Scarlet Ibis Storyboard

Scarlet Ibis Storyboard

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  • Symbol
  • Symbol
  • Imagery
  • Doodle's coffin represents how his family (except for Aunt Nicey) thought he would die, and they didn't have much hope for him.
  • Theme
  • Change For Doodle
  • The scarlet ibis represents Doodle, because the ibis shouldn't have been able to live as long as it did, just like Doodle wasn't supposed to live as long as he did.
  • Dynamic Character
  • Feeling no hope for Doodle Thinking Doodle isn't a good kind of brother because he might not be "all there". Feeling that Doodle was a nuisance, and didn't want to take him everywhere the narrator went.
  • TO
  • Having high hopes for Doodle, such as being able to run, swim, climb trees, fight etc. Loving Doodle deeply Spending all of his time with Doodle (willingly) Feeling pride in how he was able to teach Doodle to walk, and do other normal things.
  • Imagery is a writing style that appeals to all five senses, taste, touch, smell, hear, and see. On page 350 the passage states, "... summer was dead but autumn had not yet been born, that the ibis lit in the bleeding tree. The flower garden was stained with rotting brown magnolia petals and ironweeds grew rank amid the purple phlox," and "...graveyard flowers were blooming, and their smell drifted across the cotton field and through every room of our house, speaking softly the names of our dead."
  • Personal Reaction
  • I think that the theme is try not to change someone because you want them to be perfect in your eyes. The narrator was trying to make Doodle normal, and by pushing Doodle through their "program", the narrator overworked Doodle, costing Doodle his life. Doodle's condition can be summed up with this section of the story "...with his weak heart this strain would probably kill him,".
  • The narrator is dynamic because he had no faith in Doodle ever living. But after the narrator was able to get Doodle to walk, he felt as though he could help Doodle do anything. Plus, the narrator feels bad about how he taught Doodle to walk for his own pride.
  • I felt shocked and upset at the end when Doodle died. I feel that the narrator was a good brother because he was trying to help Doodle learn to run, walk, fight, swim, even though it was for the narrator's pride. Plus, at the end of the book, the narrator was just being like a normal sibling, messing with Doodle by running away from him.
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