A Key to Tolerance

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Initially, a similarity relating to tolerance found in “The Scarlet Ibis” and “Raymond’s Run” is how both Squeaky and Brother both take care their disabled sibling. In the short story “The Scarlet Ibis,” Doodle was the younger brother who was born with physical disabilities. The narrator, who was known as Brother in the story supervises Doodle because he was determined to make Doodle to become his ideal brother. Specifically on paragraph 10 Brother remarked, “ When Doodle was five years old, I was embarrassed at having a brother of that age who couldn’t walk, so I set out to teach him.” This indicates that Brother teach Doodle how to walk because for his selfish motives. Brother was worried about his own reputation because he could not bear the fact of having a disabled brother. Likewise, in “Raymond’s Run,” Squeaky was the sole protector of her younger brother Raymond. Especially on paragraph 1 Squeaky mentioned, “I don’t have much work to do around the house like some girls... All I have to do in life is mind my Brother Raymond, which is enough.” In other words, taking care of Raymond was the only job and responsibility for Squeaky. Clearly, both Doodle’s brother and Squeaky displayed tolerance to ones who are disabled, by the end of both stories, they leaned how to amend their mistakes and show acceptance toward others. Conversely, a difference relating to tolerance found in “Raymond’s Run” and “The Scarlet Ibis” is how Squeaky show acceptance towards her younger
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