Your search returned over 400 essays for "Erdrich Tracks"
1  2  3  4  5    Next >>

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]

Powerful Essays
1853 words | (5.3 pages) | Preview

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]

Good Essays
1075 words | (3.1 pages) | Preview

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]

Strong Essays
1117 words | (3.2 pages) | Preview

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]

Better Essays
1470 words | (4.2 pages) | Preview

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]

Better Essays
772 words | (2.2 pages) | Preview

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

- A central tenet to Louise Erdrich’s novels are the narrators she employs to tell her stories. Each character from Nanapush to Marn Wolde offer their own perspective to the larger story as a whole and allow Erdrich to create a web of narrative complexity. Paula Gunn Allen argues in The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions that Native American storytelling and storytellers act as mediators between conflicting views or sides (75). Erdrich takes this notion to heart in her novels; they offer the full scope of a story, branching out and backwards in time to provide the necessary details for a reader to fill in the gaps of the story....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States, Narrative]

Better Essays
1114 words | (3.2 pages) | Preview

A Comparison On Welch 's And Erdrich 's Stylistic Approaches

- A Comparison on Welch’s and Erdrich’s Stylistic Approaches to Novel Writing James Welch 's narrative methods employed in Fools Crow engaged two literary forms: novel and play. Though it is technically a novel, it can be read or interpreted as an attempt to emulate a play. I found fascinating the lineal narrative used in the book, which goes from the beginning of the life of the Fools Crow as an emerging figure of his community to the climax and when Fools Crow becomes an eminent individual. In that sense Welch follows a writing that progresses in intensity, thus, chapters in part four and five are shorter but compact....   [tags: Fiction, Novel, Narrative, Narrator]

Better Essays
895 words | (2.6 pages) | Preview

A Comparison Of Welch 's And Erdrich 's Stylistic Approaches

- A Comparison of Welch’s and Erdrich’s Stylistic Approaches to Novel Writing James Welch 's narrative methods employed in Fools Crow engaged two literary forms: novel and play. Though it is technically a novel, it can be read or interpreted as an attempt to emulate a play. I found fascinating the lineal narrative used in the book, which goes from the beginning of the life of the Fools Crow as an emerging figure of his community to the climax and when Fools Crow becomes an eminent individual. In that sense Welch follows a writing that progresses in intensity, thus, chapters in part four and five are shorter but compact....   [tags: Fiction, Narrative, Narrator, Short story]

Better Essays
896 words | (2.6 pages) | Preview

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]

Strong Essays
1670 words | (4.8 pages) | Preview

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]

Good Essays
577 words | (1.6 pages) | Preview

`` 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]

Strong Essays
1179 words | (3.4 pages) | Preview

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]

Strong Essays
1088 words | (3.1 pages) | Preview

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]

Free Essays
697 words | (2 pages) | Preview

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]

Good Essays
406 words | (1.2 pages) | Preview

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 ]

Strong Essays
1088 words | (3.1 pages) | Preview

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]

Strong Essays
3456 words | (9.9 pages) | Preview

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]

Better Essays
657 words | (1.9 pages) | Preview

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]

Better Essays
921 words | (2.6 pages) | Preview

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 ]

Better Essays
1219 words | (3.5 pages) | Preview

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]

Strong Essays
970 words | (2.8 pages) | Preview

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]

Better Essays
957 words | (2.7 pages) | Preview

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]

Better Essays
661 words | (1.9 pages) | Preview

The Red Convertible By Louise Erdrich

- In short story, “The Red Convertible” the different types of theme play a huge role in bringing the story together. The story is told from one of the brother’s, Lyman Lamartine, point of view about how he and his brother, Henry had partial ownership in a red convertible Oldsmobile car. The red convertible Oldsmobile car plays an important role as it represents the centralize point of the two brother’s relationship throughout the whole story. Louise Erdrich’s different themes help understand the relationship of Lyman and Henry through the red convertible Oldsmobile....   [tags: Short story, English-language films]

Better Essays
1229 words | (3.5 pages) | Preview

The Red Convertible By Louise Erdrich

- The Red Convertible, written by Louise Erdrich, is a short story written in the first person perspective of a Chippewa Indian named Lyman. It portrays the story of his brother, Henry, who joins the Marines and fights in the Vietnam War. Before recruiters pick up Henry, Lyman describes him and his brother’s road trip in their brand new red Olds. Lyman explains Henry’s characteristic during their joy-ride as friendly, joking, and fun. Returning from their road trip, Henry leaves for Vietnam. When he returns, Henry is not the same joyful man that he once was before he had left....   [tags: Posttraumatic stress disorder, Vietnam War]

Better Essays
1084 words | (3.1 pages) | Preview

The Round House By Louise Erdrich

- The Legal Entanglements and Damaging Effects of Sexual Assault The publication of The Round House by Louise Erdrich serves as a literary feat and national victory for sexual assault survivors and activists through the author 's realistic depiction and exploration into the brutal effects that domestic violence has on a victim, family, and community. In The Round House, Geraldine 's traumatic assault during the summer of 1988 is not to be treated as an isolated incident, but a common occurrence that has affected millions of Americans and evolved into a national domestic violence crisis....   [tags: Rape, Family, Domestic violence, Violence]

Better Essays
1215 words | (3.5 pages) | Preview

The Red Convertible By Louise Erdrich

- “The Red Convertible”, by Louise Erdrich is a story about two brothers that buy a red convertible. The story is told in first person by the main character Lyman. Lyman seems to get all of the good luck. Lyman becomes the owner of a restaurant at the age of 16. Money seems to come easy to him. Henry is not lucky and he gets called to go and fight in the war. Lyman made a comment on it saying “ I always had good luck with numbers, and never worried about the draft myself. But Henry was never lucky in the same way as me” (Erdrich 1030)....   [tags: English-language films, Suicide, North Dakota]

Better Essays
1133 words | (3.2 pages) | Preview

The Red Convertible By Louise Erdrich

- In “The Red Convertible” by Louise Erdrich the two main characters Lyman and Henry are brothers that have an amazing relationship with one another. In the beginning of the story Erdrich writes about how Lyman and Henry bought a gorgeous red convertible; and together they went on plenty of road trips and bonded over the car. On the other hand, the two siblings in Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” don’t have that same sibling bond. The siblings in “Everyday Use”, Maggie and Dee, are complete opposites....   [tags: Sibling, Family, Short story, Maggie May]

Better Essays
1361 words | (3.9 pages) | Preview

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]

Powerful Essays
1425 words | (4.1 pages) | Preview

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]

Strong Essays
1064 words | (3 pages) | Preview

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]

Better Essays
842 words | (2.4 pages) | Preview

The Red Convertible By Louise Erdrich

- In “The Red Convertible,” Louise Erdrich through her first- person narrator Lyman, creates an unspoken emotional bond between two brothers. This emotional bond between the brothers is not directly spoken to each other, but is rather communicated through and symbolized by “The Red Convertible.” In spite of what appears as a selfless act by one brother, in turn, causes pain in the other brother, as no feelings were communicated. In this case, Lyman explains his version as he takes us through the experiences that he and his brother Henry have with the car....   [tags: Communication, English-language films, Wedding]

Better Essays
1318 words | (3.8 pages) | Preview

The Red Convertible By Louise Erdrich

- Blood is Thicker Than Water In “The Red Convertible,” Louise Erdrich through her first- person narrator Lyman, creates an unspoken emotional bond between two brothers. This emotional bond between the brothers is not directly spoken to each other, but rather is communicated through and symbolized by “The Red Convertible.” In spite of what appears as a selfless act by one brother, in turn, causes pain in the other brother, as no feelings were communicated. In this case, Lyman explains his version as he takes us through the experiences that he and his brother Henry have with the car....   [tags: Communication, English-language films, Feeling]

Better Essays
1310 words | (3.7 pages) | Preview

The Red Convertible By Louise Erdrich

- Understanding PTSD of veterans through Louise Erdrich’s “The Red Convertible” In today’s society, we still have people that do not completely understand what it takes to be a country that is free. We have rallies and protests to express our concerns about our freedom and how it is protected but how often do we step back and thank our veterans for their sacrifice they have made. In the past, society has shunned, ridiculed, or belittled our military for doing a job that no one else would do. It is just recently that we have accepted the fact that war, no matter how big or small, can affect and change a person’s mental and physical state....   [tags: Posttraumatic stress disorder, Vietnam War]

Better Essays
1063 words | (3 pages) | Preview

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]

Strong Essays
1016 words | (2.9 pages) | Preview

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]

Better Essays
1109 words | (3.2 pages) | Preview

The Red Convertible By Louise Erdrich

- To what lengths would you go for a loved one. Would you destroy something in hopes that it would save them. That 's what Lyman Lamartine did in hopes to fix his PTSD afflicted brother. "The Red Convertible" was written by Louise Erdrich in 1974 and published in 2009 along with several other short stories. Lyman, and Henry, are brothers. The story starts by telling us about how the two brothers acquired a red convertible. Henry ends up being drafted into the Vietnam War, and comes back home suffering from PTSD....   [tags: Vietnam War, English-language films, Vietnam]

Better Essays
846 words | (2.4 pages) | Preview

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]

Better Essays
909 words | (2.6 pages) | Preview

Zora Neale Hurston 's Dust Tracks On A Road

- Regardless of what society one derives from, when an individual is born, the community ascribes certain identity markers upon that person without their permission. Once that individual reaches an intellectual capacity to mentally understand their own existence in the world, they begin to yield the power to foster their prescribed identities, completely neglect it, or start anew. Many people hinge their entire lives on the identities society gave them, however for author-anthropologist, Zora Neale Hurston, she lacked an affinity for her blackness....   [tags: African American, Zora Neale Hurston, Race]

Better Essays
731 words | (2.1 pages) | Preview

The Domestic Violence Unit Tracks Repeated Calls For Service

- The Domestic Violence Unit tracks repeated calls for service by the same victims and addresses. Through the GTEA grant, detectives go to the locations to perform a third call follow-up with the victim. Once a victim has called for police assistance three times in a one-year period detectives begin to follow-up with the victim to determine what the underlying cause may be. (Halket, Gourmley, Rosenthal, and Mirkin, 2013, p36-37) explain that there are several factors that prevent a victim particularly a woman from leaving an abusive relationship....   [tags: Domestic violence, Police, Violence, Abuse]

Better Essays
1080 words | (3.1 pages) | Preview

Analysis Of The Article ' Adam ' By Louise Erdrich

- "Adam" by Louise Erdrich 1] What is Erdrich 's argument in this essay. State it in detailed, complete sentences. Is she persuasive. (Explain why or why not). What do you think is the most compelling/persuasive/memorable passage in this essay. Quote a few lines from the passage and tell why you chose it. She is a adoptive mother of a child who is disabled by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. She is arguing that women shouldn’t have a choice to destroy a child’s life. It shouldn’t be their decision. If a pregnant woman is willingly drinking even after knowing the effects on the unborn baby or even not knowing, she is officially the worst person in the World....   [tags: Pregnancy, Human, Religion, Salman Rushdie]

Better Essays
876 words | (2.5 pages) | Preview

Literature Perspectives On America By Louise Erdrich

- Literature Perspectives on America Through many creative forms of literature one can see how authors such as John Cheever, Louise Erdrich, and John Updike present a variety of views on American Life. It is through short stories like “The Swimmer”, “I’m a Mad Dog Biting Myself for Sympathy” and “A&P” that authors put forth examples of how the American Dream means different things to different people. American politician Bernie Sanders once said, “For many, the American dream has become a nightmare.” Thanks to these stories it is possible to see how the American Dream is viewed and how the idea of freedom in this country affect people from all sorts of backgrounds....   [tags: Short story, John Updike, John Cheever]

Better Essays
1376 words | (3.9 pages) | Preview

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]

Free Essays
586 words | (1.7 pages) | Preview

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]

Strong Essays
1982 words | (5.7 pages) | Preview

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]

Good Essays
546 words | (1.6 pages) | Preview

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]

Strong Essays
1131 words | (3.2 pages) | Preview

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]

Strong Essays
1398 words | (4 pages) | Preview

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]

Better Essays
824 words | (2.4 pages) | Preview

Analysis Of Louise Erdrich 's ' The Red Convertible '

- You cannot change them, you cannot pick them, everyone has one and for many it is a very important part of their life. Many people have strong family ties. Nothing effects a child 's life more than family. A child 's values, their first moments of life, their first relationships. With a relationship like this, it leads people to do things they normally wouldn 't do. They make sacrifices that would be hard to explain if you did not understand the importance of family. We are specifically talking about the dynamic between two people like mother and daughter, or between two brothers....   [tags: Family, Sibling, English-language films]

Better Essays
1181 words | (3.4 pages) | Preview

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

- 3. Results and discussion Fig. 3 represents cross-sectional optical micrographs of the single clad tracks for different values of P, V and F. Some qualitative features of the main processing parameters on the geometrical characteristics of the single clad tracks can be concluded from this figure. At the first glance, well-bonded single clad tracks were formed at almost all processing parameters. However, some of them, especially those with low scanning speed, had an inappropriate clad bead shape with a weak bond, which resulted in detachment of the edge of clad tracks....   [tags: Regression analysis, Statistics, Laser]

Better Essays
1869 words | (5.3 pages) | Preview

Analysis Of Louise Erdrich 's ' The Red Convertible '

- Analysis of Louise Erdrich’s, “The Red Convertible”. The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich (Erdrich 134-140) is a story of lost youth and innocence told through the eyes of a brother powerless to help. The title itself invokes imagery of youth and freedom. In the beginning one might think that this story is about Lyman, the narrator, who tells this story in the first person point of view. However, as the story unfolds the reader is allowed to see that the focus is not truly Lyman (himself), but the loss and struggle of his older brother, Henry Junior....   [tags: English-language films, Short story]

Better Essays
1090 words | (3.1 pages) | Preview

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]

Better Essays
873 words | (2.5 pages) | Preview

Analysis Of Toni Morrison And The Red Convertible By Louise Erdrich

- American soldiers have battled in conflicts they were involuntarily forced into by the draft, only to recognize the war formed within their minds would never truly cease and become a destructive syndrome hampering their ability to cope with society. In 1919, by Toni Morrison and The Red Convertible, by Louise Erdrich, Shadrack and Henry Lamartine are both attempted to reintroduce themselves into society, but suffered extreme psychological damage implanted by their experiences in military conflict....   [tags: Vietnam War, Guerrilla warfare]

Better Essays
1027 words | (2.9 pages) | Preview

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]

Better Essays
823 words | (2.4 pages) | Preview

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]

Good Essays
617 words | (1.8 pages) | Preview

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]

Free Essays
432 words | (1.2 pages) | Preview

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]

Better Essays
826 words | (2.4 pages) | Preview

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]

Strong Essays
1241 words | (3.5 pages) | Preview

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]

Better Essays
984 words | (2.8 pages) | Preview

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

- Louise Erdrich and Tim O’Brien both use symbolism to foreshadow of what the future will come to be of the characters. Henry in “The Red Convertible,” his emotions and mental state is shown through the symbolism of the red convertible. The car symbolizes the strong bond between one another. Henry tells Lyman, “When I left the car was running like a watch. Now I don’t know if I can get it to star again, let alone get it anywhere near its old condition” (Erdrich 138). The relationship between Henry and Lyman applies to the condition of their vehicle....   [tags: Symbol, Symbolism, Automobile, Emotion]

Better Essays
1135 words | (3.2 pages) | Preview

Review of the Band Periphery and Their Album Clear

- ... The concept behind Clear was quite a daring one, but Periphery pulls through with an amazing album because each track has its unique identity, while the record still flows well as a whole. If I had to pick one adjective to describe Clear, I would probably pick “fun.” Clear is an extremely fun album to listen to, as the different vocals styles and epic instrumentals make it very dynamic. The mood shifts quite fast and dramatically at times, but this album is still coherent as a whole. “Overture”, “Zero”, and “Extraneous” are the instrumentals, and they are all phenomenal, giving off a progressive/djent feel that fans of this genre love, while still able to show off their technicality....   [tags: metal, tracks, lyrics]

Free Essays
591 words | (1.7 pages) | Preview

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]

Better Essays
685 words | (2 pages) | Preview

Love Medicine By Louise Erdrich And Where White Men Fear

- There are various issues on Indian Reservations that have significant impacts on the lives of many Native American people, young and old. Among these are domestic violence, suicide, severe medical issues, and extreme poverty. These issues have a negative impact on family life, employment, and self motivation. A vicious cycle is created by the continuance of issues as generation after generation of Native Americans are exposed to similar conditions and find themselves struggling to adapt to a judge mental society and some cases, to survive....   [tags: Indian reservation]

Strong Essays
1918 words | (5.5 pages) | Preview

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]

Better Essays
1060 words | (3 pages) | Preview

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]

Free Essays
641 words | (1.8 pages) | Preview

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

- “McPherson’s troops as they destroyed rail road tracks heading out of Meridian Mississippi.” Sherman left Meridian and headed to Chattanooga Tennessee, General Ulysses S. Grant was selected to the top commander of the Union Army, allowing Sherman to move up into the Commander of the far west forces. With Sherman taking control of the troops that Grant once lead, Sherman had all the troops he needed to continue his new plan of crippling the Confederate forces by destruction of all that the know....   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate States of America]

Better Essays
1646 words | (4.7 pages) | Preview

The History of Railroads

- Railroads The first railroads were made in the 1550s, they first started off with wooden tracks with carts on them with a horse or horses pulling (About, inventors). They had the tracks because it was easier to move on the rails instead of the dirt roads. The railroads were called wagonways back in the 1550s (About, inventors). In 1776 the wooden rails were replaced by iron rails and the wooden wheels were replaced with iron wheels to make the railroad more smooth(About, inventors). In 1789 the iron wheels were replaced with flanged wheels, The flanged wheels were iron wheels that grip the track better (About.com,inventors)....   [tags: tracks, civil war, transportation]

Better Essays
836 words | (2.4 pages) | Preview

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

- According to Solomon (2017), “database marketing tracks specific consumers’ buying habits closely and crafts products and messages tailored precisely to people’s wants and needs based on this information” (p. 11). As a result, a research was conducted using three participants, two males and one female, all born within eight years of each other, with similar family structures (i.e., parents), social class (i.e., employed and business graduated students), and geography (i.e., residing in the Northeast)....   [tags: Marketing, Research, Sample size]

Better Essays
1240 words | (3.5 pages) | Preview

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]

Good Essays
1023 words | (2.9 pages) | Preview

History of the Nürburgring

- The Nürburgring is a race track located around the village of Nürburg, in the Rhineland-Palatinate, of Germany. The track today has a total of three circuit configurations the GP-Strecke, Nordschleife, and the Combined Circuit with there being four total closed circuits. The GP-Strecke is a 3.199 mile asphalt circuit with a total of 16 turns. The Nordschleife is a 12.93 mile asphalt and concrete circuit with a total of 154 turns. The longest of the circuits being the Combined Circuit is a 16.123 mile asphalt and concrete circuit with a total of 170 turns....   [tags: dangerous race tracks in Germany]

Better Essays
968 words | (2.8 pages) | Preview

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]

Powerful Essays
2537 words | (7.2 pages) | Preview

A Streetcar on the Tracks of Despair

- Grief is an element of life that no one truly learns how to master, people just learn how to cope. However, in Tennessee Williams’ play, A Streetcar Named Desire, the Character Blanche has succumbed to grief, and has lost touch with reality. As the play progresses, you find out a key factor in Blanche’s awkward nature and you learn about the circumstances to her husband Allan’s death. It is discovered that she finds her husband in a homosexual relationship and she calls him disgusting. In the end of their relationship, they are dancing the Varsouvian polka, when he runs from the dance floor and commits suicide....   [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire Essays]

Powerful Essays
1455 words | (4.2 pages) | Preview

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]

Strong Essays
1247 words | (3.6 pages) | Preview

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]

Powerful Essays
1983 words | (5.7 pages) | Preview

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]

Better Essays
706 words | (2 pages) | Preview

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]

Free Essays
1490 words | (4.3 pages) | Preview

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]

Powerful Essays
1520 words | (4.3 pages) | Preview

American Writers : A Collection Of Literary Biographies

- Woodward, Pauline Groetz. "Erdrich, Louise 1954—." American Writers: A Collection of Literary Biographies, Supplement 4. Ed. A Walton Litz and Molly Weigel. Vol. 1. New York: Charles Scribner 's Sons, 1996. 259-278. Scribner Writers on GVRL. Web. 20 Nov. 2016. The main point of this article is that it explains in detail of the main points concerning the different elements such as the context, setting, character, plot, and the theme on the story “Love Medicine.” The article goes into detail of the information and examples from other works the short stories it provides contributing to this story....   [tags: Short story, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Louise Erdrich]

Better Essays
2200 words | (6.3 pages) | Preview

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]

Better Essays
987 words | (2.8 pages) | Preview

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]

Better Essays
1401 words | (4 pages) | Preview

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]

Good Essays
599 words | (1.7 pages) | Preview

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.


Your search returned over 400 essays for "Erdrich Tracks"
1  2  3  4  5    Next >>