The Question and Answer section for The Scarlet Ibis is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I would consider this story in the coming-of-age genre. The protagonist undergoes profound changes growing up.
The terrible storm symbolizes the Doodle's impending death.
Doodle was five years old in the first section of the story.
Doodle was five years old when I turned 13. I was embarrassed at having a brother of that age who couldn't walk, so I set out to teach him. We were down in Old Woman Swamp. "I'm going to...