The storm started to come down, so they took off for home. I heard Doodle who had fallen behind, cry out, “Brother, Brother, don’t leave me! Don’t leave me!” (Hurst 6). Good brothers would come back and get their brother if he was screaming.
The story, “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, shows how one brother’s pride can destroy the relationship between the two brothers. The narrator of the story has a crippled brother named Doodle. Doodle cannot walk properly and is weak because he was born as a caul baby. His body is a reddish hue and shriveled like an old man. He cannot do many things but he loves his brother with all his heart.
Guilty or Not Can pride be a destructive force? Yes in “The Scarlet ibis” a crippled boy named Doodle died because his brother pushed him too hard Because he couldn 't walk. Others might say that Doodle 's brother did not kill him they will say that he is innocent. I believe that Doodle 's died because of his brother.
The narrator is responsible for his brother’s death because he allowed his own pride and embarrassment drive him to push Doodle because he was not the same as the other children, he was aggressive toward Doodle and at times abusive, and pushed Doodle too far and didn’t understand his limitations.
James Hurst’s short story ” The Scarlet Ibis” tells a story about two brothers who have mixed feelings for each other. Doodle, crippled and mental, really loves his brother and all he wants is to please his brother and his family. Unfortunately, his brother doesn’t like him because he wanted a brother he could play with. He also believes that Doodle is a burden to him because he has to take him wherever he goes and has to take care of him.
In James Hurst’s Story “The Scarlet Ibis”, the demand for normality ruins lives. In Hurst’s tale the protagonist is concerned about his crippled brother being seen as abnormal and reflecting badly on the character. In order to prevent this the protagonist starts to train his brother, eventually he begins to feel that Doodle, his brother, is not putting in enough effort. Our protagonist states, “You can do it. Do you want to be different from everybody else when you start school?”
The “Scarlet Ibis” and Frankenstein Comparison Imagine working so hard to get what you want, only to realize your work was in vain. When wanting something so bad, people let emotions take over, not thinking about the big picture. In Hurst's “The Scarlet Ibis”, and Shelly’s Frankenstein, the main character leaves their work in a no-win situation.
Selfishness of a child is represented as a negativity in Brother’s life when he starts to cry after presenting a walking Doodle to his loved ones. “Doodle told them it was I who had taught him to walk, so everyone wanted to hug me, and I began to cry… They did not know that I did it for myself; that pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all of their voices; and that Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother,” (347). At the time, Brother doesn’twant to be known as the boy with the crippled brother, so he does whatever he can to teach Doodle to walk. He cries due to the fact that his family’s glee is only present at the time due to him ashamed.
The towns people were displeased through the book and trying to change his mind about the trail, but Atticus stayed strong. Later on, a mob was after Atticus, on page 203-204 it states,” ‘ Son, I said to go home’ Jem shook his head. ‘I’ll send him home.’
In this story, Doodle is underdeveloped and everyone thought he would die but he didn’t. Doodle was taught by his brother how to walk and run. “Everybody thought he was going to die someday” (Hurst 1) This is showing that people have no hope on others and should not so they can live like normal human beings. Giving up hope only hurts your self esteem.
Doodle was born without the ability to walk, and he was born with such deformity that he was not supposed to live for very much longer after birth. Doodle’s brother makes the choice to teach doodle how to walk for a selfish reason rather than a compassionate one. The narrator tells how the only reason he helped his brother learned to walk was to not be labeled as the boy with a crippled brother. Though the parents believed that he helped his brother out of the emotions and love for his brother, but in reality, the narrator taught his brother to walk out of embarrassment and shame. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff is a novel about a young girl named Daisy and her life during World War III, and in this novel, Daisy experiences the relationships and and loss of life.
Franz let him know that "When you forgive, you love and when you love, you forgive." (Into the Wild) Since he spent his life being upset with his parents, he never forgave them, so he couldn 't love them. Going to Alaska was his way of running away from his problems and trying to put them in the back of his mind. Doing so would only hinder any other close relationship he encounters because of his lack of trust. The majority of his perspectives on life and society originated from the hatred that he felt towards his parents; he opposed all that they wanted for him.
The doctor states that even the strain put on doodles body from setting upward might kill him, due to his weak heart. Doodle 's brother consistently thinks about what it would be like to have a “normal” Brother. He wanted someone who could run, jump and play with him, instead having a weak and fragile brother known as doodle. Through the story the narrators brother doodle is pulled behind in a wagon, do the the fact that Doodle can 't walk. At this moment is when Brother decides to train Doodle to be what he portrays as a "normal human being" Eventually, at six years of age, Doodle learns to walk with help from Brother.
In the beginning of the story Brother wanted to smother Doodle because he wasn’t “all there”. Brother was forced to take Doodle wherever he went. This probably made him annoyed of Doodle’s presence. Brother wanted a brother that could do everything that he could.
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