This scene is important because it introduces us to Doodle, and what is special about him. It also shows Brothers frustration with Doodle
Why does this seem so eerily familiar?
This scene is important because it gives us the foreshadowing that Doodle will ultimately meet his untimely demise. It also sets up Brother's cruelty and pridefulness.
...I lay there crying, sheltering my fallen scarlet ibis from the heresy of rain.
This scene is important because it goes to show and rub that though of pridefulness into Brother's mind. That what he's doing has tremendous power. This will soon lead to his ignorant abuse of this power that kills Doodle.
This scene is important because it shows what is going to happen to Doodle. The Ibis also plays as a metaphor for Doodle, Portraying his situation in the view of the bird. It shares that Crooked, Red nature. Exactly like Doodle.
This scene is important because not only is it the end of the story, it shows what Brother, could and did do to Doodle. It show's how Brother's pridefullness has costed someone he loves his life. And how his ignorance and selfishness lead someone down a road to death's dry, gelid hands.