The tone of "The Scarlet Ibis" is sorrowful. Doodle feels heartbroken towards the injured bird. Doodles brother is very selfish and shows no concern towards Doodle, therefore setting the tone of the story as sorrowful. It is cruel how Doodles brother treats him.
The word choice in "The Scarlet Ibis" is dark. As Doodle is in great need alone in the thundering forest it is described as "he had been bleeding from the mouth, and his neck and the front of his shirt were stained a brilliant red." Describing the birds death and doodles it was very gloomy and dark.
"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" This discription of the Scarlet Ibis, is very discriptive and morbid. The style is dark and depressing of the death of a precious bird and little boy.
The style is narrative of a brother. He describes his life of being embarrassed and ashamed of his disabled brother. His innocent brother, Doodle tries his best yet his brother will never be proud of him.
The theme is depressing, Doodles brother makes him feel less of his worth all the time. Unfortunatly, Doodle had to expierence a tragic memory of seeing an innocent bird die in his eyes. To make the expierence even worse, his aunt said dead birds are bad luck.