Scarlet Ibis Symbolism

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In the short story “The Scarlet Ibis” the author James Hurst uses symbolism in his story. The ibis is to symbolise the destruction pride can cause in our life. In the text it says “They did not know that I did it for myself, that pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices” (pg. 26). This shows how pride can overtake you even when you might not know it, and it can end up hurting you and others around you. Just like the narrator's pride got a hold of him without him even knowing about it, the ibis drifted off in a storm without realization that he had. “At that moment the bird began to flutter, but the wings were so uncoordinated, and amid much flapping and spray of flying feathers it tumbled down,”. When the ibis gets
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