The Narrator In The Scarlet Ibis By James Hurst

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In “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, the narrator is more cruel than caring. For example, the narrator reveals to Doodle his own casket and makes Doodle touch it. The cruelty felt is a non-forgiving loathing of Doodle not being the perfect brother. Also, showing someone their own coffer shows that no one expected him to survive his physical disabilities. In addition, the narrator wished for a brother to play with, but with Doodle’s incapacities, he pushes Doodle to be a normal person. He pushes him harder and harder, without asking Doodle for what he thinks or wants. The narrator seems to not care for Doodle’s restrictions and drives Doodle way past them. Even though it seems like the narrator is trying to support Doodle, in reality, the narrator

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