On the Sidewalk Bleeding

Read “On the Sidewalk Bleeding” by Evan Hunter

Respond to the following questions on the various aspects of the story:

  1. Who is the protagonist?
  2. What is/are the conflict(s)?
  3. The conflict is developed through the use of names that apply to the boy: Andy and a Royal. Skim the story to note how the names appear in critical places. What do these names represent?
  4. What effect does Andy’s jacket have on the people who find him in the alley?
  5. What are the reasons why these people do not help Andy?
  6. At what point does Andy realize he is dying?
  7. What does Andy do with the last of his strength? How is this important to the theme and to the outcome of the conflict?
  8. What is the climax or turning point? Sketch a Plot Diagram.
  9. What is the police officer’s reaction to Andy? How does this contribute to the author’s message?

Assessment Activity: Who Am I?
Consider your own identity: who are you, what makes you unique, how do others see you, what do you want others to know and see about you. Write a post in your blog that represents yourself visually, in writing, embed visual elements and/or other suitable medium.

You may wish to include some of the following elements:

  • a personal motto or saying
  • a symbol that represents something about you
  • your attitudes about yourself
  • your strengths and talents
  • your hopes and dreams for the future
  • what you most like about themselves
  • what you are working on improving about yourself (with a positive focus) not what you dislike about yourself

Focus on the positive and create a post that makes you feel good about yourself while showing others all that is good about you. Spend time reviewing the criteria from the assessment rubric.

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Psalm 46:1-6
View in: NAB NIV KJV NJB Vulg LXX Hebrew

1Unto the end, for the sons of Core, for the hidden.
2Our God is our refuge and strength: a helper in troubles, which have found us exceedingly.
3Therefore we will not fear, when the earth shall be troubled; and the mountains shall be removed into the heart of the sea.
4Their waters roared and were troubled: the mountains were troubled with his strength.
5The stream of the river maketh the city of God joyful: the most High hath sanctified his own tabernacle.
6God is in the midst thereof, it shall not be moved: God will help it in the morning early.

Psalm 46:1-6
View in: NAB NIV KJV NJB Vulg LXX Hebrew

1Unto the end, for the sons of Core, for the hidden.
2Our God is our refuge and strength: a helper in troubles, which have found us exceedingly.
3Therefore we will not fear, when the earth shall be troubled; and the mountains shall be removed into the heart of the sea.
4Their waters roared and were troubled: the mountains were troubled with his strength.
5The stream of the river maketh the city of God joyful: the most High hath sanctified his own tabernacle.
6God is in the midst thereof, it shall not be moved: God will help it in the morning early.

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