Guilt In The Scarlet Ibis By James Hurst

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“The Scarlet Ibis,” by James Hurst describes that if kin passes away, guilt, sadness, and confession may go through one's mind . The“Brother,”or narrator is filled with guilt over his actions leading to the death of his little brother Doodle. In the beginning of the story, the narrator speaks in a very sad and depressed way by mentioning things like “the summer was dead...ibis lit in the bleeding tree..the oriole nest in the elm was intended and rocked back and forth like and empty cradle”(Hurst 1). The narrator sets a very sad and dreary mood that gives clues that maybe the narrator is guilty or confessing something. Right after, the narrator has a flashback “...as I sit in the cool, green draped parlor,... I remember Doodle”(Hurst 1). The
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