The Scarlet Ibis Summary

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James Hurst short story “The Scarlet Ibis.” The narrator wants to smother his little brother Doodle because he was different than them. But later on in the Short story the narrator you can tell is embarrassed of him so when he had to take doodle with him down the the river he would teach him how to walk... So on his birthday they told their parents that he could walk. The narrator starts to cry and that’s when you know he actually loved doodle. One day a bird came (scarlet Ibis) sat on a tree and then it died, his family was all laughing at doodle struggling. The next day the narrator and his brother went out to the river,the narrator was walking fast to get there. Then he was trying to teach him how to row a boat and then it started raining and he started to take off running as when doodle yells and keeps say “don’t leave” “please don’t leave me” and because he was ashamed mad sad that they did not accomplish their goal but then he started to feel guilty about leaving him and when he left him he was laying on the ground with blood everywhere and he found out he was dead and covered over him crying. You never know what you got until you lose it.

Doodle was a nice kid and the fact that the narrator (his brother) was mean to him was sad. You didn't like the fact that doodle was different so the things you did to him was cruel
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A part in the story you know he loved his brother is when he said “momma he smiled! He’s all there! He smiled!” (James Hurst) but other time are when he said he was making a plan about smothering him in his sleep. When he was being conceded was when he says “They did not know that I did it for myself , that pride whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices, and that Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother.” (James
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