Summary Of The Scarlet Ibis By James Hurst

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In the short story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, there are many kind and helpful actions done, but the torturous ones that Doodle’s older brother plans and executes surpass them all. For example, Brother starts to realize his feelings for Doodle soon after he is born and decides “ to kill him by smothering him with a pillow” (175). Not only is this cruel, but it is horrible to think that someone would want to harm a relative in that way. Being so young also means that Doodle would not be able to do anything to defend his life. In addition, the narrator pushes his brother’s physical abilities by making him swim until he appeared blue, row more than his muscles could manage, and walk faster than recommended (180). By making his younger sibling

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