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In the short story The Scarlet Ibis the narrator is a bad brother The reader knows that the narrator is a bad brother when the brother renames him Doodle The brother says It was perhaps the kindest thing I ever did for him because nobody expects much from someone called Doodle Hurst 8 Renaming a brotherloved one would be an act of kindness but not renaming someone a rude name He renames him Doodle because his little brother is weak doesnt do anything he is invalid This shows the brother brings him down instead of lifting him up he looks down on him Doesnt have faith in Doodle Also Doodles brother was threatening Doodle to touch his casket he was going to die in or else Ill leave you here by yourself Hurst 9 A brother making his younger sibling touch his casket is very cruel Then threatening if it is not touched you would be left alone Doodles biggest fear The brother manipulates Doodle on purpose to him This shows cruelty from an older sibling making their own blood suffer The brother also shows Doodle how to walk all because of shame Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother Hurst 12 Showing a toddler or someone who has disabilitydisabilities should show sign of kindness and positive pride Although there is a positive and negative side of pride Showing someone how to walk with a negative pride is a very rude person Overall the narrator is a bad brother because he renames his little brother a rude name also threatens him and shows im how to do something with a negative pride
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