Normality In The Scarlet Ibis

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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?” Defeated, Doodle questions, “Does it make any difference?” The protagonist replys, “It certainly does” (182). With this narrative Hurst helps to demonstrate how the protagonist is more concerned with Doodle fitting in than with Doodle being happy. The protagonist

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