Scarlet Ibis By James Hurst Summary

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“through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves, but deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune” this dictum said by derrick bell, professor of law talks about how the pride impact our life and how it leads us make the wrong decision. the “scarlet ibis” by james hurst tells us a tragedy same with this sentence----every plot in the story is leaded by that. although there are lots of theme in the story, I still think the central theme of the story is pride. To beginning with, overall the story we could discover that the author only considers for himself, although he tries hard to help his brother to do the normal things which a healthy boy could do, and even he success, the result is still being as an appendage of what he dreams…show more content…
In that time the brother takes doodle to horsehead landing and makes doodle row the rowboat, even though he’s exhausted. Doodle says several time about he is hungry and tired. And he just watching for a sign of mercy. But the brother does not answer him. And in that time doodle’s brother just walk more and more faster, and then start to run. The story says that” and in the last moment before the rain arrived, I heard doodle, who had fallen behind, cry out,’ brother, brother, don’t leave me! Don’t leave me!’”(p160) but finally the cry for help from doodle doesn’t make the brother stop and go back to save his brother. He just only considers about himself, he leaves his brother under the fear, and just be leaded by his pride to run away. In a nutshell, the theme of the story is pride, the pride of the brother is being as a clue to leads the story from the start to the end. the pride has push the story to a climax and also drop the end to a tragedy so the central theme of the story is
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