Not only did brother mislead Doodle, but he was untruthful to Doodle. Getting Doodle to walk is something Doodle should want and not brother. The time Doodle had walked his first steps brother cried too, but he cried because he was untruthful. It was something he wanted and not Doodle. This brings me to the last point.
A brother making his younger sibling touch his casket is very cruel Then threatening if it is not touched you would be left alone, which is Doodle's biggest fear. The brother manipulates Doodle on purpose. This shows cruelty from an older sibling making their own blood suffer for matter enjoyment. This point could be considered "tough love" to some and make him mentally stronger as a person. So it depends on how you interpret the brother's motivations for wanting to teach Doodle these skills.
Some decisions you have to make in life are so difficult that we would rather not have to deal with them. George Milton had to decide the fate of his closest friend’s life. Lennie Small, a character from John Steinback’s book Of Mice and Men, is a childlike adult that George looks after. They were best friends until he accidentally killed the wife of their boss’s son. George had to decide whether or not he would kill Lennie mercifully, or let the rest of the worker's murder him.
For instance, “It was I who renamed him [...] Crawling backwards made him look like a Doodlebug, […] because nobody expects much from someone called Doodle.” Society’s attentiveness is predominantly towards the aspects of and in this story Doodle’s impairment seemed to have negative impacts on him that the society has caused. His brother saw him as a burden in many ways. Doodle must be treated gently as he was forbidden from certain activities and conditions, at the same time he was embarrassed to have a crippled brother at the age
‘It is what he was told to do, and he know nothing else’” (144). This illustrates just how much Jonas’ father lacks knowledge and wisdom, to the point where he does not know if killing an innocent baby is morally wrong. This means that Jonas’ father as well as everyone in the community will never know what is really right or wrong, nor will they know what to believe. It matters because people in Jonas’ community might think killing is a normal action, or even worse, good. People in Jonas’ community might never know what love or loss is because they won’t know when they feel it.
There is no legitimate reason to make anyone touch their own coffin, other to be cruel, mean, and spiteful. That was exactly what the narrator did, and if his brother would not touch it he was going to leave him there. At that point in the story Doodle did not know how to walk so he would not have been able to get down at all. The narrator is also needlessly cruel to Doodle when Hurst writes “The knowledge that Doodle’s and my plans had come to naught was bitter, and that streak of cruelty within me awakened. I ran as fast as I could, leaving him far behind with a wall of rain dividing us” (360).
When he took Doodle to Horsehead Landing before the first day of school he fills shame of failure but he doesn't stop trying even when he knows it's fatal. (p.416) This is one of the reasons of how the brother causes Doodles death because he made him work to hard and by having little concern for Doodle and more about his pride from what he
By examining pride’s role in “The Scarlet Ibis” and in real life, it is evident that pride can be dangerous and destructive. In “The Scarlet Ibis”, the narrator’s pride ultimately caused the death of his brother and brought him pain and suffering. Since the narrator was only motivated by his selfish pride, he kept pushing Doodle harder and harder, without regard for his brother’s feelings or well-being. If he had acted out of love instead of pride, he would have been gentle and compassionate when he helped his brother, therefore preventing his death. The text states, “They did not know that I did it for myself; that pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices, and that Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother.” Pride caused the narrator to act recklessly at the expense of his
When his father finally died of Dysentery, Elie found himself doing the unthinkable, he had abandoned his father like the Rabbi’s son did to him. Although he only did so in thought, Elie was aware and it made him question himself as his old mentor Moishe the Beadle taught him to do. Eliezer did not shed a tear for his father, and so he wouldn’t allow himself to dig deep into his feelings because he knew exactly what he would find; a sense of relief. The dehumanization that the Jews had experienced, threw all of their emotions out of place. Rather than feelings sad because his own father died, Elie was happy and relieved when his father had passed.
No matter how Tommy’s past had been painful, he had no right to punish me for his parents’ neglect. I felt sorry for the baby and child Tommy, but not for Tommy the husband. As a father, he had tried to make amends to his sons. As a husband, he had failed miserably. At last, there was silence, “You must be thinking I am a terrible person?” “It is not for me to judge you.