Scarlet Story Board

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  • Birth of Doodle
  • Maybe I could just smother him with my pillow, he's not all there so better gone than not. I can't have a little brother like this I want someone to play with, he will be no fun.
  • Doodle get's his nickname
  • Willam is too proud a name, but Doodle. No one expects anything from a Doodle! That's your new name little brother!
  • Brother forces Doodle to touch his own coffin
  • If he does not touch his coffin I will leave him here for being such a baby. He is strong and he needs to learn that, and this coffin no longer defined his as a dead man walking.
  • This scene is important to the story because it starts to show us how intense/selfish brother truly is. Some might just write it off due to his young age that he might think this, but nothing is mentioned in a story unless it is important. In other words, Chekhov's gun comes into play in this sense craftily weaved in by the author.
  • Doodle learns to walk
  • Now I won't have an embarrassing little brother following me around. 
  • Our next sense that I found important to the story is where Willam gets his new name of Doodle. I found that this was important because brother believed that Doodle would not o anything with his life, and so he named him a bug. he demoted him without Doodle even knowing that his new name came to be because people believed he was nothing. this shows how brother thinks of Doodle, and how must better brother is compared to him.
  • The Scarlet Ibis dies, and Doodles buries the bird
  • The third scene we are looking through is where brother forces Doodle to touch his own coffin. Doodle was terrified to do so and brother forced his hand to touch it. To me, this shows just how twisted brother thinks, and he thinks that terrifying his brother in such a manner is allowed to be done. This and the clear evidence that Doodle is scared of death which does foreshadow his death further along in the story. 
  • Brother leaves Doodle to die in the rain
  • "Brother, Brother, Don't leave me! Don't leave me!"
  • I got to run no time to stop!
  •  Our third important event in our story is where Brother teaches Doodle how to walk. We see that his motives are nothing but selfish. He did not want to have a brother he hard to drag around in a wagon, to embarrass him. He went out of his way to make sure he could walk and gp to school without his brothers help.  As said this just shows how selfish and self-centered Brother is. 
  • Forth is the scene where the Scarlet Ibis lands in their yard and falls to the ground dead. This scene has a lot of meaning behind it, not only the foreshadowing Doodles death of course but also Doodles kindness. It takes all of his strength and is very difficult for him yet he burried the bird in the backyard. he treats the bird with respect, which no one else did, or would do in his family. Shows his connection to this bird in hand with his kindness.
  • I will remember this bird because it was weak but strong to make it here. The Scarlet Ibis will be remembered.
  • The very last scene is right before the death of Doodle. Both Brother and Doodle were out in the woods, and a huge storm came, and they had to run. Doodle tripped and was trapped. He called out for brother, but his brother did not care and kept running.  This once again just cement the idea of Brother only caring about himself, and this shows he would rather his brother die than stop and help. brother later comes back to find Doodle drenched in his own blood, and Brother has to come to terms with the fact he killed his brother. 
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