Why did Doodle lie about the boy and his peacock?The story is by James Hurst and it is called "The Scarlet Ibis."

Why did Doodle lie about the boy and his peacock?The story is by James Hurst and it is called "The Scarlet Ibis."

Why did Doodle lie about the boy and his peacock?The story is by James Hurst and it is called "The Scarlet Ibis."

Why did Doodle lie about the boy and his peacock?The story is by James Hurst and it is called "The Scarlet Ibis."

In my opinion, Doodle makes up this story because the boy (Peter) represents things that he (Doodle) wishes he were like.  In the story, Peter is really beautiful to look at.  He is so bright in his clothes that the sunflowers turn away from the sun and face him.  When he sleeps, he is protected by the peacock’s wings.I think Doodle wishes he were like that.  He wishes that he were not handicapped — that people would think he looked great.  I think he feels that he is not safe.  He wishes that someone could wrap him up and protect him.So the lie is a form of wish fulfillment, in my opinion.
Why did Doodle lie about the boy and his peacock?The story is by James Hurst and it is called "The Scarlet Ibis."
Why did Doodle lie about the boy and his peacock?The story is by James Hurst and it is called "The Scarlet Ibis."
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Why did Doodle lie about the boy and his peacock?The story is by James Hurst and it is called "The Scarlet Ibis."
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