The Question and Answer section for The Scarlet Ibis is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The terrible storm symbolizes the Doodle's impending death.
The narrator teaches Doodle to walk. After this success he wants to teach Doodle to do much more:
I would teach him to run, to swim, to climb trees, and to fight. He, too, now believed in my infallibility, so we set the deadline for these...