He made selfish choices and in the end it was him who lost his glory and his brother. Initially, Brother disliked Doodle and even thought about killing him. However brother sees Doodle smile and realizes that Doodle is “all there.” Brother tries to change Doodle for his own selfish ways. Consequently, Brother makes one last selfish choice and leaves Doodle behind as a storm rolls in. As a result of his selfish choice Doodle dies.
When I hear the word “go-cart”, I think fun and excitement; but Brother sees it as a punishment and hates the idea. I see brother pulling around Doodle as a way for the two to bond as siblings; however the narrator wants nothing to do with Doodle except to hurt him. No matter where Brother is going, “Mother [calls] from wherever she [is] ‘Take Doodle with you.’ ’’ This gives Brother, in his mind, another reason to bring more havoc to Doodle. Continuously Brother takes... ... middle of paper ... ...his forehead and lifted his head… He had been bleeding from the mouth.” (Hurst 117). Who is to blame for this?
Clearly, Amir hears how his father compares the two, and unlike Hassan who manages to meet Baba’s expectations, Amir grows bitter towards Hassan. He is unable to fight off his envy which later causes him to sacrifice his best friend’s innocence: “Maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay, the lamb I had to slay, to win Baba” (82), and this is all because he realizes “his shame is complicated by his own realization that in part he doesn’t help his friend precisely because he is jealous of him” (Corbett, 2006). From here, Amir develops strong feelings of guilt that induces him to perform even more destructive acts, such as having Hassan and his father evicted from the house. Amir not only loses a close friend, but now he has to continue to live with remorse as he dwells on these memories. The only way for Amir to redeem himself of his repercussions is through a challenging process of sacrifice and self-discovery.
Willy Loman has the ups and downs of someone suffering from bipolar disorder: one minute he is happy and proud- the next he is angry and swearing at his sons. Their relationships are obviously not easy ones. Willy always has the deeper devotion, adoration, and near-hero worship for his son Biff; the boy, likewise, has a great love for his father. Each brags on the other incessantly, thereby ignoring the other son- Happy- who constantly tries to brag on himself in order to make up the lack of anyone to do it for him. This turns sour however, after Biff discovers the father he idolizes was not all he had thought him to be.
He behaved kindly for selfish and prideful reasons; he behaved unkindly when he couldn’t control his emotions. This buildup of emotions eventually caused Doodle’s death at the end of the story. The narrator recognizes his guiltiness when running away from his brother, knowing that Doodle’s heart cannot bear the strain. However, at the time, he did so anyways – he couldn’t understand the consequences of his impetuous actions, and ultimately, kills Doodle. Throughout the Scarlet Ibis, the cruel interactions between the narrator and Doodle occur in the heat of the moment, a characteristic crack of pride and cruelty in a child, where Brother feels guilty for doing so, but cannot comprehend what could happen as a result of his actions.
He grows to love Doodle and their relationship appeared passionate and rewarding, but his underlying motives to help his brother revealed many complications in their relationship. At the time of Doodle’s death, the protagonist was particularly cruel towards him until he is faced with his brother’s disfigured body and “screamed above the body and threw [his] body to the earth.” In this moment, Doodle’s death allows the protagonist to accept his mistakes and finally realize the extent of his cruelty and manipulation in attempt to satisfy his pride. However, death is a final statement, a resolute ending and unfortunately their last moments emphasized the manipulation and cruelty of the protagonist instead of revealing the
Doodle learned how to talk way before he could walk, forcing the narrator to pull him around in a gocart everywhere he went. Brother became embarrassed of Doodle and taught him to walk. Doodle dies at age six, and Brother is responsible for his death. The narrator is responsible, because he knew about Doodle’s undeveloped organs, and over-worked him. Brother’s only motivation to teach Doodle to run, swim, climb and walk was the fact that he was embarrassed to have a crippled sibling.
Oedipus and Willy because of their pride did the exact opposite of what they intended: Willy wanted to help his family, and instead he had just hurt them. Oedipus meant to find the murderer of Laius as way to further glorify him; rather it just caused him to bring shame upon himself. That was the price they paid for their pride, and while Willy does not realize what has done before he died, Oedipus must carry the shame of actions until he does die. Pride destroyed both men, in different ways, and such is the way of hamartia and the tragic fall of a tragic hero.
Doodle's brother would only do this to have control on Doodle and Doodle's actions. This control, which Doodle's brother wanted, gave him enjoyment to boss around his brother, enjoyment to boss a crippled kid. And that Doodle walked only because his brother was ashamed of having a crippled brother. It was bad enough having an invalid b.... In the story "The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst, an important theme is pride.
Some people are selfish in such a way that affects only their own selves, but others’ selfishness can hurt those they care about. One of these such people is Brother in “The Scarlet Ibis”. In James Hurst’s “The Scarlet Ibis”, Brother is selfish and only teaches Doodle to walk to benefit himself. Brother is too engulfed in his selfish desire for a ‘better’ brother that he does not give Doodle a chance to rest. “I made him swim until he turned blue, and row until he couldn’t lift an oar.” This excerpt shows the reader how ruthless Brother is in the training he has set up for Doodle.