A Delicate Life in The Scarlet Iblis by James Hurst and Woman with Flowers by Naomi Long Margaret

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Each life is fragile in its own way. If something is rushed into a new kind of living their not ready for, their life could get destroyed. If it gets destroyed then that is a loss of something that could have had a beautiful life. Although a short story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst and a poem “Woman With Flower”by Naomi Long Margaret, they both share a common message that life should not be driven, life is delicate and precious. A life should be something that develops on its own at its own pace.
In the "Scarlet Ibis," the narrator tries to make his special brother normal, all because he was ashamed of his little brother, Doodle. In the story, the narrator did not help his brother for his brothers sake, but for his own selfish
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Each life is fragile in its own way. If something is rushed into a new kind of living their not ready for, their life could get destroyed. If it gets destroyed then that is a loss of something that could have had a beautiful life. Although a short story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst and a poem “Woman With Flower”by Naomi Long Margaret, they both share a common message that life should not be driven, life is delicate and precious. A life should be something that develops on its own at its own pace.
In the "Scarlet Ibis," the narrator tries to make his special brother normal, all because he was ashamed of his little brother, Doodle. In the story, the narrator did not help his brother for his brothers sake, but for his own selfish reasons. Doodle has a disability where he learns to do activities slower than other normal kids his age. “The Scarlet Ibis,” represents Doodle and what happens to a exotic bird foreshadows the ending of the story. The bird, similar to Doodle, is unique and different than the other birds. “On the topmost branch a bird the size of a chicken,with scarlet feathers and long legs, was perched precariously,” (page 473.) This exotic bird, as described, represents a unique kind of species that is much different than normal birds, just like Doodle is different from other normal humans. In a way this bird symbolizes Doodle because both are peculiar than their own kind. The struggle of this bird, that soon brings it to its death, shows how precious Doodle’s

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