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.
What do they do for eachother? Rowdy and Junior have a sibling relationship, Rowdy protects Junior and cares for him like a brother. Rowdy knows that junior is scared to be beaten up and how fragile he is. Junior is Rowdy's emotional support. Junior draws cartoons for Rowdy; he also draws Rowdy’s dreams.
The story "The Scarlet Ibis" was written by James Hurst. The short story is about a boy with an invalid little brother named Doodle. In the beginning, the narrator hated his brother and thought of killing him because he could not do much. By the end, he had gained lots of love for Doodle and taught him many things like learning how to walk. The character Doodle can best be described as a creative and loyal person.
He's all there! He's all there!” (345). A young six-year-old, Brother does not know better than to expect the most, yet he quickly understands the power of a brotherly bond. After Doodle learns to crawl, Brother begins calling him Doodle, noticing that his “crawling backward made him look like a doodlebug” (345).
"The Scarlet Ibis" searches for the conflict between pride and love in the protagonist, Brothers’ bond with his mentally and physically disabled brother, the antagonist Doodle. Brother appreciates and loves Doodle, as is seen when the two brothers visualize about existing in Old Woman Swamp, when a Brother is overawed by the splendor of the imaginings that Doodle brings
Unlike older brothers, who had to figure out life for themselves, younger siblings who, because of their age are relatively naive, constantly rely on the knowledge of their brothers to make up for their own inexperience. An example of this type of behavior occurs in the opening chapters of We The Animals. Specifically, in one scene the eldest brother begins speaking and the younger two crane their neck and lean in to soak up all his wisdom. The narrator goes on to explain their action“He was two years older than Joel and three years older than me. We waited for his judgment…” (22).
John Boyne, the author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, wrote his Holocaust-based book in the form of a fable. A fable is a fictional short story with made up characters that usually ends in a moral. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is about a young, naive, German boy named Bruno who meets a young, Jewish boy named Shmuel. Shmuel and Bruno become good friends despite their differences. Despite what his father wants Bruno talks with Shmuel because he doesn 't understand that it is wrong to be friends with a Jew.
Finding Peace John Knowles’ A Separate Peace tells a story of one summer and one tragic event that changes the lives of two young boys and helps them mature into men. One of whom is a great leader, but is still a child in many ways and another that has much knowledge, but cannot imagine being on his own, that needs to break free of his dependence on his friend. This Bildungsroman focuses on these boys growing up and maturing, going through downfalls and learning from them. One of them is Gene Forrester, an intellectual child, that knows no more than to follow his best friend, Phineas. Phineas, one that knows no rules, that leads and makes up games, and only sees Gene as his best friend.
2) Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pies by Jordan Sonnelblick is a unique, heart melting, and a humorous book. At first I thought this book would be about an average boy and his “struggles”, but the more I read I discovered a heartwarming story with unique characters that’s well written. The story is about a boy that has a younger brother with cancer, while his parents are busy working or taking care of their younger brother they fail to see the problems and daily challenges that the older brother is facing. The story’s has unique characters that bring life to the story. For example, Steven is the protagonist, his jokes can cheer anybody up, and he’s well known as Pes (a nickname his friends gave him, short for Peasant), and he even shaved his
Brother is thinking that if Doodle can catch up to his speed, that means Doodle will be normal. Brother does not realize that what he is doing wrong, that when he returns to Doodle he sees instead of his little brother panting and resting, his little brother lifeless on the ground. The pride of brother gets in the way of accepting Doodle for who he is in the short story “The Scarlet Ibis”. Brother’s pride gets in the way, takes over, reaches its peak and leads to die or consequences. While reading this short story, the readers will enter the mind of Brother and see the progression of his pride and the effects of it as