The narrator was embarrassed to friends over because of Doodle’s disability. Doodle’s brother wanted Doodle to walk because he did not want to have to carry him everywhere. The narrator wanted Doodle running by the time school started, so he was not an embarrassment on the playground. Some people believe that a Doodle is responsible for his own death. Doodle is responsible for his own death for many reasons.
This piece of evidence is was touched on a bit earlier. The doctor had a set of rules that Doodle should have. Brother didn’t follow any of the rules. “... a long list of rules; all of which I didn’t follow” (Hurst 347). Brother not following these rules the doctor gave, ultimately killed Doodle.
They fail in their efforts at the end of summer. The older brother gets mad, and Doodle dies. Doodle is overall a favorite character for people because he’s just an incredible character everyone could love. Doodle had a unique personality. His family and older brother thought this as well.
When he took Doodle to Horsehead Landing before the first day of school he fills shame of failure but he doesn't stop trying even when he knows it's fatal. (p.416) This is one of the reasons of how the brother causes Doodles death because he made him work to hard and by having little concern for Doodle and more about his pride from what he
In the short story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, a boy is born crippled and no one thought he would live. The boy lived however, and they named him Doodle. Doodle and his brother were very close and Doodle loved his brother and never wanted his brother to leave him alone. Doodle’s brother was ashamed to have a crippled brother so he attempted to help doodle become normal throughout doodle’s life in the story. Doodle loved his brother, even though his brother was very selfish in his reasons to help Doodle to become normal, and his brother realized how selfish and guilty he was when it was to late for Doodle in the end.
He is the accidental killer of his brother pushed to this state by his and societies best and worst qualities. The Brother (the narrator) is compelled to teach and kill Doodle by the two pillars of his character; and the character of man: ambition and arrogance. The narrator is annoyed from the beginning of Doodle’s birth, he holds only contempt for his new sibling. Not because he does not want a sibling, but because he wants one the that can lend to his ambitions and further his goal of progress and greatness. Brother
He never told his mom when the older brother had hurt him. Doodle’s brother said “Sometimes I accidentally turned him over, but he never told Mama. (Hurst)”, this was around the time Doodle was three, so he cared about his brother even when he was very young. Furthermore, Doodle is caring because he buried the scarlet ibis after the bird died. Doodle and his family have crowded around this exotic, mysterious bird, “Daddy, Mama, and I went back to the dining-room table, but we watched Doodle through the open door.
Doodle always wanted a brother who will care for him and keep him safe. At the end of the story deceitfulness was shown when brother left Doodle alone in a storm. Brother also mislead Doodle, through having him done things he was not capable of doing. Being deceitful can sometimes break a good relationship or lead to a lot of worse things. Not only did brother mislead Doodle, but he was untruthful to Doodle.
Although there are many factors that contribute to Doodle’s death, the narrator is responsible for his invalid brother’s demise. This is certain because Brother admitted to his own guilt. For Brother understood that all his work was because he was ashamed of having a crippled brother. At the unveiling of the magnanimous feat of Doodle’s ability to walk, Brother cried not because he was overjoyed at Doodle’s accomplishments, but for his pride. Brother said, “they did not know that I did it for myself; that pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices…” Brother was embarrassed at the fact that his younger brother, Doodle was disabled.