In “On the Sidewalk Bleeding” by Evan Hunter uses symbolism and characterization to show that we shouldn’t be labeled we should be ourselves. The jacket in On the Sidewalk Bleeding symbolizes judgement towards Andy when he wears it. Andy gets stabbed right at the being and we figure out a lot more as the story goes on. “ If he had not been wearing the jacket it wouldn’t have been stabbed” (Hunter 7). He realizes he is just a another Royal to everyone no one cares who he really is. It was not just the people who stabbed him but the people who just walked past him. One of the people that saw him was a police. “ The cop picked up the jacket and turned it over in his hand “ A royal huh?” he said.” (Hunter 7). The policeman doesn’t care that …show more content…
As we can predict Andy can’t be to happy about being stabbed. “ He was filled with sadness that his life would be over at sixteen.” (Hunter 6). Andy lies on the side walking waiting and waiting for the moment his heart stops beating. No one will actually help him and there is nothing he could do himself because he's bleeding so bad and can’t physically move. I also found one other really good piece of information I think really represents Andy’s characterization. As he lies there he realizes thing could have different and every choice he makes impacts everything that could happen. “ And he wondered suddenly if the Guardians who has ambushed him and knifed him had ever once realized he was Andy?” (Hunter 6). He sees that no one really see him as Andy and no one cares what his really name is they just see him as a Royal. They ties into the the theme that people should not be labeled everyone should be able to be themselves because Andy is judged by everyone when he really just wants to be seen as the kind boy he really is. In addition to being judged he tries to get away for the label Royal cause he wants to be himself. “ But he squirmed and fought and twisted until one arm was free and then the other” (Hunter 7). Andy is trying to get away from the jacket at his last breathing moments. He wants to be known as Andy and only that. Characterization of Andy helps the
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The thing that triggered him was the fact that Hayley was with a boy. In addition, Andy might have felt more relieved that Hayley made a friend, if he didn’t come outside and see them. This is relevant Andy’s choice of almost committing suicide. This would be a factor because he would realize that his daughter is happy, but is still willing to help him by coming home at night. Also, this could also be a negative factor in the ending because he could’ve
The books opens with a newspaper article around a car wreck that killed the town's star basketball player, Robbie Wachington. Andy was the driver of the car and his three friends, Robbie, B.j., and Tyrone were also in the car when the accident occurred. Three of the young men were drinking which was the main reason for the accident happening in the first place. Andy, B.j., and Tyron all left the scene with minor wounds. The memory that haunts Andy the most is, him listening to Robbie shout to him, "Andy!
He wasn’t a royal, he was my son. Just thinking of the way that he died makes everything even harder, Andy died alone in an alleyway, on the ground, bleeding to death. Andy was so young, he had so much left to do in life. To all the parents out there, save your children from gang violence, don’t let them be taken from you in an instant like Andy was from me
As a major believer of recovering through rest, I believe that a lot of his mental ailments (“He began in a sort of dusk of self-sorrow and fury…” (147)), could have been solved through some time off to heal. I noticed that the characterization of Andy goes back and forth; one moment, “he got better” (148), and soon after he was experiencing, “self-pity and despair” (150). I’m assuming that this fluctuation
“ It’s dark where I am and I cannot find the light. There are shadows all around me and my heart is full of fright.” –Andy Jackson. Depression was overpowering Andy when he was facing adversity. Relationships affected Andy during crisis.
When Robbie died Andy was depressed all the time and he just kept having stressed built up he had so much stressed built up he lashed out at his friends saying "I don't forget I'm alive and that he's dead, you've made your point he's dead! Pg.111" With all the counseling Andy had, he didn't want to accept it and to let out his feelings out
One of the most common setbacks for the show was showing common sins such as lying and stealing occasionally. In the words of John Melhorn, the pastor of Faith Brethren in Christ Church, “The heroes often resort to lying or deceit or some other "sin," yet we are to admire them. After all, they are the hero.” Throughout the years it is a truly fabulous show that is still “craved” and “needed”, with it’s marvelous perseverance that has had viewers hooked on trying to figure out “What will happen to ‘Andy’ next?”. Nowadays as generations are growing up, less and less of the population know about the show and the context at which it is talking in.
Curtis has some similarities with Andy, one being, they are both defined by what is seen on the outside rather than their actual selves. However, they also differ in view of the fact that Curtis’s story is a modern day type of bullying at school which a lot of people go through, while Andy is part of a gang which is more mid-1900’s and different. It is different because being in a gang can be more physical than emotional pain, Andy and many other people in gangs are harassed and jumped and threatened with weapons, Curtis was just bullied by having milk thrown on him and his things got
He is a well-liked figurehead among the community due to his level-headed approach to law enforcement. Andy has a calm and quiet life at home, enjoying fishing and nights on his front porch with his aunt and housekeeper, Aunt Bee. However, he does face some issues with his son that call for disciplinary action, as well as dealing with his aunt’s disastrous romantic life. The “I love Lucy” show and “The Andy Griffith Show” have a few similarities that can be compared to each other.
Eventually, Red got out on parole, and it was the hope that Andy brought to Shawshank that kept him going on the outside. In this story, Andy was the most hopeful person in Shawshank, but he was also sensible towards the notion of risk and reward. Despite being a
As we all know it’s Andy is the one who brings the light of life into the darkness of the prison, just like the wall destruction. Meanwhile,Andy’s escape are hidden by the wall decor which is a poster and this makes the shots more than just cool set-ups attempting to put the camera in uniques spots. By this, it has upraised them to the level of symbolism.
Someone’s identity not only shapes that individual, but also the friendships one makes. Andy and Red’s contradicting identities draw them towards each other and transform their lives forever through their unique friendship. When it comes to Andy’s identity in the movie he goes through a change, arguably a growth, during his time in prison. When he is first sentenced and brought to the prison, he is very quiet and keeps to himself. Even Red says when he first saw Andy, he did not think much of him.
Paul- Michel Foucault was a French philosopher also known as a historian of systems of thoughts whose influence extended across a broad array of disciplines especially in the humanities and social sciences and a social critic. He created his own title when he was promoted to professorship at one of the most prestigious colleges in France “College de France” in 1970. He is perhaps best known for his ruminations on power, self identity, epistemology, and the evolution of systems of thought and meaning. He is often described as post-structuralist or post modernist, however Foucault himself rejected such titles, preferring to analyse their significance rather than identifying with them.
Oppression is often portrayed in a negative light. Those who fight oppression are frequently regarded as heroes. The opposite is true for Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s book, V for Vendetta. V for Vendetta totes a mysterious character who goes by the alias of V. V is a villain who will stop at nothing to achieve his end goal: freeing England from the Norsefire regime. Many would see V as a hero due to the fact that he is trying to free a country and its civilians from an oppressive government.