The Scarlet Ibis


What is an example of brothers regret?

"I began to weep, and the tear-blurred vision in red before me looked very familiar."

Based on this quote from the text, you can tell that brother was regretful for leaving brother behind when he cried with doodle in his arms.

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Direct Characterization

This is the statement of a characters trait directly from the author.

Doodle- "He seemed all head, with a tiny body which was red and shriveled like an old man's."

Brother- "I thought myself pretty smart."

Indirect Characterization

This gives clues and describes the characters actions based off of what he does and how others perceive him.

Doodle- "But was a nice crazy, like someone you met in your dreams."

Brother- "The knowledge that Doodle's and my plans had come to naught was bitter, and that streak of cruelty in me awakened, I ran as fast as I could, leaving him far behind with a wall of rain dividing us."

By: Keely McMahon, Ariel Hooper, and Karen Torres