I want a healthy brother. I feel embarrassed at having such a brother.
The setting is in a southern US state, on a small plantation where the narrator and his new baby brother live.
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.
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.
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.