Striving to Achieve Goals in The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst Essays

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Setting goals is a major part of everyones life. Many people have different goals that they set. One goal that someone sets could be very hard for that person to do but very easy for someone else to accomplish. Goals are important for us to survive or to feel good about ourselves. Without goals, we would be so lazy and not get anything done. Most goals that people set, they don’t even know about. Goals make us feel accomplished and good about ourselves and are actually good for us because they make us want to get something done. In the short story, “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, Doodle strives for the goals that the narrator sets because his brother pushes him to and because he wants to do something no one thinks he can do, also the …show more content…
Setting goals is a major part of everyones life. Many people have different goals that they set. One goal that someone sets could be very hard for that person to do but very easy for someone else to accomplish. Goals are important for us to survive or to feel good about ourselves. Without goals, we would be so lazy and not get anything done. Most goals that people set, they don’t even know about. Goals make us feel accomplished and good about ourselves and are actually good for us because they make us want to get something done. In the short story, “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, Doodle strives for the goals that the narrator sets because his brother pushes him to and because he wants to do something no one thinks he can do, also the goals reflect the conflict that the narrator feels about Doodle because Doodle is crippled.

First, in the short story, “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, Doodle strives for the goals that the narrator sets because his brother pushes him to. Doodle is not the competitive type and he is crippled and everyone expected him to die at birth accept Aunt Nicey. In the story it said, “She said he would live because he was born in a caul and cauls were made from Jesus’ nightgown.” which shows how Aunt Nicey thought Doodle was going to live and she was right. Doodle ended up living but he couldn’t walk and the narrator or his brother had to walk with him in a go kart. The narrator didn’t want to do this and he wanted a brother that could go up
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