The evidence is undeniable. Doodle's brother was extremely cruel to him from the time Doodle was born. One would think that Doodle's disability would be more than enough reason for his brother to feel sympathy for Doodle; not this brother. Doodle's brother was so hateful toward Doodle that he stated his desire to smother Doodle with a pillow. Doodle's brother also showed his cruel, ill feelings for his disabled brother, Doodle, by showing him the casket which the family built
In The Scarlet Ibis, the author revealed finally the real feelings of Brother toward his brother Doodle. During the whole incidents of the short story, Brother is not accepting Doodle as a brother because of the abnormality which Doodle suffered from and so Brother feels ashamed. The last scene in the short story is so tragic. The scene is portrayed as Brother returned back to Doodle who was found dead, having bled from the mouth and his neck is covered in blood. The act of crying and screaming by Brother for the death of his brother Doodle is a pure tragic scene and by such scene the reader makes the readers feel that Brother loves his brother Doodle and for such love he tried to protect him from an outside world.
Literary Analysis: “The Scarlet Ibis” Why do people hurt the ones they love? Is it based off jealousy, selfishness, embarrassment, or even for pride? In the short story “The Scarlet Ibis” written by James Hurst, a boy named Doodle was not quite born the same as everyone else, he was incapable of walking, running, swimming, or fighting. His brother attempted to help him, but appeared to actually hurt him. The plot and conflict reveal the theme by conveying the question of why people injure loved ones.
The dictionary defines Regret as “feel sad, disappointed over” but, the short stories The Scarlet Ibis and The Sound Of Thunder give it a new meaning.Regret accomplishes nothing, it only brings you down more than you have ever been.The Scarlet Ibis shows regret when Doodle’s brother teaches him to walk.Also, The Sound Of Thunder it shows regret when Eckles wants to hunt big game.Often times we regret things that we do But have an irreversible effect. The Scarlet Ibis shows many ways of regret. First, when Doodle’s older brother taught him to walk. He taught him to walk because he was embarrassed about having a crippled brother. This relates to regret because he realized that he wasn't teaching him to walk for Doodle he was doing it for
“Two brothers, one mistake” Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. In "The Scarlet Ibis," a short story by James Hurst, the two main characters,"Brother" who is the narrator of this story, and Doodle who is the victim of Brother's cruel yet loving behavior. In the story the narrator has a brother with disabilities such as walking, and a heart problem. When the narrator's brother, Doodle turns five and he still cannot walk and he is starting school after summer. The narrator feels ashamed and embarrassed for having a brother that cannot walk.
Doug was thinking about past occurrences such as when “Ralph [knocked him] down, rolling [him] in snow and fresh brown mud” (Bradbury 2) and another time when “[Ralph] hit [his] arm” (Bradbury 1). Clearly, Doug had never recovered from the bullying that took place when he was younger. When they were twelve Doug accepted Ralph’s beatings and considered his “scars [as] the emblem and symbol of [their] love” (Bradbury 2). Doug older and more sensible understands that this is not how the friendship should have been. Now understanding, these memories enrage him and it’s this emotional response that caused him to get up and attempt to murder
Character Analysis: The character that I have chosen to analyze is Brother. At the beginning of the story, we are introduced to brother as a fun-loving kid who just wants a playmate. When his brother, Doodle, is born though he becomes selfish and ashamed of his brother. Brother is selfish when he says, “was embarrassed at having a brother of that age who couldn't walk, so I set out to teach him.” The only reason a Brother taught Doodle how to walk was for his own personal gain. Brother is ashamed of Doodle because of his disability and [Doodle] walked only because [Brother] was ashamed of having a crippled brother.
Doodle’s brother would deliberately harm him, as he thought his younger was below him. Had he thought of Doodle as his equal and not only seen his weaknesses, the brother would almost certainly show it through his actions, such as taking care of Doodle and compensating for his disabilities. Considering Doodle as less than human allowed his older brother to deliberately belittle him, as his narcissistic thoughts blinded his sensibility. Another literary example of cruelty can be seen in Meg Rosoff’s How I Live Now, in which Daisy is a 15-year-old living in England in the middle of a war, facing its consequences. One consequence would be observing the extent of
Erik’s choices have caused Paul to be blind, made him think himself as a coward, and weakened the friendships between Paul and Joey. When Paul was young, Erik and a friend of his put spray paint in Paul’s eyes, which left Paul a visually impaired person for the rest of his life. “And I remembered Erik’s fingers prying my eyelids open while Vincent Castor sprayed white paint into them.”(Bloor 263) Erik accused Paul of telling on the teachers and getting Castor in trouble. Erik did not stop Castor, but rather helped him. If Erik had been a good brother, this wouldn’t have happened.
The theme reason VS. desire can also be seen in the short story “The Scarlet Ibis”.As Doodle and big Brother go through a similar conflict. Reason VS. Desire is grown in the short story “The Scarlet Ibis” as the author shows how Big Brother mistreats and pushes doodle too far. An example from the story would be would be “Doodle told them it was me who taught him how to walk, so everyone wanted to hug me and i began to cry”(james 559). Big brother taught Doodle how to walk only because he was ashamed to have a cripple as a brother.
The brother is to blame for doodles death. Doodle was a disabled young child with a selfish brother that only looks out for himself. His brother was ashamed to be with or around him. One of the biggest reasons wanted him dead is because he was embarrassed to be around him. The three reasons I believe that the brother wanted to kill doodle was he was embarrassed, he pushed him to hard, and he was selfish.