The Choice to be Made In the story “On the Sidewalk Bleeding” by Evan Hunter, sixteen year old Andy, a gang member who was stabbed wanted someone to help him, but because he was labeled as a gang member of the Royals no one was willing to help. So, Andy then realized that he wanted to be recognized as himself instead of as a Royal. Then, Andy struggles to take off his jacket that labels him as a gang member so he can die as himself instead of as a Royal. In this story, the author writes about how Andy lost his life to a gang rumble to show the importance of choosing who you want to be recognized as.
“That’s for you, Royal!” and then the sound of footsteps hurrying into the rain, and then he had fallen to the sidewalk, clutching his stomach, trying to stop the flow of blood.” (Hunter 1). In Evan Hunter’s short story On the Sidewalk Bleeding, the main protagonist is a 16-year-old boy named Andy who is in a gang called the “Royals”. However, with every gang in a story, an opposing band is present. In the story, the rival gang is known as the “Guardians”.
A large part of the novel is devoted to Ponyboy’s escape. Through that time the main character of The Outsider is separated from his older brothers and he has to face many dangers which involve hand-to hand combat, fire knives and even guns. Right after being separated from his siblings Pony is attacked by one of the Socs who grabbed him and hold his head under the frigid water of a fountain, Ponyboy almost drowns, when he wakes up, he finds out that Johnny killed the boy who almost killed him. This death will lead to more violence between the gangs who will fight in order to defend the honor of their own. Without meaning to, the two young boys started initiating events, and worsen tensions.
The Host offers the Pardoner to tell his story, because, before him, the Physician told a sad tale. He wanted to primarily lighten the mood. The story begins with three men drinking at a tavern. They find out it was a friend who was killed by someone called Death. So, the three friends set out to find this man named “Death” and kill him.
In the short stories “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Ronald Dahl and “On the Sidewalk Bleeding” by Evan Hunter they explain how a conflict can lead to a change. In “Lamb to the Slaughter” it starts with a stay at home mom (Mary) waiting for her husband and the husband comes home from a long day at work and tells her he wants to leave her and she kills him and she covers it up, destroys the murder weapon and gets away which shows conflict leading to change. In “On the Sidewalk Bleeding” it starts with a teen (Andy) in a gang( The Royals) and he got stabbed by another gang because he was in his gang and while he is laying there bleeding he realizes that he is andy. He doesn’t need to be in a gang to figure that out and he meets people that stay away because he’s a gang member but he wants to be known as Andy, not a gang member. Conflict leads to change as shown through the characterization of Andy and Mary.
Poe had experienced tragic events in his childhood, and he may have found writing stories and poems as a form of releasing stress. Poe seems to be off about his actions when he writes a story or poem. “The Tell-Tale Heart” connects with the “The Fall of the House of Usher” because, in The Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator was being haunted by an old man he had killed by cutting up his body parts and then stuffing them under the floorboards of the old man’s home. The old man came back to haunt the narrator with the sound of his beating heart. In the Fall of the House of Usher, Madeline breaks free from her tomb and causes Roderick to have a heart attack because Roderick mistakenly buried her alive.
They are trying a man named Dr. Duval, for committing the murder of Zora Clemens a pregnant woman mentioned in the poem who was found in a ditch later told. Barry is the father of eight children and another on the way and can be told that he too is having problems of his own. When he arrives home that night after hearing the story of Dr. Duval killing the pregnant woman, Barry might have had the urge to do it as well. The first thing he sees when he enters was a hatchet as said in the following
After an unsuccessful attempt to drown the child, the killer kills him with a sword and buries the body in the garden. He is now scared that the body will somehow come back to life and also confesses. The Plot in both stories are based on a murder, and in both, the murderer tries to conceal evidence of the murder but still they are discovered. The two short stories are both confessions, in Poe's the murderer could be telling his confession to a friend or a policeman.
In the beginning of the film Bullied Jamie was talking about his early life and being with his grandmother and how he felt safe. As the film goes on he starts to feel less and less safe in his school. It became to the point where he had tried to commit suicide at thirteen from the harassment he faced at school. The choice Jamie makes here shows how he went from feeling safe and happy, to feeling terrible and like he was in constant danger. The danger builds for Jamie as he leaves junior high and goes to highschool.
Seeing two of his close friends die had an impact on Ponyboy. He grew tougher and more like his older brother Darry. After a few Socs encounter him and want to hurt him for what he did to their leader Bob, he is ready to hurt or kill one of them. Two Bit asks Ponyboy,“‘You really would have used that bottle wouldn’t you?’” Ponyboy was an emotional wreck after losing his friends, and was no longer afraid of the Socs.
It is assumed that no one actually enlists with the sole purpose of killing people. This next short story is entitled “The Man I Killed.” Right off the bat, O’Brien goes into extremely gruesome details of the body of the boy he just killed. He describes the wounds for half of a paragraph. In this story, the reader can feel the guilt in the author as he stands on the trail, thinking about this boy’s life before he brutally murdered him.
Yes, I think the narrator is responsible for Doodle’s death. He could have helped him when he fell but he was being lazy. He “ran as fast as [he] could, leaving him far behind with a wall of rain dividing us.” (6) The narrator left Doodle behind during the storm leading to him dying.
Mikhail Furtado was the name of Indian guy who killed himself just because he was worried about his 12th exam. He said he spend twenty years of his life under poverty, and end up his carrier by hanging on the room. He shared his story to the media before he commit a suicide. He said he was desperate because he was having a family support problem and hard to focus on his sturdy. He also said he had a problem with his girlfriend and his parent did not understand about his relationship.
Later on in the story Day’s family is dying of the plague and he wanted to save his family since his family is the only thing he had left, so he broke into the hospital and found out that there was no more plague medicine, so he ran, but he has been a bit slow since June’s brother Metias(Hear about him later) stops Day, but Day throws a knife at him and “kills his brother”. June a girl with a perfect trial score parents die, so all she has left is her brother, but when she learns that Day killed her brother, she became super mad , “Day’s exploits used to fascinate
Sometimes for some people all most falling to their death, or just pushing their limits maybe the way to show themselves what is most important in life. This is what happens to the main character in "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket" by Jack Finney. In the story, Tom goes through ten minutes of pain, guilt, life changes and dangerous obstacles that he over faced about life. In this story Tom Benecke has two choices go with his wife Clare to the movies or stay home and pretend to do some work for his job.