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The Scarlet Ibis

The Scarlet Ibis

by James Hurst

The Scarlet Ibis Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. Do Brother's feelings toward Doodle change over time? How do you know?
  2. 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?
  3. 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?

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