Post Traumatic Stress and the Brothers' Relationship in The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich - Henry Fosdick once said, “The tragedy of war is that it uses man’s best to do man’s worst.” In “The Red Convertible” by Louis Erdrich, there is a conflict amongst two brothers, Henry and Lyman as ones awareness towards reality is shifted upon the return of the Vietnam War. Henry’s experience fighting in the Vietnam War is the responsibility for the unexpected aftermath that affects their brotherhood. The event of Henry fighting in the war through fears, emotions and horrors that he encounters is the source of his “Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome [PTSD].” It has shaped his own perception of reality and his relationship with his brother Lyman and the strong bond that they had shared....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Critical Analysis] 1241 words
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Family and Cultural Ties in Amy Tan's Two Kinds and Erdrich's The Red Convertible - People have different culture backgrounds which are very special to them. Usually families’ tradition and thoughts are affected by their cultural backgrounds. Environment is one of the most important factors in a human’s development. When the term "environment" is used, it refers to factors such as family and cultural tie. In today's society, each individual is living his or her life in different a way than others.' Individual’s life choice is generally controlled, learned, influenced, and raised by the cultural background....   [tags: Two Kinds, The Red Convertible] 685 words
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Importance of Family in Anishinaabeg Culture - ... The father pictures the girl’s death as her own mother, Aanakwad, throwing the girl over the edge of the wagon. This is what he tells his own son who is left behind to stay with him. When Aanakwad decides to leave, there is a disagreement with what is going to happen to the children. Aanakwad leaves with both the baby and their nine year old daughter. This means that the five year old son, named Gego, gets left behind with the father who has tuberculosis. While the mother and two girls are leaving, Gego realizes that he is being left behind....   [tags: Louise Erdrich's The Shawl] 984 words
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The Red Convertible - Symbolism is a quintessential element in all writing, whether it is prose or a poem. “The Red Convertible,” a short story written by Louise Erdrich, tells the story of the destructive nature of war, via the strain caused on the families from improper deconditioning. The main characters in the story, Lyman and Henry Lamartine, are brothers that develop a seemingly inseparable bond through a car; a red convertible. Lyman, the younger of the two was very hard-working and could always “make money” (Erdrich 394)....   [tags: Analysis, Louise Erdrich] 1023 words
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The Shawl - Born and raised in a family of storytellers, it’s no wonder that this author, Louise Erdrich became a prolific writer. Louise was born in Little Falls, Minnesota. She grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota, near the Chippewa Reservation with her mom, who had Native American roots and her dad who was of German descent. Her parents encouraged and challenged her at an early age to read, also to write stories and even paid her a nickel for each one that she wrote. Lorena Stookey states that Louise Erdrich’s style of writing is “like William Faulkner, she creates a fictional world and peoples it with multiple narrators whose voices commingle to shape her readers’ experience of that world” (Stookey 14)...   [tags: Louise Erdrich] 1247 words
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The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich - ... The war changed Henry, it taught him to worry and to never trust anyone around him. Henry watched people die, and knowing that he made it home hurt him. It hurt him because in his mind it should have been him and not his friends. Lyman had a sense that Henry was already dead from the war. But never really knew about how his brother felt, all Lyman knew was that Henry was different. “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, a sound that stopped up the throats of other people around him” (1884)....   [tags: henry, vietnam war, PTSD]
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The Secret to Stopping Gun Violence in its Tracks - ... In reality, being able to avoid such procedures is what is causing problems with the people who use such weapons to commit crimes. It is said that “93 percent of the guns obtained by violent criminals are not obtained through the lawful purchase” (Snyder 1). That in order to stop horrible gun related crimes from taking place, measures such as universal background checks need to be a requirement to own any type of weapon, whether it be a simple hand held gun, or an assault weapon that can fire a high speed of bullets at once, without having to reload....   [tags: prooposed gun control] 1401 words
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Railway Electrification: In the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time - The Baltimore & Ohio railroad (B&O) was the first railroad to electrify part of its tracks, doing so in 1895 (Lecture Notes, 2/19/14). The electric locomotive was faster and cheaper than the steam locomotive, and produced no smoke (Lecture Notes, 2/19/14). This opened up the gates for electric locomotives to replace steam engines on their own tracks. Still, only a few American railroads electrified their lines between 1900 and 1950. Many American railroads failed to electrify their railroads due to the high initial cost and economic conditions, the lack of standardized electrical systems used for the railways, and corporate resistance (Bezilla, 42-47)....   [tags: Steam Railoads, Electric Traction, Railroad Tracks]
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