Doodle's Pride: A Literary Analysis

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A woeful end to One’s pride. Filled with so much pride and ashamed of a physical limitations, of his brother(Doodle), the unnamed narrator, taught his crippled brother how to walk and wanted him to do things normal kids do. But that changed when he left him behind to die in a storm. Some act of pride can only lead us to woeful end. The narrator was so desperate to help his brother walk as he was ashamed of his physical limitations. Once his brother doodle started walking. He started to “believe in “ his “own infallibility” he was now ready to teach him a “terrific development program” doodle, would try to keep up with his brother’s numerous activities just to please him ,but died after being abandoned in a storm. For instance, the narrator…show more content…
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. Specifically, too much pride can lead to bad outcome. The unnamed narrator did so so much to prove to his parents and others around him that he was his brother’s keeper. He pretended to be nice unknown to his parents for instance he stated “there is within me(and with sadness I have watched it in others) a knot of cruelty born by the stream of love, much as our blood sometimes bears the seed of our destruction, and at time I was mean to doodle.” Right from the beginning, we know the unnamed narrator’s gut feelings against his brother. He only tried to be nice so that he can fulfill his selfish ends. He showed him a coffin that was mean for him if he died young. He compared him to the scarlet ibis after abandoning him in the storm. Doodle was not meant to live long. His brother used him because he was worried that he might bring shame to his
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