The Scarlet Ibis - The Negative Effects of Pride Essay | Essay

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The Scarlet Ibis - The Negative Effects of Pride

Summary: The negative effect that pride had on Doodle in The Scarlet Ibis.
The Scarlet Ibis - Pride is Damaging

Pride has the power to enslave people, ultimately driving them over the edge. It clouds their judgement and awakens the cruelty, locked deep within their human psyche, yet it does so subconsciously. In "The Scarlet Ibis" Brother yearns for pride, so much that he sacrifices Doodle to get it, regardless of the consequences.

Brother's need for pride became a dangerous thing. For example, after Brother finds pride in Doodle, he proclaims that "Pride is a wonderful, terrible thing, a seed that bears two vines, life and death." This shows that there are two sides to Brother's pride a good and a bad. This pride would fill brother with confidence, and self-strength, yet it would also provide him with a self-destructive power. And because of this, Brother's pride would continue to grow, empowering him, yet inevitably destroying him. In addition, Brother says...

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