One example of this in the story is that, “They did not know that I did it form 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” (Hurst, 355). This shows how the narrator was selfish, and how when he ran from Doodle in the rainstorm, it was his spite that was showing through, which went hand-in-hand with his pride. Another example is, “When Doodle was five years old, I was embarrassed at having a brother of that age who couldn’t walk, so I set out to teach him” (Hurst, 353). This shows the narrator only cares about himself, and doesn’t really care about Doodle walking; he cares about having a brother who can walk, because he is embarrassed about having a brother who can’t. Also, he only wants Doodle to walk so that the narrator doesn’t have to take Doodle around everywhere.
“Brother, Brother, Brother, do not leave me! Do not leave me!” (p.425) Brother left and he did not come back to save him till it was to late because he was disappointed in Doodle for not running fast enough to keep up with him. All these reasons on how Brother was mad a Doodle comes to a conclusion on why he causes Doodles
Odysseus did not want to go war because his son, Telemachus, was just born but he went anyways. Odysseus’s abyss occurred when he sees the prophecy and saw that his mom died and everyone was still grieving. In The Odyssey there were many initiations but the most significant one was, when Odysseus and his men find the cyclops and they are not able to escape. To enable the men to escape Odysseus gets the cyclops drunk, then stabs him in the eye, and then escapes riding on the bottom of the sheep. Finally his return was when Odysseus returns to Ithica he finds that other men are trying to take over his throne.
“It is better to lose your pride with someone you love than to lose someone you love with your useless pride” - Unknown “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst is the story of a boy and his sickly younger brother, Doodle. The older brother (the narrator) was embarrassed that Doodle was unable to do normal, physical things. The narrator set off to teach his brother to walk, swim, and run, but his pride caused him to push his little brother too hard, which eventually led to Doodle’s death. The narrator was heartbroken that he caused his brother to die. By examining pride’s role in “The Scarlet Ibis” and in real life, it is evident that pride can be dangerous and destructive.
Embarrassment was the one element which motivated the narrator to faithful in Doodle. The use of indirect characterization is clearly visible through the show of pride from the narrator to Doodle. Later on, when the two brothers headed of to Horseshead Landing to train Doodle, for he had “long way to go if he was going to keep up with the other boys”. In the middle of skiffing, a massive rainstorm was approaching them, requiring to fled the site.Both the brother one a foot step ahead and the other trying to keep up. Suddenly, “that streak of cruelty within me awakened”(19).
“When Doodle was five years old. I was embarrassed at having a brother of that age who couldn’t walk.” (pg.388) The Scarlet Ibis and Doodle both struggled when interacting with what was normal for their species. When he was two, if you laid him on his stomach, he began to try to move himself, straining
Troy states that his father was greedy and would put his own personal needs above the needs of the family. This, in turn, caused Troy 's mother to abandon him, leaving him without love from a parent or anyone to show him the correct way to treat females, a sin that affects his relationship with Rose as an adult. His father 's treatment of Troy made Troy believe there was more to his suffering than what was humanly possible "The gal jumped and run off...and when my daddy turned to face me, I could see why the devil had never come to get him...cause he was the devil himself"(Wilson 52).This metaphor used by Troy, adds a certain weight to the gravity of his situation as a teen. His father wasn 't just cruel but was the devil, a symbol of pure hate and all evil. The way Troy 's father treated him would cause Troy to run away at a young age and would be forced to steal and rob.
Dylan gets kicked out of school for stealing, and his dad, Benjamin, decides a move for the family is good. Dylan doesn’t think the same, and gets angrier for Benjamin taking him away from all his friends. After a while at the zoo, Dylan still believes that Benjamin doesn’t care about him or respect him; “You’re funny with everyone else, but never with me. Which I find funny.” (Crowe, x;xx) This is hard on Benjamin, and him and Dylan
And I took her away” (Kidd, 8). Deborah, Lily’s mother had previously ran away and came back but Lily was not sure why. When T. Ray came in the room and started yelling, all Lily wanted to do was help. Because of this she has to live with the constant memory of shooting her mother, and questioning herself, whether or not her mother’s purpose in coming back that hot day, was to get Lily. Most readers at this time can not even comprehend the pain Lily feels because most people do not go through times like this.
From his parents, he barely gained the warmth of being in a complete family. As Ponyboy said, “His father was always beating him up, and his mother ignored him, except when she was hacked off at something, and then you could hear her yelling at him clearly down at our house. He hates that worse than getting whipped…If it hadn’t been for the gang, Johnny would never have known what love and affection are” (Hinton P.12), we can clearly known that Johnny’s parents were extraordinarily violent to Johnny. Due to the charac- teristic of Johnny’s father, the hereditary gene of violence affected fixed some of Johnny’s personal- ity. Also, Johnny was only the one who serves as a vent to his parents’ anger.
Because he grew up without a mother, Cholly does not know how to love the women in his life and as an attempt to show love, he rapes and impregnates Pecola. The parents are to carry the blame of their daughters of sexual coming-of-age. Freida’s experience of sex is unlike Pecola’s not because she is raped but that her parents come to her rescue, protecting her for things she is not ready for unlike Cholly who brings harm to his daughter. Cholly’s rape of his own daughter is just a repeat of the sexual humiliation that he experienced when he was younger. The sexual violence that appears in the novel by Morrison hints that racism is just one of the many struggles black girls deal with.