The Scarlet Ibis By James Hurst: Film Analysis

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A character consumed by pride kills his crippled brother. Although a compelling horror film’s plot, this is what occurs in James Hurst’s “The Scarlet Ibis”. The main theme entails that selfish actions have dire consequences, such as losing the entities you pride yourself on. This theme of consequential loss is displayed thoroughly throughout the story in the protagonist’s actions, words, and emotions. Foremost, the main character forces his handicapped sibling to walk to boost his own self-image, despite his brother’s protests, and the fact that everyone: “Mama, the doctor- everybody” say that he is unable to walk. (p.598) The older brother forces Doodle to learn how to walk and mercilessly demands he also run, climb trees, and swim,
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