Scarlet Ibis By James Hurst Analysis

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In the story ‘Scarlet Ibis’ by James Hurst. The narrator is characterized as greedy and prideful to communicate the thought that too much pride can cause us to treat loved ones in cruel ways. At the beginning of the story, when the narrator and doodle are both young, the narrator seeing no matter how hard he tries, Doodle would “never do these things with me” Under frustration the narrator attempts to kill the baby by smothering him with a pillow. He stops and sees Doodle smile at him and realizes that he is smart and abandons the plan. "Mama, he smiled. He's all there! He's all there!" This is a positive example of pride in the story. When Doodle smiles back at the Narrator and he is the first to notice that Doodle is an intelligent child,
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