Summary Of On The Sidewalk Bleeding

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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. Although Andy wanted to be respected as a Royal, he realized who he really wanted to be while looking death in the face, reminiscing his loved one, and by acknowledging his sins. Imagine how it’d feel to discover what is right when it’s too late?…show more content…
This is important to notice because it tells the readers that Andy was by no means innocent and it reveals his sins. After a couple had wandered into the alley and refused to help him because of the name on his back, he then thought of death, he thought “Now in the alley, with the cold rain washing his hot body, he wondered about the meaning. If he died, he would die as Andy.” Andy continued to think about the meaning of his
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