The Scarlet Ibis Analysis

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About 56.7 million people-19% of the population- in the U.S. have a disability according to Census.gov. This story is about a young boy, Brother, who wanted a little sibling, Doodle, and finally got one although he was invalid. Brother was persistent, maybe too persistent, on making Doodle normal that he let it get in the way of being a good and loving Brother. The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst is a story which shows that pride can be a wonderful yet terrible trait to have through foreshadowing and imagery. To begin, a way that pride is a wonderful yet terrible trait to have is shown through foreshadowing. Brother was talking about the many rules that went along with Doodle and how much he dislikes dragging him along everywhere he goes. Brother says, “A long list of don’ts went with him, all of which I ignored once we got out of the house. To discourage him coming with me, I’d run with him across the ends of the cotton rows and careen him around corners on two wheels. Sometimes I accidentally turned him over, but he never told Mama.”(Hurst 2) Brother was careless when it came to taking care of Doodle and too proud to have an invalid brother. The way Brother acted around Doodle foreshadowed how he’d let his pride and also his carelessness get in the way of helping Doodle when it mattered most. The use of foreshadowing is used wonderfully throughout this quote. Doodle and Brother were playing in the yard near the barn and then Brother brought Doodle up to the barn and forced

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