The Scarlet Ibis By James Hurst: Literary Analysis

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Rashida Rowe once said, “Don’t do something today, you know you will regret tomorrow, think before you act.” At some point in our lives, we have all done something we regret. In “The Scarlet Ibis,”, by James Hurst, Doodle’s brother intended to help him but ends up hurting him. The brother demanded too much of Doodle. He remarks, “I made him swim until he turned blue and row until he couldn’t lift an oar.” Doodle’s brother should’ve considered how Doodle felt. He was very cruel, but oblivious to this. The brother also said, “I ran as fast as I could, leaving him far behind with a wall of rain dividing us.” The brother was contemptible to leave Doodle behind in the rain, when it was clear that he was struggling. He ultimately caused Doodle’s

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