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The Ultimate Failure In the story The Scarlet Ibis written by James Hurst the narrator of the story changes from not accepting his physically disabled brother Doodle to realizing that Doodle cannot be changed The story The Scarlet Ibis is about a boy who lets his pride take the life of his younger brother Doodle The story begins when Doodle is born Doodle has a weak heart which causes him not to be able to do things normal children can do His brother the narrator is disappointed and even embarrassed of his brother Doodle He begins to get so frustrated with hauling Doodle around that he begins to teach him to walk against his will The narrator has so much pride in what he has taught his brother that he ends up pushing him too hard and eventually kills him During the beginning of the story the narrator is very impatient with Doodle because his is different than the other boys and he is anything but sympathetic During the story their relationship grows but the narrator is still unable to accept Doodles limitations At the end of the story the narrator pushes Doodle so hard that he eventually killed him In the beginning of the story the narrator is unable to accept the fact that his brother is not like other boys It was evident that the narrator was not sympathetic to Doodles fragile condition because he quotes it was bad enough having an invalid brother but having one that was possibly not all there was unbearable so I began to make plans to kill him by smothering him in a pillow The narrator doesnt accept Doodle because he is different and definitely sympathetic to Doodles condition The narrator wanted a brother that could run and jump and play with him The narrator shows he is not sympathetic towards Doodle when he says but he learned to crawlfor the first time he became
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