The direct and indirect characterization of Doodle shows the cruelty and how much the mentally handicapped were neglected in the time of the text in the story “The Scarlet Ibis”. The narrator directly characterized Doodle when he said, “He talked so much that we all quit listening to what he said. ” This is showing they don’t care for Doodle. They don’t realize he needs extra help and treats him like a annoying burden. Once they realized Doodle would always be like this they just ignore him, even if he wasn’t speaking.
Also, the narrator selfishly became mad after not achieving his goal he had set with his brother. There is an explanation in the text when it says, “The knowledge that Doodle’s and my plans had come to naught was bitter, and that streak of cruelty within me awakened. ”(Hurst 394). This became somewhat of a domino effect, and after he let his anger absorb him his story became a much darker one. Due to his anger, he pushed his little brother too far and lost the person who meant the most to him in the process.
He was embarrassed, so he decided to teach his brother without caring the pain his brother was going through. The narrator only did for himself because he didn’t want his brother by his side because the thought his brother was an embarrassment. Evidence in the short story when Doodle could finally walk Doodle’s brother decided to show his parents he could walk and he starts to notice
Everyone was sad after Johnny’s death, but mostly Ponyboy and Dally. Later that day we had to go to a rumble, which it would be greasers against some Socs. We won, but some of us got hurt, especially dally. Dally couldn’t stop thinking about Johnny’s death, it hurt him a lot because he loved him as a brother. Dally didn’t wanna live any longer because the only thing he really loved was Johnny and that was gone already so he said “it wasn’t worth to live any longer”.
The author uses simon not being able to speak after he woke up from fainting and when Ralph and Piggy stay with Jack tribe instead of heading back to their tribe to symbolism the boys steps toward evil. “He mouthed words that did not reach the air” (Golding 146) and “Come away. There’s going to be trouble. And we’ve had our meat.” These quotes from the story show how characters who represent good nature and intellect are being ignored by the boys.
Bubba questions why he is the way he is an example is when he said " he is always buried in those books or shuffling around the house like his loss and some dream I was in like that Baba said frustrated almost angry. "Bubba doesn't understand why amir is so different so they are very distant leaving them in life and relationship with his father. Amir feels betrayed by his father because Bubba's actions so shows that he prefers his van because he is more man then send it from your invites Bubba said if I hadn't seen the doctor pull him out of my way with my own eyes I never believe he's my son. Amir is depressed because he isn't like his father and so is his father because he can't believe Amires his son. In the kite Runner Amir is desperate to find his father and try some mask himself to be more like baba.
Jem usually ignores people who talk trash about their family but when someone insults Atticus he would be furious but Atticus teaches him to be a gentleman and ignore the hateful comments. One other neighbor, Boo Radley is always behind doors but he shows Scout that he is not a bad person. Atticus knew it was Boo who covered up Scout but Scout says “Thank who?” and Atticus replies with “Boo Radley. You were so busy looking at the fire you didn’t know it when he put the blanket around you” (72).
In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Arthur aka Boo Radley is a mockingbird because he is a kind recluded person getting harassed by everyone because he’s different but he’s really just a nice person, shy and even protected Jem and Scout from their attacker showing his courage. To begin with, Boo is nice because he gave many things to Scout and Jem through the knothole till his brother Nathan clogged it up with cement because it was “dying” as Scout and Jem thought but really isn’t much proof. “We were walking past our tree. In its knot-hole rested a ball of gray twine”(59) after a bit of talking Jem convinced Scout not to take it yet and leave it waiting to see if someone like Walter Cunningham would take it back. “We went back home.
Another challenge is trust. It is clear that Piggy may not trust Ralph anymore after he called him a name. The readers know this because Piggy starts to clean his glasses and shows that he is quite upset and embarrassed. Besides there being challenges in a friendship, there are many rules. In Piggy and Ralph’s relationship, they try to help their friend when they need it.
Although the young narrator, Huckleberry, and Jim appear to be friends, Huck is arguing with his own consciousness for a while in the novel on whether he is doing the right thing or not. One foggy night the pair got separated and Jim was so worried about Huck and Jim “could a got down on one knees en kiss yo’ foot, I’s so thankful” when he saw him again (Twain 114). Instead of telling the truth, Huck played a trick on Jim and told him that he must have dreamt their separation. Poor Jim, he deeply cared for Huckleberry, almost as if Huck was his own son and he believed every word Huck told him, of course. However, Huck began to feel ashamed and embarrassed for what he done just done to Jim.
Mayella and her indolent father, Bob Ewell, live in degraded neediness on the edges of town. The family is known as inconvenience and detested by townspeople. Regardless of this current, Atticus ' barrier of Tom is disliked in the white group, and Scout and Jem get themselves provoked at school because of their dad 's resistance of a dark man. Atticus reliably endeavors to impart good values in his youngsters, and wants to neutralize the impact of racial preference. The youngsters see their dad as frustratingly staid and learned, until he is requested that by the sheriff shoot an out of control puppy that is meandering the road.
One symbol in “The Scarlet Ibis” is the casket built for Doodle as a baby. According to the text, “‘And before I’ll help you down from the loft, you’re going to have to touch it.’ ‘I won’t touch it,’ he said sullenly.” (paragraph 10, The Scarlet Ibis) it seems as if Brother knows what is going to happen in the near future because he denied Doodle of coming back down until he touched the coffin. There is a reason Doodle was so reluctant to reach out and touch the casket that was built for him as a baby.
My image is, “a feather dropping away.” This image occurs when the family finds the Scarlet Ibis in a tree in their yard. They see a feather fall right before the Ibis fall down to its death. For my drawing I drew a feather dropping from a bird equals Brother running from Doodle. I interpreted this image as negative because a feather dropping shows that the bird is weak and is going to die.
Often, authors will use symbolism to add meaning and depth to their story that literal of a young 14 year old boy and his brother Doodle. Doodle has a physical disability and can’t walk. However his brother makes him walk and teaches him to do other things he couldn’t do, words never could. James Hurst, the author of “The Scarlet Ibis” is no expectation. Hurst writes because he was embarrassed of him.