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although it is not their fault because they want to be accepted and not be left behind In James Hursts The Scarlet Ibis Brother is cruel to Doodle for several reasons including shame and Doodle strangely enough accepts his mistreatment because he is afraid of being abandoned In the short story Brother is cruel to Doodle and treats him very badly mainly because Brother is ashamed of his disability For example Brother says that he wanted to kill Doodle because he couldnt bear the thought of having an invalid brother who possibly was not all there Brother wanted to kill Doodle because he would rather not have a brother at all than have one that is invalid and isnt all there Brother could not bear the thought of having an invalid brother because he wanted a normal brother whom he could play with and do things that all brothers do with each other In addition Brother said I was embarrassed at having a brother of five years old who couldnt walk Brother was probably embarrassed that Doodle was five years old and couldnt even walk while other five year old and younger children were not only walking but learning new things like riding a bike Brother was also embarrassed because all his friends brothers could all walk and Brother was afraid of what his friends would think Brother is basically cruel to Doodle because he wants to have a normal brother like other kids do that he can play with and do the things that all other brothers do Brother treats Doodle very badly but Doodle accepts his mistreatment because among other reasons he fears being abandoned and left behind For example Doodle cried Dont go leave me brother when he didnt want to touch his casket and Brother said that he would leave him by himself if he didnt Doodle is afraid that Brother will leave him because Doodle knew that Brother
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