Scarlet Ibis

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  • Scarlet Ibis
  • Tone
  • Word Choice
  • by James Hurst
  • Imagery 
  • In this image, the narrator is running away from Doodle. This relates to tone because it shows that the narrator is not a nice person and that this story is dark. The scene in dark and rainy and Doodle is also on the ground and is crying. Earlier in the story, the narrator wanted to kill his brother because of what they thought Doodle was going to become. 
  • Style
  • In this scene, Doodle had just found the Scarlet Ibis outside in the yard. This relates to word choice because of how they described the bird and Doodle's reaction. "uncoordinated,  bleeding tree, delicately curved, Even death did not mar its grace, for it lay on the earth like a broken vase of red flowers, and we stood around it, awed by its exotic beauty." Doodle's reaction also showed how much this part of the story is. "Doodle's hands were clasped at his throat, and I had never seen him stand still so long."
  • Theme
  • This scene uses imagery because of how Doodle reacted to seeing the flowers in the swamp. When Doodle sees the flowers he begins to cry. The narrarator asks him why his crying and he responds with “It’s so pretty,” he said. “So pretty, pretty, pretty.”
  • This scene deals with style because it is very descriptive and journal like. The narrator is telling the story from his point of view. It is also in a way persuasive because he is trying to persuade the readers that Doodle is weak and is just a burden that the narrator has to deal with. 
  • In this scene, it is dealing with theme.. The narrator throughout the book has mixed feelings about Doodle. He wanted to get rid of Doodle when he was younger because he was afraid that Doodle would never become the brother he wanted. When Doodle started to walk, the narrator felt guilty because that was how he would not be embarrassed of his brother. And then in the end when the narrator actually does leave Doodle behind in the rain and dark. 
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