Doodle's big brother's fear of being made fun of led him to being ashamed of his little brother. This subsequently led to him to teach Doodle how to walk. He also did not want to have a brother that could not do anything. Doodle's brother only helped Doodle for his own reasons and for himself. Doodle's brother was cruel.
To have pride in the way you look or act is an absolutely wonderful trait, but a point in time can come where you could have so much pride that you look down on others and set conditions for others to be able to be proud of them. The pride that Brother possesses is exactly this, being ashamed of someone and trying to change them into something he can be proud of. Brother narrates this story as an adult, remembering the life of his little brother, Doodle. As Brother tells of his adventures with Doodle, Brother decides to teach Doodle how to walk, but only out of his own embarrassment of the poor boy. He begins to speak about how everyone has to have pride in something, and that Doodle was now his source of pride.
The father’s values can also be examined, along with his relationship with his son, Joel. Mr. Sansom’s expectations describe a perverted self love. He does not ask, but expects that other people should give up their lives for him. The reason that Joel was called to Skully’s Landing was to take care of his paralyzed father, but he was not told this. One day, while Joel is reading a magazine to his father, he notices that Idabel is outside and he wishes to be with her.
Vladimir Santana In the Story "The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst The narrator and Doodle had close relationship with each other after training with his brother, who was the only one who cared about him. The actions of the narrator throughout the story show he is not primarily responsible for the death of his younger brother Doodle, because its was the fault of thier treatment, them not caring about thier own son, and having no responbility. The parents have little expectations for Doodle because he was handicaped. Doodle brother conveys this by stating "Mama, Crying told me that even if William Armstrong lived, he would never do these things with me". (pg.430) The narrator is proving us that Doodle would not be able to do the things that his
Since he knew how brother John loved those kind of things as the scriptures and all the missing pages he wanted to show him his great discovery but he had sworn with Dickon and Bleheris, not to. Hugh did not show much responsibility when he first arrived at the monastery, but by the end of the story he proved responsibility. Hugh, at first, did not like the idea of staying at the monastery because he got bored easily all day. Until he began to like more and more the work of Brother John and till he met Dickon, later his best friend. Hugh showed perseverance in many ways throughout the story, by what he thought, did, and said.
The same bedroom door that he had slammed shut 25 years ago. At this point, Robbie’s father is starting to look at things a different way. He remembers when he tried to help his grandmother when he was a child and he remembers messing up. But most of all, he remembers being forgiven. While Robbie prepares to “run away” his father is busy recalling memories of how his grandmother had not been angry with him when he messes and how she taught him that “from a child is beautiful, anything.” Remembering this, the fathers attitude towards his son is now happy and grateful, a big change from mad and frustrated.
Yet his shame at having a child with a Hazara woman leads him to hide the fact that Hassan is his son. Because he cannot love Hassan openly, he is somewhat distant toward Amir and is often hard on him, though he undoubtedly loves him. Keith’s father is
Throughout the story George constantly reminds Lennie how much better his life would be if he didn’t have to take care of him. While George and Lennie are lying down talking George talks about Lennie being in “a lot of trouble” (Steinbeck 7). George is always reminding Lennie how much he doesn’t like him. He seems like he’s trying to be a father-like figure but doesn’t know how. George tells the boss that Lennie got kicked in the head by a horse as a little kid and that’s why he is slow, so Lennie asks him if it is true and George says that it would be a good thing and it would “save everybody a hell of a lot of trouble.” (Steinbeck 23).
The reason why the narrator wouldn’t help Doodle down before he touched his casket was because he wanted to show him who was in control. On the other hand, the narrator also shows his pride in a more positive light when he encourages Doodle to keep trying even though he fails repeatedly, “‘Oh yes you can, Doodle,’ I said. ‘All you got to do is try. Now come on,’ and I hauled him up once more” (Hurst 776). The narrator does appear to be the normal supportive big brother, until he states the real reason why Doodle walked, “Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother” (Hurst 777).
To begin with, his relationship with his sons, Biff and Happy, is nonetheless strained, especially after not being able to achieve the success that he told them was so easy to take hold of. Willy’s sons received different traits from their old man, and as such, can be seen by the reader as two separate personifications of his fragile psyche. Biff, for starters, represents Willy’s acknowledgment of his failure. In the altercation with his dad near the conclusion of the story, Biff tells