The second incident, though, with the young couple, Freddie and Angela, is entirely different. This made Freddie and Angela bystanders. He had an existential crisis as he was dying. The Socratic question in response to that could be, What would have happened had he not been wearing his jacket? If you died slowly, then this is what would happen. Someday he would marry her, and they would have a lot of kids, and then they would get out of the neighbourhood.
P E A R One way in which sympathy for the character of Andy is created is when the author suggests the weather is hurting Andy. Andy wants to be known as Andy. When someone accepts that he is dying, that is when he finally starts dying because he has lost confidence. At certain times, most people wonder Who am I? The questions this brings to the forefront are damning. Firstly the author makes the reader feel sympathetic towards Andy by using effective techniques to emphasise the agony and the painful phase that Andy is going through. I help people with their immigration problems Old and cheap? Identify the text and author Use words from the essay task to explain what the essay will be about. He is just an unfortunate tease for Andy.
Through her effective use of techniques, Duffy creates a vivid and disturbing picture of the concentration camps — from the vast numbers of dead bodies that lie in piles, without an attempt at treating them with dignity, to the mindless cruelty of the Nazi soldiers. What type of information does it provide? With the rain beginning to chill him, with the blood pouring steadily between his fingers, he knew only a sort of dizziness. As Andy was dying, he had many, many thoughts, and this is where the Man vs Self comes in to play. Also, I dislike it's sudden end. To them, he was a Royal, not Andy.
Put it all together and it looks like this: One way in which sympathy for the character of Andy is created is when the author suggests the weather is hurting Andy. Some believe they should know every book on their neighbor's shelves, and others believe they should only get involved in scenarios that enter their personal space. He suddenly realizes that it seems ''very important to him that he take off the purple jacket. Finally Andy at the end of the story was ashamed of being called a royal and his new identity. He is angry at himself that this had to happen because he was going to spend the rest of his life with her in the Bronx. This is violent image that suggests the rain is so hard it is hurting Andy.
Catch and release What is the purpose of your visit? Andy was a 16 years old and had just been stabbed below the ribs. The connotations of this word are of the start of spring and baby animals being born. Furthermore feel sorry for Andy by using personifying the jacket and the knife. The target audience for this short story is around 13+ because I find its a bit too scary and depressing for anyone younger. I think that the theme has something to do with the event when Andy found his own identity- that it.
You would get the point you were dying, and you would die very slowly, not quickly. In the introductory paragraphs, Andy portrays himself as hopeless when he lay helplessly in the alley. Exercise Look at the examples of introductions and highlight the following things if they are there : T — title A - author T — task this is in the essay question S — summary a short summary of the plot On the Sidewalk Bleeding is a really boring story about a boy called Andy who stabs a drunk man. I doubt that Andy was the only one out of the two gangs to get stabbed by the other. A once-proud decision to take on a subculture as a part of himself has caused the loss of self.
Andy was a tragic hero, because he is the character who we want to have all the success in the world, but he ends up dying very young, not fulfilling any of his dreams. This story has meaning, making it more respectable. Finally, Laura goes looking for Andy, and finds him bleeding on the sidewalk; not responding. Metaphor — the rain is being compared to a drill. Evan Hunter uses ingenious terminologies to really make us empathise for Andy as he lays in the rain all alone. It is also raining, which, coupled with the alley, makes the story very spooky. Freddie and Angela noticed that Andy was a Royal, and were immediately struck by fear.
All anyone sees him as, is a member of the gang called the Royals. This conflict can be seen on several occasions in the story. After a while, a man spotted Andy, but the man was too drunk to realize that Andy had been stabbed. The second incidence shows a young couple arriving upon the scene of Andy dying and choosing not to help him for fear of the Guardians, a rival gang. The old woman that Andy saw, but could not hear him.
Although the policeman saw Andy not as a person but just as another victim of gang conflict, Hunter helps us to see Andy as real person and one way he does this is by describing his hopes and dreams — dreams we know will never come true. He fights with himself over whether or not he will live after being stabbed. This is also a metaphor as the rain is being compared to a drill. If Andy walked around without that jacket, people would just see another man. People do not seem to pay more attention to the morale than the events and how he was dying. Just dig deeper with a question. They are the couple that finds Andy bleeding on the sidewalk, but leaves him because he was a Royal.
Duffy urges us to remember horrifying events of the past and, more importantly, to learn from these mistakes. In our story, a young man is bleeding out and we see at least two clear incidents of possible saviors for him. Provide evidence to support your answer. The jacket being a symbol of prejudgment, determines the way society sees Andy. Explain how the writer achieves the effect and discuss how it contributes to your appreciation of the text as a whole. This story is told from a third person omniscient narration, which is where the narrator is omniscient, or God-like, in that they can go in and out of the character's thoughts and describe everything in a scene. For someone to die so slowly is just like this.