When Doodles brother cried when doodle walked in front of their parents but not for the fact that he taught Doodle to walk he knew he was being selfish. Although he wasn’t crying because doodle could walk but because he knew he was being selfish and wrong because he only helped him because he was ashamed to have a crippled brother and wanted to fix his pride. His pride was more important to him then doodle was. Which is the main reason he helped Doodle and he knew he was wrong for this so he cried but he didn’t change even though he knew he was wrong. When doodle failed to become normal before the storm his brothers pride felt ruined.
Doodle’s imagination is a lot more stimulated than everyone else’s . Based on his very unfortunate circumstance of his birth “people in his stories all had wings and flew wherever they wanted to go,”(206). All of Doodle’s stories represents his wants. He wants a scenic life with his brother where “all day long[they'd] swing through the cypresses on the rope vines, and if it rained[they]’s huddle beneath an umbrella tree and played stick frog,”(207). Doodle knows that he could not climb a tree much less swing from a vine, but he still imagines a life with no burdens or responsibilities.
In the story, the Brother makes Doodle do things that he should not be doing, but he will do due to he loves his older brother unconditionally. Whenever the brother teaches Doodle to walk, he “paints him a picture of them as old men, white-haired, and the brother still pulling them around in the go-cart” (419). Once the narrator succeeds in teaching Doodle how to walk, he begins on teaching him other things like “running, swimming, climbing trees, and fighting” (421). On hot days, he makes Doodle swim and row a boat at the Horsehead Landing. For the reason that Doodle did not learn how to swim the narrator makes him “swim until he turns blue” and he also “ rows until he can not lift an oar” (422).
In the opening of the story, the narrator is ashamed of Doodle, but in time, the narrator develops into a forgiving, loving person. This overall change was sparked by the death of Doodle. His love that was hidden throughout the story, is finally revealed after Doodle dies in the storm. These changes that the narrator undergoes, taught the reader the many consequences that pride can have on someone, and how it can be certainly evil, depending on the circumstances. To recap, C.S.
He is the accidental killer of his brother pushed to this state by his and societies best and worst qualities. The Brother (the narrator) is compelled to teach and kill Doodle by the two pillars of his character; and the character of man: ambition and arrogance. The narrator is annoyed from the beginning of Doodle’s birth, he holds only contempt for his new sibling. Not because he does not want a sibling, but because he wants one the that can lend to his ambitions and further his goal of progress and greatness. Brother
Brother not following these rules the doctor gave, ultimately killed Doodle. “The doctor said that the strain would kill him.” (Pg.345) That is a blatant red flag for guilty. This was another implied rule that doctor had. Massive amounts of strain can lead to heart failure/rupture. That is how Doodle died.
In the rainstorm, the narrator ran from Doodle, and Doodle must have fallen and died somewhere, because when his brother came back for him, Doodle was dead. The narrator is responsible for Doodle’s death because he overworked Doodle and expected
When the storm hits, the two brothers run back to the house, but Doodle can not keep up and brother taken over by pride leaves him there alone. That powerful pride that brother has, always breaks his bond with Doodle, after the failed lesson they just had, he gives up on his brother. The narrator, clearly has a lot of things going on inside his head, lost, he just leaves him there because of his failure including his inside pride. “I began to weep and the tear-blurred vision in red before me looked very familiar. Doodle I screamed above the pounding storm and threw my body to the earth above his.”(L 390-392) After leaving Doodle, he finally regains his conscience, and goes back for him, sadly, he realised his mistake too late.
“I began to weep, and the tear-blurred vision in the red before me looked very familiar.” Forrest 3 (Hurst 354) When Doodles life was ended prematurely Brother realized after all of this time, how horrible he had been to poor Doodle and how much he truly loved and will miss him. In the end he may be .upset and all of his emotions came out, but he still is the one that made Doodle do all of the things. He is the reason that Doodle is gone and therefore is guilty. Brothers pride spun his life out of control. With that one of the biggest destructive forces is pride as seen in the story.
One day a bird came (scarlet Ibis) sat on a tree and then it died, his family was all laughing at doodle struggling. The next day the narrator and his brother went out to the river,the narrator was walking fast to get there. Then he was trying to teach him how to row a boat and then it started raining and he started to take off running as when doodle yells and keeps say “don’t leave” “please don’t leave me” and because he was ashamed mad sad that they did not accomplish their goal but then he started to feel guilty about leaving him and when he left him he was laying on the ground with blood everywhere and he found out he was dead and covered over him crying. You never know what you got until you lose it. Doodle was a nice kid and the fact that the narrator (his brother) was mean to him was sad.