"The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst is a story that catches your emotions. It is dark and saddening because the older brother wants to kill his younger brother, Doodle. He gets his wish when they get caught in a storm, and Doodle dies.
The tone of "The Scarlet Ibis" is creepy and dark. The brother is always threatening to kill Doodle in his sleep. He also makes Doodle do things he doesn't want to and threatens him that he will leave him and not come back.
The word choice is from the medieval time periodz
The narrator uses the phrase "tear-blurred vision." This image not only tells the reader how much the narrator cried when Doodle died but also enables the reader to experience this tragic event from his perspective.
The theme in this story is pride is powerful, don't under use it. In the story, the narrator is so ashamed of having a disabled little brother but before it is too late he loses his brother. It is important to have pride because if you don't, your life will catch up to you and will come to haunt you. Whatever goes around, comes around.