The Scarlet Ibis

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BC: The End

FC: The Scarlet Ibis Movie Scenes By: Samantha Bellomy

1: The Scarlet Ibis has many important factors that make the story as amazing as it is. Scenes and Symbols play a big role in the way the story is interpreted.

2: The scene in which Doodle is taken to the Old Womans swamp and cries because of it's beauty is of extreme significance to the story. The narrator develops a bond with Doodle because of this, and the rest of the story follows along accordingly. The rest of the story bases itself on this scene.

4: The scene in which Doodle walks for his family for the first time holds special significance as well. The narrator finally realizes that he has only done these things out of selfishness, that he had been ashamed to have a brother like Doodle. He doesn't stop however, which to me means that he only recognizes the actions, and only slightly regrets them.

6: Doodle and the narrator make a pact to overcome the disability. This scene shows that the narrator still harbors some feelings of cruelty and shame when thinking of his brother. Doodle is able to walk, why force him to learn more just to keep others from ridiculing you? It is also the beginning of the drought, one of the stories main symbols.

8: The very last scene of the book, and the most powerful overall, is the most important. In nothing, this scene makes the story what it is. Doodle is left behind in a storm, the first in a long time, but his brother, who ran ahead, still ashamed and angered that Doodle couldn't overcome his disability. When he finally realizes what he has done, what his selfish actions have caused, the narrator breaks down and begs his brother not to leave, just as the younger had done so many times, pleading him to stay.

10: SYMBOLS Symbols in the story are numerous, but none are as significant as the Old Woman's Swamp, the storm and the drought. The Old Woman's Swamp was a place of peace for the boys. When the boys first entered the Swamp together they develop their bong, as said before, but they also come to terms with each other, or at least the narrator understands his brother more. Later, they are most at peace when they are here, even having it be the place were Doodle takes his first real steps.

11: The rain and the drought are coinciding symbols. During the drought, the boys had made their pact. Everything was good in the world and they got along wonderfully. It symbolized the peace they felt. Later, the storm arrives, tearing it all into chaos. This rain symbolized the broken promise that they had made, and the wrath that had been brought along with it.

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