Although there are many factors that contribute to Doodle’s death, the narrator is responsible for his invalid brother’s demise. This is certain because Brother admitted to his own guilt. For Brother understood that all his work was because he was ashamed of having a crippled brother. At the unveiling of the magnanimous feat of Doodle’s ability to walk, Brother cried not because he was overjoyed at Doodle’s accomplishments, but for his pride. Brother said, “they did not know that I did it for myself; that pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices…” Brother was embarrassed at the fact that his younger brother, Doodle was disabled.
” (Paton 245). Stephen’s words show his sinful thoughts as well as his hatred to his brother Joan kumalo. He makes his brother to believe his unreal words just for hurting him because Stephen bears grudges for what his brother did. It reveals the brokenness of Stephen and the difficulty for him to forgive the sin of others. “Desired” means willing and strongly want to, it illustrates how strong the thoughts of Stephen of hurting his brother.
The narrator wanted a brother who could run and play with him, so the reality of Doodle's condition hit him deeply. It is this disappointment for the narrator that lead him to push Doodle as hard as he possibly could. This shows the narrators character as mean, and selfish. The narrator taught him how to run and do other activities, since his pride cannot handle the disparity between the brother he wanted and the brother he got. "Everybody thought he was going to die—everybody except Aunt Nicey, who had delivered him.
He does not know how to relate to other people. He regularly beats his wives and children for not living up to his expectations of them. Nwoye,Okonkwo’s son, is much like what Unoka was in Okonkwo’s eyes, both are lazy and incompetent. Okonkwo is convinced that constantly beating him will make him stronger, but he is only driving his son away further. All Nwoye has ever wanted is his father’s acceptance and approval.
He feels much pain coursing through his blood from his friends murder, possibly due to the fact that he made him stop fighting leaving him vulnerable to the fatal blow of Tybalt. Though Mercutio isn’t the only person Romeo feels sorry for, even when innocent he still feels sorrow for Tybalt mainly in the fact that he is his cousin-in-law. After Tybalt is slain Romeo states, “O, I am a fortune’s fool.”(p 49). This is his recognition of of the misfortunes that have befallen him with his cousin-in-law and best friend. The tragedy that occured in the streets of Verona clearly left romeo as emotionally injured as anyone else.
The Scarlet Ibis displays this concept, and how “bad pride” can lead to guilt and tragedy. The Scarlet Ibis is a story about a boy and his little brother, Doodle, who has a deformity that causes his head to be abnormally large and his body small. When Doodle dies at the end of this story, a question remains to the reader: was Doodle’s death the brother’s fault, because of his pride? It is the brother’s
Also, the narrator selfishly became mad after not achieving his goal he had set with his brother. There is an explanation in the text when it says, “The knowledge that Doodle’s and my plans had come to naught was bitter, and that streak of cruelty within me awakened.”(Hurst 394). This became somewhat of a domino effect, and after he let his anger absorb him his story became a much darker one. Due to his anger, he pushed his little brother too far and lost the person who meant the most to him in the process. The title connects to the story because “The Scarlet Ibis” is a key component in the story.
At the end of the story, the reader can indicate that Ralph has lost his innocence by the quote, “Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of true, wise friend called Piggy” (Golding 261). Being under a dictatorship can demolish any kind of sanity one has. Now Ralph has realized what power and manipulation can do to one person. He never intentionally plans on becoming a savage, and unfortunately, he misses his dignity. In response, Boyd comments, “It is rather the coming of an awareness of darkness, of the evil in man’s heart that was present in the children all along” (Boyd 27).
The short story “The Scarlet Ibis” shares a perspective of morality, selfish. Doodle was born with a tiny body, his skin was red. Everybody thought he was going to die, but he survived. Doodle’s brother the narrator, talks about his brother and that he wanted to have a normal baby brother. The narrator had a dark side, he hated taking his brother everywhere he went.
At Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross grange, Heathcliff does not fit in. Since he was taken in as a young boy by Mr. Earnshaw, he has been alienated and treated unjustly by almost everyone. One of the characters that resented Heathcliff from the beginning was Hindley. Hindley treated Heathcliff with no respect and constantly degraded him, “He [Hindley] has been blaming our father for treating Heathcliff too liberally; and swears he will reduce him to his right place” (Brontë 30). After some time of being ridiculed by his so called “brother,” Heathcliff seeks justice for himself by taking revenge on Hindley and plotting to ruin his life, “I’m trying to settle how I shall pay Hindley back.