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Louise Erdrich Writing Styles in The Red Convertible

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Style

First-Person Narrator

"The Red Convertible" is told entirely in the first person from Lyman's point of view. He tells the reader about his brother, expressing the love and admiration he felt and his pain at being powerless to help him in the end. His voice is seemingly trustworthy and reliable, and he is unashamed of his sensitive and emotional nature. Not only does he remember exactly how he felt during each episode he relates, but he also describes his emotions openly to the reader. He recalls the excitement he felt at first seeing the red convertible: "The first time we saw it! ... There it was, parked, large as life. Really as if it was alive." He remembers a moment of complete relaxation during his road trip with Henry: "I remember I laid under those trees and it was comfortable. So comfortable. The branches bent down all around me like...

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