The doctor said he would not make it, I will ask for a coffin.
I am starting to think I should smother him with a pillow.
The Scarlet Ibis
A sad tone is being et as they parents have regretfully accepted their newborns death.
The character is addressing the reader, telling him his thoughts of killing his brother.
In this scene, the narrator talks about bringing his brother across the burning field into the Old Woman Swamp.
The narrator shows hatred towards Doodle and is expressed through his writing as seen in the quote, " There is within me (and with sadness I have watched it in others) a knot of cruelty borne by a stream of love, much as our love sometimes bears the seed of our destruction, and at times I was mean to doodle. One day I took him up to the barn loft and showed him his casket, telling him how e\we all believed he would die".
This is your coffin
Do not take people for granted because you never know what could happen.