Scarlet Ibis By James Hurst
In the short story The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst, has various themes. A theme
is a subject, topic or ideas that happen throughout a short story, essay, or a
composition. The three themes in The Scarlet Ibis are Doodle never gives up, his
older brother loves him and unforeseen things happen. One theme is that Doodle
never gave up on the challenges of life. When he was born everybody thought that
he would die, but several months after he was born they finally decided to name
him. The doctor and his parents said that Doodle would never be able to get out
of bed. To everyone\'s surprise when they put him on the floor he began to learn
how to crawl, but he learned how to talk before he learned how to crawl. They
also thought that he could never walk because he was so small and fragile.

Doodle learned how to walk. It took while for him to learn, but he did it and
never gave up. Another theme is that his older brother loves him. Despite the
fact that he embarrasses his older brother he still takes the time to teaching
him how to walk. He also takes Doodle every where with him. His older brother
shows him love by talking about the future and giving Doodle hope. His brother
never gave up on Doodle, he kept pushing him and teaching him to walk. When

Doodle died his older brother was a great loss because even though Doodle
embarrassed him, he still had spent all his spear time with him. Lastly, a theme
in the story is that unforeseen things happen. The fact that Doodle lived as
long has he did was very unexpected. When he was born the parents bought him a
small coffin. Then they waited three months to name him. They did not even think
he would live a couple of days, never mind years. Once they realized he was
going to live they did not expect him to get out of bed. Once again they were
wrong. Doodle learned to talk, crawl and walk. Basically everything that Doodle
did was very unexpected. Themes in the short story help the reader to understand

Doodle and his older brother. The themes are very important to the story because
they show Doodle to be strong even though everybody thought he was weak. They
also showed how his brother loved Doodle by teaching him many things and being
more patient with him than his parents.