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What is the theme of the "The Scarlet Ibis?"
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its definitely pride.
nothing more to it.
Posted by morganthemorgan on January 3, 2009 at 10:40 AM (Answer #2)
well ithink this is the answer for your qusetion .
A theme is a specific statment that branches off the subject and is supported through the story. In order to find one theme, I can ask myself what statement the story makes about selfishness. Based on the story, I can say that selfish people do not always pay for their selfishness, but others do. The narrator was not hurt (physically) because of his selfishness, but Doodle died because of it.
Posted by omarforever on October 8, 2011 at 6:00 AM (Answer #3)
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The theme of this sory is acceptence. The brother couldn't accept having a disables brother(Doodle).
Posted by starz2 on November 3, 2011 at 2:14 PM (Answer #4)
The theme can be that sometimes pride can reason in life or death.
Posted by naio on November 15, 2011 at 8:49 AM (Answer #5)
The theme is that the brother had too much pride in teaching Doodle to walk, run etc. and he couldn't just accept the fact that Doodle wasn't physically or mentally strong enough to do all that.
Posted by tory1296 on November 22, 2011 at 10:55 PM (Answer #6)
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How about this-too much pride can make us treat those we love in cruel ways.
Posted by lolodancer on December 1, 2011 at 5:18 AM (Answer #7)
Brotherhood of man
Posted by samueltan95 on March 23, 2012 at 11:41 PM (Answer #8)
if you ahve a bad bro, u keel him with a burd
Posted by lollapalooza on October 25, 2012 at 4:18 AM (Answer #9)
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It is that do not push yours or others lives beyond boundaries, if you succeed but die, all is empty and wasted.
Posted by parama9000 on December 17, 2013 at 6:59 AM (Answer #10)
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Pride is a major theme in this story, "The Scarlet Ibis" because pride is linked with shame and embarrassment over his little brother Doodle, who has a disability. Pride is harmful. The narrator was so ashamed to have a brother like that, he even decides to kill the baby by smothering him with a pillow. He stop and sees Doodle smile and realizes that he is smart. The narrator is sometimes mean to Doodle. He showed Doodle the coffin threatening him to leave him there. Doodle begs his brother to never abandon him. The Brother was embarrassed that Doodle still couldn't walk so he sets out to teach him. On Doodle's 6th birthday, doodle surprises the family by walking. Brother decides to teach him to be athletic like him. Doddle shows signs of weaknesses. They find a scarlet ibis in their yard. Doodle is sad and he buries it. Later on the brother makes Doodle row the boat. Doodle is exhausted. A storm approaches and doodle and his brother run home. The brother runs ahead of him and when his anger calm, he runs back to find Doodle curled up. Doodle was bleeding from his mouth. The scarlet Ibis symbolizes him. The Brother is cruel, his pride took over him.
Posted by Yojana_Thapa on January 31, 2014 at 11:38 PM (Answer #11)
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