Summary Of Louise Erdrich's 'The Red Convertible'

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Often it is conceived that the life for a soldier returning home from war will be a life filled with glory and recognition, where every soldiers, dead, wounded, or alive, is honored for their brave fight in war: a dangerous, deadly battlefield. However families, friends, and communities don’t fully comprehend the traumatic series of events that soldiers has been apart of or witnessed, which will make their life back at home marred with misery and depression. Many soldiers returning home from war, in fact, suffer from diseases such as depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), where men and women who have witnessed and/or experienced events of death or serious threat and injury will then develop anxiety and depression symptoms. In turn, they will suffer a loss of identity and purpose upon returning home from war.…show more content…
Erdrich’s message is a universal one for millions of soldiers in history and presently who suffer from PTSD and depression. In Louise Erdrich’s “The Red Convertible”, the short story tells of a bond of two brothers, Henry and Lyman, who are both free going, open, friendly with a spirited nature prior to…show more content…
“The Red Convertible” eloquently offers a commentary on a soldier’s profile before and after war. Henry completely changed, seeing death as the only means to alieve the psychological pain he was suffering from. Unfortunately, this sentiment can be shared by masses of soldiers who fight in
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