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Copy of Plot Diagram - On The Sidewalk, Bleeding
Transcript of Copy of Plot Diagram - On The Sidewalk, Bleeding
By: Mikayla, Claire, Angel, Spencer & Taylor Introduction
Andy leaves Laura to go to the store. "He had left the jump to get a package of cigarettes. He had told her he would be back in a few minutes, and then he had gone downstairs and found the candy store closed. He knew that Alfredo's on the next block would be open. He had started through the alley, and that was when he had been ambushed." (190) Inciting Incident
Andy gets stabbed on his way to the store. "He had been stabbed ten minutes ago. The knife entered just below his rib cage and had been drawn across his body violently, tearing a wide gap in his flesh. He lay on the sidewalk with the March rain drilling his jacket and drilling his body and washing away the blood that poured from his open wound." (191) Rising Action
A drunk man finds Andy in the alley, but he has had to much to drink and doesn't realize that Andy is hurt, but thinks that he too is drunk.
Freddie & Angela find Andy in the alley.
They debate helping him because they see that he is a Royal.
They decide to leave so that another gang from town, The Guardians, don't get upset with them. "Oh, you don' like that, huh?" the drunk said. "You don' wanna cop to fin' you all drunk an' wet in an alley, huh: Okay, buddy. This time you get off easy." He got to his feet. "This time you get off easy," he said again. He waved broadly at Andy, and then almost lost his footing. "S'long, buddy," he said.
Wait, Andy thought. Wait, please, I'm bleeding." (192)
"I don't know. I don't know. I don't want to get mixed up in this. He's a Royal. We help him, and the Guardians'll be down on our necks. I don't want to get mixed up in this, Angela." (193) Climax
Andy realizes that he is going to die and that he wants to die as Andy, not a Royal. "Now, in the alley, with the cold rain washing his hot body, he wondered about the meaning. If he died, he was Andy. He was not a Royal. He was simply Andy, and he was dead. And he wondered suddenly if the Guardians who had ambushed him and knifed him had ever once realized he was Andy? Had they known that he was Andy or had they simply known that he was Royal wearing a purple silk jacket? Had they stabbed him, Andy, or had they only stabbed the jacket and the title and what good was the title if you were dying?" (194) Falling Action
Andy takes off his silk jacket because he doesn't want to be a Royal anymore.
Laura Finds Andy in the alley and goes to find him help. "I don't want to die, he thought. I haven't lived yet. It seemed very important to him that he take off the purple jacket. He was very close to dying, and when they found him, he did not want them to say, "Oh, it's a Royal." With great effort, he rolled over onto his back. He felt the pain tearing at his stomach when he moved. If he never did another thing, he wanted to take off the jacket. The jacket had only one meaning now, and that was a very simple meaning." (195) "She found him in the doorway a minute past midnight. She left the dance to look for him, and when she found him, she knelt beside him and said, 'Andy, it's me, Laura.'
He did not answer her. She backed away from him, tears springing into her eyes, and then she ran from the alley. She did not stop running until she found a cop." (196)
Laura and the cop are with Andy but they are too late and he has died.
The cop realized that Andy was a Royal and Laura tells him his name is Andy.
The cop labeled, and Andy died as, a Royal. "And now, standing with the cop, she looked down at him. The cop rose and said, 'He's dead.' All the crying was out of her now. She stood in the rain and said nothing, looking at the purple jacket that rested a foot away from his body.
The cop picked up the jacket and turned it over in his hands.
'A Royal, huh?' he said.
She looked at the cop and, very quietly, she said, 'His name is Andy.'
The cop slung the jacket over his arm. He took out his black pad, and he flipped it open to a blank page.
'A Royal, ' he said. Then he began writing." (196)