He is careless because he is constantly reminding doodle how he is disabled. Doodle is unwilling to participate in brother’s cold-hearted attempts of pointing out his mortalities. When brother showed an made him touch his casket he knew the expectations of doodle. As stated (. .
On page 347 the brother admits his guilt, “’What are you crying for?’ asked Daddy, but I couldn’t answer. They did not know that I did it for myself, that pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices, and that Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother.” As you can see, the brother not only avoided the doctor’s directions of no walking because Doodle is special, but only taught him for the plain reason of being ashamed of a disabled sibling. This harmful pride doesn’t stop there. Yet again the brother proves his guilt on page 347 stating, in an eerie form, “But all of us must have something or someone to be proud of, and Doodle became mine.” His brother is admitting Doodle’s innocence. Next, the brother gives us plenty of moments that prove his cruel behavior and thoughts during the story.
Brother is at fault for Doodleś death because he is a bad brother and overworked Doodle. Brother made Doodle work too hard when trying to teach him how to walk, run, and swim. In the story Doodle cannot do things that most people can easily do, so Brother tries to teach him to walk and then later swim. He tries way to hard and overworked Doodle. “Doodle was both tired and frightened, and when he stepped from the skiff he collapsed onto the mud” (Hurst 6).
Turning from a prideful boy to being merciful toward his dead brother. In fact, it all began when his brother was born, “with a tiny body which was red and shriveled like an old man’s” (595). Doodle is weakened and incapable of doing activities normal kids do at his age. The narrator encourages Doodle to keep on pushing, but no sooner does the narrator learn that pushing Doddle over his limitations will sooner or later kill him. The narrator kills Doodle indirectly, as a consequence of the lack of knowledge he has about Doodle’s medical issues, and as said before, being enveloped in pride.
The story is about two brothers brothers who are very different. Doodle, the younger brother is very attached to Brother, his older brother, Brother is embarrassed of Doodle because has physical and mental problems that keep him from doing stuff that “normal” people can do. Brothers pride destroyed his relationship with Doodle by abusing Doodle, Forcing Doodle to learn to walk and swim when he didn’t feel safe doing so, and doing something that the doctor had said not to do, killing Doodle.
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 narrator was cruel and made him touch it, with major accomplishments the final quote “Don’t leave me brother, don’t leave me.” (Hurst) [Doodle] Fully out of self pride, the narrator was fed up with his brother, he hated hauling him around all day and he truthfully in the narrator’s eyes “A burden in many ways” (Hurst) The day that the narrator started teaching his brother to walk, was a memorable one, he acted as if it was out of love, but it was truthfully out of self pride. It was grueling to force Doodle’s body to move correctly and not falter, The narrator acted as if it was to help his brother, and have a better outcome for the world, but he truthfully did it out of pride because he didn’t want the humiliation of an invalid brother. Doodle learned out to walk, but the narrator wouldn’t stop there. He forced his brother to do more grueling tasks. “Do you want to be different from everyone else when you start school?” (Hurst) [Narrator] “Does it make a different?” (Hurst) [Doodle] The narrator forced his brother into something that they couldn’t find a way out, “The net of expectations” (Hurst) The tasks were too hard for little Doodle, he became
However, like Adam, he feels shunned by his creator, although he strives to be good. The reader can notice how Frankenstein displays many emotions: vengeance, love, compassion, and rejection, which a monster or animal could never have the capacity to feel or recognize. The creature can identify what pain is, by observing the cottagers, “They were not entirely happy. The young man and his companion often went apart and appeared to weep. I saw no cause for their unhappiness; but I was deeply affected by it.
In James Hurst’s short story “The Scarlet Ibis,” the narrator’s bitter and petulant behavior towards Doodle’s life contrasts with his penitent emotions regarding Doodle’s inevitable death and constructs the irony between the substantial differences of the narrator’s point of view. The indication of Doodle’s death manifested through foreshadowing and the conflicting personalities of which the narrator takes on shown through dialogue assist in advancing this irony by clearly comparing the variation of attitudes the narrator goes through before and after his brother’s death. The symbolic scarlet ibis represents Doodle with its sickness that ultimately leads it to death. Furthermore, the significance of the appearance of the bird
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