James Hurst’s the Scarlet Ibis is the story of a brother whose younger brother, Doodle, is disabled. He is born with a disability that causes him to develop much slower than most children his age. Brother is not happy about this, and instead, is determined to change this. Brother devises a strenuous activity program that leads to Doodle’s demise. Although there are many factors that contribute to Doodle’s death, the narrator is responsible for his invalid brother’s demise.
The narrator had a dark side, he hated taking his brother everywhere he went. He was embarrassed, so he decided to teach his brother without caring the pain his brother was going through. The narrator only did for himself because he didn’t want his brother by his side because the thought his brother was an embarrassment. Evidence in the short story when Doodle could finally walk Doodle’s brother decided to show his parents he could walk and he starts to notice
He does not know how to relate to other people. He regularly beats his wives and children for not living up to his expectations of them. Nwoye,Okonkwo’s son, is much like what Unoka was in Okonkwo’s eyes, both are lazy and incompetent. Okonkwo is convinced that constantly beating him will make him stronger, but he is only driving his son away further. All Nwoye has ever wanted is his father’s acceptance and approval.
Who, in comparison with his brother, has a whole different look then his brother, the story had said, “Donald was bony, grave, and obsessed with the fate of the soul”(364). Saying this, it completely adds to the fact that people couldn’t believe that these two men are brothers. As well as these two brothers looking different from one another the story also emphasizes that unlike his brother Pete, who was married and had kids, Donald is , “the younger brother, was still single”(364). This probably shows why Donald was such a carefree person because he doesn’t have any responsibilities to deal with as an adult, while his brother had many responsibilities to look over throughout his life. In addition, “He lived alone, painted houses when he found the work, and got deeper in debt to Pete when he didn’t” (364).
The relevance of this citation is that since Doodle failed the narrator’s classes he failed the narrator as a brother which shows how pride can make you do unhuman things like leaving your brother. Because of Doodle not being able to reach the narrator's standards, He gave up. Later in the story the narrator gets disillusioned by his pride and does something he would never intentionally do. The narrator in distraught says, “He didn't answer, so I placed my hand on his forehead and lifted his head. Limply, he fell backwards onto the earth.
Also, the narrator selfishly became mad after not achieving his goal he had set with his brother. There is an explanation in the text when it says, “The knowledge that Doodle’s and my plans had come to naught was bitter, and that streak of cruelty within me awakened.”(Hurst 394). This became somewhat of a domino effect, and after he let his anger absorb him his story became a much darker one. Due to his anger, he pushed his little brother too far and lost the person who meant the most to him in the process. The title connects to the story because “The Scarlet Ibis” is a key component in the story.
Ponyboy and the greasers fight against the Socs in Tulsa Oklahoma. Ponyboy is an outsider because he doesn’t believe in fighting. During the course of the novel, Ponyboy becomes enlightened on how he views the world. In the beginning of the novel, Ponyboy has a dark view of his oldest brother Darry. He feels Darry doesn’t care for him the same way as Soda does(Soda is Ponyboys other older brother).
Is Brother to blame for Doodle’s death? There are different perspectives on the situation. Brother pushed Doodle to much without respect, and left him alone outside with a storm. I think Brother is to blame for Doodle’s death. Brother treated Doodle like a toy.
In the story of Cain and Abel, Cain is unhappy that Abel's gifts conjure more praise from God than his, so he ends up murdering Abel out of spite. From the beginning of the novel, george and Lennie are very closely knit, almost like brothers. They always stick together traveling everywhere together. When Lennie gets in trouble, George has to act like his older brother and clean up the mess. Like Cain and Abel, George and Lennie’s relationship ends with the ultimate betrayal, fratricide.
Since Edgar was born, he has been rejected by many men he knew. Edgar’s original father left the family before Edgar was born due to “disappointment,” his step-father, John Allan, hated Edgar as his adopted son, and even men who judged his poems and stories disapproved publishing Edgar’s works. Throughout Edgar’s life, this was another of the large impacts in his literary creations. In the “Tell Tale Heart,” it incorporates how the narrator loves an old man, but obsessively wanting him gone due to his frightening eye. Edgar wanted to get along with other men, but never respected them because of their attitude towards Edgar.