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    The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst Foreshadowing, symbolism, and image are all elements which compose style.  All are very important; foreshadowing adds suspense, and symbolism contributes to interpretation.  Image contributes "visual aids" which, also, aid interpretation.  In this classic short story, "The Scarlet Ibis," by James Hurst, foreshadowing, symbolism, and image combine to create a true literary masterpiece. Foreshadowing is one of the elements of style which make "The Scarlet Ibis"

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    Dante Alighieri once said, "Avarice, envy, pride, three fatal sparks, have set the hearts of all on Fire." In the short story "The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst, it shows how pride can be beneficial in some ways, and harmful in other ways. The story starts out as the narrator of the story has a recollection of his past when his younger brother Doodle was still alive. The narrator tells how everyone believed Doodle is crippled mentally and physically. However, Doodle is a normal human being mentally

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    The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst

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    When I read “The Scarlet Ibis,” I think of my little sister being premature, and then later die of because all of her organs are not formed all the way. Writer James Hurst makes a fiction story seem so realistic, it is hard to believe it is fiction. In “The Scarlet Ibis” a young boy conflicts his emotions toward his younger brother simultaneously. In the story two brothers learn how to treat each other through tough and easy times. Brother lets his pride get in the way, and then it indecently went

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    Symbolism Symbolism can be defined “as the use of symbols to signify ideas and qualities by giving them symbolic meanings that are different from their literal sense” (C. Bavota). James Hurst gives us many examples of symbolism in his short story “The Scarlet Ibis.” James Hurst was born in 1922 and was the youngest of three children. He attended North Carolina State College and served in The United States Army during World War II. He had originally studied to become a chemical engineer, but he realized

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    past. Although the majority decided upon failed romantic relationships as their most prominent regret, about sixteen percent stated his or her biggest regrets lied within family matters (Johnson). In James Hurst's short story, “The Scarlet Ibis,” Hurst uses foreshadowing and flashback to establish a reminiscent tone. As the main character and narrator of “The Scarlet Ibis” Brother reflects on his childhood, and he chooses to focus on the portion of his life that he shared with his younger brother

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    anything. He started off with small jobs and worked his way up. ” Most of us are like my father, we sacrifice ourselves to take responsibility of those we love. We were held back from achieving our dreams and goals. In The Scarlet Ibis, written by James Hurst, realizing pure intentions of good deeds is important because actions itself won’t help you. This bestseller has conveyed lessons that we can all learn from. Likewise, Doodle was held back because he was an abnormal child. Taking responsibility of

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    one thought he would live, but he did end up living and his brother spent much of his time helping Doodle become stronger and learn to walk. Over time in the story Doodle got stronger, but in the end he eventually died. In “The Scarlet Ibis” James Hurst uses creative symbols such as the color red, the scarlet ibis bird, and the seasons to represent the life of Doodle. First, in “The Scarlet Ibis” the color red is a major symbol that represents the life and death of Doodle. The color red in the story

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    because they make us want to get something done. In the short story, “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, Doodle strives for the goals that the narrator sets because his brother pushes him to and because he wants to do something no one thinks he can do, also the goals reflect the conflict that the narrator feels about Doodle because Doodle is crippled. First, in the short story, “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, Doodle strives for the goals that the narrator sets because his brother pushes him to. Doodle

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    Pride can be good or bad as the narrator of “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst learns. He remembers his brother, Doodle and the lesson he learns about the difference between good and bad pride. Born between summer and autumn, Doodle, a vivacious, disabled boy who is the narrator’s brother, might not be all there, and then, one day he smiles. Doodle learns to crawl backwards and the narrator teaches him how to walk at a very late age. Doodle’s brother makes a plan for Doodle to learn how to do all

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    Love Can Kill The Relationships of Brothers Many stories throughout our culture present many difficulties and challenges where characters are forced to go through many trials to develop their personalities. Writers create extremely intricate lives for the characters in which they have to fight through either their own personal difficulties or problems presented by the world. The readers learn very intimate and secretive details about these characters until they feel as if they know them personally

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