I feel like the tone of this story is fearful and scary. At the begging it talks about how they thought Doodle was going to die and had a coffin built for him. I chose the scene where it was raining and lighting shocked Doodle and killed him. Doodles older brother comes back to check on him and he sees he is dead, that is what the image is above. That was a huge moment in the story and since it ended like that it made me feel like the story had a sorrowful tone from the start.
"It was in the clove of seasons, summer was dead but autumn had not yet been born, that the ibis lit in the bleeding tree. The flower garden was strained with rotting brown magnolia petals and iron weeds grew rank amid the purple phlox.". This quote at the beginning of the story really sets the scene for this deeply sad story. This is a image of summer turning into autumn as said in the quote.
"There is within me (and with sadness I have watched it in others) a knot of cruelty borne by the stream of love, much as our blood sometimes bears the seed of our destruction, and at times I was mean to Doodle.". In this quote it is painting a picture of how much Doodles older brother loves him. In the image I have Doodle and his older brother bonding and being loving towards one another.
I feel like the story is Narrative and Expository because it is a story about Doodle, but it explains and describes everything that happened. The picture above shows Doodle being born and how from the start they thought he was going to die.
You shouldn't push someone to be something they aren't. It can go way to far and end up causing trouble. If Doodle's older brother didn't try so much to make him normal he might not have died at the end of the story. In the picture above I have Doodle being barred. To represent him dying at the end of the story.