This is an example of choice, because Doodle’s older brother chose to teach him to walk. All humans at some point have to make choices for themselves as did Doodle’s brother when he taught him to walk. This shows his older brother is willing to teach Doodle even when he thinks he a liability. This makes his older brother seem somewhat compassionate towards Doodle, even when later in the story we find out he only helped Doodle so he did not look bad because Doodle could not walk. This makes Doodle’s older brother’s choice seem less generous and more selfish.
He puts effort into teaching Doodle to walk and swim, but even then he is cruel to his brother. He is not helping Doodle out of compassion but because it is more convenient in the long run. However he can not abandoned Doodle quick enough when Doodle fails his expectations. Ambition can be valuable but ambition is most valuable in the face of adversity. If the narrator had handled his disappointment in Doodle with poise his brother would not be dead.
Brother leaving Doodle behind when he was screaming just shows that he wasn’t being nice enough to his brother. Leaving your brother behind is really mean. If he wouldn’t have left Doodle behind maybe the outcome would’ve been different. Brother wouldn’t have gone back and seen Doodle all bloody. Brother caused Doodle
Someone who does not know the real reason Brother wanted to help teach Doodle learn to walk would admire Brother’s decision to help Doodle, but in reality it was for Brother’s own personal gain. After a day of intense training that left doodle exhausted, Doodles heart was beating faster and faster as he called for help, but Brother ignored Doodles cries of “brother, brother, don't leave me! Don't leave me” (Hurst: “The Scarlet Ibis”, 604). Brother’s quick decisions to force doodle to be “normal” caused Doodle to die and brought hardship to their family. Unfortunately, this is the time when brother fully understands the affects his choice made.
The narrator had illusions of the missed adventures and tried still, to achieve them even though his brother was oftentimes physically unable. 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.
Referring to Doodle in his dire times of being unable to walk to running after being told exactly not to is remarkable and Brother clearly lets his pride blur the lines of what he can and should do for his brother. Leading into the ultimate of this conclusion it should be deemed that out of pride came pressure, and with pressure both physically and mentally came a breaking point; one where a doctor had recommended to stray away from and secure a safe
Obviously, that doesn’t classify him as a good brother, but there are many other reasons why he can be classified as a good brother. Namely, a good brother helps their siblings with their problems. “I would teach him to run, to swim, to climb trees, and to fight”(390). Brother did not stop after teaching Doodle to walk, he designed a program to prepare Doodle for school since he had never interacted with other kids in his life. The things he did for Doodle deserve recognition and classify him a “good
It is in the paragraph in which Doodle’s brother teaches Doodle to stand alone is essential, because it allows the reader to feel emotional connection towards Doodle and the author develops this situation as a major climatic book in the short story The Scarlet Ibis. Doodle is a young boy who is mentally disabled, resulting in him not able to stand on his own feet. His brother is embarrassed and ashamed of Doodle’s inability to stand, let alone walk, or play like the other boys. Therefore, he set out to teach him to walk, which was a difficult process because Doodle didn’t want to try. It was only until Doodle’s brother painted a picture of Doodle and him in the future where they are old men and Doodle isn’t able to walk and “this never failed to make him try again.” This picture is the turning point and the prime reason that Doodle tried to stand and was able to overcome his fear.
Pride can have very positive effects, if it is handled correctly, but too much pride holds many consequences, sometimes even death. This is evident when the narrator feels embarrassed to have a disabled brother, because he fears that Doodle’s physical disabilities reflect shame and humiliation on him as well as his family. This pride helps Doodle walk, but eventually that pride controls the narrator. The narrator starts to develop unrealistic expectations that Doodle struggles to meet. Finally, that pride takes over the narrator completely, causing him to run when “Doodle’s and [his] plan [comes to] naught, and that streak of cruelty within [him] [awakens]” (Hurst 353).
In “The Scarlet Ibis”, brother narrates the story of how his younger brother, Doodle, survived a premature birth. Brother, who wanted Doodle to be normal, trains him on how he could reach his goal, however, he pushed him too hard to the extent that Doodle losses his own life. Both stories “Perseus” and
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. Brother also pushed Doodle just to make him “normal”.Brother said that he was ,”...embarrassed of having a cripple brother”,as stated on page 347. He even
Ty’s dream is to be just like his brother but how could he be like his brother if he can never see him? Uncle gus is a real jerk to ty, he made ty quit his passion of football and even playing for the middle school team. Uncle gus makes ty work at his cleaning business. Instead of ty fulfilling his dreams he is stuck cleaning houses. Maybe someday his dreams can come
Squeaky and her dad can teach Raymond how to run. Squeaky is responsible for Raymond. Raymond can’t take care of himself because he is mentally challenged. His brother use to take care of him but now it is squeaky turn to take care of him. If squeaky saw somebody picking on Raymond she would stand up for him.
Christopher does, he experiences a lot which changes he attitude towards people. Lennie is mentally retarded, which can be seen in his actions; he loves to pet soft things and is very faithful to George, ‘I do leave it all for you’. Christopher is also very faithful towards his father until he discovers that his father lied to him about his mother dying. They are both very curious as you can read in the table above. You could say that Christopher is more curious than Lennie, because Christopher wanted to investigate who killed Wellington even though his father told him not to.