Foreshadowing In The Scarlet Ibis

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The theme of “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst is that you must control your pride, because it may lead to the unexpected. This theme is supported by symbols and foreshadowing that helps form it. As the narrator tells the story, we see him throw in some foreshadowing that helps arise a theme. On page 3 the narrator states “I did not know then that pride is a wonderful, terrible thing, a seed that bears two vines, life and death.” This is the narrator telling the story in the future and foreshadowing what is going to happen later on. It is telling the reader the narrator’s pride is where he went wrong, which helped form the theme. He also adds symbols that I believe helped me think of a theme. For example, the storm could be a symbol for the

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