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    The Scarlet Ibis Theme

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    The Scarlet Ibis My paper is on “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst. This short story was published in 1960 by the Atlantic Monthly. James made this story to entertain his readers and to instill into their heads that no matter how bad something is it has worth. And that having to much pride can hurt others more than you know. And these themes will show in the middle and end of the short story when they see the Scarlet Ibis. This story has no factual connection to the life of James Hurst because he had no younger brother or younger brother born with a handicap. James Hurst was born in October 8, 1922 in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He got interested in doing short stories in his spare time while he was working as a banker at the Chase Manhattan…

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    Sometimes the ones people love the most are the cruelest to them. Some people show their love through cruelty. But cruelty is not the answer. “The Scarlett Ibis” by James Hurst is about a boy who struggles with pride, family, and death. The boy shows to much pride in himself, he doesn’t care for his family very well, and he realizes death can be painful. The young boy is very cruel to his little brother, and later realizes that it is not the way to act, people need to learn that family is…

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    The Scarlet Ibis

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    “I did not know then that pride is a wonderful, terrible thing, a seed that bears two vines, life, and death.” In this classic short story, “The Scarlet Ibis” the author James Hurst illustrates how pride is beneficial in certain ways and detrimental in other ways. Pride defined, as the trait of persuasion by a dislike of falling below your standards is the theme of the short story. The Narrator consumed by pride, ideology for helping Doodle is only for his own benefit. The author's usage of…

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    Some believe that it is repugnant to be unique–that it is necessary to conform to the ideals and values of society in order to be accepted as normal. In James Hurst’s short story, The Scarlet Ibis, Doodle’s older brother, known as the mononym “Brother” throughout, can be considered someone of such character, a child that couldn’t accept or respect his younger sibling’s idiosyncrasies. He pushed Doodle, a physically-disabled child, to his absolute limits, whether it be walking, running, swimming,…

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    The Death of a Loved One What would you do if somebody in your family was disabled? Some people would have to deal with the fact and others would try to help the problem. In "The Scarlet Ibis" a young boy is embarrassed because he has a disabled brother. Therefore, when he try's to help his brother the plans he had do not seem to go as expected. During this short story James Hurst labels two of the main characters as "brother" and "Doodle." When Doodle was younger he was able to crawl but…

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    Pride In The Scarlet Ibis

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    “The faster I walked the faster he walked ,so I began to run” (Hurst 353). In James Hurst’s short story “The Scarlet Ibis” Brother is guilty of Doodles death. Because he ran away from Doodle During the storm, considered him a burden, and he made him touch his own casket. Pride can be a destructive force. Brother started to think he was able to teach doodle anything after teaching him how to walk. The text states “Once I succeeded in teaching Doodle to walk, I began to believe in my own…

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    “...I heard Doodle, who had fallen behind, cry out,”Brother, Brother, don’t leave me! Don’t leave me!” That was the last thing the narrator heard from his brother Doodle. The story starts off with the narrator at the time of the first World War, living in North Carolina and has a little brother that is crippled. Everyone thought that the little brother, Doodle, would die. But he survived. The narrator taught Doodle to walk and was training him so he could go to school and be a normal kid. But…

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    The Plight of Doodle In the 20th century, physically disabled kids’ lives were a daily struggle; Doodle, a character from “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, lives this simple truth. He is born different. At first, his brother hates him for it and constantly tries to get rid of Doodle and go off by himself. After a while, he starts to treat Doodle better with only occasional cruel relapses of his former attitude. With difficulty, Doodle learns to walk through his brother’s encouragement. After a…

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    The Scarlet Ibis Analysis

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    Hurts Doodle” Why do people always hurt the ones they love? In the short story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, there was a boy, Brother, who had a little, disabled brother, William Armstrong. As the little boy grew up his older brother was getting more and more embarrassed by him, so one day he decided to teach him how to do “normal” boy things. One day when the family was together the little boy spotted a Scarlet Ibis, a very rare bird in the Carolinas area, but later it died so he buried…

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    short story Doodle is symbolized by the Scarlet Ibis, in more ways than one. Another piece of symbolism Hurst uses is the color red. James Hurst uses symbolism to make “The Scarlet Ibis” more interesting. The largest symbol in “The Scarlet Ibis” is the Scarlet Ibis, and how it represents the way Doodle is out of place. Hurst writes, “"It's a scarlet ibis," he said, pointing to the picture. "It lives in the tropics-South America to Florida. A storm must have brought it here."”(602). Doodle…

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