Analysis Of Johnny Cade In S. E. Hinton's 'The Outsiders'

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They grew up on the outside of society. They weren't looking for a fight. They were looking to belong.” Not unlike the other greasers, in the book “The Outsiders”, johnny Cade was looking to belong, but he had what other's didn't have. Johnny Cade inspired others, and was selfless beyond what other greasers portrayed in their life's. These characteristics have proven to many that Johnny cade was the hero in S.E Hinton’s “The Outsiders”. Johnny influenced many people during his life. He showed others that being a greaser doesn't mean you have to participate in misguided things. Initially, he motivated Steve to decide in not participating in the rumble. Secondly, by being heroic and saving the children from a burning building, he was featured in the newspaper. Not only was he put in the paper, but he was featured as a hero, him influencing media showed that not all greasers are the same. Lastly by his death, he stirred Ponyboy to write an essay about what life is really about as a greaser, and about how life can, and should be so much more that what they were making it. …show more content…

One example is, after killing Bob he was emotionally and physically shaken but nonetheless he continued to comfort ponyboy an help him feel better about the situation. Another major factor is that while the church was burned down he had no hesitation in going in to save the kids. He acted on instinct and even when he could have escaped without injury if he just left the last child in the church, but he pushed through and thought about the kids life not his own. Thirdly he stood up to Dally at the drive in, his idol, the person he was loyal to. He did what was in the best interest for the girls not himself, even though it could have ruined their

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