The act of crying and screaming by Brother for the death of his brother Doodle is a pure tragic scene and by such scene the reader makes the readers feel that Brother loves his brother Doodle and for such love he tried to protect him from an outside world. Such ending of The Scarlet Ibis is surprizing for both the narrator and the reader. In fact, the death of Doodle after growing up is unexpected by neither the narrator nor the reader. (Hamdi, DeAngelis, 2008, Page
Doodle's brother was deeply embarrassed and humiliated at having a handicapped brother. Doodle's brother literally stated this fact when he proclaimed what a disappointment Doodle was to him when Doodle was just a baby. Doodle's brother's enormous embarrassment and disgust with his disabled younger brother was evident from the beginning, and only grew as they got older. You might be thinking the brother wasn't cruel to Doodle every second of every day. For that, you are correct.
Have you ever been ashamed of who your family is or the role they played in your life? Well, in the short story The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst, there is a conflict about a the narrator, who is brother in the story. He feels that he is to be blamed for the tragic incident of his little brother Doodle. You will soon learn the concept of family being valued. Family is a gift that will last forever, even when you think you have lost it.
People with disabilities are no less than regular people and they deserve the same love and respect. Brother obviously does not understand this because he is constantly acting like he is bettering Doodle’s life when his intent is his own personal gain. Brother feels the guilt of teaching Doodle to walk for his own personal gain when he reflects, “They did not know that I did it for myself, that pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices, and that Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother.” Brother finally learns what karma can do to a person when Doodle dies. The scene of Doodle’s death is depicted as “bleeding from the mouth, and his neck, and the front of his shirt were stained a brilliant red.” The traumatic experience of Brother seeing Doodle in such a state was when he learned the lesson of “What goes around comes around.” Questions and Answers: What do you think would have happened if Brother actually followed through with killing Doodle? I think Brother would live with the constant guilt of taking Doodle’s life.
“Two brothers, one mistake” Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. In "The Scarlet Ibis," a short story by James Hurst, the two main characters,"Brother" who is the narrator of this story, and Doodle who is the victim of Brother's cruel yet loving behavior. In the story the narrator has a brother with disabilities such as walking, and a heart problem. When the narrator's brother, Doodle turns five and he still cannot walk and he is starting school after summer. The narrator feels ashamed and embarrassed for having a brother that cannot walk.
Escalator of Redemption There is always a chance for a scar to heal, no matter how long it is left to fester. In Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, since his childhood, Amir feels guilty towards his beloved ones. The more Amir acknowledges mistakes he makes and how they accumulate, the more redemption he yearns to achieve. Amir’s guilt originates after feeling accounted for his mother’s death—Baba’s true love. Subsequently, Amir resists to aid Hassan in his difficulty, fearing he will lose his father’s ‘love’, creating regret that will haunt him for the rest of his young life.
It is in times of hardship and despair that one realizes what he or she has done and what must be done to bring back light. Amir faces the guilt for years and it is this guilt that drives him to do good and help others. It is his guilt that builds his character. Like him, his father became a well-respected man because of his hidden deeds and desire to redeem himself. Mistakes and wars occur whether intentional or not, though they do not define a person.
With the use of diction, J.D Salinger is able to portray Holden Caulfield as a troubled teen who is facing tribulations after the death of his brother. As adolescents we tend to face tribulations which change our outlook on life. These tribulations which are caused by the loss of close relatives or friends tend to leave an unforgettable mark within us. Adolescents who go through this grieving process lose trust in people or may see the society as an unfair place. While reading the novel The Cather In The Rye, we meet Holden Caulfield who
The reflective story The Scarlet Ibis is about the narrator looking back at his past. Then he said, “But all of us must have something or someone to be proud of, and Doodle has become mine. I did not know then that pride was a wonderful, terrible thing, a seed that bears two vines, life and death.” The narrator meant by this statement that he is proud to have a brother like Doodle, but pride could be wonderful or it could be detrimental. Pride in something or someone like Doodle getting Doodle to walk is good but when that pride overtakes in a self-pleasure way it could kill someone, like what it did to Doodle. Hence the overarching theme when the narrator puts all his pride in Doodle, and Doodle ends up failing, the narrators pride starts
As The Scarlet Ibis is told through flashbacks, the narrator’s personality shows itself. He is young, naive, and childishly cruel at times. Brother allows his current self to reflect upon the person he once was and realize he has changed. As a reader, we realize that Doodle’s death jaded him. After all of these years, he still regrets what happened to Doodle and wonders if it truly was his fault.