Both started to run back, Brother leaving Doodle behind. He heard Doodle yelling for him to slow down and wait, he only sprung and ran faster. And this is where Doodle dies. So do I think it is the narrator's fault that doodle died, yes and no. Yes, because he had just completely just abandoned him when he he had needed him the most. He also heard him and started to run faster meaning he had must of wanted him dead for some reason. And no, because, all the had been through, brother must've had a good enough heart to love him and help him miraculously walk again. That is Something not very many people, for example their parents were just gonna let him be like that for the rest of his life and just go along with it. The relationship that Doodle's brother has toward him is tough love.
I think the story would have been way different is doodle was able to walk. The narrator would have a neutral relationship from the start. He would have most likely went back for him when that storm had happened. Then again I am only assuming all of this. But that is what i think would’ve happened if Doodle just wasn’t crippled. Not saying it is his fault that he is. Anyway, these are my