Evelyn vs. Lipsha Analytical Essay by Peter Pen

Evelyn vs. Lipsha
A comparative analysis of the protagonists in "The Bingo Van" by Louis Erdrich and Charles Johnson's "China".
# 61816 | 1,310 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2005
Published on Oct 27, 2005 in English (Analysis) , Literature (Comparative Literature)

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This paper examines how the story "The Bingo Van" by Louis Erdrich is about a teenager who has an amazing healing talent and how Lipsha, the young man is eventually blinded by his arrogance and selfishness and develops into a self-centered person, the complete opposite of what he is supposed to be. In comparison, It looks at how Evelyn, the antagonist of Charles Johnson's "China" is very much like what Lipsha turns into. Evelyn's husband Rudolph decides to better himself and enrolls in martial arts classes. Consequently he becomes more focused in the "fullness of emptiness" which makes Evelyn furious and her self centered personality overt. It shows how these two protagonists' personalities, and philosophies have a lot in common.

From the Paper:

"Johnson's China is told in a limited omniscient point of view, which means that the reader is allowed to see only what the narrator allows. On the other hand Lipsha is the narrator in the Bingo Van. The reader must realize that he or she is limited only to the narrators thoughts. For example, in the China story a reader is very influenced by what its narrator actually tells. One opinion can be that the narrator can be someone that favors Evelyn. Because the story includes deeper thoughts on behalf of Evelyn that those of Rudolph. In the beginning of the The Bingo Van, Lipsha describes his opinion about his grandma Lulu and her other grandkids. By this point of view the reader is sole influenced by the narrator's feelings, emotions, and views. "

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