“The Scarlet Ibis”
By James Hurst
Please open a Google Doc and answer the following questions:
Please label each
section and number each question.
To receive full credit, you must answer all parts of the
question and answer in complete sentences.
Do Brother's feelings toward Doodle change over time? How do you know?
Could "The Scarlet Ibis" be used to help raise awareness and sensitivity toward children
(and other people) with disabilities? Why or why not? Could it help someone who has a
family member with a disability? Why or why not?
Who is most accepting of Doodle in the story? Explain your choice. Did this person start
off accepting Doodle, or come to accept him over time?
Questions About Memory and Past
How would "The Scarlet Ibis" be different if Brother narrated it as events were happening,
instead of telling the story many years later?
How do you deal with painful memories, if you have them? Does this story offer any
advice for dealing with painful memories? If so, what?