Scarlet of the Ibis

Scarlet of the Ibis

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  • Exposition 
  • He looks strange.....
  • Major Conflict
  • I want a healthy brother. I feel embarrassed at having such a brother.
  • Rising Action
  • The setting is in a southern US state, on a small plantation where the narrator and his new baby brother live.
  • Climax
  • Wait, big brother, I can't keep up
  • The narrator's little brother, Doodle, was born with disabilities and health conditions. The narrator is unable to accept his brother's physical challenges.
  • Falling Action
  • The narrator's pride convinces him to teach Doodle to be normal. Once he successfully teaches Doodle to walk, he pushes him harder. One day, the family finds a scarlet ibis that dies in theiryard. Doodle develops a connection with this bird and buries it.
  • Resolution
  • My Selfish pride killed my brother
  • On the lasst day of training, Doodle shows that he is too weak to continue training. The narrator is upset, and as they decide to go home, a thunderstorm rolls in. The Narrator begins running home, Doodle, however, cannot keep up and calls out, "Brother, don't leave me."
  • The narrator turns to go back to his brother, and finds him dead under a bush, in a similar position to his scarlet ibis.
  • Doodle,I am so sorry for everything
  • The narrator recalls how his selfish pride killed his baby brother Doodle.
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