Analysis Of The Scarlet Ibis By James Hurst

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The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst is
In the story Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst a older brother has a newborn younger brother who the doctors and family both though would die, but three months later they decided they should give the baby a name since it had not died yet. They gave him the name of Armstrong but the older brother thought that people would expect to much from him because if his name so he gave them the name Doodle.

The unnamed brother in Scarlet Ibis rude to his younger brother because he makes him do some things that dramatize him in that it affects his life greatly and not in a good way.

The older brother in The Scarlet Ibis traumatizes his younger brother Doodle because of the line “ I took him up to the barn loft and showed him his casket, telling him how we all had believed he would die (Hurst 2).Doodle studied the mahogany box for a long time, then said, “It’s not mine.” “It is,” I said ( Hurst 2).“And before I’ll help you down from the loft, you’re going to have to touch it (Hurst 2).” “I won’t touch it,” he said sullenly (Hurst 2). “Then I’ll leave you here by yourself,” I threatened, and made as if I were going down (Hurst 2).Doodle was frightened of being left said “Don’t leave me, Brother,” he cried, and leaned toward the coffin (Hurst 2). His hand, trembling, reached out, and when he touched the casket, he screamed (Hurst 2).”I think the older brother does this because he wanted Doodle to grow up a bit so that he does not need his older brother
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