Summary Of The Scarlet Ibis By James Hurst

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In “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, Brother exemplifies the true character assets of determination and goal-setting as well as pride because of his will to help his crippled brother become healthy. At the start of the story, Doodle, the brother of Brother, was a very weak and frail little boy. Brother, who was embarrassed about having a brother who possessed assets unlike no other. Due to this, Brother wanted to help Doodle become more He never looked back as his primary focus was to advance Doodle’s health. This shows when Brother states, “Doodle and I spent lots of time thinking about our future” (Hurst). The story showed from the beginning that Doodle was in his Brother’s mind a lot. Brother wanted the best for his sibling because he didn’t want to be known as “the boy with the crippled brother”, but also, he wants Doodle to be able to enjoy the may gifts of life.…show more content…
He knew that without determination and future-mindedness, nothing would be achievable. Additionally, Brother exemplifies exceptional determination as he states,” I should have already admitted defeat, but my pride wouldn’t let me down” (Hurst). Although he could ultimately give up and call it a day, Brother knows that quitting would only let him and Doodle down, but he knew that if he didn’t meet expectations he would lose the pride that he could have potentially gain if helps Doodle become capable at meeting the healthy standards that were expected by his brother. Brother showed the reader that he took pride in everything that he did with and without his brother. Finally, Brother pushes Doodle to his full potential. “Oh you can walk… all you got to do is try”
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