The Scarlet Ibis By: James Hurst Madi Klinefelter Period 2
Hateful- The narrator hated his brother because he was disabled. He just wanted to fix his brother so that he would be normal, just as he was. He would bring Doodle to different places to try and teach him to walk.
Throughout the story the narrator uses many hateful and negative words to show his emotions. When he was frustrated that Doodle could not walk, he was very agitated because he felt he should be able to learn. He felt that he did him a favor when he renamed him, too.
"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." The narrator did not like the fact that his brother was incapable of doing everything he would and he was ashamed to have a brother like that. His thoughts of wanting his brother dead paints a picture to us as the reader how he truly feels towards Doodle.
Descriptive- The author used descriptive words to portray the narrators feelings toward his brother. Narrative- this story is told from the narrators pov and he tells us his inner thoughts towards his brother and his deeper feelings
The theme of this story seems to be that you should never take anything for granted or be careful for what you wish for. At the end of the story the narrator exclaims how he laid there crying after his brother died, but earlier on in the story he wished upon him dying and he complained about not even wanting a brother