The Scarlet Ibis


Symbolism- an object, event, person, or animal that means something.

The Scarlet Ibis represents Doodle. They both struggled, were tired, supposed to die, wasn't suppose to be here, and were hurt badly.

"I lay there crying, sheltering my fallen scarlet ibis from the heresy of rain" - Narrator, Brother. Page. 323


Setting- Where and when the story takes place

The story takes place in the American South, around the 1900's.

I don't think the narrator says when and where but i found out by using context clues.


Conflict- the struggle between two opposing (opposite) forces.

The narrator (brother) can't deal with Doodles disabilities: his concern more for himself than Doodle. He tries to make him learn how to walk when he's too weak, tries to teach him how to run, row a boat, etc.

"He was born when I was six and was, from the outset, a disappointment." - Narrator, brother Page. 316


Foreshadowing- hints an author gives the reader about something that is going to happen later in the story.

Doodle says something to his brother when he leaves Doodle with the casket.

"Don't leave me, don't leave me." - Doodle Page. 318