The Scarlet Ibis

the way the narrator shows his feeling in the scarlet ibis

how did the narrator shows his feelings

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Consider the narrator's feelings about Doodle. At the beginning of the story, the narrator is visibly disappointed with his little brother. He had an image in his head of a brother who could run, play, and fight with him like a normal child, but instead he received a brother who was severely disabled to the point where he could not even walk. There are moments, though, when he does appear to appreciate his little brother; when they make flower jewelry in the Old Woman Swamp, for instance, or when they daydream about their futures. The narrator's response to Doodle's death at the end of the story shows that he has come to appreciate his brother for what he is, but he recognizes that he has taken this for granted for far too long.