At the beginning of the story, Andy likes being in the gang he is in, but he also plans for a future with Laura. If Andy walked around without that jacket, people would just see another man. A few minutes after his death, Laura—the girlfriend he was to marry—finds him and quickly runs to find a cop. Andy was a suspected to prejudice because of his gang membership. To view it, A story about a boy named Andy and where he stands in society, and finally, what his true identity is. Unfortunately it is too late to change what had happened and as a result the reader feels immense pity for him when he dies. Someday he would marry her, and they would have a lot of kids, and then they would get out of the neighborhood.
However, even as he realizes while dying that he wants to be remembered as Andy, not as a member of the Royals, the cop present at the scene merely identifies him as a Royal in his notepad. He had been stabbed ten minutes ago. This would be a person vs person conflict because it was a fight between people. Andy is his identity, and at the end of his life he knows that Andy is who he wants to be. With the last of his strength, he shrugs off the jacket and dies.
I think the poem, Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein is saying that exact thing. In most of the roads and streets there are no sidewalks. Ahead she clocked a doorman at the apartment building just her side of the barrier tape that encircled the sidewalk café. While he is lying there, unable to speak through the blood in his throat, Andy thinks about his girl, Laura, and what she must be thinking about him not returning to the dance, and about how much he loves her. 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.
Andy is the name of the boy, but many who saw him thought of him only as a Royal part of the gang called the Royals. He is determined because he faced the struggle of death and still made the effort to take off his jacket to try to remove his label of being known as a Guardian. He wondered if Laura was dancing, wondered if she had missed him yet. He could not speak, dying on the sidewalk, but he screamed silently that he was Andy. Laura is the only person in this story that actually knows Andy by his proper name and not just as a Royal. What do these names represent? He had hope for a bright future, to move to a nicer place, get married to Laura, and have kids. He died without doing all the things he wanted to do.
The story focuses on a 16-year-old young man named Andy and his last moments after being stabbed by a rival gang member in an alley. Secondly, Andy appears as a regretful person through his thoughts. The knife hated only the purple jacket. This theme is depicted with the help of several literary devices such as symbolism, to create depth in the meaning of the story, thoughtful use of irony and characterization elements, which create clarity in the readers mind about the characters thoughts and situation. She is also the only person in this story that actually cares for him, because she is the person that runs for the police when she realises that Andy is bleeding. He lay on the sidewalk, bleeding, and he thought only: That was a fierce rumble. My people will begin to worry.
In brief, Andy proves through his acts in the introductory paragraphs that he is hopeless. The refugee crisis is a bleeding wound that must be treated. After lying on the sidewalk, dying, he realizes that there is much more to life than gang brawls and jackets with titles. Regretful Andy was also regretful. Thereby, Jane Jacobs in her book The Death and Life of Great American Cities puts into relief the role of cities on the social and economic levels, while denouncing the disastrous consequences of urban renewal programs.
The author tries to create a scary setting. Evan Hunter uses ingenious terminologies to really make us empathise for Andy as he lays in the rain all alone. First of all, in this story I would say there are two types of conflicts: Man vs. When Maikel arrived he called my family. Little Tessie is now dead.
That draw to get involved is a feeling of social responsibility. He would have been frightened if he had known. This suggests that objects are more important and this goes back to the theme of when you join a gang you lose your identity. In all these examples, Andy was instantly judged as a gang member, although they did not know anything about him. The fact that he is on the verge of death makes readers believe that he will be granted his dying wish.
When I get in trouble with something, like a teacher in school, for example, I think about the good things I could have done rather than getting myself into this a situation. Once he was nearly dead, his girlfriend Laura came and saw that he was bleeding, so she went and got a cop, but once they came back, he was dead. Sidewalk vendor means a person who offers goods or services to the public from a location within a public right-of- way without the use of motor vehicle. The Guardian that stabbed him did not know anything about Andy, other than the fact that he was a Royal. He stepped into the alley. People from the neighborhood spoke about how it was not rare for this thing to happen and that he should not of been walking alone at that time of day. Should we allow fear or love to rule our decisions? He was thinking of Laura and if she would be angry at him.
It also states that he lay bleeding; if he were not hopeless he would have stood up if he could, but he did not. The jacket was poison to Andy. She also discusses solutions to these obvious errors of the city planners. He has given away his identity, and it has cost him everything. All anyone sees him as, is a member of the gang called the Royals.