The Scarlet Ibis By James Hurst: Short Story Analysis

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The short story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst illustrates how if someone is too selfish it can result in bad consequences. In the beginning, the narrator or Brother is introduced as a man recalling memories of his little brother doodle. Doodle was a boy who was not born normal. When he was born he was a red, shriveled, disappointment. He wasn’t expected to live very long, but did, so after two months they decided to name him. Doodle wasn’t even able to walk until he was about five when Brother taught him, but only taught him because he was embarrassed to have a brother who couldn’t walk. Later on, Brother tries to teach Doodle to do other things like swim, and one day after practicing swimming there was a bad lightning storm. During
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