The Scarlet Ibis By James Hurst: A Short Story

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Although siblings do not always get a long, killing them could not benefit anyone either. In the short story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, the narrator, brother, has always wanted another brother. Once the brother got a brother named William Armstrong, his nickname Doodle, he could teach him how to run, to swim, and to fight. The brother is so excited to teach Doodle how to walk that he is encouraging and was having a good time with him. The short story stated, “When he fell, I grabbed him in my arms and hugged him, our laughter pealing through the swamp like a ringing bell” (467). The brother loves teaching Doodle how to walk, and they both had a lot of fun when he is teaching Doodle to walk. After Doodle finally learns how to walk,