Pride In The Scarlet Ibis And The Stag At The Pool

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People often wonder whether pride is a destructive force or not. Pride can in fact be a very dangerous and even deadly force. After reading the short stories The Scarlet Ibis and The Stag at the Pool, they both prove this theory that too much pride can lead to people doing good things for the wrong reasons.
In the story The Scarlet Ibis, Brother has a sibling with disabilities that make him abnormal and very delicate. Brother knows about Doodle’s poor condition and ignores it when he is teaching his crippled brother how to walk. Brother isn’t doing this great act to be kind, he is doing this because he is embarrassed to have a brother with disabilities. “They did not know that I did it for myself, that pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me
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