Themes In The Scarlet Ibis

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Have you ever been ashamed of who your family is or the role they played in your life? Well, in the short story The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst, there is a conflict about a the narrator, who is brother in the story. He feels that he is to be blamed for the tragic incident of his little brother Doodle. You will soon learn the concept of family being valued. Family is a gift that will last forever, even when you think you have lost it. This story mentions the birth of Doodle, the brother 's shame towards Doodle, the symbol of the scarlet ibis, and the death of a younger brother. On October 8,1911, Brother was seven years old when he and his family welcomed his newborn brother. The little baby was finally named after three months, since everyone believed he was not going to survive. They named him William Armstrong, which brother later changed to Doodle because he would crawl backwards like a doodlebug. Brother said, "Doodle was a disappointment when born". Doodle was born with a heart condition and was quite sensitive, which prevented him from doing a lot of things. Doodle, in Brother 's eyes was a burden in many ways. One way survive pain but not disgrace. In other words, disgrace is what Brother felt towards doodle. Brother had to take Doodle everywhere he went. For example, Brother would take Doodle to places in a cart by pulling him along with him, which his father made since Doodle could not walk. On the other hand, Brother behaved heartless most times. He took Doodle
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