Scarlet Ibis

Scarlet Ibis

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  • Theme: love and pride war in Brother's motivations to help Doodle; his love encourages kindness, but his shame at Doodle's failings results in the cruelty that kills the younger boy.
  • Pride:  Brother, a young man whose pride becomes a destructive force in his life. In his case, pride is closely linked with shame and embarrassment over his younger brother's physical limitations.
  • Symbol: Death of beauty, blood, and dying
  • Motif: When Doodle dies, his blood stains his skin and his shirt red.
  • Imagery: The dead bird died because it was out of its element: like Doodle. 
  • The Scarlet Ibis:  A red bird that inhabits tropical south america and the islands of caribbean
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