The Scarlet Ibis Quotes On Doodle's Death

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In the world many people have responsibilities. Those responsibilities may vary from taking care of someone or just doing their homework. In the short story, The Scarlet Ibis, by James Hurst, the narrator's lack of responsibility directly impacted Doodle in a harmful way. Since Doodle was handicapped, Doodle’s brother has bad thoughts about hurting Doodle because he was disappointed. Doodle’s brother made Doodle suffer because he resented his responsibility of taking care of his brother. When Doodle needed a responsible person, he did not have one to help him. During the story, Hurst reveals the selfish actions of Doodle’s brother, indicating that the he is responsible for Doodle’s death.

Doodles brother wanted a normal brother, leading
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First, he taught Doodle how to walk, which then triggered his brother to teach Doodle how to climb, swim and other life skills. All of these life skills that Doodle’s Brother tried to teach Doodle was all apart of his program to make Doodle a normal person. Since Doodle was sick most of the winter, “the excitement of [their] program had [...]been gone for weeks, but still, [they] kept on with a tired doggedness. It was too late to turn back, for [...]both[of them had] wandered to far into the net expectations and left no crumbs behind” (Hurst 8). Since Doodle had a heart condition, he should not be working so hard because his heart is already had trouble pumping normally. Since Doodle had been working so hard, Doodle’s Brother was so focused on making Doodle a normal kid, he really does not care that he is working Doodle, even though the doctor told him not to strenuously work Doodle. Doodle keeps trying to swim and climb and starts to get better, but still barely can do the tasks. A few days before school, Doodle is pushed even harder than before which is obviously not great for Doodle’s heart. When Doodle's brother realized that he should have listened to the doctor about working Doodle too hard, it was too late. This is why Doodles brother is the cause of Doodles …show more content…
Doodle’s brother responsibility was to keep Doodle safe. Obviously he did not because he left Doodle behind during major storm, which determines that Doodle’s brother was not very responsible for Doodle. When the narrator felt he was taking care of Doodle, by working him endlessly, he was not he Just worked Doodle way to hard. This shows that Doodle’s brother resents his responsibility of taking care of Doodle. Since Doodle had a disability, the narrator did not have any respect for having a useless brother. In The Scarlet Ibis by James hurst, shows how the narrator's irresponsible actions have a harmful impact on Doodle. Responsibility is a big a thing and obviously the narrator does not have this aspect of life, clearly, this is why Doodle’s brother is the cause of Doodles

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