Have you ever met a kid who totally changed your life? Or maybe even read about one? Well for me that’s a daily thing because of my little sister who has a rare mental disorder. That is why I chose the character Doodle (William Armstrong) from the short story “The Scarlet Ibis”. I found him inspiring and sentimental.
Doodle was born early and much too small. His family expected him to die as an infant and even had a little coffin made for him. Little did they know he would be the child to beat the odds. With the help of his brother it wasn’t hard. But unfortunately Doodle was never the wiser to realize his brother was only helping because he felt bad for himself and was embarrassed by Doodle. So, he decided to teach to be like all the other little boys.
Doodle was very small for his age because of his birth deficiency. He had sensitive skin so they always had to be careful when playing with him. He liked to crawl backwards so his brother gave him the name Doodle, only because the backwards crawling made him look like a doodle bug. The whole family decided it would be better if that’s what he was called. Not much was expected from a kid named Doodle.
Doodle was a good kid, hardworking and very enduring. He felt the need to prove his family wrong because they did not think much of him. He also wanted the approval of his older brother. So he strived for the best. He tried his best to defeat the odds, he tried to working hard on walking and running.
Doodle was a great kid. I found him very inspirational and he reminded me of my little sister. Like her he strived for the best and acceptance of others. I see it in many disabled children, them trying to hide their differences. But, doodle didn’t he embraced it and moved on and grew up.