The Scarlet Ibis Pride Analysis

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In his short story “The Scarlet Ibis,” James Hurst shows that pride is both a positive and negative force that makes people take action. Doodle’s brother, the narrator, can not stand the fact that he has a crippled brother. Taking it as an insult to his pride, he decides to push Doodle so that he is the same as the other children when Doodle’s school career starts. Unfortunately the narrator runs away from Doodle when he doesn't make the school deadline, and when he returns after realizing that leaving was wrong, the narrator finds his brother dead on the sidewalk. One thing that Doodle’s brother teaches him is how to walk, and after Doodle shows off his new skill to the brother’s family, the narrator realizes, “...That pride, whose slave I