The narrator wished for a perfect brother that his would be able to do things with but when he wasn’t given that it caused him to do things that no brother should ever do or think about doing to his younger brother. 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
One night Christopher John Francis Boone finds his neighbor, Ms. Shears ' dog, Wellington, lifeless, with a pitchfork in his stomach, outside her house. Throughout the novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, Chris makes it his objective to find out who killed Wellington no matter what consequences he might face along the way. This murder mystery explains not only the complicated relationship with Chris and his father, but leaves the readers on the edge of their seat wondering how much his dad is keeping from him. The novel was analyzed with family dynamics and problems between Chris and his dad which can be explained when reading through a psychoanalytic lens. Many things reoccur in the novel but one aspect that
The short story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst elucidates the theme “selfish people aren’t the ones that suffer their selfishness: it's those around them, in which it harms”. The story is about a boy who received a brother after six years of being an only child, but because of an unfortunate disease, his brother wasn’t expected to live long. He unexpectedly lived far longer that anticipated, so his parents finally named him: William Armstrong. Because William wasn’t “all there”, his brother had plans to kill him with a pillow, but his plan was corrupted when his brother smiled at him, showing that he was “all there”. The narrator (who is also William’s big brother) renamed his brother Doodle.
Brother is at fault for Doodleś death because he is a bad brother and overworked Doodle. Brother made Doodle work too hard when trying to teach him how to walk, run, and swim. In the story Doodle cannot do things that most people can easily do, so Brother tries to teach him to walk and then later swim. He tries way to hard and overworked Doodle. “Doodle was both tired and frightened, and when he stepped from the skiff he collapsed onto the mud” (Hurst 6).
The story is centered around two migrant farmers; Lennie, who has a mental disability, and George, who watches over and protects Lennie from getting into any trouble. One of the mens’ fellow workers, Curley, has a wife who is constantly ignored and discriminated against because of her gender. While attempting to reassure Lennie after the loss of his pup, Lennie repeatedly states that he must follow George’s orders and avoid talking to her. Frustrated, Curley’s wife begins to rant about her true feelings after stating “‘I get lonely’” (Steinbeck 87). She goes on to explain that she does not appreciate the way the men on the ranch treat her with disrespect.
In the story, their choices affect Paul by causing him to have low self esteem, fearing his brother and feeling isolated. A choice made by Paul’s mom drops Paul’s confidence very rapidly. Her reluctance to be strict with her eldest son cause Paul to not be assertive enough. Throughout the novel, readers can point out that Paul is very similar to prey, while Erik acts like the hungry predator. In the novel, the author wrote,” Forget it dad, forget it mom, someone has to pay for this...I’m sure” ( Bloor 133).
When Jody left him, he found that he had nothing to work for anymore. Even though, Johnathan was a drinker, he drank because he was under so much pressure to work to impress his wife and give his family what they needed. Nick should have taken it upon himself to accept his father into his home and not just watch him deteriorate slowly. Nick had several chances to engage in conversation with his father but never did. It is not Jonathan’s fault for where he and Nick stand, because in his point of view he probably is under the impression that Nick does not like him anymore.
Turning from a prideful boy to being merciful toward his dead brother. In fact, it all began when his brother was born, “with a tiny body which was red and shriveled like an old man’s” (595). Doodle is weakened and incapable of doing activities normal kids do at his age. The narrator encourages Doodle to keep on pushing, but no sooner does the narrator learn that pushing Doddle over his limitations will sooner or later kill him. The narrator kills Doodle indirectly, as a consequence of the lack of knowledge he has about Doodle’s medical issues, and as said before, being enveloped in pride.
His desire to fulfil this wish resulted in the death of his brother at a young age. The Narrator has already done well his brother walk. Since he was so selfish and with so much pride, teaching his brother how to walk was not enough for him. He wanted more out of doodle even if it meant for his brother to die at a tender age. No one is infallible.
When Eugene is dead, Arnold cannot accept that he killed his brother, and hence Arnold goes on to pick peas. It is not until he faces his parent back in the house that he openly accepts that Eugene is dead. Arnold who had an open personality before the accident, becomes withdrawn and quite in the aftermaths of Eugene’s death. It says, “If his parents never called him, he thought, he would stay up in the loft forever out of the way” One would think that Arnold would lean on his parents to comfort him for what has happened, but instead Arnold tries to avoid them, because he feels as if he is only in the way for his parents, and this also brings one back to Arnold’s existential crisis. Arnold even tries to get out of the house so that he does not have to be near his parents, as it says, “If he went for the calf he’d be away from the farm all
Doodle was born without the ability to walk, and he was born with such deformity that he was not supposed to live for very much longer after birth. Doodle’s brother makes the choice to teach doodle how to walk for a selfish reason rather than a compassionate one. The narrator tells how the only reason he helped his brother learned to walk was to not be labeled as the boy with a crippled brother. Though the parents believed that he helped his brother out of the emotions and love for his brother, but in reality, the narrator taught his brother to walk out of embarrassment and shame. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff is a novel about a young girl named Daisy and her life during World War III, and in this novel, Daisy experiences the relationships and and loss of life.
Ty’s dream is to be just like his brother but how could he be like his brother if he can never see him? Uncle gus is a real jerk to ty, he made ty quit his passion of football and even playing for the middle school team. Uncle gus makes ty work at his cleaning business. Instead of ty fulfilling his dreams he is stuck cleaning houses. Maybe someday his dreams can come
Johnny pretty much considers his friends (the greasers) his family since he is ignored by his alcoholic mother. When Johnny became a greaser that meant he was now enemies with the socs which they had rumbles and fights with. Johnny was smaller than the rest with jet black hair, he always had a suspicious look in his eye. Ponyboy described Johnny as “A little puppy that had been kicked too
Asperger’s syndrome is a disorder that prevents one from developing healthy social and communication skills. In the mystery novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, written by Mark Haddon, the main character, Christopher John Francis Booth, suffers from Asperger’s syndrome. Christopher is a 15 year old boy who experiences many hardships throughout the novel because of his disability. The book though, is not about his syndrome and hardships. It focuses more on his “murder mystery”, which is solving who killed his neighbor, Eileen Shears’, dog named Wellington.
It started going astray in Weed when they were forced to run away and find new work. Their progress was good but Lenny 's desire for soft things ended up stopping one of his small plans of taking care of a puppy and raising it. Even though he was a good worker, he was forced to run when he accidently killed Curley 's wife when he panicked and refused to let go of her hair, when she offered him to pet it. In the end, he was killed and would never live his plan of taking care of rabbits and other soft animals. Candy 's plan of his life was to just work on the farm he was currently at.