Not looking for a summary, just for details?Does this story have any external conflicts? (man vs. man / man vs. nature, etc.)Aclimax or…

Not looking for a summary, just for details?Does this story have any external conflicts? (man vs. man / man vs. nature, etc.)Aclimax or…

Not looking for a summary, just for details?Does this story have any external conflicts? (man vs. man / man vs. nature, etc.)Aclimax or…

Not looking for a summary, just for details?Does this story have any external conflicts? (man vs. man / man vs. nature, etc.)Aclimax or…

To answer a few of your questions about James Hurst’s short story, “The Scarlet Ibis”…POINT OF VIEW.  The story is written from the point of view of the unnamed older brother (the narrator).FLASHBACK / FLASHFORWARD.  The narrator tells the story from some future time period, recalling the life of his dead little brother, Doodle.MOOD / TONE.  Mostly sentimental, somewhat humorous, with some dark moments. The ending is (not unexpectedly) a sad one.CLIMAX / RESOLUTION.  The younger brother, Doodle, after making great strides against physical and internal disabilities, seems to fail his brother late in the story. He dies during a rainstorm after being left behind by his brother. The older brother at last feels sympathy and remorse for Doodle after realizing he is dead.IRONY.  Many examples. The scarlet ibis, which drops dead in Doodle’s yard, foreshadows the boy’s own death. Doodle, like the beautiful, crippled bird, dies alone and is found with blood pouring from his mouth.CHARACTERIZATIONS.  Doodle’s character is strongly drawn as a sickly little boy who overcomes great odds just to walk and run. His brother is portrayed as a selfish older sibling who encourages Doodle to excel in order to escape his own embarrassment at the hands of his friends.CONFLICTS.  The conflict between the strong, older brother and his weak, younger brother is one. Another could be the idea that a strong spirit cannot always overcome a fatally flawed body.
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