Could two brothers dislike each other so much that one would be responsible for the others death. In the short story “The Scarlet Ibis” the main character, Doodle, is killed during a terrible storm. Who is responsible for Doodle’s death? The narrator, Doodle’s older brother, is responsible for Doodle’s death for the following reasons: never accepted Doodle from the beginning, pushed Doodle too far, and acted out of selfishness. Doodle’s older brother disliked him from the day he was born. The narrator did not accept Doodle as his younger brother. The narrator wanted to remain an only child; therefore, he resented Doodle. Doodle was mentally and physically disabled, so he was not able to participate in normal activities. The narrator …show more content…
The narrator was embarrassed to friends over because of Doodle’s disability. Doodle’s brother wanted Doodle to walk because he did not want to have to carry him everywhere. The narrator wanted Doodle running by the time school started, so he was not an embarrassment on the playground. Some people believe that a Doodle is responsible for his own death. Doodle is responsible for his own death for many reasons. One reason is Doodle knew he had a heart condition, yet he continued to overwork himself. Another reason is Doodle knew the consequences of being pushed too hard, but he did not try hard enough to persuade his brother otherwise. The final reason is when Doodle was running in the rain, he should have realized something was wrong and stopped sooner. Although these are good reasons, the majority believe that the narrator is responsible for Doodle’s death. The narrator is responsible for the death of his younger brother, Doodle. The narrator did not accept Doodle as his younger brother since the day he was born. The narrator pushed Doodle past his mental and physical limit. The narrator was being selfish in his efforts to make Doodle more like a normal boy. Although the narrator did not actually commit murder, he is the only person that could be responsible for Doodle’s
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Doodles death was based on his embarrassment. At the age of five,doodle struggled to walk. The fact that he couldn't walk made his brother feel ashamed. Doodles brother took it upon himself to teach him how to walk. The narrator put doodle as risk and in danger.
That is what happened to Doodle in James Hurst's “The Scarlet Ibis” a short story about the struggle of having an invalid brother. In “The Scarlet Ibis” I think that the Narrator should be responsible for Doodles death because he didn't help Doodle when he could've because he was being angry and selfish.
It's the narrators fault for the following reasons: he was selfish, he was embarrassed of him, and he pressured him. The narrator was being selfish as he admitted that he did it for himself because he was ashamed of Doodle being crippled. Doodle looks up to his brother and would do anything for his approval. The narrator knows that his brother's heart is weak, forces Doodle
no one ever told him that he had to do it he did it because it was something that wanted to do brother showed his love to doodle by being one of the persons that believed in him everyone else said it hopeless there's no point in trying you are a mistake. Brother said i don't care i will try to help him he could have said no there where running home brother never laid hands one doodle when died there is no real facts saying that brother did kill him .In the story it never says that Brother was the reason why doodle died .nowhere in the book did i find a clear statement saying that brother was the reason that doodle died there for there is no real evidence stating that doodle died because of Brothers
Is it the Narrator’s fault that Doodle died? Is Doodle’s death the Narrator’s fault? That answer is yes. If the Narrator didn’t leave Doodle behind and stuck with Doodle and help him get through the storm Doodle wouldn’t have died. Furthermore if the Narrator wouldn’t of kept pushing Doodle to do things he wasn’t supposed to do and couldn’t do, the Narrator wouldn’t of took him out during the storm and Doodle would've never died.
Doodles brother was embarrassed to have a not all there brother. It was very clear at the beginning of the book that the brother wanted doodle dead. His brother never wanted to be around him because he was scared to be made fun of. He wanted doodle to run and swim and play like all the other children
Given all the evidence in the story there’s no doubt about it that Doodle’s death was because of his brother’s dislike for him, self-pride, and decisions when Doodle needed his brother most. The Narrator is responsible for his brother, Doodle's, death because he never really liked him to begin with. William Armstrong (Doodle) was born a disabled child when the narrator was 6 years old. The narrator was wishing for a brother that he would be able to do things with and have fun with, but when the narrator was
Brother left and he did not come back to save him till it was to late because he was disappointed in Doodle for not running fast enough to keep up with him. All these reasons on how Brother was mad a Doodle comes to a conclusion on why he causes Doodles
Due to his hurtful actions, inflicted upon Doodle throughout his life, the Narrator feels deep shame for what he has caused. Through the elements of foreshadowing and dialogue, Hurst’s narration reveals the protagonist’s guilt, emphasizing his deep regret over his actions regarding his crippled brother. The Narrator foreshadows the eventual climax of the story through his words regarding his views of pride. He states, “But all of us must have something to be proud of, and Doodle had become mine.
Doodles brother is responsible for the death of his own brother. Three big reasons that led me to believe this is that he always wanted doodle gone from the beginning, he was ashamed and very embarrassed of having a disabled brother, and that he only helped doodle for his own personal benefit. All of those show why he left his brother in that storm to die. From doodles birth his brother never liked him or cared about him and wanted him gone. One example is “i began to make plans to kill him by smothering him with a pillow.”
At first the narrator sees Doodle as a crazy frail brother but as we move into the story, we can observe a lot of varying feelings brother has towards Doodle. Brother described Doodle as unbearable, an invalid brother, a brother who was not there at all, so he started
Here is my evidence. First reason the narrator is guilty of Doodle’s death is because he was ashamed of him. This is clearly shown when brother makes the statement on page 347 “I was ashamed of having a crippled brother.” This clearly shows the narrator's shame in Doodle. Another statement
Narrator is innocent of Doodles death, he was just trying to be a loving big brother and was trying to give Doodle all the experiences a kid should have. So far in the story, Narrator sees Doodle and notices that he is unique to the whole family. Narrator can tell that his parents think Doodle is going to die because they give him a big important name (William Armstrong). Narrator starts believing that his brother Doodle will die because that name only sounds good in a tombstone. "I thought myself pretty smart at many things,like
For instance, when Doodle was born his parents were expecting a baby who would die soon, “Daddy had Mr.Heath, the carpenter, build a little mahogany coffin for him”(1). The way Doodles parents act toward his disabilities makes it seem like they would rather have him die then deal with him. The expectations they set for him are so low that when Brother has high expectations for Doodle, he goes beyond his capabilities to reach them. Furthermore, Brother helps Doodle succeed, but he eventually leads him to his downfall.” The knowledge that Doodle’s and my plans had come to naught was bitter, and that a streak of cruelty within me awakened”(6).