The Scarlet Ibis

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Mr. Arriaga

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  • Tone
  • "He was born when i was six and was, for the outset, a disappointment."
  • Mood
  • "why?"
  • "Don't you want to learn to walk?"
  • Brother's Character Traits
  • *smiles*
  • (very happy)
  • The tone word is mournful because when Doodle was first born, they thought he was going to die and Brother was upset because he wanted a normal little brother. This scene  shows how sad Brother is that he got a baby brother who can't do anything for himself.  The textual evidence for this is in paragraph 3 and it says: "He was born when i was 6 and was, from the outset, a disappointment. "
  • Doodle's Character Traits
  • The mood word is pessimistic because every time something good happens to Doodle, another obstacle comes and Brother makes his disabilities seem like a disadvantage rather than things that make him unique and special. The textual evidence for this would be when Brother said; "Doodle, don't you want to learn to walk?" and his reason was so that he wouldn't have to haul him around anymore and was embarassed.
  • Theme
  • "It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable, so i began to make plans to kill him by smothering him with a pillow."
  • Brother is a dynamic character because he goes through several major changes throughout the story. He goes from disappointed about having a "weird" brother, then loves Doodle because he smiled at him, then is embarrassed that his brother can't walk and then he probably feels shameful in the end because Doodle died because of him.
  • Figurative Language
  • Doodle is a dynamic character because he goes through many changes in the story. He starts off very determined as a baby. He always tried to do things for himself like roll over and crawl. Then he didn't really want to learn to walk and needed lots of encouragement. Him and Brother got to be very close pals but Brother was mad and tried to run away from Doodle. Doodle's body cannot handle him to run so Doodle died. 
  • I think the theme of the story is to accept and appreciate people and things for how they are before it's too late
  • One form of figurative language that the author used was where he said: "...enfolding the boy gently like a closing go-to-sleep flower...". The author used this to describe the tail of a peacock in a story. Another form was where he said: "It was as if he had no bones in his little legs." The author used this to describe the weakness he had in his legs.
  • Peter and his pet peacock
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