On the Sidewalk Bleeding Questions and Answers

On the Sidewalk Bleeding

Ironically, Andy joined a gang to gain what he believed would be a worthy identity. The text tells us that the Royals and the Guardians were two of the biggest gangs in his area. Andy was...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2018 7:44 pm UTC

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On the Sidewalk Bleeding

Andy takes off his jacket for two reasons. First, he wants to die as Andy (an individual), rather than as a generic member of a violent gang. Second, Andy believes that the jacket is the reason his...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2018 7:24 pm UTC

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On the Sidewalk Bleeding

It's raining heavily as Andy lies dying in the alleyway, having just been brutally stabbed by a rival gang member. From a literary standpoint, the torrential downpour provides a suitably dramatic...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2021 11:57 am UTC

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On the Sidewalk Bleeding

In "On the Sidewalk Bleeding," Evan Hunter describes the jacket before he gives any details about the boy except his age. Even his name, Andy, is revealed only through the lettering on the front of...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2020 7:13 pm UTC

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On the Sidewalk Bleeding

Andy and Laura are boyfriend and girlfriend. Although he's still only a young man, it's clear that Andy loves Laura very much. As he lays dying in the alleyway, he can think of little else but her....

Latest answer posted March 14, 2021 11:42 am UTC

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On the Sidewalk Bleeding

Your question asks, “Why is Andy regretful? Why does he regret joining the gang?” I must assume that you refer to the short story, “On the Sidewalk, Bleeding” by Evan Hunter. In this short story,...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2011 10:05 am UTC

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On the Sidewalk Bleeding

The boy lying on the sidewalk bleeding is a human being, a person, an individual named Andy who has his own unique identity. Yet long before the story starts, Andy has decided to subordinate his...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2021 5:32 pm UTC

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On the Sidewalk Bleeding

By the time Laura finds her boyfriend, Andy, in “On the Sidewalk Bleeding,” he is dead, stabbed to death by members of a rival gang. Laura runs for a police officer, who looks down at the boy lying...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2021 9:25 pm UTC

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On the Sidewalk Bleeding

As we begin reading the story “On the Sidewalk Bleeding,” we first discover that a sixteen-year-old boy lies “bleeding in the rain. He is wearing a purple jacket with the words “The Royals” across...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2021 8:03 pm UTC

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On the Sidewalk Bleeding

One way to integrate a quotation into your writing is to integrate one part of the quotation at a time. For example, there are three clauses in the given quotation and so it perhaps makes good...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2021 7:17 pm UTC

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