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Conflict In The Scarlet Ibis

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Throughout “The Scarlet Ibis” the central conflict is Brother’s inability to accept Doodle’s differences. As Brother tries to make Doodle more “normal” the climax of the story is reached when a storm hits them as they walk home from the lake causing Brother to leave Doodle behind in the thunder and lightning. This pivotal moment in the story forces Brother to choose between helping his brother and having the satisfaction of challenging his capabilities when Doodle cries “Brother don’t leave me!”(5). After the storm passes Brother finds Doodle’s dead body. His conflict with fate is resolved when he comes to terms that his selfish pride killed Doodle. Despite the fact Doodle is removed from Brother’s life, he now has realization of how valuable
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