And he wondered suddenly if the Guardians who had ambushed him and knifed him had ever once realized he was Andy? The story opens with the main character, Andy, who has just been stabbed because he is in a gang. He had started through the alley, and that was when he had been ambushed. In the very last moments of his life Andy realizes what the jacket cost him-his life. He did die in the end, but I actually liked it how he was only seen for a Royal when he died, and not Andy. The world didn't know he was alive. Pain ripped fire across his body whenever he moved. The author kept talking about the setting and the rain, so it made me feel like I was there in the story.
Had they stabbed him, Andy, or had they only stabbed the jacket and the title and what good was the title if you were dying? But this is my thoughts so don't take this too seriously please! Therefore we feel sorry for Andy as he cannot even call for help. That was when he'd first joined the Royals. When they were married, when they had kids. She did not hear Andy grunt because she was a little deaf and because the rain was beating on the cans. Instead we should work harder towards spiritual things and things that when you look back at it you wouldn't regret your decision to do what you did.
I think that the couple did not want to help Andy because he was with the royals and they did not want to get involved with the Guardians. A young boy and girl fear to help him because he is a Royal and do not want to become involved in gang wars. That made him suddenly sad. When you live your life,when you're healthy,you pretty much care about your reputation and about how you look,are you cool enough, according to society and its trends. We read 'On The Sidewalk, Bleeding' and I really liked the book. The quote proves that Andy is hopeless because he could not even seem to do something as simple as cry for help.
Maybe she had already left the jump and gone home. It was then that he wondered if he would ever kiss Laura again. Andy was a 16 years old and had just been stabbed below the ribs. You may not post anything that is rude. He could hear the sound of automobile tires hushed on the rain swept streets, far away at the other end of the long alley. The setting of this story takes place on a sidewalk outside an alley, late at night. You say things to make others happy or to keep a certain reputation but your real feelings are hidden.
Learn that we should do the things we love now, not waste our lives away on things that don't matter. A member of the Guardians, the rival gang, stabs him and rips the knife across his belly. He lies on the sidewalk in the rain feeling proud of himself for taking an attack from his rival. The main character, Andy, because of his gang membership, is pre judged based on his jacket and not for who he actually is. Andy realized that the jacket wasn't who he was so with his last bit of strength he took it off meaning he was done being known as a royal he wanted to be Andy.
Andy wanted to live in the moment but sadly he wasn't alive when he realized that. Review the rubric carefully to see how you will be assessed. The plot of the story really interested me, how it was displayed was really unique. Someday he would marry Laura. However, removing his jacket takes the last of his strength, and he dies. Now, in the alley, with the cold rain washing his hot body, he wondered about the meaning. Who has been violently stabbed by a rival gang.
All anyone sees him as is a member of the gang called the Royals. It was a brutal fight that didn't solve anything. This story got to its inciting incident right away. When he is being called a Royal, its by people who don't know him. Andy watched them run into the alley laughing, and then duck into the doorway not ten feet from him.
The author says that Andy is in so much pain that no sound comes out of his mouth. A young boy and young girl come by, but they are afraid to do anything because he is a gang member. It was then that he wondered if he was dying. This story kind of reminds me of how today so many people wear masks. This aspect of the story that I am going to be looking at first is the plot of the story. The story is commonly used as teaching material in elementary schools, high schools and colleges. You may include any thoughts, feelings, and questions about these questions or anything in the story.
He left Laura at a dance to buy a pack of cigarettes and is stabbed by a member of a rival gang, The Guardians. It turns out that by the time he was dying, he began to regret why he joined the Royal. Aside from the fact that in the 5o's your reputation was based on what gang you were in, the way people are looked at is quite similar between the story and present day. The main conflict that was shown in the story was person vs self. At the end before his death, Andy starts thinking about what he should have done, and what really matters in life, such as having a family, and not committing crimes while being in a gang. He lay with his face pressed to the sidewalk, and he could see the splash of neon far away at the other end of the alley, tinting the pavement red and green, slickly brilliant in the rain. He wonders if shes back from dancing and if shes looking about him.
I wasn't afraid of the Guardians. There was another thing he did not know. A young couple sees Andy in pain and the boy rushes towards him but soon denies him help. In another quote, it states clearly that he lay in pain waiting eagerly for someone to aid him. He did not know why his voice had deserted him, or why there was an open hole in his body from which his life ran readily, steadily, or why the rain had become so suddenly fierce. He could only think: I want to be Andy.