The narrator basked in the control he had over his brother. Because of the embarrassment the narrator felt about his brother, he became determined to make Doodle as normal as possible. Brother teaches Doodle how to walk, a kind act that improved Doodle’s quality of life. However, Brother’s intentions were bad, and he admits his pure selfish objectives when he says "And that Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled
The Scarlet Ibis In James Hurst short story “The Scarlet Ibis,” he uses the tragic relationship of two brothers to demonstrate the themes of pride and brotherly love. “They did not know that I did for myself; that pride, whose slave I was; spoke to me louder than all their voices, and that Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother.” Brother only helped Doodle so he won’t be embarrassed. But he also did it to help Doodle out. Then before doodle dies, Brother fells like he didn’t do enough for Doodle or loved him enough (pg.347). “He looked straight at me and grinned”.
His along with Bevel’s naivety lead them to misinterpret Christian faith, leading to their deaths. Being Norton’s influence, Rufus displays a strong faith, from his appearance to his speech and actions. Rufus’s club foot symbolises his ticket into heaven and his identity. His club foot makes him ‘lame,’ so no matter what evil deeds he performs, he will be ‘saved’ because ‘ “the lame shall enter first” ’ (480). Also on page 469, ‘Johnson was as touchy about the foot as if it were a sacred object.’ showing Rufus’s understanding that he needs the foot to get into heaven and be ‘saved.’ He identifies himself through his foot for the same reasons.
After consulting the bird book the family found that the bird was a Scarlet Ibis from the South Americans tropics. This shows the reader that this in a rare bird and its unusual to see in North Carolina. When Doodle was born he was red with a big head and tiny body and looked like an old shriveled grandpa. “Everybody thought he was to die” (Hurst,254). Even though everyone thought Doodle was going to die, and even made him a baby coffin, he lived beyond expectations.
His actions in speaking to the ghost show extreme bravery (it could be the devil in disguise) but also a disregard for his own safety because he is already experiencing suicidal despair “I do not set my life at a pin's fee” and does not care if he lives or dies. Act 2 • Eager to avenge his father “Haste me to know it that I may with wings as swift as meditation or the thoughts of love sweep to my revenge” This can be interpreted as a good thing because it shows his loyalty to his father & his determination set things right in Denmark.
Lastly, Edgar’s crucial act of mercy led to his father Gloucester reaching an epiphany, that he was wrong by trusting Edmund. All three topics are relevant within Act IV and show how mercy is a critical aspect to life. I believe that mercy highly outweighs justice; mercy is the single most important quality to humankind which brings out peace. Whereas justice leads to an ongoing cycle of violence where nothing can get solved First, the mercy that King Lear willingly shows to Cordelia restores relationships. He openly states mercy towards Cordelia and says: “You do me wrong to take me out o’th’ grave: Thou art a soul in bliss; but I am bound Upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead” (IV vii 45-47) This statement portrays how Lear admits that he was wrong in the past.
On one occasion, he almost turned Jim in until he heard him say, “Dah you goes, de ole true Huck; de on'y white genlman dat ever kep' his promise to ole Jim (Twain 810). The social morals at the time made Huck think he was a bad person for not turning in a runaway slave like he was expected to. Throughout the book, Huck no longer uses societies morals in order to keep Jim safe. Huck creates his own set of morals to keep his “family”
Brown's believe that they are''…a race of honest men and good Christians… "has faded (Guerin, 303). The devil deceived Brown to continue his journey in the wood, when Brown decides to return back. The devil said "sit here and rest yourself a while; and when you feel like moving again, there is my staff to help you along. ", then he vanished (Guerin, 307) (139-41). Moreover, Brown lost his trust in his people and the resource of social control became weaker in Brown's psyche ("Nathaniel").
Larry calls it irony that his prayers were answered because he prayed that his father would return from the war, and when his father actually returns from the war, he wishes that he would leave again. 4. Larry thinks that God is someone that will grant his wishes and take care of his wants. He does not see God as a spiritual being, but as someone that can control his fate. Basically he thinks God is there to do things for him that he wants to happen.
Also, once Edgar runs away, Gloucester gives the title that Edgar once had to Edmund. In return, he expects forgiveness from Edmund, for years of treating him like second best. When Gloucester decides to give Edmund his inheritance, he says, “Loyal and natural boy, I’ll work the means / To make thee capable” (II.i.84-85). Although Edmund may not be Gloucester’s first choice, he is the best choice in Gloucester’s eyes. All he wants is to be forgiven for not giving Edmund the