The evidence is undeniable. Doodle's brother was extremely cruel to him from the time Doodle was born. One would think that Doodle's disability would be more than enough reason for his brother to feel sympathy for Doodle; not this brother. Doodle's brother was so hateful toward Doodle that he stated his desire to smother Doodle with a pillow. Doodle's brother also showed his cruel, ill feelings for his disabled brother, Doodle, by showing him the casket which the family built
One piece of evidence that supports this claim is from “Ohio Man’s Shooting Of Ailing Wife Raises Questions About ‘Mercy Killings.” One quote is “...meant only to end the suffering of his wife, Barbara, 65.” This relates to Of Mice and Men because she was going to die anyway and he wanted to end her suffering. This is exactly what George wanted for Lennie. If he didn’t kill him Curley would’ve killed him and then he would’ve died without dignity. There are two reasons Curley wants to kill Lennie. The first reason is because he is a big guy, and Curley hates big guys.
In the short story, “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, the narrator is static and stays selfish throughout the entire story. In the beginning of the story, the narrator finds out his brother isn’t “normal” so he threatens and brainstorms ways to kill him; “It was bad enough having an invalid brother… so I began to make plans to kill him.” The narrator was so self centered and couldn’t handle not getting the “normal” brother he wanted, he was going to end his life. In the middle of the story, the narrator says, “ I was so embarrassed at having a brother who couldn’t walk so I set out to teach him.” He only wanted to teach him to walk for himself, he didn’t even care how hard it would be for his brother or if he wanted to walk. Although when
Who Killed the Great Gatsby Many people don’t want to see their loved ones and friends pass away by unnatural causes when they had so much potential. Sadly Jay Gatsby took this route to his grave. The novel “The Great Gatsby” by F.Scott Fitzgerald, focuses on the character Jay Gatsby who is a very bright and successful individual. But, because of his carelessness, emotions, dreams and being delusional turns everything for the worst which ends with Gatsby brutally murdered. Many people assume the obvious choice Tom Buchanan who is the husband of Daisy who’s having an affair with Gatsby because they believe Tom killed Gatsby, but in reality, the person who should be blamed is Gatsby himself.
In The Scarlet Ibis, the author revealed finally the real feelings of Brother toward his brother Doodle. During the whole incidents of the short story, Brother is not accepting Doodle as a brother because of the abnormality which Doodle suffered from and so Brother feels ashamed. The last scene in the short story is so tragic. The scene is portrayed as Brother returned back to Doodle who was found dead, having bled from the mouth and his neck is covered in blood. The act of crying and screaming by Brother for the death of his brother Doodle is a pure tragic scene and by such scene the reader makes the readers feel that Brother loves his brother Doodle and for such love he tried to protect him from an outside world.
In the short story, “The Scarlet Ibis” written by James Hurst, creates a story about a boy named Doodle who was born with disabilities and his brother makes plans to kill him. In paragraph 5 on the first page of the story, Hurst writes, “It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable, so I began to make plans to kill him by smothering him with a pillow.” This clearly makes readers think that the narrator wants him dead, and the narrator isn’t grateful for what kind of brother he has. This clearly brings up that it was the narrator 's fault that Doodle died. He left Doodle out in the storm on purpose and ran away, the narrator had plans to kill him earlier on in the story, and everyone expected Doodle to die right when he was born. In the beginning of the story, Hurst writes , “Doodle was just about the craziest brother a boy ever had.” “He was born when I was six and was, from the outset, disappointment.
Mr. Ewell’s wrongdoings lead to the death of Tom Robinson, and later he himself was killed for his unjust actions. The mockingbird was symbolic of Tom’s true, pure heart, and his death was because of nothing but the inequities within society. Mr. Ewell’s sin caused sorrow and horror in Scout’s life, but it also lead to her realization that discrimination was wrong, something that Atticus wished for her to know all along. Further along in the story, Scout’s growth is proved when Atticus suggests sending Boo Radley to trial for killing Bob Ewell. Scout says, “‘Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?’” (276).
He murdered his father, although he did not know it was his father. Oedipus was just an unlucky man with a horrible fate. He had to be banished, because he made a law that who ever di this would be banished, so he banished himself without knowing. He was only truly guilty of murder, not of incest or
'Bob Ewell meant business,' Mr. Tate muttered." (page 269). This shows that Bob Ewell deserved to die because he was trying to kill Atticus' kids just because he made Bob look bad in court. He's a coward cause he didn’t go after Atticus like he said he would, he went after his
For instance, when Doodle is a baby lying on the bed, Brother said, “It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable, so I began to make plans to kill him by smothering him with a pillow” (345). Instead of feeling empathy for Doodle and his situation, Brother’s pride causes him to feel more sorry for himself because people would know he has a disabled brother. His pride takes him so far as wanting to kill Doodle, even though he is merely a baby and can’t do anything to wrong brother, just so that he would not have a brother who was not “all there.” In addition, after the narrator talks about when Brother made Doodle touch his own coffin, Brother narrates, “When Doodle was five years old, I was embarrassed of having a brother of that age who couldn’t walk, so I set out to teach him” (346). Brother may be doing a kind act by teaching Doodle to walk, but his intentions aren’t to help Doodle, but to help himself. His pride holds him back from appreciating Doodle for what he is.
The brother is to blame for doodles death. Doodle was a disabled young child with a selfish brother that only looks out for himself. His brother was ashamed to be with or around him. One of the biggest reasons wanted him dead is because he was embarrassed to be around him. The three reasons I believe that the brother wanted to kill doodle was he was embarrassed, he pushed him to hard, and he was selfish.
The Death of Pride Did Brother kill Doodle? If not,then who?I think that pride in fact can sometimes be a destructive force. If someone has pride in themselves to do something bad then that can most definitely be a destructive force. Based on evidence in the text,I believe that brother is guilty for killing his sibling Doodle. In the beginning of the story Brother wanted to smother Doodle because he wasn’t “all there”.