The following question refers to “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst.
In the story, which of the following indicates the point of view of the narrator?
The use of “he” indicates that the narrator is not part of the action.
The use of “we” and “I” indicates that the narrator is part of the action.
No names are used, so there is no evidence of the narrator’s identity.
The tone indicates that the narrator is someone who is detached from the people involved.
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Stories told in the first person are easy to identify. The narrator will call him/herself "I" or "me." In "The Scarlet Ibis" the first-person narrator is known only as Brother. Brother is what his brother, Doodle, called him. The story is his memory of their time together. Brother is a central narrator because he's a main character in the story. Brother tells us what happened to himself and his brother. His actions play a major role in shaping the events of the story. Notice that we say Brother is a main character, not the main character. We think he and Doodle share the starring roles, but some readers feel strongly that Doodle steals the show.