How Does Kurt Vonnegut Use Symbols In The Scarlet Ibis

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“Symbols can be so beautiful, sometimes,” Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions. The Scarlet Ibis is about a disabled boy who is thought to be bedridden for his life. His brother, who is not named, is determined to make his brother normal because he was so embarrassed. Brother pushes doodle further and further, harder and harder, until one day in the middle of a storm he ditched doodle. Doodle is found dead a little while later by brother. The Scarlet Ibis enhances the plot with many symbols making the story more detailed using symbols such as the barn loft, the color red, and the seasons. The barn loft is an intense symbol that is shown during times of tense, confined moments. When brother was mad at doodle not being able to walk he brings