It is nice to be proud of the people one cares about but if one pushes him/her too far, pride could destroy the relationship between them. The story, “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, shows how one brother’s pride can destroy the relationship between the two brothers. The narrator of the story has a crippled brother named Doodle. Doodle cannot walk properly and is weak because he was born as a caul baby. His body is a reddish hue and shriveled like an old man.
Limply,he fell backwards on to the earth. He had been bleeding from the mouth, and his neck and the front of his shirt were stained a brilliant read. (15)” The word “He didn't answer” implies that when Brother comes back to find Doodle and asks him to wake up, but Doodle never answers him. And the words “bleeding from his mouth” emphasizes that Brother is guilty. He makes Doodle die.
“The Scarlet Ibis” “It was in the clove of seasons, summer was dead but autumn had not yet been born, that ibis lit in the bleeding tree” (Hurst 350). James Hurts creates a depressing tone, or attitude, by using figurative language, symbolism, and imagery. This sad story is about a child who is born with a deficiency and expected to die however, lives. His brother soon realizes that Doodle is not like the other kids so he pushes him to be like the others, which actually hurts him more. Figurative Language helps show the gloomy tone throughout the story from the first paragraph onwards.
Finny is in the infirmary because Gene jounced the limb on a tree which caused him to lose his balance, plummet into the river bank, and shatter his leg. Finny does not remember Gene’s rampacious action, which caused the accident. Prior to the fall, Gene thought Finny was his enemy, and that Finny was trying to sabotage his academics. Gene realizes he was being paranoid about him, so he regretfully thinks, “‘I thought we were competitors! It was so ludicrous I wanted to cry’” (Knowles 66).
Guilty or Not Can pride be a destructive force? Yes in “The Scarlet ibis” a crippled boy named Doodle died because his brother pushed him too hard Because he couldn 't walk. Others might say that Doodle 's brother did not kill him they will say that he is innocent. I believe that Doodle 's died because of his brother. On page “347” Doodles brother was ashamed of having a crippled brother.
James Hurst’s short story ” The Scarlet Ibis” tells a story about two brothers who have mixed feelings for each other. Doodle, crippled and mental, really loves his brother and all he wants is to please his brother and his family. Unfortunately, his brother doesn’t like him because he wanted a brother he could play with. He also believes that Doodle is a burden to him because he has to take him wherever he goes and has to take care of him. The theme of “ The Scarlet Ibis” is that too much pride can be destructive.
In “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, the color red symbolizes uncertainty of how life will play out. It was neither autumn nor summer, the time in which death was prominent. The garden was stained brown, and the bleeding tree arose from the ground, intimidating the atmosphere. The young boy recalled his dear little brother, Doodle they called him. “He seemed all head, with a tiny body which was red and shriveled like an old man's....Daddy had Mr. Heath, the carpenter, build a little mahogany coffin for him.
Doodle! I cried, shaking him, but there no answer but the ropey rain. He lay very awkwardly, with his head thrown far back, making his vermilion neck appear unusually long and slim. His legs, bent sharply at the knees, never seemed so fragile, so thin.” This happens in the story when Doodle died after his brother made him run and his body gave up
Then, he gets killed by a large boulder that not only destroys him, but the conch as well. The loss of Piggy and the conch represent the destruction of democracy, reason, and logic on the island. Throughout the novel, the Lord of the Flies, cruelty functions to help develop major themes that are not noticeable at first glance. At first, the book seems to be about just a group of boys stranded on an island. But with deeper examination, the novel shows the true darkness that exists in every human being.
In reality, Finny is his best friend who cares for him. After causing Finny to shatter his leg, he lies to him and the other boys in order to divert the blame from him. All in all, Finny is not a righteous person and does not deserve sympathy. He does deserve forgivenes, as he matures and is in school right before the war. Gene lives during one of the most stressful times in history.