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James Hurst's "The Scarlet Ibis".

Date Submitted: 02/09/2004 19:45:34
Category: / Literature / Biographies
Length: 3 pages (867 words)
The Ultimate Failure In the story "The Scarlet Ibis" written by James Hurst, the narrator of the story changes from not accepting his physically disabled brother Doodle to realizing that Doodle cannot be changed. The story "The Scarlet Ibis" is about a boy who lets his pride take the life of his younger brother Doodle. The story begins when Doodle is born. Doodle has a weak heart, which causes him not to be able to …
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…change Doodle by teaching him to walk and do other activities that normal boys do. He lets his pride get the best of him. He kept pushing Doodle even though he already knew he had failed. Doodle would never be like a normal boy. He would never be able to swim, run and jump with the other boys at school. The narrator had realized his plans for Doodle resulted in the ultimate failure, Doodle's death.
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