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A person should treat others well so they wont regret it later In the short story The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst a young boy named Doodle who is suffering from a weak heart is trying to be friends with his twelve year old brother When Doodle was born the family knew he was going to have a handicap His older brother was hoping for a brother who he could teach to do things he does like racing boxing and other typical boy things Doodle couldnt do those things so his brother would be mean to him to try to make up for his losses At the end of the story doodle and his brother are at the swamp and going home when a storm is coming his brother got scared so he started to run leaving Doodle behind crying Brother Brother dont leave me Dont leave me After a little while his brother came back to find Doodle lying down on the ground with blood coming from his mouth he died because his heart exploded The story is told from his brother as an adult remembering Doodle and regretting he was mean to him When a reader finishes the story he or she will remember the story later on in life when he or she is being mean to another person and they might just help or compliment that person instead The author uses this story to teach the reader that he or she should always be thankful for the people you know and let them know it because they might be gone before you know it The brother was really cruel to Doodle He did things that could endanger Doodles life He would pull the wagon doodle rode
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