Brother is someone that Doodle always looks up to. Brother uses this to persuade Doodle that he must not be different. In conclusion, Brother shows his self-interest in how he treats his younger brother. He treats his younger brother, Doodle, as something to ‘fix’ and he cannot accept his brother as he is. When Doodle finally learns to walk, Brother’s selfish need for a more ‘ideal’ little brother is not satisfied for long.
His brother got annoyed so he taught doodle how to walk. Doodle’s brother didn’t teach doodle how to walk because he felt sorry for him, but because of his reputation. Doodle’s brother at first in the story does not really care about him. “It was bad enough to have an invalid brother” (200) shows that he sees Doodle as invalid, useless and crippled. Doodle’s original name was William Armstrong, but his brother changed it to Doodle because he thought that William Armstrong definitely did not fit his personality.
Therefore, the honeysuckle symbolizes Doodle's conflicting emotions of reluctance at the idea of walking, yet he wants to learn when he thinks of how much better life would be if he could walk. Brother and Doodle "went to the pine beside the stream of Old Woman Swamp, and [Brother] put [Doodle] on his feet at least a hundred times each afternoon." (Hurst 112) This shows that no matter how many times Doodle fails, Brother will always pick him up. In addition, it seems that even when Doodle feels bad, Brother helps him get back up and move on. Determination is not something that comes t... ... middle of paper ... ...f his pride, yet he seems to do what it tells him to do anyway, just like how Doodle doesn't want to learn how to run or swim, but he does what Brother says anyway.
Men have been dominant for so long that it is hard for many of them to understand the duty they have to help humanity. Rabbit has promise but can find no reason, even the death of his daughter, to change. God “gives to each of us special talents, So: know thyself, learn to understand your talents and then work to develop them, that’s the way to be happy” (10). Thus Rabbit is one of the greatest obstacles which stands in the way of social advancement, because he does not realize the contribution he could make. His selfishness blinds him to the harm does cause, or the good he could cause, if he came to a deeper understanding of himself, and men’s role in society.
Although realizing he was in the clutches of pride and humiliation, Brother could not admit Doodle’s defeat without admitting his own. His selfish and proud nature ultimately resulted in Doodle’s death. As Brother is only 13, he places great importance on being accepted. Not only his humiliation but also his desire for conformity prompt Brother to teach Doodle to walk, climb vines, swim, and row. Brother sees himself as superior to Doodle, a common feeling for an older sibling of his age.
To begin, Doodle strives for goals even if he has no competitive nature because his brother expects him to overcome his disability. While constantly taking Doodle to Old Woman Swamp, the narrator attempts to teach his brother to walk. Eventually, they succeed, and with much surprise to the unexpecting parents and doctor. These were the people who were strongly advising that Doodle not put any strain on himself at all. Clearly, these suggestions were ignored by the narrator.
The same can happen with an older sibling! That is the case in The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst. The narrator of this story has a younger brother called Doodle, who has some health issues. Big brother pushes little brother to be better than he is. In The Scarlet Ibis, Doodle strives for the goals that his brother sets for him for many reasons, which reflects the conflict in the story.
He thought his children not to fight physically because he believes it is not a resolution to the problem. Atticus himself always tries to solve problems logically. When Bob Ewell has spat on his face, he did not, for one-second think of raising his hand on the poorest men in living in Maycomb. He had the right to defend h...
He had to pull him around on his go-cart day after day. Brother tried to discourage Doodle from coming with him by running with the go-cart and sometimes tipping it over on him. Doodle was such a burden on Brother that he was embarrassed to have a brother of that age that could not walk. It would be this pride or embarrassment that would be such a burden to Brother, that it would ultimately kill Doodle. This is a great example of symbolism that Hurst gives us, but it is just one of
He is not happy at the end of the poem as the neighbour can only answer ‘Good fences make good neighbours’ and Frost feels that this argument is inadequate. However, on reading ‘Digging’, Heaney has informed the reader that he does not want to follow in his father’s footsteps, but wants advantage of the new ‘free education ‘available, which allowed him to become a poet. Nowadays, tradition is still highly relevant, but there are still individuals who ‘strike out’ and ‘go against the trend’ of following the expected way of life that his father had done previously before him. In both poems, there is a clear difference in poetic style and structure of the poems. In ‘Mending Wall’, there is only one long stanza, where the ... ... middle of paper ... ...en written just before a conflict in society, and so there are links which return to the context of each poem such as ‘snug as a gun’ and ‘walk the line’, which could show that they are patrolling their territory in ‘Mending Wall’.