Symbolism In The Scarlet Ibis By James Hurst

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In ¨The Scarlet Ibis,¨ James Hurst develops Symbolism (red) and he shows this through the red bir ds, Red blood and mahogany wood. He is trying to show red is important. The Scarlet Ibis written by James hurst writes a lot of symbolism through the story. In ¨The Scarlet Ibis,¨ James Hurst develops Symbolism (red) and he shows this through the red birds, Red blood and mahogany wood. He is trying to show red is important.
One way James Hurst showed symbolism through the story was with the red birds.
¨I lay there crying, sheltering my fallen scarlet ibis from the heresy of rain.¨ (Hurst 323).
This shows that doodle is dead and limp and he is being compared to the scarlet ibis because they had a lot in common when they both died. This also shows that they looked alike when they died because they were both very limp and their neck was very long and relaxed. ¨Dead birds are bad luck aunt nicey said, Specially Red dead birds!¨(322)
This shows the reader hints that bad things are going to happen sometime soon and he is showing that red is very important in this story and that Red birds mean a lot he wants you to remember this for later on in the story. The author James hurst keeps bringing up the color red so you keep thinking of it and keep wondering what importance it has.
Another way James Hurst shows symbolism throughout the story other than birds and red is Death. ¨It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one that was possibly not all there was
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