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The Scarlet Ibis Doodle Character Traits

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In “The Scarlet Ibis,” by James Hurst, Doodle is sensitive and is a static character. A scene in the story that shows this character trait is when the doctor was telling them of what he can and can’t do in order for him to stay healthy. “He mustn't get too excited, too hot, too cold, or too tired and that he must always be treated gently.” This reminds me of an elderly person and how sensitive their bodies are. This event is a good example because it shows that Doodle is fragile. His delicate body also reminds me of a porcelain doll and how delicate you have to handle them. With those living conditions, it seems like you are very vulnerable to anything. Another scene where the trait is sensitive is when he couldn’t laid on his belly because it would strain his body. “The doctor said that…show more content…
So James said that if he didn’t touch it, then he would leave Doodle. His sensitive side came out. “Doodle was frightened of being left, “Don’t leave me Brother!” He said.” The sensitivity in his voice showed that he relied on his brother. His brother constantly pushing him over his limits didn’t help anything. He soon gives in and touches the coffin and gets a frightening surprise of birds coming from the coffin. He can’t do anything because he was paralyzed so if he didn’t touch it, then he would literally leave him there. His brother was intentionally terrorizing him for no reason. In conclusion, Doodle is a fragile character in the whole story, and doesn’t have a major change. His body represents a fragile bird, the Scarlet Ibis, who can parrish easily. James pushes and pushes Doodle throughout his life and Doodle’s delicateness killed him in the end. If James didn’t leave him, he could have had a chance to live. But James’s bad side came out and left him all on his own. Doodle was was making such good progress too. James just gave up on
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