It would take Doodle a long time to learn everything. Luckily he had his brother who would have to be with him all the time. All Doodle’s brother wanted was for him to succeed and be seen as a
He could not walk at all because of his birth defects, but his brother slowly but surely taught him how to first stand up, and then walk. Doodle accomplished an impossible feat. Even then he did not bask in the glory but “told [his family] that it was[ the narrator] who had taught him how to walk,”(206). Another instance of Doodle being selfless is when he is being trained by his brother. If someone made a person” swim until [he or she] turned blue and rowed until [he or she] couldn’t lift an oar”(209) the person would naturally complain about it.
Doodle loved his brother, even though his brother was very selfish in his reasons to help Doodle to become normal, and his brother realized how selfish and guilty he was when it was to late for Doodle in the end. Doodle loved his brother. Doodle always wanted to be with his brother brother and tried to do whatever his brother asked
The narrator’s family 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” (469). The narrator kept pushing Doodle even though Doodle did not believe he could walk. The narrator did this because he could not deal with the fact of having a crippled brother. Doodle’s brother did not only want Doodle to walk, he wants Doodle to run, swim, and swing from vines
The reason why Doodle is like this is because he is servile and will always need someone to have the dominant role in his life which is the narrator. The use of imagery and foreshadowing by the author are important because it can help the reader imagine a scene and predict the perfect
Rudy of course would do anything for Liesel, like jumping into a river during winter. Rudy jumped into the water to save the book that got thrown in. Rudy could have said it’s just a book, but he knows how much books mean to Liesel. I think Rudy did this to make Liesel happy, books make Liesel happy. I believe that Rudy did this to get the kiss he has always been dreaming of.
This stage plays a big part for him because he has never been away from the North Pole before as he grew up their his entire life. New York is a very strange place that he must explore. In Buddy's journey to becoming a hero this stage is a vital part because this is the ultimate place where Buddy is on his own. He grows into more of a hero from this stage because he is not afraid of being in a new place. He enjoys seeing new things and
It is true that Doodle learned how to walk because of the narrator’s constant attempts. James Hurst writes, “Finally one day, after many weeks of practicing, he stood alone for a few seconds, I grabbed him in my arms and hugged him . . .” (467) The narrator’s efforts in getting Doodle to walk were met with success and an outpouring of emotions from his Daddy, Mama and Aunt. However, the root of the narrator’s action came from the embarrassment of Doodle not being able to walk at the age of five.
The narrator’s pride lead to the death of his little brother, Doodle. When we think of siblings we all think of someone to play, run, fight, and talk to with but, narrator wasn’t able to do those things with his little brother Doodle The narrator often failed to appreciate Doodle. Doodle was very small and fragile. He was born with a very weak heart so, he couldn’t do much. The narrator thought that because Doodle couldn’t play, run, fight, and talk to him his brother was “crazy”.
Finally I believe that Darry is a hero in my definition in the whole story, maybe not when he slapped ponyboy, but everything else he is one. Darry is a hero by supporting his family by working two jobs for money to buy food, “Darry worked on two jobs at once and made good at both of them”(91) He turned down a college application just so he can be with his brothers. He is really helpful for his brothers and the gang when they need help or in trouble, like when he and the gang went to go help dally in the