Scarlet Ibis Pride Quotes

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In the story the Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst the narrator knows what he did was wrong. In the end, he realized that his own pride was the downfall for his own little brother. For wanting a normal little brother and not a crippled one. As stated on page 2 “ It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable, so I began to make my plans to kill him by smothering him with a pillow”. Clearly, in this sentence, it shows that the narrator would rather have no brother at all than having one that is crippled. But as time went by he decided to give him a chance as time passed by he really developed a strong bond with doodle. They were usually always together and doodle didn't want to be separated from his older brother. At first, the narrator saw doodle and they told him he was going to die within the …show more content…

My evidence to support this statement is on page 7 he was far behind the narrator's expectations it says doodle was way behind schedule so we decided to double our efforts then later it said: “I made him swim until he was blue”. It clearly shows the effect of training doodle to far which led to doodles downfall later. Which also later the ibis dies and doodle only notices which is an example of foreshadowing which represents that doodle is the ibis that died by the storm. Their grandma points out the red ibis is bad luck another example of foreshadowing. So this why I think the narrator's intentions were true a first then later it became for his own satisfaction. If he accepted for who he was and not what the narrator wanted maybe he still would have been alive till this date. It's also true that if it wasn’t for the narrator doodle wouldn’t be able to walk but at least he would be

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