The Scarlet Ibis Theme

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The short story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, exfoliates the theme sometimes the thought isn't what counts. Head most, the narrator, also known as Brother, is remembering his little brother, Doodle. Doodle was unique on all levels, mentally, physically, but not emotionally. Brother made plans to strangle him in his sleep with a pillow one night. He was embarrassed to be seen with him, but then he thought that for his own sake he should “help” Doodle. He taught him to walk and surprised their parents one morning by showing them, it was all for Brothers image though, so he would no longer have to face the shame of having to drag his little 6-year-old brother every where he went. They heard a bird on that day, a Scarlet Ibis, and it had fallen
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