The Scarlet Ibis Love Quotes

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Ever wonder how much people hurt the ones they love or loved? In the story, “The Scarlet Ibis”, by James Hurst, there was a little boy named William Armstrong and his older brother. Brother had his heart set on having this perfect brother, but when William turned out not to be exactly what he expected, he sought out to change him with pain. William was born with a caul over his head and was not expected to live very long. No one ever thought William would turn out to be much, especially Brother. Brother took it upon himself to fix William, but pushed him too far causing him to die. The characteristics of Brother as being embarrassed, prideful, and regretful help prove the theme that sometimes people hurt the ones they love the most.…show more content…
When William was born, his mother told brother that William would never be all there and never be able to do normal kid things; this frustrates brother very much. All Brother wanted was to be able to do many activities with William: “I wanted more than anything else someone to race to Horsehead Landing, someone to box with, and someone to perch with in the top fork of the great pine behind the barn, where across the fields and swamps you could see the sea” (Hurst 464). Brother is so upset that he decides to smother William with a pillow to kill him, just to get the process over with. When he went up to him, William looks at him and Brother realizes that he is there. Brother did not think that William Armstrong worked with him because he was certainly not strong, in fact he was very…show more content…
For a long time Brother was trying to help Doodle walk but in order to do that he had to learn to stand first. In the beginning it seemed hopeless until one time Doodle stood by himself for a couple seconds. This makes Brother and Doodle so happy because they have gone through a long process of standing him up, him falling down and then it repeats. After this they keep having Doodle stand by himself then he eventually starts to walk. They decide to wait and tell everyone till on October eighth, Doodle’s sixth birthday, because they want him to be a pro before they show everyone. Once they finally show Mother, Father, and Aunt Nicey, they make them close their eyes until Doodle gets into the room. When he walks in they open their eyes and Mother starts crying, Father is happy, and Aunt Nicey was saying she knew he would be a miracle. Although they did not know that Brother was only doing this for himself so he would not be embarrassed: “They did not know that I did it for myself, pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices, and that Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a cripple brother” (Hurst, 468). Brother was so proud of being able to get Doodle to walk, that he wants to teach Doodle to do more things. Brother wants Doodle to go to schools, so they start a long process of getting Doodle physically ready for school, to do this they

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