scarlet ibis

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  • The Scarlet Ibis
  • Exposition
  • Rising action
  • By: James Hurst Storyboard: Luke McCune and Allie O'Hair
  • Climax
  • A young boy lives on a plantation in 1900s south with his cripple brother.
  • Falling Action
  • Don't leave me brother!
  • The narrator's pride convinces him to teach Doodle to be normal. They practice teaching him to walk and they succeed. One day they find a scarlet ibis that was far away from home, very weak, and had died. Doodle made a strong connection with it.
  • Resolution
  • As the summer rolls to an end, they have failed to train doodle and decode to head home. On the way home, a thunderstorm comes in and the narrator leaves doodle out of frustration. Doodle calls out ,"Don't leave me, brother".
  • As he runs back to the house, he stops to wait on doodle. No one appears so he turns back. He returns to doodle sitting under the bleeding tree in a crouched position, similar to the ibis.
  • The narrator approaches his crouching brother to find that he had died. He was in shock and decides to shelter his own Scarlet Ibis through the storm.
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