Symbols In The Scarlet Ibis

analytical Essay
286 words
286 words

“Black is the color of night. White is the true color of death” -Melissa de la Cruz. Symbolism is used frequently throughout society. Symbolism is the use of substitution that represent qualities, feelings, or ideas. In the short story, The Scarlet Ibis, written by James Hurst, there are many examples of symbolism. In this short story symbolism is portrayed using misplacement and death. The ibis bird that is found outside of Doodle’s house symbolizes Doodle’s misplacement in society. School is about to start for Doodle. “Time was short, and Doodle still had a long way to go if he was going to keep up with the other boys when he started school” (5-6). The Ibis bird was misplaced after the storm and symbolizes Doodle and his misplacement in

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes the use of symbolism in james hurst's the scarlet ibis. the ibis bird and the red nightshade bush symbolize misplacement and death.
  • Explains that the nightshade bush symbolizes death when doodle's brother found him under the bush after the tree was struck by lightning during the storm.
  • Analyzes how symbolism, misplacement, and death give a whole new way of seeing things and facing challenges.
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