The story " The Scarlet Ibis " by James Hurst starts with a young boy becoming a big brother. When his younger brother became old enough to walk but it turned out the he couldn 't walk so, he teaches him how to walk and in the end it becomes one of the reasons he dies. So, who is responsible for his death his older brother is is responsible for the death of Doodle his younger brother. How Doodle 's older brother is responsible for his death: his brother didn 't put thought into his condition, he didn 't think about his brothers feelings, and he only thought about himself. Why his brother didn 't put thought into his brothers condition.
When it started to storm, Doodle fell down and brother kept running away. “The knowledge that Doodle’s and my plans had come to naught was bitter, and that streak of cruelty within me awakened. I ran as fast as I could, leaving him far behind with a wall of rain dividing us” (Hurst 6). Doodle was too tired and overworked to run home in the storm which caused him to die.
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.
Doodle, the younger brother is very attached to Brother, his older brother, Brother is embarrassed of Doodle because has physical and mental problems that keep him from doing stuff that “normal” people can do. Brothers pride destroyed his relationship with Doodle by abusing Doodle, Forcing Doodle to learn to walk and swim when he didn’t feel safe doing so, and doing something that the doctor had said not to do, killing Doodle.
Which his father funeral was also his nineteenth birthday. Baldwin also reveals that he was extremely scared of his dad. He and siblings thought of him as a bitter individual. Baldwin’s dad was extremely pleased about being black. He didn't have any white companions, and did not want his children to become friends with whites either.
“Brother” not knowing he is slowly leading Doodle down a dying path is doing what he thought he should do. The narrator says, “I ran as fast as I could, leaving him far behind with a wall of rain dividing us”(425). “Brother" ran away thinking he would follow and/or catch up, but instead Doodle fell down because he is exhausted and hot of all the work they had done that day. And since it was raining, it seem like a wall divided them even though brother could have gone back and helped Doodle. The narrator “Brother” from “The Scarlet Ibis,” causes Doodle's death because he overworked Doodle and made him get overheated and last he ran from doodle leaving him
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.
On page 347 the brother admits his guilt, “’What are you crying for?’ asked Daddy, but I couldn’t answer. 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.” As you can see, the brother not only avoided the doctor’s directions of no walking because Doodle is special, but only taught him for the plain reason of being ashamed of a disabled sibling. This harmful pride doesn’t stop there.
The Scarlet Ibis The central problem in the story is the Narrator (the brother) not able to deal with Doodle’s disabilities. The narrator is motivated to teach Doodle to walk because he is embarrass that his brother can’t walk at the age of five. Doodle is brothers with the narrator and was born with a heart condition He died when he was six (before his seventh birthday) and was expected to die really young.
“Brother” is pretty cruel and mean so I hold him accountable for the death of Doodle (William Armstrong). Some of these reasons why I think so is that he abandoned him in the forest, he didn’t care if he was leaving him behind, and he wasn’t going to help him home at all. To start it all off his “Brother” left his only sibling in the forest. On page 6 paragraph 1 or 2 is says “After we had drifted a long way, I put the oars in place and made Doodle row back against the tide.” The reason I think this is because he was making Doodle row both of them against the tide
The doctor states that even the strain put on doodles body from setting upward might kill him, due to his weak heart. Doodle 's brother consistently thinks about what it would be like to have a “normal” Brother. He wanted someone who could run, jump and play with him, instead having a weak and fragile brother known as doodle. Through the story the narrators brother doodle is pulled behind in a wagon, do the the fact that Doodle can 't walk. At this moment is when Brother decides to train Doodle to be what he portrays as a "normal human being" Eventually, at six years of age, Doodle learns to walk with help from Brother.
Doodles brother was embarrassed to have a not all there brother. It was very clear at the beginning of the book that the brother wanted doodle dead. His brother never wanted to be around him because he was scared to be made fun of. He wanted doodle to run and swim and play like all the other children
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
The other Wes ' father abandoned him and is alive but not around. This is almost a more sad situation because Author Wes ' dad wasn 't there because he died and couldn 't be but the other Wes ' father chose not to be there. Any child needs their father and it effects Wes because now that he doesn 't feel wanted, rebels more, and has an older girlfriend. Author Wes moved to Nee York and is attending a private school but gets caught in the mix between the fancy rich white kids at school and his other friends in his neighborhood. He says, "I was becoming too ‘rich’ for the kids from the neighborhood and too ‘poor’ for the kids at school"(Moore 74).
The story, “The Scarlet Ibis”is a story about a young boy in the book who only goes by “Brother” and in the book he has a younger brother named William Armstrong but goes by doodle. The main theme in, “The Scarlet Ibis” is about pride shouldn’t become the main focus in life. Brother contributes to the main theme of pride through the whole story in various different ways. Brother first contributes to the main theme of the book from the start when his brother is born.