“ The Scarlet Ibis” Concluding Notes
Foreshadowing: hints of clues of events that have yet to occur
- a) “summer was dead, but autumn was not yet born”
- b) “…last graveyard flowers were blooming”
- c) such times make him “remember Doodle”
- e) Doodle’s real name only looks good on a tombstone
- f) arrival of the bird, its death, and Doodle burying it
- g) Doodle not feeling well
- Mood: the emotion created in the reader by all or part of a literary work
- a) haunted, lonely- created through many dead things, dying, empty cradle, graveyard flowers
- b) tension between Doodle and brother in which brother is trying to get Doodle to do what he wants
- -brother wants to smother him with a pillow for not being “all there”
- -brother makes Doodle touch the coffin
- -brother is intent of having Doodle walk because of his own pride
Point of view: the vantage point from which a story is told
- 1st person: the narrator is in the story and refers to self with the pronoun I/me
- Omniscient 3rd person: narrator knows and tells what each character thinks and feels
- Limited 3rd: narrator relates the thoughts and feelings of only one character/ the story is viewed by that character’s perspective
Point of View
- Wouldn’t be as tragic from someone else’s perspective
- Simile: comparison using like or as
- “ William Armstrong, which was like tying a big tail on a small kite.”
- What other similes can you find?
How is pride “wonderful and terrible”?
- Wonderful because he teaches Doodle to walk
- Terrible because he does it for selfish reasons
- How does this quote function in the story??
How is the Scarlet Ibis like Doodle?
- Storm contributes to their deaths
- Both died- position is similar
- Both are different/out of place
- Both are beautiful in their own way