In the book, “ The Outsiders” by S.E Hinton it talks about how johnny killed bob, but we are discussing if Johnny is innocent or guilty. In my opinion johnny is guilty because he didn 't have a reason good enough to kill bob. On my next paragraph I will give you reasons on why he is guilty of bob’s death. My first reason is that “ He doesn 't have the right to kill him” because no matter what he should of never killed him. First, Johnny does not have the right to murder anybody no matter how much they have hurt you.
In particular, Johnny and Ponyboy were at a park when all of a sudden the Socs appeared and jumped them. Ponyboy was being drowned and Johnny was pushed down away from them. Johnny decided he needed to save Pony so he got out his knife and stabbed Bob the Soc. Killing someone is never the right thing to do so Johnny could have gone for help.
Darry slaps Ponyboy, and after soon regrets it because Pony runs out and tells Johnny that they’re running away. Once they get to where they want to go the same Socs that tried to jump them earlier go at them again, and Johnny kills one, Pony and
After that, Ponyboy finds himself in a situation that he personally can’t back out of. It’s the fire at the church. Ponyboy, starts running in to help save the children, but when he turns around, he sees Johnny. “Hey Ponyboy,” Johnny says. Johnny was following Ponyboy into the fire to help save the kids.
Another friend joins them. Two-bit scares them as their attention is with the girls. As the conversation progresses, they realize that they don’t have a car and offer to walk them home. As they walk along the road, a blue mustang pulls up and takes the girls home. Johnny and Ponyboy arrive at home after two in the morning.
This didn't make sense to Ponyboy yet. After running from the police when johnny stabbed Bob a soc they find themselves in an abandoned church. When Ponyboy returns to society after being in the hospital. He finds himself meeting with Randy, Bob's best friend. Pony is suppried when Randy tells him that he's sorry for Pony and how Bob's parents never gave him limits.
He went as far as to say “I had the knife. I killed Bob.” (Hinton 165) Ponyboy wasn’t ready for Johnny to die. It was too much for his mind to take in, so he acted like Johnny was still there. Ponyboy’s brain doesn’t want anything bad to happen to Ponyboy.
His own girlfriend, Cherry Valance is against it although he doesn’t care and still gets crazily drunk. “His parents let him run wild” and didn’t set boundaries. Bob doesn't work for anything, but he ironically gets everything he wants. PonyBoy wonders if it’s "because they loved him too much” or they loved him “too little?" Bob was also the main soc responsible for the beating of Johnny, and him and his gang was responsible for almost drowning ponyboy which led to Johnny stabbing
Ponyboy is also faced with conflict after Johnny’s death. For a while, he refuses to accept that Johnny is dead and is so in denial that he believes he’s the one that killed Bob. When Randy visits Ponyboy’s home, he upsets Ponyboy by mentioning that Johnny would’ve been in trouble with the law if he were alive. Ponyboy objects and says, “I had the knife. I killed Bob.”
Also, Johnny was only the one who serves as a vent to his parents’ anger. Days pass and years pass, Johnny was horribly scared of violence. According to the saying of parents are the best teach- ers to children, the violence was just like a seed which was kept in Johnny’s heart and grew gradual- ly day by day. That was all
It shows that his dad does not care for him. Similarly, Johnny’s parents ignore him most of the time, but when they do acknowledge him they are beating him. Johnny even says, “‘ I think I like it better when the old man is hittin’ me.” Johnny sighed. “At least I know he knows who I am”’ (51).