Bravery In S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders

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In S.E. Hinton’s novel, the Outsiders, Johnny shows his true bravery when the Socs try to drown ponyboy in a fountain for revenge. Pony struggled to breathe, but only made it worse, and eventually, blacked out; when he came to “‘I killed him’” Johnny said slowly, “‘I killed that boy’” was the first thing he heard. Johnny had been attacked by the same people once before, but never again, and this time he could defend himself. The only problem would be the police, because the Socs would say differently than self-defense. He realized that they gotta get outa here. Get somewhere. Run away’” and hope that no one finds out. Only Dally could know how to help them, because he had been in jail before. After they left Dally’s with a gun and $50, they
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