He puts effort into teaching Doodle to walk and swim, but even then he is cruel to his brother. He is not helping Doodle out of compassion but because it is more convenient in the long run. However he can not abandoned Doodle quick enough when Doodle fails his expectations. Ambition can be valuable but ambition is most valuable in the face of adversity. If the narrator had handled his disappointment in Doodle with poise his brother would not be dead.
Brother pushing Doodle beyond the limits created great danger throughout the story. Brother was at fault for Doodle’s death for pushing him too hard. Brother kept running in the rain and he left Doodle behind because he couldn’t keep up. Doodle and Brother were out practicing to make Doodle more normal. The storm started to come down, so they took off for home.
This shows when Brother states, “Doodle and I spent lots of time thinking about our future” (Hurst). The story showed from the beginning that Doodle was in his Brother’s mind a lot. Brother wanted the best for his sibling because he didn’t want to be known as “the boy with the crippled brother”, but also, he wants Doodle to be able to enjoy the may gifts of life.
What the narrator did proved to be for his own selfish ways, and did not think about Doodle’s feelings in these situations. The narrator pushed Doodle to the point where Doodle could not handle it anymore and his fragile body ended up dying. When Doodle fell to the ground trying to walk the narrator did not try to help him, he wanted him to learn how to
The “Scarlet Ibis” and Frankenstein Comparison Imagine working so hard to get what you want, only to realize your work was in vain. When wanting something so bad, people let emotions take over, not thinking about the big picture. In Hurst's “The Scarlet Ibis”, and Shelly’s Frankenstein, the main character leaves their work in a no-win situation. In James Hurst’s short story, “The Scarlet Ibis” the narrator teaches his brother to walk because of his selfish desires. When asked why he wants to teach his brother to walk he says he does not want to do more work.
Selfish In “The Scarlet Ibis” James Hurst shows that brother’s selfishness characterization that means sometimes can lead people to death, if you become selfish. Brother left Doodle away because Doodle talks to other people. But when Brother comes back to find him, he becomes very scared. “He didn't answer, so i placed my hand on his forehead and lifted his head. Limply,he fell backwards on to the earth.
When someone is full of pride, they cannot love others for who they are and tend to make bad decisions. The narrator only cared about himself and wanted to kill Doodle for his own personal gain. His pride took him over and led him into making the wrong choice. Then after the pride came the guilt that followed. It can be inferred that he will never be able to forgive himself after what he did.
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.
In James Hurst’s Story “The Scarlet Ibis”, the demand for normality ruins lives. In Hurst’s tale the protagonist is concerned about his crippled brother being seen as abnormal and reflecting badly on the character. In order to prevent this the protagonist starts to train his brother, eventually he begins to feel that Doodle, his brother, is not putting in enough effort. Our protagonist states, “You can do it. Do you want to be different from everybody else when you start school?” Defeated, Doodle questions, “Does it make any difference?” The protagonist replys, “It certainly does” (182).
George has to face the reality that he and Lennie may never get a place together. Lennie keeps getting himself into trouble, which is not helping their situation. George knows that Lennie is not “normal”. Most people similar to Lennie in the 1930’s were in asylums, however George would never let this happen. Lennie gets into trouble and George has to decide what he should do with Lennie, but first he has to face reality.
This creates a whirlwind of problems for Holden, convincing the reader that “Holden is clearly flawed . . . (Bickmore and Youngblood 254)” His failure to reflect upon his poor choices, such as his failure to study and lack of motivation, can be seen as the birthplace from which many of his problems spring, leading to his pessimistic
By giving way to his own desires, becoming a continuation of his father and failing those he loves Troy Maxson proves to be a man flawed at his core. Troy’s Father’s importance and impact on him become evident as soon as Troy’s childhood is known. Despite the hate Troy felt towards his father he ended up very similar to him. Troy’s father didn’t love or even care about his children, but
In the beginning of the story Brother wanted to smother Doodle because he wasn’t “all there”. Brother was forced to take Doodle wherever he went.This probably made him annoyed of Doodle’s presence.Brother wanted a brother that could do everything that he could. Brother also pushed Doodle just to make him “normal”.Brother said that he was ,”...embarrassed of having a cripple brother”,as stated on page 347. He even
Gloucester 's suffering continues and he attempts to commit suicide but Edgar in disguise saves him. When Gloucester had eyes he was blind to truths, without them his eyes are open to Edmund’s betrayal and Edgars innocence, it was to his benefit as now he knows the truth. “This is not quite the same Gloucester who so readily accepted the machinations of his son Edmund. Deprived of sight, Gloucester has ironically acquired greater independence in probing the veracity of his own judgement” (Roberts 35). Gloucester learns from his past mistakes and now questions the world around him rather than blind belief of what he hears.