The Scarlet Ibis
Creative Education's short story collections are ideal introductions to some of the world's best-known authors. the short, timeless classics of Jack London, Rudyard Kipling, Ray Bradbury, and others are celebrated in these handsome volumes.
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I loved this short story, i especially loved how the author explained the way Brother felt about William, also called Doodle, and it shows that people do really good thing for very selfish reasons but then they turn out bad, for instance Brother only taught Doodle to walk because Brother was ashamed of having a cripple Brother and most of the time Brother pushed doodle to where Doodle couldn't move. This book showed me that you shouldn't be selfish with your family because one day it will backfire like in this short story, Doodle died because Brother pushed him to much and then left him in a storm. Doodle died and i hate to say this but it was because Brother only thought about how he could not stand to have a cripple brother.
I read The Scarlet Ibis with my class in middle school and was left speechless. I saw what it’s like to be a person with real choices and family that depends on you. Sometimes as a kid you take everything for granted, or at least I did. The experience of unexpected success and the tragedy of true loss absolutely hit home. The Scarlet Ibis changed my life. I know I will read this book to my kids when they are the right age.