Pride And Bad Pride In The Scarlet Ibis

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“There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents dignity and self respect. ‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.” This is a quote by John C. Maxwell, addressing how pride can be used differently. Pride is a powerful concept, that can influence and shape the actions of its host. The Scarlet Ibis displays this concept, and how “bad pride” can lead to guilt and tragedy. The Scarlet Ibis is a story about a boy and his little brother, Doodle, who has a deformity that causes his head to be abnormally large and his body small. When Doodle dies at the end of this story, a question remains to the reader: was Doodle’s death the brother’s fault, because of his pride? It is the brother’s
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