In the Scarlet Ibis there are multiple times where imagery is used to explain many things. The scarlet ibis in the story symbolizes bad luck, this may be the cause of Doodles death. Doodle was told not to touch the bird but he decided to anyways and he ended up dying. “I began to weep, and the
Poe’s Grim and Dreary Style Many writers express how they feel by the way they write, and how they see the world around them. Edgar Allan Poe is no exception to the rule. During the early years of Edgar Allan Poe, his father abandoned him, his mother, and two siblings. He later saw his own mother cough up blood and die, due to tuberculosis, a very slow death to encounter for a young age child. He was later adopted in 1811 by a couple who did not even want him (Marshall).
In “The Scarlet Ibis,” by James Hurst, the story is more about death than life. The author says that, “ Everybody thought he was going to die- everybody except Aunt Nicey, who delivered him.” This happens in the story when Doodle is finally going to be born,but he’s born premature and has a bad heart.
Another reason readers know Gene has no peace after Finny’s death is that he visits the two places Finny fell Fifteen years later. The older Gene says, “Both were fearful sites, and that was why I wanted to see them… Long white marble flight of stairs… The tree” (Knowles 10-14). Even after all the time he still cannot forgive himself.
Everyone was sad after Johnny’s death, but mostly Ponyboy and Dally. Later that day we had to go to a rumble, which it would be greasers against some Socs. We won, but some of us got hurt, especially dally. Dally couldn’t stop thinking about Johnny’s death, it hurt him a lot because he loved him as a brother. Dally didn’t wanna live any longer because the only thing he really loved was Johnny and that was gone already so he said “it wasn’t worth to live any longer”.
In paragraph 7 Alice Walker describes the corpse in detail, and Myops innocence disappears altogether, “His head lay beside him” tells the reader that the man’s head is decapitated. Added to this the quote “all of them cracked or broken” conveys that this man had taken a real long beating before his death and that may have been the cause of his death. As the story goes into paragraph 8, Myop then discovers the real cause, and is aware of how evil the world can be, “rotted remains of a noose”. This portrays that the man had been hung ,and gradually Myop understands what has happened and is able to acknowledge the truth about
Victor felt this way because his creation killed his brother and put the blame on his other loved one. The other thought Victor had about suicide was, “In that hour I should die and at once satisfy and extinguish his malice. ”(Shelley 158). He wanted to live no longer because the monster threatened him and he was just done with life. “Feels very sad, down, empty or hopeless.’(NIMH).
The poem is about the regret Fischl is feeling for the little Polish boy and the millions of people who lost their lives. Fischl wishes he was the one to suffer that pain and feels that he could have done something to stop it. Fischl uses parallelism in his poem he states, "and the world who said nothing" he repeats this line repeatedly to show how there were millions of people getting killed, no one stood up to help not even himself that is why he feels regret and wishes he could have done something. One of the important lines that made me like this poem was, "The world watch and did nothing" by this we know that millions of people like the little polish boy, who are getting targeted with war machine guns and no one standing up or they pretend nothing is there
To me O’brien uses this quote to explain that Vietnam was a pointless war that our country entered and because of that they must live with the deaths of every soldier there, the only goal of the Vietnam war was to survive. The fear of death got so intense that men ultimately thought death was the only way to escape. Death wasn’t only feared in a scared way, sometimes it was in a way that made men evil, Mitchell Sanders tells Alpha Company a story of a man who fled from his platoon to go and sleep with a Red Cross nurse only to return days later, excited more than ever about being back in combat because everything else was to peaceful and he wanted to hurt people again. Nightmares are feared by many people in society today but we have a way to escape and still live our lives. What happens when you live in your nightmare like every man in Vietnam did, not knowing when or how death was going to come for you, and knowing the only way of escaping that hell was to kill whatever stood in your way, to be wounded severely, or to give up life
In “The Scarlet Ibis,” by James Hurst we are told the story of Doodle from his brother’s perspective. We’re told just how crazy Doodle could be, how delicate he was and how he cared for a certain bird. Moreover, in “The Scarlet Ibis,” Hurst uses imagery to show the connection between Doodle and the scarlet ibis. The said bird is originally from the tropics but was found badly wounded in Doodle’s own backyard. It ended up falling out of a tree and dying.
No matter who you where in the war, everybody walked away with guilt. Jimmy Cross will never forgive himself over the death of Ted Lavender. “He had loved Martha more than his men, and as a consequence Lavender was now dead” (pg 7) Cross has to live with the fact that his distraction over Martha caused Lavender to die and as commanding officer he had responsibility over him. O’Brien feels the blame over the death of “a short, slender young man of about twenty” (pg 129) With the pain of killing this young man keeps O’Brien “writing war stories” (pg 129).
In “The Scarlet Ibis”, James Hurst shows that one should not take the easy way out by submitting to one’s obstacles because in the end, it won’t be worth it. “I heaved him up again collapsed… ‘I just can’t do it.’ [Doodle says]” (Hurts 598). An example of the theme is when Doodle submits to his obstacle, which is his brother setting a goal for him he doesn’t care to achieve. By not facing his problems, The narrator’s younger brother’s problems get worse, and somewhat lead to his death.
The story "The Scarlet ibis" was written by James Hurst. This story is about a boy who's younger brother was born with weak bones. He teaches him how to walk out of shame and embarrassment, then his brother dies in a storm. The character doodle can best be described as sensitive and imaginative. He is sensitive because he feels empathy for living things.