Raymond’s Run and The Scarlet Ibis is two short stories about the main characters dealing with their disable siblings, but even though they have disabled siblings they treat their siblings different. The characters have different motives. In the short story, The Scarlet Ibis the narrator has a little brother name William Armstrong but the narrator gives him the name Doodle. Doodle was born with a big head and red body. The narrator has to take Doodle everywhere and he was mentally carp about about how he is a burden.
James Hurst, the author of the short story, “The Scarlet Ibis,” uses the scarlet ibis to symbolize Doodle. Both the bird and Doodle both stand out in their own ways. Doodle was born with a bad heart, and his parents were told, when he was first born, that most likely he wouldn’t live and if he were to live, he would never be able to walk. Doodle’s brother is ashamed of having a crippled brother, that he can’t play with, and tries to help Doodle learn how to walk for his own pride and ego. After many months of constant success, Doodle’s brother tries to push Doodle a little more than Doodle can endure by leaving him, after he has fallen, on the way home during a strorm.
Imagine a brother murdering his own brother. Sounds terrible, right? Unfortunately, it actually happened. A disabled boy who went by the name of Doodle was killed by his own older brother - someone who is supposed to be a lifelong protector and best friend. The evidence is undeniable.
“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.
‘Sonny’s Blues’ was written by James Baldwin about the story of two brothers. The narrator and his brother Sonny are the main characters and their pain and sorrow are the part of their life. The narrator and his brother learn to deal with their pain and suffering. I believe that the narration was perfect because the author uses dialogue and mind reading of the main character because he is stating how the narrator feels also his father, his mother and also Sonny feels. I think one of the climaxes of the story was when narrator remembers how Sonny and their dad used to fight with each other.
The protagonists in The Sniper and The Scarlet Ibis both had a special relationship with their brother. In the first story the sniper and his brother were on different sides. The republican sniper shot his brother who was on the freestaters side. He didn't know it was his brother so I'm sure he felt bad. The other story was 2 brothers who had a good relationship.
The protagonist of The Sniper is the Sniper and he begins in Dublin on a rooftop near the O'Connell Bridge. The antagonist of The Sniper is the sniper’s brother because they are enemies but in the story the protagonist doesn’t know that it is his brother (until the end) and he believes that he is just trying to kill him. An example of situational irony is when the Sniper kills his brother. A situational irony is an irony involving a situation in which actions have an effect that is opposite from what was intended. The Republicans and Free Staters are enemies.
Symbolic interactionism is the idea that people grow and develop through social interactions. For example, Gordie had recently lost his brother, Denny and Gordie’s father was making him feel unwanted by blaming him for the loss. In the movie the boys carried a gun for protection. When they found the body, an older group of boys came and were trying to take the body by threatening the younger boys, but Gordie picks up the gun and points it at one of the older boys and tell them that they need to leave them and the body alone. The older boys left and nothing happened, but this scene showed the change that Gordie had made because he had the courage to stand up the the older
The lust of battle died in him.” This is the end result when violence and assumption overcome us: we react in the right away. From the short story, “The Sniper”, we learn that assumption and violence can cause us to act in regrettable ways. The enemy sniper kills innocent people, the sniper fakes his death, and kills the enemy sniper. This violence was brought about by assumption, when really they were brothers all along. The sniper realizes, and regrets his actions at the end.
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.
I’m sorry for what happened to him but we cant fix it” (McCarthy, 50). Because of the isolation from enough foods, the man only thinks about him and his child and even his conscious tells him he should help others, he walks away from them. Furthermore, the papa also threatens, or even kills others who try to harm his child. When stranger on the road tried to hurt the man’s child, the man shoots the stranger. McCarthy depicts, “the man had already dropped to the ground and he swung with him and leveled the pistol and fired from a two-handed position balanced on both knees at a distance of six feet.
Before there was a split in the army. They all been separated by the commander telling them they had to split up. The commander split them in half and the sniper saw that his brother wasn’t with him. The sniper went the other direction from his brother and his brother went the other direction. One day the brother’s side got captured and had to surrender and be on there side or they would kill him, because they needed him because he was a good sniper.