Doodle loved his brother, even though his brother was very selfish in his reasons to help Doodle to become normal, and his brother realized how selfish and guilty he was when it was to late for Doodle in the end. Doodle loved his brother. Doodle always wanted to be with his brother brother and tried to do whatever his brother asked
Swiss poet Johann Kasper Lavater said, “When pride begins, love ceases.” Pride is a dangerous road, it can either lead to danger, or it can lead to a positive life. For instance, Doodle from ‘The Scarlet Ibis” and this quote are interconnected because his older brother’s pride impacted Doodle both positively and negatively. Doodle always wanted to be around him , so he kept pushing himself which resulted in his tragic demise. Though it benefitted Doodle, it caused him to meet his untimely demise. Beknownst to the older brother, Doodle was a good brother.
Doodle always wanted a brother who will care for him and keep him safe. At the end of the story deceitfulness was shown when brother left Doodle alone in a storm. Brother also mislead Doodle, through having him done things he was not capable of doing. Being deceitful can sometimes break a good relationship or lead to a lot of worse things. Not only did brother mislead Doodle, but he was untruthful to Doodle.
As well as discouragement like “ When Doodle was 5 years old , I was embarrassed of having Him as a brother” (paragraph 7, page 2) and “ man up it's just a dead bird” (paragraph 5, page 6) Brother was a witness in Doodles death, we don’t know if Doodle was struck by lightning But brother admitted leaving Doodle right before he died, “ he ran as fast as he could, leaving Doodle behind”(paragraph 4 page 6) and “ I heard Doodle, who had fallen behind , cry out , Brother!, brother! Don't leave me! Don't leave me! (paragraph 3, page 6). Judge I have to object That brother left his brother in the storm to save himself and left his brother there to die, until Doodle actually did die.
One day Doodle smiles at Narrator and that was the small act that made Narrator believe that Doodle was actually all there. Narrator is innocent of Doodles death, he was just trying to be a loving big brother and was trying to give Doodle all the experiences a kid should have. So far in the story, Narrator sees Doodle and notices that he is unique to the whole family. Narrator can tell that his parents think Doodle is going to die because they give him a big important name (William Armstrong). Narrator starts believing that his brother Doodle will die because that name only sounds good in a tombstone.
Brother told him to keep going, but when Brother turned back Doodle was no longer in view. Brother ran back only to find Doodle’s dead body and scarlet-hued blood flowing from his
The narrator longed for a brother to race, climb, and box with, but when he found out Doodle might not be able to do that, he planned his revenge: “It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable, so I began to make plans to kill him by smothering him with a pillow” (Hurst 464). Before the narrator could kill him, Doodle grins up at him, startling the narrator. Doodle was underdeveloped, any excess amount of strain on his heart could kill him. In the winter of his third year, he learned to crawl. Until Doodle could walk, the narrator had to push him around in a go kart.
James Hurst, author of “Scarlet Ibis,” writes in a way so that all readers can determine the theme that can be easily identified as greed and selfishness. It shows two main types of conflict throughout the story. Foreshadowing is an important literary device used in this story, for it allows a reader to envision upcoming events. The short story “Scarlet Ibis” deals with a theme of greed along with literary devices such as conflict and foreshadowing that help contribute to the plot of the story. “Scarlet Ibis” focuses on constant conflict between the narrator versus his younger brother and the narrator versus himself.
The narrator became ashamed of his brother and tried to resolve the problem by pushing Doodle past his limits. The narrator’s pride and selfish intentions eventually bring about the ultimate death of Doodle, showing that selfish pride generally causes more harm than good. By analyzing the story, it is easy to see that the theme that “spiteful cruelty toward a loved one often stems from wounded pride” is revealed
After Doodle buries the ibis, he is invited to dessert, yet denies this offer, announcing that “‘[he was] not hungry’” (562). As animals often forgo consuming food before death, this notion can be interpreted into a prediction that Doodle would soon die. The narrator’s Aunt Nicey is prompted to declare that “‘dead birds [are] bad luck, [especially] red dead birds’“(562). It foreshadows the narrator’s remorse by integrating Doodle’s death with the superstition of misfortune and the color red. In the following events, Doodle dies from exhaustion under a red nightshade bush containing poisonous berries, symbolizing death and forcing the narrator to regret the spite in him that led to his brother’s demise.