The Scarlet Ibis

By Nyla Hester

Literacy Terms

Symbolism - often an ordinary object, event, person, or animal attached extraordinary .

Quote - " At the moment the bird began to flutter, but the wings were uncoordinated, and amid much flapping and a spray of flying feathers, it tumbled down, bumping through the limbs of the bleeding tree and landing at our feet with a thud." (page-321)

Meaning - This quote is symbolism because doddle and the bird are in the same situation . Doodle sees himself like the bird when the bird dies because he is not suppose to be living .

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Man Vs. Self

Man Vs. Self - Struggles inside to make a decision

Quote - "I did not know then the pride is wonderful, terrible thing, a seed that bears two vines, life and death."

Meaning - This quote is Man Vs. Self because doddles brother realized that doddle is the only brother he has and he has to deal with it.

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Internal - Struggles or problems inside the character

Quote -“There is within me (and with sadness I have watched it in others) a knot of cruelty borne by the stream of love much as our blood sometimes bears the seed of our destruction…”;

Meaning - This quote relates to doddles brother because it tells how he feels and it also says he selfish ways and reason he doing this.

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Protagonist - Main character involved in some kind of conflict

Quote - "Mama, he smiled. He's all there! He's all there!"

Meaning - This is protagonist because the brother has a problem with his pride and ego.