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The Scarlet Ibis : Parallel Structure And Symbolism
Transcript of The Scarlet Ibis : Parallel Structure And Symbolism
They both got somewhere they shouldn't have made it to
A specific word, idea, or object that may stand for ideas, values personsor ways of life . One day, a big red bird appears in their garden, looking sick and tired. The boys' father identifies it as a Scarlet Ibis, a tropical bird that was blown off course by a recent storm. When the bird dies Doodle buried it. A sudden rainstorm comes, and when they reach the riverbank, Doodle is tired and frightened. Brother runs ahead of Doodle, leaving the frightened boy behind. When Brother does not see Doodle, Brother returns for Doodle, only to find Doodle, lifeless, sitting next to a red-berried bush with blood flowing out of his mouth, staining his throat and shirt red. Doodle died like the Scarlet Ibis: red and a long way from home. Symbolism The story has been described as "rich in symbolism." The Scarlet Ibis is the main symbol in the story, as is the color red