Does the story The Scarlet Ibis have a resolution? I'm pretty sure the climax is when Doodle learns to walk. What could resolve this story?Does the story "The Scarlet Ibis" have a...

Does the story The Scarlet Ibis have a resolution? I'm pretty sure the climax is when Doodle learns to walk. What could resolve this story?

Does the story "The Scarlet Ibis" have a resolution?

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The climax is the highest point of excitement or tension and the turning point of the story. In "The Scarlet Ibis," the climax is actually when the narrator goes back during the storm to find whatever happened to Doodle. As the reader, we are unsure what has happened. He has been pushed too far, and we can't imagine what has happened to him in this threatening storm. That is the climax.

The resolution then is when the narrator finds Doodle covered in his own blood. The narrator realizes what he has done--he pushed his brother too far--just as the ibis had been pushed too far, fought for too long to survive in conditions too strenuous for him. The narrator's pride was the cause of it all. That is the resolution.

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