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A Comparison of Native Family and Dominant Culture in American Horse by Louise Erdrich (2170 words, 4 pages)
The Native Family Versus the Dominant Culture in "American Horse" by Louise Erdrich The current interest in what has come to be called "multicultural" literature has focused critical attention on defining its most salient characteristic authoring a text which appeals to at least two different cultural codes. (Wiget 258) Louise ... Read More
A Comparison of the Character Pauline in Tracks by Louise Erdrich and a Native American Historical Figure Tekawitha Kateri (1561 words, 2 pages)
Two Lives Paralleled by God In the book Tracks, written by Louise Erdrich we meet various characters, including Pauline. As we hear stories about her life and circumstances that she encountered and overcame, we gain insight into the life of a woman who fought to gain acceptance in a world ... Read More
The Inner Conflicts of an Indian Tribe in Tracks by Louise Erdrich (1648 words, 2 pages)
Elis Transformation 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 mans money and land reform. The divisions among the tribe are epitomized by the physical separation of ... Read More
Exocentric Identity of the Character of Pauline in Louise Erdrich's Novel Tracks (1472 words, 2 pages)
Pauline's Exocentric Identity in Louise Erdrich's "Tracks" During the novel "Tracks" (1988) Louise Erdrich (Anishinaabe) devolves her characters with personality and physical distinctions enabling them to come alive. As Erdrich's most culturally diverse character, Pauline is developed into a distinct and idle shape that is molded and expressed in a ... Read More
A Literary Analysis of Louise Erdrichs Tracks (1111 words, 2 pages)
Fleurs Tracks In Louise Erdrichs 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 hasnt been briefed about it or hasnt read a ... Read More
Marvin Magalaner Literary Critic on Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine (1276 words, 4 pages)
Literary critic Marvin Magalaner has stated that in Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine, "water is the all-pervasive symbolic link with the past ... and with the natural environment," whereas "the unnatural present is epitomized by the automobile" (101). But in the chapter of Love Medicine entitled "The Red Convertible"--a chapter often ... Read More
An Analysis of the Writings by Louise Erdrich (1213 words, 3 pages)
His Relationship, His car Louise Erdrich is a creative storywriter and she has had a long career of perceptive stories dealing with Native Americans. John Habich from the Star Tribune once wrote that Louise Erdrich accomplishments in 2001 proved almost as remarkable as those of the indefatigably eccentric characters in ... Read More
An Analysis of the American Short Story Fleur by Louise Erdrich (1427 words, 2 pages)
Critical Analysis of Fleur I chose to write a critical analysis on the American short story, Fleur, written by Louise Erdrich. I chose this story because I had never read anything by Louise Erdrich before. Also, as I read the introduction, I found out that she was part Native American, ... Read More
An Analysis of the Novel, Tracks by Louise Erdrich (1348 words, 2 pages)
Desperately searching for information on Indians, a young reader in a library somewhere in the Midwest navigates between the rows of histories, documentaries, and narratives about this unknown and intriguing culture. But as he dives into the shelves, he begins to realize that he can find waves of literature written ... Read More
An Analysis of the Short Story The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich (984 words, 2 pages)
The Red Convertible as a Symbol and Revealing AgentMany writers use symbolism in their stories in order to reveal certain or multiple aspects of the story. Symbols can be anything in a story from an inanimate or animate object to multiple other things. In the short story The Red Convertible ... Read More
An Examination of the Character of Marie Lazzarre-Kashpaw in the Novel, Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich (1804 words, 6 pages)
Marie Lazzarre-Kashpaw Marie Lazzarre-Kashpaw is an extremely central character in Loise Erdrichs novel, Love Medicine. The collection of short stories chronicles Maries life from her battles with an abusive nun at age fourteen, to conflicts with her children and grandchildren at the age of sixty-four. Throughout the novel she takes ... Read More
A Look at the Native American Culture in The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich (1050 words, 2 pages)
The Native American Culture in "The Red Convertible" In the short story "The Red Convertible," by Louise Erdrich, the author, contrasts the old way of life versus the new. Erdrich does this through metaphorical symbols the color red, convertible, summer trip, and the "fancy" dance Henry performs before his death ... Read More
An Analysis of Tracks by Louise Erdrich (1556 words, 3 pages)
In the book Tracks, written by Louise Erdrich we meet various characters, including Pauline. As we hear stories about her life and circumstances that she encountered and overcame, we gain insight into the life of a woman who fought to gain acceptance in a world where no one would accept ... Read More
A Book Report on Tales of Burning Love by Louise Erdrich (717 words, 1 pages)
The book Tales of Burning Love that Louise Erdrich has been writing for ten years, is a novel that takes place in Argus, North Dakota. In which no time period was written. Jack Mauser is the main character in this book. Some other characters include June Morrissey, Dot Nanapush, Eleanor, ... Read More
A Review of Louise Erdrich's Poem "Indian Boarding School" (1662 words, 2 pages)
"Compressed emotions," that is the explanation a teacher once gave to the ongoing question, "What is poetry?" He said it was someone's deepest emotions, as if you were reading them right out of that person's mind, which in that case would not consist of any words at all. If someone ... Read More
A Review of Louise Erdrich's Story "Love Medicine" (733 words, 1 pages)
A Spoonful of Water Helps the Medicine Go DownLove Medicine by Louise Erdrich is a story about the lives of several families in the Chippewa tribe. Erdrich captures the struggles and triumphs of the characters in beautifully narrated prose. The majority of the book is written from the first person ... Read More
The American Culture in The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich (1045 words, 3 pages)
Red Convertible And American CultureIn the short story "The Red Convertible," by Louise Erdrich, theauthor, contrasts the old way of life versus the new. Erdrich does this throughmetaphorical symbols the color red, convertible, summer trip, and the"fancy" dance Henry performs before his death (Erdrich p. 468). In thestory, the color ... Read More
Native American Culture and Symbolism in The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich (995 words, 2 pages)
The Native American Culture In The Red ConvertibleThe Native American Culture in The Red ConvertibleIn the short story The Red Convertible, by Louise Erdrich, the author, contrasts the old way of life versus the new. Erdrich does this through metaphorical symbols the color red, convertible, summer trip, and the fancy ... Read More
An Introduction to the Life and History of Louise Erdrich (1658 words, 2 pages)
Compressed emotions," that is the explanation a teacher once gave to the ongoing question, "What is poetry?" He said it was someone's deepest emotions, as if you were reading them right out of that person's mind, which in that case would not consist of any words at all. If someone ... Read More
An Analysis of Mentorship in Louise Erdrich's Novel Tracks (1074 words, 2 pages)
Mentorship From Childhood to the ManLouise 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 mans money and land reform. The divisions among the tribe are epitomized by the ... Read More
An Analysis of the Importance of Fleur, a Protagonist in Louise Erdrich's Novel Tracks (1131 words, 2 pages)
In Louise Erdrichs 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 hasnt been briefed about it or hasnt read a synopsis of ... Read More
An Analysis of Louise Erdrich Eli's "Tracks" (549 words, 1 pages)
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 ... Read More
A Summary of the Novel, Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich (1151 words, 2 pages)
is a novel about relationships. It is about families and lovers. It is about love as the tie that binds. The characters in the novel live throughout their lives experiencing different things with different people, but it all comes back to love as the force that brings them together.The story ... Read More
A Literary Analysis of the Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich (2709 words, 4 pages)
The Red Convertible Many Hidden Messages in The Red ConvertibleThe short story by Louise Erdrich The Red Convertible contains so many symbols that upon first reading it you might miss them. By studying a little about the beliefs of the Chippewa people though you are able to pull a few ... Read More
A Study in Contemporary Fiction: Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich (1872 words, 2 pages)
Critique Studies in Contemporary Fiction Vol. 31 1Louise Erdrich s Love medicine Loving Over Time and DistanceLouise FlavinMany Native American novels deal with specific Indian American issues, such as reservation life and the problems of relocation and termination. Often, the conflict in the novel arises out of the native American ... Read More
The Theme of Survival in A Piece of Steak by Jack London and Tracks by Louise Erdrich (555 words, 1 pages)
Survival and AdaptationTom 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 ... Read More
An Analysis of Louise Erdrich's Tracks (1134 words, 2 pages)
Fleur s TracksIn 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 ... Read More
An Overview of the Characters in The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich (725 words, 1 pages)
The Beet Queen is centered on one theme and that is abandonment. Because of this motif, the characters of this novel are affected. Karl, the abandonment of his mother left him looking for a motherly figure in his life. Mary, another victim of the abandonment became solid, hard head. And ... Read More
A Reading Report on The Beet Queen, a Book by Louise Erdrich (682 words, 1 pages)
The Beet Queen was a very interesting and challenging book to read. The book consists of four parts with sixteen total chapters. Each part is broken at significant breaks or lapses of time in the book. The chapters are separated a little differently however. Each chapter has a different character ... Read More
An Analysis of Louise Erdrich's Indian Boarding School (1661 words, 2 pages)
Compressed emotions," that is the explanation a teacher once gave to the ongoing question, "What is poetry?" He said it was someone's deepest emotions, as if you were reading them right out of that person's mind, which in that case would not consist of any words at all. If someone ... Read More
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