Doodles brother is responsible for the death of his own brother. Three big reasons that led me to believe this is that he always wanted doodle gone from the beginning, he was ashamed and very embarrassed of having a disabled brother, and that he only helped doodle for his own personal benefit. All of those show why he left his brother in that storm to die. From doodles birth his brother never liked him or cared about him and wanted him gone. One example is “i began to make plans to kill him by smothering him with a pillow.”
Brother is ashamed of Doodle’s disability because Doodle isn't like other boys. Brother is trying to make Doodle as normal as possible so that other kids don't bully them. So, Doodle is taught to walk by Brother. Brother says, “I was embarrassed of having a brother that age
“He might not, she sobbed, even be all there.” (line 35-36) Mother was so worried about Doodle’s flaws she never took the time to see his strengths. On the other hand Brother wanted Doodle to be able to function the way he does and when Doodle couldn’t, he took it upon himself to harm him. Mother and Brother never took the time to accept Doodle’s unique characteristics.
The narrator says, “They did not know 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. ”(355). He only helped his brother because he was embarrassed by him, so his pride got the best of him. The narrator also says, “Do you want to be different from everybody else when you start school?”(357). Doodle did not care, so yet again the narrator just did not want to be embarrassed by him in front of other people.
Without doubt, Brother has a strong desire to fit in and feels a lot of pressure not to be recognized as different. This triggers an important problem concerning the community. It is heavily implied that the environment Brother lives in does not support lack of diversity nor individuality. Although Brother often mistreated Doodle in his attempts to belong in society, Brother was only a juvenile at the time. Disappointed he didn’t have a sibling who could run, wrestle, and play with him as he had originally hoped, Brother states, “It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable, so I began to make plans to kill [Doodle] by smothering him with a pillow” (lines 39-41).
Brother, Doodle’s brother quotes, “When Doodle was five years old, I was embarrassed at having a brother of that age who could not walk.” Brother obtains an immense amount of pride in himself where he even comments to tell the audience that he, himself, was embarrassed of having a younger brother who could not walk. This remark and the characterization of Brother eventually led to chaos where Brother abandons Doodle in a storm, and the outcome resulted in Doodle’s death. Because of Brother’s pride, it led to chaos that resulted in death. The short-term outcome of exhibiting pride toward a society or others may lead to self-benefit.
The narrator did not accept Doodle as his younger brother. The narrator wanted to remain an only child; therefore, he resented Doodle. Doodle was mentally and physically disabled, so he was not able to participate in normal activities. The narrator
Imagine having a disabled brother who couldn’t walk or even barely move himself because his legs were so weak they could break, then imagine trying to teach him to walk and be at fault for a huge upcoming disaster. Doodle was a disabled person who was at first very hated by his brother because he was embarrassed to have a disabled brother. Doodles brother actually had plans to kill doodle, but instead of killing him he tried to help him, by teaching him to walk. Brother is a good brother because he was just trying to help his little brother not trying to hurt him in anyway. Doodle brother was trying to help doodle out by teaching him to walk even though doctors said if he walks he could very easily fall and die.
Doodles brother was embarrassed to have a not all there brother. It was very clear at the beginning of the book that the brother wanted doodle dead. His brother never wanted to be around him because he was scared to be made fun of. He wanted doodle to run and swim and play like all the other children
When Doodles brother cried when doodle walked in front of their parents but not for the fact that he taught Doodle to walk he knew he was being selfish. Although he wasn’t crying because doodle could walk but because he knew he was being selfish and wrong because he only helped him because he was ashamed to have a crippled brother and wanted to fix his pride. His pride was more important to him then doodle was. Which is the main reason he helped Doodle and he knew he was wrong for this
Brother put lots of his time, effort, and care into Doodle even though "It's a miracle [he] didn't give up" (Hurst). His efforts showed the pride he had, or at least wanted to have in his younger sibling; even if it was rooted in selfishness. Pride is what motivated Brother to help him, though he wished it was his family which gave him the grit to always push Doodle to success. Brother
Do you ever feel like you are out of place? Do people behave differently towards you? In James Hurst’s short story, “The Scarlet Ibis,” a character by the name of Doodle is disabled at a young age. This results in his elder brother, also the narrator, to behave with conflicting personalities toward Doodle. In his short story “The Scarlet Ibis,” James Hurst uses Doodle’s brother in order to show how he is both cruel and kind towards his younger brother Doodle.
"Doodle!" I screamed above the pounding storm and threw my body to the earth above his. For a long time, it seemed forever, I lay there crying, sheltering my fallen scarlet ibis from the heresy of rain”(Hurst 6).This section shows from the end of Doodle’s life onward Brother has felt guilty. The whole story is Brothers story of the dangers of pride and his personal experience.
At first the narrator sees Doodle as a crazy frail brother but as we move into the story, we can observe a lot of varying feelings brother has towards Doodle. Brother described Doodle as unbearable, an invalid brother, a brother who was not there at all, so he started
In the short story The Scarlet Ibis the narrator is a bad brother. He does malevolent and egoistic things to make himself feel better. He most of the things with doodle because he is either forced or for self pride and have a selfish and egoistic ground to them. He does things to Doodle sometimes just to be malicious. This goes off the sense that most good deeds have evil roots.