Character Analysis of Brother from “The Scarlet Ibis” Why do siblings tend to argue? How can someone deliberately hurt someone they love? How far would someone go to hurt their sibling out of anger? Sibling rivalry seems to be as normal as the sun rising. It happens in all families no matter the age, race, or gender of the siblings.
Scarlet Ibis “Selfish people tend to only be good to themselves… then are surprised when they are alone”,(unknown).This is how Brother found himself when he abandoned Doodle during a storm. In The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst a child named William Armstrong (Doodle) is born with a medical condition who revokes him the ability to walk. But the selfishness, his Brother has been blinded by makes him want to teach his Brother to walk out of embarrassment “of having a crippled brother.” Therefore Brother is two faced he can be selfish or he can be altruistic to Doodle, which demonstrates how complex brotherly love can be.
The character Brother starts the story out by going back to when his sibling was born. The younger brother Doodle is disabled, the doctor thought he wouldn't survive but he did. Overtime Brother became embarrassed that Doodle couldn't walk. He let his pride get the better of him and made it his mission to make Doodle walk. Eventually Doodle did learn to walk, but Brother was still not satisfied, he wanted his brother to be able to run and swim like all the other kids.
In the book “Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst Brother don’t really care about his brother Doodle very much. He don’t like that he is different and doesn’t like that he can’t do anything on his own. But Brother learns to give Doodle a chance and ends up loving him. Brother is a pretty good brother by the end and of the book.
Scarlet ibis analysis rough draft Imagine you have a sibling that can’t do anything with you because of a disability he has. Brother treated doodle poorly because he was embarrassed of his disability and wanted to get him fixed so doodle was less embarrassing to brother .Brother is not a good brother because he was embarrassed of his own brother and he treated him poorly because of something doodle couldn’t help. Brother made doodle do things he shouldn’t be able to.
Keep the Darkness Inside In the short story “The Scarlet Ibis”, the author James Hurst suggests to never let darkness take over, through the use of indirect characterization. William Armstrong, or Doodle, is born crippled and he can't do things that normal people could do. His older brother is ashamed of that, and sets out to teach Doodle how to walk. It takes a lot of hard work and effort.
In the “Scarlet Ibis”, Brother is characterized as loving, ambitious, and cruel, through diction, plot, imagery, figurative language, and point of view. He is characterized as loving, because, at the end of the story, he becomes very upset at Doodle’s death. Also, he tries to train Doodle to walk, even though he’s at a disadvantage physically. Lastly, through the course of the story he plays with Doodle in Old Woman’s Swamp, and if he didn’t love him he’d abandon Doodle in the swamp to die.
James Hurst in "The Scarlet Ibis" uses the brother to illustrate that both selfish and caring motivations can help someone succeed. Not only caring acts, but also selfish acts can help people succeed. The brother actions leave positive and negative results that affect Doodle’s life. In spite of his natural feelings of pride, or perhaps because of them, the brother cares and loves Doodle.
“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” (Proverbs 16:18) In “The Scarlet Ibis” Brother is consumed by pride, and his actions towards Doodle show it. There are many examples throughout the story of his egotistical behaviors, and the few times in which he cares for Doodle are only for his own benefit. In “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, Brother is both cruel and kinds as he helps Doodle to succeed and thrive.
The story of Yankee Doodle is a well known story and has a catchy song to it too. You probably remember it as a kid but in the story “The Scarlet Ibis” one of the characters is named Doodle but the story isn't what you think it is. Doodle had a brother that wanted to teach him how to do thing to become more like a normal person because Doodle had this illness from birth. Brother was a good brother to Doodle for trying to help him become a normal person. Brother spent countless hours to try to help Doodle walk and become a normal person.