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The Scarlet Ibis

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Lisa Gali

on 29 October 2012

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Transcript of The Scarlet Ibis

The Scarlet Ibis Introduction The introduction is the beginning paragraph which usually starts describing people and things that are going to happen. By: James Hurst "The Scarlet Ibis" is basically about a young disabled boy named Doodle.The story is told by Doodles brother.Doodles brother tries to teach him to do many things to make him normal, but he doesn't do it for Doodle, he does it for himself. Plot The plot is a sequence of events or incidents that make up a story Parts of the plot: Exposition An exposition is where everything is mainly introduced.Usually includes characters, setting, etc. Rising Action The exposition of this story is when Doodle is born. Everyone thought he would die at first, except Aunt Nicey because he was disabled. Also, Doodles brother who is also the narrator tried to kill him by suffocating him. Doodle smiles to let them know he is all there. The rising action is the events that lead up to the climax. Climax The climax is the turning point of the story. The climax is when Doodle and his brother show their family that he taught Doodle how to walk. This is when the narrator first notices that he was doing it for himself and not for him brother, Doodle.Also, the Scarlet Ibis dies. The rising action is when the narrator decides he wants to try and teach Doodle how to be normal by showing him how to walk and other normal things. Falling Action Doodle and his brother go to bury the Scarlet Ibis. They went out and it started to rain. The falling action consists of the events leading up to the resolution. Resolution The resolution of a story is basically the end and when the conflict is usually resolved. Point of view Conflict Characterization Theme Setting Conclusion Conflicts are struggles between opposing forces. Overall, this was my favorite short story out of all 7 we have read. I liked this story because it was very interesting and easy to understand. The setting of the story is the time and place in which the story takes place. This story took place in 1918. This also took place during the time of World War 1. The theme of the story is a central message or insight into life revealed through a literary work. There are a few themes in this story. One theme is nothing's impossible. This is one of the themes because no one thought it was possible for him to walk, but it was. The resolution is when the narrator is running home to get out of the rain and leaves his brother after he falls. Then, he noticed he never got up and then Doodle died because his brother was pushing him too hard. The narrators feelings change greatly after Doodle had died. Characterization is the techniques the narrator uses to create and develop characters. External Conflict man vs. man Doodle vs. his brother Internal Conflict man vs. self Doodle vs. his disease The narrator's position in relation to the story being told. The story is told from a first person POV. You can tell because the narrator uses words like "I" a lot. Protagonist A protagonist is the leading character, the hero of the story The protagonist is Doodle and his disease. Antagonist The antagonist is the character in the story who competes with another character. The antagonist is the narrator, also known as the brother.
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