scarlet ibis

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  • Symbol
  • Symbol
  • Imagery
  • The scarlet ibis is a symbol in this story. It symbolizes Doodle and reminds us that even when things seem out of place they can be wonderful.
  • Theme
  • When Doodle buries the bird this is symbolizing the need to say goodbye and show respect for something or someone even when they are different.
  • Dynamic character
  • Imagery is when an author describes something so well that it appeals to your senses and creates a vivid picture in your mind. The author does this best on page 360 when he describes the landscape and the storm that is coming. "The sun, gilded with the yellow cast of autumn..." "Black clouds began to gather ..." "lightning was playing across half the sky and thunder roared out, hiding even the sound of the sea. The sun disappeared and darkness descended."
  • Personal reaction
  • I believe the theme is about loving someone so much that your pride doesn't get in the way. The narrator always pushes Doodle to be normal only because he doesn't want to be embarrassed by him when school starts. He is also mad because they weren't successful and he runs faster than Doodle during the storm and leaves him behind even though he yells for him to wait.
  • The narrator is the dynamic character. At the beginning of the story he is angry because he doesn't have a normal brother. By the end he realizes that he had a wonderful brother and he was fortunate to have had him in his life. At the beginning he made him touch his coffin at the end he was sad that Doodle died.
  • I thought the ending was sad and wished that Doodle hadn't died trying to catch his brother. I thought the narrator was a good brother even though his motives were sometimes selfish. I think he learned a lot about life.
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