Guilty or Not Can pride be a destructive force? Yes in “The Scarlet ibis” a crippled boy named Doodle died because his brother pushed him too hard Because he couldn 't walk. Others might say that Doodle 's brother did not kill him they will say that he is innocent. I believe that Doodle 's died because of his brother. On page “347” Doodles brother was ashamed of having a crippled brother.
Brother leaving Doodle behind when he was screaming just shows that he wasn’t being nice enough to his brother. Leaving your brother behind is really mean. If he wouldn’t have left Doodle behind maybe the outcome would’ve been different. Brother wouldn’t have gone back and seen Doodle all bloody. Brother caused Doodle
The narrator had illusions of the missed adventures and tried still, to achieve them even though his brother was oftentimes physically unable. The narrator is responsible for his brother’s death because he allowed his own pride and embarrassment drive him to push Doodle because he was not the same as the other children, he was aggressive toward Doodle and at times abusive, and pushed Doodle too far and didn’t understand his limitations.
He knew that without determination and future-mindedness, nothing would be achievable. Additionally, Brother exemplifies exceptional determination as he states,” I should have already admitted defeat, but my pride wouldn’t let me down” (Hurst). Although he could ultimately give up and call it a day, Brother knows that quitting would only let him and Doodle down, but he knew that if he didn’t meet expectations he would lose the pride that he could have potentially gain if helps Doodle become capable at meeting the healthy standards that were expected by his brother. Brother showed the reader that he took pride in everything that he did with and without his brother. Finally, Brother pushes Doodle to his full potential.
Is Doodle’s brother at fault for his death? In this story, Doodle is underdeveloped and everyone thought he would die but he didn’t. Doodle was taught by his brother how to walk and run. “Everybody thought he was going to die someday” (Hurst 1) This is showing that people have no hope on others and should not so they can live like normal human beings. Giving up hope only hurts your self esteem.
In “The Scarlet Ibis”, brother narrates the story of how his younger brother, Doodle, survived a premature birth. Brother, who wanted Doodle to be normal, trains him on how he could reach his goal, however, he pushed him too hard to the extent that Doodle losses his own life. Both stories “Perseus” and
I can understand why he wouldn’t like his father. His father left him nothing behind, and Okwonkwo had to start from the beginning at a very young age. In the story, Okwonkwo is sympathetic and times, but he’s also unsympathetic at times. When it comes to his father, he’s sympathetics, because if my father had left me with nothing and left with the image he had i would be upset too. When your father is a failure, people expect you’ll be the same.
In the same way, when Hurst’s speaker states, “I remember doodle,” he demonstrates that he thinks of his brother after he died. Because it was his actions that killed his brother, the speaker lives with a burden on his mind, and he, just like Poe’s speaker, has to live everyday with the continuous reminder of his brother’s death. The speaker feels guilty of his actions and is unable to live beyond the experience. Neither of the writers’ speakers has enough maturity to repress the constant memories and are not able to cope with their loved one’s
Love is a very confusing thing. Troy never understood or felt his father 's love. He mentioned that he meant nothing to his father, once he learned to walk his father put him straight to work. But now that Troy is older, he understands why his father was that way. Troy is hard on Cory, he’s on him about quitting the football team and getting a job.
Having his father take the time into even bothering to write to him and giving him advice that will not have Chesterfield’s son as “disfigured” as Chesterfield was left. Left “disfigured” because no one taught him the values he wishes to pound into his son. Feigning to be a concerned parent, Chesterfield next reminds his son that without him in his life, his son has nothing. Left with what he came into the world, nothing, if he does not life up to his father’