The Scarlet Ibis Important Characters

Narrator - young boy who helps his developmentally delayed brother learn to walk then runs away from him in a rainstorm only to find that he died of overexertion

Doodle - William Armstrong, a boy whose family thought he wouldn't live long but was able to crawl backward, walk, and run before he died in a rainstorm around age 7

Mama - the boys' mother who initially doesn't think Doodle will live but then comes to believe that he can accomplish things that other boys do

Daddy - the boys' father who hires a carpenter to build Doodle a coffin when they believe he will die shortly after birth

Aunt Nicey - has faith that Doodle will live and turn out okay

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