Red Convertible And Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

Red Convertible And Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

COMPARE AND CONTRAST
Dissecting the short stories, The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich, and An Occurrence
At Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce, by their use of characters, settings and points of view,
and plot structures to help distinguish how the writers illustrate their short story.
In The Red Convertible, the main character is Lyman Lamartine. Lyman is a young man
of Chippewa Indian decent, who spent his younger years at the reservation. Lyman speaks highly
about himself by his commitment and responsibility he has had. He is a hard worker who has
done anything to make money, beginning at an early age. He started out shining shoes, and
eventually owned and managed a restaurant by the age of sixteen. Lyman grows up, and changes
through out his story. One major effect on Lyman is the event of his brother Henry joining the
army and going to Vietnam. Lyman?s relationship with his brother was important to him, but was
changed after he returned, and finally when Henry drowned in the Red River.
The main character is Peyton Farquar in, An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge. Peyton is
a well-to-do planter of an old and highly respected Alabama family. Peyton was a slave owner
and was devoted to the southern cause. Circumstances prevented him from

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