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Thursday, August 31, 2006

The Scarlet Ibis- Online Class Discussion 2

What effect will Doodle's death have on his brother?

31 Comments:

At August 31, 2006 10:00 AM, Blogger Sarah W said...

I think Doodles death had a negative effect on his rother. His brother was very hurt and torn by his death. I think his brother had a hard time dealing with the loss.

 
At August 31, 2006 10:02 AM, Blogger KyleS said...

in all honesty i didnt read the story due to confusion as to what i wrote in my assignment notebook. Ive reached the point where i cant read my own handwriting.
So im just going to guess.
I think that doodles reaction will be like any reaction to a death, confusion, anger, sadness, remorse.
im just stabbing in the dark here, but i think that it will effect his life for years to come.

 
At August 31, 2006 10:03 AM, Blogger zoey said...

The brother just left doodle there to die in a dangerous storm. I think the brother will think for the rest of his life that he could have saved doodle, most likely he could have. When he walked back to find his little brother dead, he will remember that forever.

 
At August 31, 2006 10:03 AM, Blogger lyndseyd said...

I agree with Sarahs post/commnet. They brothers were really close and i think they loved eachother dearly. When Doodles died the brother was just really hurt by the loss of his brother

 
At August 31, 2006 10:04 AM, Blogger ashleighc said...

I think that the death of his Doodle had a somewhat positive effect on his brother. I think that because of this event his brother will begin to value himself and people more than he has in the past. The mean things he did to his brother, like making him touch the coffin, I don't think he will do that to anyone anymore.

 
At August 31, 2006 10:05 AM, Blogger KyleS said...

well i dont agree with my own post. because doodle died and i made it seem like his brother did.

 
At August 31, 2006 10:06 AM, Blogger Sarah W said...

I completley agree with Zoe. I think the brother could have helped Doodle and he will have to live with that for the rest of his life knowing he could have saved him. I think that would put a shadow on someone's life forever.

 
At August 31, 2006 10:07 AM, Blogger davidr said...

The connection doodle and the scarlet ibis have is they are both weak physically weak as well as mentaly. One example is when ibis dies and emotionally doodle is hurt by that alot.

 
At August 31, 2006 10:07 AM, Blogger alexb9 said...

In the story "The scarlet ibis" a character named Doodle dies. This death hit doodles brother very hard. In my opinion, I don't think his brother will ever be 'right' again in the sence that someone who is so important to him. I think that now doodle is gone, brother wont really have anyone as important as doodle was to him.

 
At August 31, 2006 10:08 AM, Blogger lyndseyd said...

Yea i agree with sarah and zoey. He could of helped him. He shouldnt have ran ahead of Doodle.

 
At August 31, 2006 10:08 AM, Blogger ashleighc said...

I agree with almost everyone, this will effect the brother for the rest of his life. Something like that doesn't really go away. The brother is probably going to have post dramatic stress syndrom.

 
At August 31, 2006 10:09 AM, Blogger jasonv said...

I think that while his brother is gone he will be a lot lonelier because he thought his brother how to walk and a whole bunch of other stuff that his brother couldn’t do without him and now that he is gone that he is going to have a really hard time dealing with all what he thought his brother and now that he is gone he will now have to do everything all by his self. That is what I think that will happen and also he will feel some remorse on what he did to his brother making him touch his own casket and a lot more things that he made his brother do.

 
At August 31, 2006 10:09 AM, Blogger JohnS said...

Doodle’s death will affect his brother in that it will be hard for him to deal with especially when I think he could have probably have done something to help me and now he will have to live with the death of his brother.

 
At August 31, 2006 10:10 AM, Blogger Quinnb said...

I think he was in shock he didn't understand what really happened. He didn't want to believe what was going on. He was probably angry with himself becuase his pride was the one that killed his brother.

 
At August 31, 2006 10:10 AM, Blogger Matt D said...

I think that the older brother will regret it forever. He knows that he could have prevented it. His ambitions were too high for his brother and Doodle couldn't keep up. he was too afraid to have a crippled brother that he would be willing to leave him behind rather than facing the reality.

 
At August 31, 2006 10:10 AM, Blogger kayla257 said...

I think that the main character probably felt ashamed in his brother as well as himself. Becasue he and Doodle worked so hard.He probably felt like it was his fault because he had left Doodle behind to die were if he were have stayed with Doodle he would have been able to help save his life and prevent whatever happened to him from happening. The main character will probably also fell lonely and bored because Doodle was his best friend and he and Doodle grew closer over the years that he had been teaching him.

 
At August 31, 2006 10:11 AM, Blogger JoshB said...

I think the doodles death may of had a bad effect on his brother. I think that, obviously after losing his brother that it would be depressing and a time of mourning, and even though he may move on, he may have the fear of not getting to close to somebody because of the anxiety of losing them.

 
At August 31, 2006 10:12 AM, Blogger JordanR said...

I think that doodles death will have a negativie effect because maybe he feels that it was his fault because he kept running when his brother needed him. and it would never be easy loosing a brother or sister.

 
At August 31, 2006 10:12 AM, Blogger toreinm said...

I agree with Zoe. I think that he will think for the rest of his life that it's his fault that Doodle is dead. He'll feel guilty about it forever and he lost his brother so he's obviously going to be sad. I'm mean, Doodle was something that he was proud of. It said in the book that he was proud of him. So I think the effect will defiantly be negative.

 
At August 31, 2006 10:13 AM, Blogger davidr said...

I think doodles death played a major role in his brothers life. I believe that having a death in a family hurts you for a long time emotionally and I think thats what happened to his brother when he died.

 
At August 31, 2006 10:15 AM, Blogger Nickp said...

No matter how mad you are at your brother you always love them. I dispise my brother isaac but if he died I couldn't go on and would miss him every day. so I think it would be horrible for doodle's brother if he died.

 
At August 31, 2006 10:15 AM, Blogger KeriN said...

I agree with Zoe because I think that he will think about how if he hadn't been so self obsessed and ran ahead of his brother, Doodle probably woudn't have died. He will probably think this for the rest of his life and have that thought hanging over his head. I do also thing that he would be sad but it seems like form the story how he was didn't really do anything for his brother he did it for himself and I think that he will regret that for the rest of his life.

 
At August 31, 2006 10:15 AM, Blogger Richard M said...

The effect that Doodles death had on his brother was that it was very traumatizing for him, and that he will never look at life at the same way again.

 
At August 31, 2006 10:15 AM, Blogger toreinm said...

I think that he might not have as big of a guilt issue because it seemed obvious that Doodle would eventually die. It was pretty obvious since he was expected to diefrom birth. Also, in the beginning, the way it started pretty much made his death obvious.

 
At August 31, 2006 10:17 AM, Blogger pats said...

I agree with you david. It would deffently make big deffrence in my life if my brother died. And thats the kind of thing that stays with you for a long time.

From: Pat

 
At August 31, 2006 10:18 AM, Blogger ConnorF said...

I agree with Jason in that the brother of Doodle will be very lonely because they would go everywhere together and do everything together, so now his brother will be very lonely. I think he will be very quite for a long time and will feel very bad toward himself because I think that Doodle died because his brother left him.

 
At August 31, 2006 10:19 AM, Blogger KelliL said...

Doodle's death will have on his brother by feeling guilty and sadness. Doodle's brother just left Doodle laying their during the storm. Thats why I agree with Torein.

 
At August 31, 2006 10:19 AM, Blogger garretts said...

I think that it had to effect his brother a lot. If it did not effect him this heavily, he probably wouldn't have narrated this story. I agree with Pat and David, it would kill me if one of my family members died. It would be a huge change in my life.

 
At August 31, 2006 10:19 AM, Blogger Philliph said...

I think that doodles death will efect his brother for as long as he lives because he will always live with the fact that he was part of the cause of doodles death. He will always remember that because he ran away from his brother his brother died alone and skared without his brother to help him.

 
At August 31, 2006 10:20 AM, Blogger deirdrec said...

I think that the brother will be sad for some time, but the brother will get over his brothers death. I also think that it will take some time to forget that he can't help his brother. In the story the brother didn't care about what his brother did. Doodle will always be with his brother even if the brother thinks he is not there.

 
At August 31, 2006 4:29 PM, Blogger Cole H said...

I agree with Matt D. that Doodle's brother could have prevented the death of Doodle. Also I think that he will never forget the event but will soon overcome it and go on with his life.

 

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