The Scarlet Ibis

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  • 1. Exposition
  • 2. Rising Action
  • 3. Climax
  • Doodle is born, and the narrator is angry that he can't do all the things he planned to do with his little brother, since he was born with a certain condition.
  • 4. Falling Action
  • The narrator takes Doodle to Old Woman Swamp, where he forcefully teaches him how to walk, even though doctors said he's incapable of doing that.
  • 5. Resolution
  • The narrator leaves Doodle in the rainstorm, angry that he couldn't meet his goals when he wanted him to.
  • 6. Conflict
  • The narrator calls out to Doodle. When there is no response, he goes back to find Doodle, and bring him home.
  • The narrator finds Doodle dead, overworked by trying to keep up. The narrator cries and pounds his fists, shielding Doodle from the rain, and referring to him as "his scarlet ibis."
  • Man Vs. Society The narrator doesn't want Doodle to be an outcast when school time come around. He mostly does it for himself, not wanting to be embarrassed for having a disabled brother. He forces Doodle to overexert himself, with walking, swimming, and canoeing.
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