the scarlet ibis

the scarlet ibis

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  • Title
  • The Scarlet ibis
  • Casket
  • Wings
  • The Color Red
  • The color red is powerful throughout this text. The title is "The Scarlet Ibis," and scarlet is a shade of red. The ibis was in the bleeding tree. When Doodle dies, his blood stains his skin and his shirt red. Aside from these obvious references, the narrator also describes Doodle's body as red when he was a baby: "a tiny body which was red and shriveled." In this story, the color red symbolizes death—however, it also symbolizes beauty (the ibis, its tree, and nature).
  • The reason why Doodle is so scared to touch the casket is because its a symbol of death. He fears that if he touches it he is letting death back into his life. The casket represents what was supposed to happen to Doodle, but did not.
  • Doodle
  • The wings represent Doodles dream to be able to have freedom. His whole life hes been confined to one thing and he wants to break free and be himself. He wants to run, climb, swim and just enjoy being a kid.
  • The Ibis
  • Doodle isn't like the other kids in his neighborhood because hes different. Hes not a normal kid. Doodle cant walk normal and is weird looking. Also when he dies he is covered in blood and considered red. His legs are bent and his neck is messed up. He died even after his short life expectancy
  • The ibis was from South America and was idigenous to the region. This made the bird unlike the other birds of the area. He lso dies after a long journey from his home. The bird is a bloody red, all the time. Also when the bird is introduced, its legs are messed up and its neck bent.
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