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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]

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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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Jean Erdrich 's Novel, Tracks, By Louise Erdrich

- In her 1988 novel Tracks, American author Louise Erdrich explores the transformational factors of Ojibwe society in the 1910s. Amid lurid tales of cultural larceny and the erosion of traditional animism, she discusses a key catalyst for social change: the acceptance of the Roman Catholic faith by many Ojibwe. Erdrich condemns those self-denying, death-rooted elements of Catholicism that divide a people caught between traditional and modern identities, selecting her troubled co-narrator, teenaged Pauline Puyat, as a vehicle through which to convey this message....   [tags: Roman Catholic Church, Catholic Church]

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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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An Analysis Of Louise Erdrich 's ' The Sacred Hoop '

- ... A sense of belonging stems from an emphasis on cultural ties and social relationships, as well as a connection to ancestry and tribal history (“Native Americans”). Thus a great emphasis is placed on elder care, creating multigenerational households, similar to Harp household in The Plague of Doves. The elder is Mooshum, with Clemence and Geraldine helping him, along with Evelina and Joe. Of course other community members come in and out of the household as well, for instance Neve Harp. Kenneth Lincoln states that “…narratives describe an overarching community identity that values diversity and encourages adaptation among its own detachable parts,” lending to the notion that as much as th...   [tags: Native Americans in the United States, Narrative]

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The Story Of A Chipewyan Tribe

- In her novel Tracks, Louise Erdrich voices the story of a Chipewyan tribe in the early twentieth century in their struggle to preserve their identity and survive. The Europeans quest to drain people of their land, culture, language and spiritual practices provides the basis to the question of identity seen among characters presented throughout the novel. However, it is primarily through Nanapush’s attempt to maintain the Chipewyan identity through his role as both an elder and trickster, his interplay with Christianity and the Europeans, as well as his art of storytelling that he, his family and their traditions are able to survive the vile hardships put forth by the European settlers in ord...   [tags: The Europeans, Europe, Trickster, Louise Erdrich]

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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]

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`` Love Medicine `` By Louise Erdrich

- There are many different themes in, “Love Medicine” a book written by Louise Erdrich. Some of which are poverty, family, racism, and religion. The one that I am going to write about, is love. Love is one of the most prominent themes in this book. It conveys a mother’s love for her children, a wife’s love for her husband, and a son’s love for the ones whom he perceives his parents to be. This is but to name a few examples of love found in the book by Ms. Erdrich. However, there is also the lack of love that this work of literature portrays....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Louise Erdrich, Adultery]

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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]

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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]

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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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The Red Convertible By Louise Erdrich

- Cruising down the highway in a cherry red convertible on a sunny day with the top down, a brother to sing along to the radio with; a relaxing scene that many would see as a memorable moment. The shots of guns and cannons, death, blood and the unimaginable violence of war holds the complete opposite. Louise Erdrich, an extremely popular short story author, combines the two in her painfully realistic story The Red Convertible. The ease of life for the Lamartine brothers, Henry and Lyman, quickly changes when Henry is drafted into the war....   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, South Vietnam, United States]

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The Red Convertible By Louise Erdrich

- 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...   [tags: Psychological trauma]

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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]

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The Red Convertible By Louise Erdrich

- ... “We went places in that car, me and Henry. We took off driving all one whole summer. We started off toward the Little Knife River and Mandaree in Fort Berthold and then we found ourselves down in Wakpala” (Erdrich 359). It shows how close and how much patience for both Lyman and Henry to travel all summer in a car they both are co-owners with, usually siblings do not share well and tend to get on each others nerves when being around for a extended amount of time. The theme war is another reason the red convertible Oldsmobile was the central point and developing the story was because it shows how Henry changed his attitude and Lyman changed the way he did things just to get Henry attenti...   [tags: Short story, English-language films]

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The Red Convertible By Louise Erdrich

- ... Henry is an upstanding person, but unfortunately that all changes. Lyman and Henry return from their road trip. Henry then goes off to the Vietnam War after being picked up by Marine recruiters. It is speculated that Henry was captured by the enemy. Lyman says, “He wasn’t such a hot letter writer, and only got off two before the enemy caught him” (969). Lyman mentions that his brother managed to write two letters, but then is captured shortly after. Since then, Henry is no longer the same person as he was before he had left....   [tags: Posttraumatic stress disorder, Vietnam War]

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The Red Convertible By Louise Erdrich

- ... They enjoyed their new freedom that the care gave them. At a rest stop in Montana they met a hitchhiker women and invited her to ride with them. She asked them if they could take her to Alaska. They agreed and drove all the way to Alaska. The women’s family treated then well and they enjoyed their days in nature. When the weather started to turn cold the boys headed for home. That summer would be the last summer the boys would be care fee together. They made it home with out the car giving them any trouble....   [tags: English-language films, Suicide, North Dakota]

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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]

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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

- What is happiness. It’s a very vague question. Different people have a different satisfaction and needs. What each and every one of us wants are so different from one another that you can’t really categorize what exactly a happiness is for a person. In the modern society, American Dream is the pinnacle that everyone is racing to reach too. It’s what they believe as the ultimate goal and only a selected few are able to achieve it. It’s what people assume as a path to achieve happiness. Although, this might not actually be the case, but people failed to recognize this as materialistic value has been such a dominant factor in a person life....   [tags: american dream, happiness]

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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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The Red Convertible By Louise Erdrich

- In the Story “The Red Convertible”, by Louise Erdrich, it’s about two Native American brothers, Lyman and his brother Henry Jr. The story tells about the friendship between the brothers before and after Henry Jr. combat experience in Vietnam where he was captured and held as a P.O.W. The red convertible symbolize the relationship that Lyman and Henry had together. The brothers purchase the red Oldsmobile together that represents their relationship and sense of adventure. “Don’t ask why because we never mentioned a car or anything, we just had all our money....   [tags: English-language films, Vietnam War, Vietnam]

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Analysis of Louise Erdrich's The Red Convertible

- "The Red Convertible," a short story written by Louise Erdrich's, she writes about the travesties of war that impose on the relationship of two brothers, Henry and Lyman. The author uses symbolism to unveil the troubles brought home by Henry after he leaves the battlefields of Vietnam. The story emphasized difficulties Lyman was forced to Handel the separation from his brother. The goal of Erdrich writing the "The Red Convertible" was to communicate the emotional stresses war creates for a soldier and how that stress affects relationships with there families....   [tags: Vietnam, War, Relationships]

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The Novel Love Medicine By Louise Erdrich

- Point of view is one of the single greatest assets an author can use. It helps to move the plot along and show what is happening from a character’s perspective. An author can make the plot more complex by introducing several characters that the reader has to view events through. The events can then be seen through different eyes and mindsets forcing the reader to view the character in a different light. From one perspective a character can seem cruel, yet, from another, the same character can seem like a hero....   [tags: Love, Romance, Character, Novel]

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The Domestic Violence Unit Tracks Repeated Calls For Service

- ... A pattern is two or more crimes that seem to be related by victim, offender, or location (Boba and Santos, 2011 p.19). The Sergeants are responsible for tracking these types of calls. After the third run the sergeants will assign a detective to go and do a home visit to the victim. The Sergeants will follow-up with the detective(s) to see if there are any underlying causes and what resources can be utilized to assist the victim. The Sergeants are responsible for keeping the Lieutenant of the unit informed regarding repeat calls for service....   [tags: Domestic violence, Police, Violence, Abuse]

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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]

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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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Brief Summary Of Louise Erdrich 's ' The Red Convertible '

- Curran MacMillan Browning/2 MF – Formal Essay 13 October 2014 Fleeting Native American Dreams The Native American people have struggled throughout the history of the United States. They have been forced away from their land and have been oppressed for years, while the majority of society, the white population, thrives. The American Dream that has been introduced to Native Americans is the idea that all people, including them, can achieve the freedom, wealth and equality that the land of opportunity has to offer....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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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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Analysis Of Louise Erdrich 's ' The Red Convertible '

- ... They have no intentions to buy a car with all this money, or anything for that matter. That was before they saw the bright red convertible and then "before we had thought it over at all"(Erdrish 444) it was theirs. The red convertible was their ticket to the world, they could go anywhere in this car. That car was freedom, an adventure, and a chance for two brothers to grow closer. The Red Convertible is a bond developing through this trip, it 's the connection between them. After their idealistic journey comes to an end and the bothers return home....   [tags: Family, Sibling, English-language films]

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Analysis Of Louise Erdrich 's ' The Red Convertible '

- ... The red convertible, it is a symbol of youth, freedom, and a carefree life style just like the main characters. We see the all of this portrayed with in Lyman and Henry as they take their summer long adventure. Lyman tells the reader that the day to day “details” “didn’t bother them” (135) and that they “just lived our everyday lives”(135). This shows a freedom that can only be found in youth. The reader gets a glimpse of Henry’s young care free attitude as he play with Susy and her hair, “he started twirling this way and that” (136)....   [tags: English-language films, Short story]

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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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Measuring The Single Clad Tracks For Different Values Of P, V And F.

- ... The height of the clad tracks varied from 50 µm, observed at the highest scanning speed, and the lowest powder feeding rate and laser power, to the values close to 1.5 mm, observed at the lowest scanning speed, and the highest powder feeding rate and laser power. In the next step, the combined parameter derived from P, F and V was found, which could linearly depend on the clad height. Fig. 5a shows the statistical dependency of the single clad height (h) on the combined parameter. It is noticeable that the clad height is directly proportional to with a linear regression coefficient R = 0.98 (R2 = 0.96)....   [tags: Regression analysis, Statistics, Laser]

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Ecology: Using Tracks and Signs to Determine Presence of Mammal Species

- Writing a short article (maximum 1000 words) on the problems and complexities of using tracks and signs to determine presence (and absence) of mammal species (25%) In the field of ecology finding and identifying tracks and signs has always been one of the hardest job in that field. This is because a range of different problems can and most likely will occur. There are several ways to find animal tracking and signs. When looking for a particular species research will need to be conducted to know what habitats it will be spending most of its time at, this will narrow done the list of species when a footprint or sign has been found....   [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]

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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]

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How War Changes a Man in The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich

- 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 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: relationship, brothers, vietnam]

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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]

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An Analysis Of Louise Erdrich And Tim O ' Brien 's ' The Red Convertible '

- ... Together, Lyman and Henry used the car to leave the reservation where they lived and to see what was beyond its borders” (Para 5). This is exactly what the two were doing when they traveled all across the country. The car created a bond between the two. The first paragraph symbolizes the foreshadowing of Henry’s death, “We owned it together until his boots filled with water on a windy night and he bought out my share” (134). Initially this statement is not clear until you finish the story. When the car and Henry both go into the water it symbolizes the end of Lyman’s innocence and the end of the relationship between the two brothers....   [tags: Symbol, Symbolism, Automobile, Emotion]

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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]

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Love Medicine By Louise Erdrich And Where White Men Fear

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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]

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Review of the Band Periphery and Their Album Clear

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Why Should Magnetic Levitation Trains be Implemented in the United States?

- ... The same concept of magnetism is used to propel the train forward and to brake. The attractive and the repulsive forces brought about by the superconducting magnet and the coils are applied. There are propulsion-coils positioned on both sides of the guide way that are powered by an alternating current emanating from a power substation. The alternating current induces a shifting magnetic field, which creates different temporary poles at timed intervals. Due to the positioning of the semiconducting magnets and creation of the different electromagnetic forces, the like pole tend to push while the unlike poles attract, therefore, causing motion in the direction dictated by the alternating cu...   [tags: railway, propel, tracks]

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Difference Between BD and DVD

- BD and DVD both have pits and bumps. The difference between the two is that the BD pits and bumps are smaller and packed closer together. A blue laser is used to read the BD. The BD has spiral tracks running from the center of the disc out to the edges. The information is stored in these tracks in the form of audio and video. The blue laser used to read this information has a wavelength of approximately 405 nanometers and must be much more accurate than that of a DVD as the pits and bumps are smaller and closer together....   [tags: blue laser, tracks]

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Mcpherson 's Troops As They Destroyed Rail Road Tracks Heading Out Of Meridian Mississippi

- ... Grant, setting out destruction and fear. Sherman’s next plan was taking the Confederate stronghold of Georgia, Sherman knew he had to plan the coordinated attack with his Generals and forces, to push through the state of Georgia, essentially splitting it in half to force the Union forces to scramble and become disorientated. Sherman’s Plan was to take the city of Atlanta, the state capital itself Milledgeville, then down onto the eastern seaboard and capturing the Confederates main shipping hub of Savannah; before turning north and taking the Carolina’s....   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate States of America]

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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]

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Marketing Tracks Specific Consumers ' Buying Habits Closely And Crafts Products And Messages Tailored

- ... Secondary research uses information that has already been collected by agencies, such as the U.S. Census Bureau. This type of data is cost effective; however, it cannot be customized to specific marketing questions. Therefore, secondary data is helpful in providing general context and background on broader trends and issues. On the contrary, primary research techniques are developed for a specific company. There are various methods of performing this type of research, each with a different set of positive and limiting factors....   [tags: Marketing, Research, Sample size]

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Loss of soldier identity

- The Vietnam War was not a “pretty” war. Soldiers were forced to fight guerilla troops, were in combat during horrible weather, had to live in dangerous jungles, and, worst of all, lost sight of who they were. Many soldiers may have entered with a sense of pride, but returned home desensitized. The protagonist in Louise Erdrich’s “The Red Convertible,” is testament to this. In the story, the protagonist is a young man full of life prior to the war, and is a mere shell of his former self after the war....   [tags: Comparative, Erdrich, O'Brien]

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The History of Railroads

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History of the Nürburgring

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A Streetcar on the Tracks of Despair

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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]

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Kallang Riverside Park: Outdoor Activities Analysis

- The Kallang River is the longest river in Singapore and it flows via the Marina Channel into the Marina Barrage a dam (Cornelius, V., 2008). According to the researchers from the (National Parks Board, 2009), the Kallang riverside park located on the side of this river which holds many recreations and sports activities such as fitness equipment and jogging and cycling tracks marked with distance markers. This cycling tracks leads down towards the Esplanade Park which is one of the oldest parks in Singapore....   [tags: cycling, kallang park, cycling tracks]

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The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich

- The beginning of the story is a preview to the night Henry died. “We owned it together until his boots filled with water on a windy night and he bought out my share. Lyman walks everywhere he goes” (1882). Since Lyman now walks everywhere that means that he no longer has the car. The car was very symbolic to the story, it even gave the brothers a bond. They went everywhere together in that red convertible. They bonded by the trips they took over the states. The car was Henry’s message to Lyman, the message was to let go....   [tags: henry, vietnam war, PTSD]

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Ruth McBride-Jordan in The Color of Water vs Love Medicine's Marie-Lazarre-Kashpaw

- In life, we face and overcome many challenges and struggles that help to define and build who we are. According to Orrison Swett Mardon, "Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them." Ruth, Jade, and Marie do exactly that. Ruth McBride-Jordan in The Color of Water is a Jewish immigrant in America who desperately struggles to search for her identity in a time of great prejudices. Breaking free from her abusive father and religious intolerance, Ruth undergoes trials and changes that create the extraordinary life she leads....   [tags: James McBride Louise Erdrich]

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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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New Technologies During World War One

- World War I also referred to “The Great War” began in 1914 and lasted until 1918. World War I was started by the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo over who controlled Serbia. Austria soon declared war on Serbia. World War One included the following countries: Turkey, Bulgaria, Austria-Hungary, and Germany in which they were known as the central powers and Japan, Italy, United States, Portugal, France, Britain, Russia, Belgium, Greece, Romania, and Serbia which was known as the Allies power....   [tags: toxis gas, tanks,the great war,caterpillar tracks]

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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]

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Racism in in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

- Both Toni Morrison's novel about an African American family in Ohio during the 1930s and 1940s, The Bluest Eye and Louise Erdrich;s novel about the Anishinabe tribe in the 1920s in North Dakota, Tracks are, in part, about seeing. Both novels examine the effects of a kind of seeing that is refracted through the lens of racism by subjects of racism themselves. Erdrich's Pauline Puyat and Morrison's Pecola Breedlove are crazy from their dealings with racism and themselves suffer from an internalized racism that is upheld and maintained by social and cultural structures within which they live....   [tags: Bluest Eye Essays]

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Sibling Influence in The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich and Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin

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European Economic Commission on Bus and Trucks Industry

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Survival And Adaptation

- Survival and Adaptation Tom King and his family are not wealthy. In order for them to survive Tom had to box. Tom King was very old to be boxing. He had to change his way of fighting to even have a remote chance of wining. In Tracks by Louise Erdrich Eli and Nanapush had to learn to live with each other to survive. Nevertheless Tom King and Eli both did what they had to do too survive. They are good examples of strength and determination. Tom King was not a rich man but a poor one. Jack London writes that Tom had to send his children to bed so that they might forget about dinner....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Themes of Loss in "The Shawl" and "Bone Black"

- The loss of a family member is always hard to deal with and it affects everyone differently. Some people are open about their feelings and others bottle them up. In terms of relationships within a family, usually the closest is between the parent and child. When this relationship is cut short or is nonexistent because of a loss it can be especially devastating. The loss of a family member does not always refer to an actual physical loss, but can also refer to an emotional distance put between two people....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Loss of a Family Member, and Its Effects on the Family

- Kenji Miyazawa once said, “we must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey”. This quote applies to loss in the fact that when we face a loss we must continue our lives and use the loss to make us stronger. The loss of a family member is always hard to deal with and it affects everyone differently. Some people are open about their feelings and others bottle them up. The loss of a family member does not always refer to a death, but can also refer to an emotional or physical distance put between two people....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Sherman Alexie 's Writing The Great American Novel

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Atwood's Tricks With Mirrors as a Declaration of Female Independence

- Atwood's Tricks With Mirrors as a Declaration of Female Independence Relationships are complex things, with ever-changing dynamics. Some traditional roles are always played in the constant search for balance between giving and taking in relationships. Women have historically and stereotypically played the role of "giver" in male-female romantic unions. In recent years the gender laws of relationships have been changing and evolving, but even as recently as the 1970s and 1980s women have been restricted to the role of complacent giver in their relationships....   [tags: Atwood Tricks With Mirrors Essays]

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The Success of Bon Jovi's Album "Slippery When Wet"

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Pocahontas and the Mythical Indian Woman

- Pocahontas and the Mythical Indian Woman Pocahontas. Americans know her as the beautiful, Indian woman who fell in love with the white settler John Smith and then threw her body upon the poor white captive to protect him from being brutally executed by her own savage tribe. The magical world of Walt Disney came out with their own movie version several years ago portraying Pocahontas as a tan, sexy Barbie doll figure and John Smith as a blond-haired, blue-eyed muscular Ken doll. Although Disney attempts to instill racial tolerance, inter-racial friendship, and nonviolent resolutions in Pocahontas, they contribute to the inaccurate Indian woman stereotype that has evolved from such stories....   [tags: Disney Argumentative Portrayal Essays]

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The Red Convertible by Louise Erdich

- In Louise Erdrich’s “The Red Convertible” chronicles both the erosion of childhood innocence and the dissolution of a particular sibling relationship. In order to suggest these themes, the narrative foregrounds imagery of movement and stasis, conveying their meanings in complex ways. As such, it’s no surprise that the title of the story itself not only describes the symbolic importance of the convertible to their brotherhood, but also embodies freedom to transcend one’s societal confinements, which, in this case, imparts the literal power of movement....   [tags: Imagery, Movement, Novel Analysis]

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The Early Traces of Computing

- Computing is something that for the past few decades has been evolving at a very rapid pace. These days you can find a computer in almost every home, classroom, and office. Computers in my own lifetime have gone from a luxury to an everyday device that everyone can find a use for. You can find out the score of your favorite sports team with the click of a button or even check the weather in seconds. Who knows where computers can take us in the near future. They have the potential to do great things for society as well as the planet itself....   [tags: jobs, gates, IBM]

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Super Sized: Monster Trucks

- Bigger is better. That is what people constantly hear in the world around them. This ranges from the biggest sale on Black Friday, to the new supersized burger at McDonalds. People strive to exceed the ordinary and make things extraordinary, and to do this; you go big or go home. One of the best examples of this is the creation of monster trucks. Monster truck rallies have been around since the late 1970’s and were inspired by the basic pick up trucks that got transferred into monster trucks. These rallies are a motor sport entertainment can be found on television or live in a field area....   [tags: American Culture, Human Appeal]

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Trucks Now and Then

- As we look back over the last sixty-five years, the needfulness for trucks has changed significantly. When we explore the use of trucks in the 1940's, they were considered to have an important value in their demand as well as an indispensable tool. The uses of trucks have changed dramatically in today's society when compared to the 1940's. They are no longer considered a just an essential part of transporting goods, however, we now use them as a necessity for life. Trucks were very different in the early days compared to the trucks of today....   [tags: Cars Transportation Compare]

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