The narrator was guilty in many ways but, helped his brother Doodle in a good and bad way. The theme of the story would guilt because the narrator was guilty majority of the story because of him only caring about himself. It helped Doodle in some good ways and bad ways. There were many ways that the narrator helped Doodle. One example would be in the text it said, “I pulled the go-cart through the saw-tooth fern, down into the green dimness where the palmetto fronds whispered by the stream. I lifted him out and set him down in the soft rubber grass beside a tall pine. His eyes were round with wonder as he gazed about him, and his little hands began to stroke the rubber grass. Then he began to cry.” (Hurst 2) This helped Doodle because it made him happy. He loved the outdoors and nature. Wherever the narrator had to go he had to take Doodle with him so he took him to the only place that he knew where true beauty was. Another example of the narrator helping Doodle but in a bad way would be in the text it said, “At breakfast on our chosen day, when Mama, Daddy, and Aunt Nicey were in the dining room, I brought Doodle to the door in the go-cart just as usual and had them turn their backs, making them cross their hearts and hope to die if they peeked. I helped Doodle up, and when he was standing alone I let them look. There wasn't a sound as Doodle walked slowly across the room and sat down at his place at the table. Then Mama began to cry and ran over to him, hugging him and kissing him.” (Hurst 3) He helped Doodle because he taught him how to walk. It was good that his parents got to finally see him walk but he was still guilty because he only taught Doodle how to walk because he was embarrassed going back to school with an invalid brother. In conclusion, the narrator was guilty throughout the story because he did many things for himself, and not caring about Doodle’s conditions.