Everyday Brother would take Doodle out to this swamp to practice skills like swimming and running. They practiced until he collapsed, and then he would get back up and do it again. “I purposely walked fast, and although he kept up, his faced turned red and his eyes became glazed” (Hurst 4). He purposely walked fast even though he knew Doodle could not keep up. His eyes became glazed and his face turned red because he was being push to the extremes.
It is nice to be proud of the people one cares about but if one pushes him/her too far, pride could destroy the relationship between them. The story, “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, shows how one brother’s pride can destroy the relationship between the two brothers. The narrator of the story has a crippled brother named Doodle. Doodle cannot walk properly and is weak because he was born as a caul baby. His body is a reddish hue and shriveled like an old man.
He is very determined, somewhat careless, and selfish. The narrator is is very determined to help Doodle walk. He can’t drag doodle around everywhere. This gives brother the idea to teach doodle to walk. At first doodle doesn't think he can do it.
What a Good Brother In the “Scarlet Ibis”, many different qualities are displayed that characterize Brother in many ways. He is given a brother that is exponentially different from others, a brother that was unable to walk by himself. Brother cared for him and did not want him to have to arrive at school unable to walk. As a big brother, he took it into his own hands to try to fix this problem, and pushed Doodle until he was able to walk on his own. There are many qualities that a upstanding brother should have to help a growing sibling thrive and be confident.
Instead of trying to help the victims, the father runs and does not help even when a “bearded face appeared blinking at the foot of the stairs. Please, he called. Please ”(111). Worried more about people walking towards the house than the ones in the basement, the man and the boy run for their lives. Even when his own son has to turn away, cover his ears and beg him to stop, the man has strayed so far from humanity, he continues to take vicious revenge on the thief.
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 “Scarlet Ibis” and Frankenstein Comparison Imagine working so hard to get what you want, only to realize your work was in vain. When wanting something so bad, people let emotions take over, not thinking about the big picture. In Hurst's “The Scarlet Ibis”, and Shelly’s Frankenstein, the main character leaves their work in a no-win situation. In James Hurst’s short story, “The Scarlet Ibis” the narrator teaches his brother to walk because of his selfish desires. When asked why he wants to teach his brother to walk he says he does not want to do more work.
“In a hundred, hundred daisies” readers are met with the main protagonist Danny. He’s a mischievous and sly teenage boy who despises a water corporation for destroying his family farm through the construction of a pipeline bringing water down to the Southwest from his home. The author wants the readers to connect and sympathize with Danny towards the end of the story to better understand his character and what he is going through. The sympathy felt for Danny is reinforced through the setting of the story because it’s what created this version of Danny. When what he cared for was lost, he became more of a delinquent and started relishing in the past and wasn’t focused on the present or future.
This is an example of choice, because Doodle’s older brother chose to teach him to walk. All humans at some point have to make choices for themselves as did Doodle’s brother when he taught him to walk. This shows his older brother is willing to teach Doodle even when he thinks he a liability. This makes his older brother seem somewhat compassionate towards Doodle, even when later in the story we find out he only helped Doodle so he did not look bad because Doodle could not walk. This makes Doodle’s older brother’s choice seem less generous and more selfish.
If Ender dies, the last hope of the human race dies with him, thus making his self-defense an ultimately selfless act.”(5) Ender really always thinks about what he is doing, and never enjoying it. After he fights, he always gets mad at himself. He feels like a monster. Like when he says to himself “I am just like Peter. Take my monitor away, and I am just like Peter.” Peter is there in the book to give the reader an idea of a cruel person compared with Ender.