He and another greaser run away, but they come back as a result of of certain events that happen. They begin to realize who the person they killed was. The greasers are lawbreakers, but can still be great people. Johnny from The Outsiders is a lawbreakers, but is still a nice person. “ ‘I killed him,’ he said slowly.
People are often misconceived for what they present on the outside, not what’s on the inside. This is shown in a number of characters in a number of novels. One of these novels, is called the Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton. In this novel, there is a boy named Johnny, who is in a gang called the greasers. He is like the pet of the gang, and without him, their is no balance between the gang mates.
New York City in the 1970's was a very dangerous and a high crime place. Drugs, murder and prostitutes infested the city. Teenagers getting trapped in this harsh environment at a young age lead to serious issues. In the book, Catcher in the Rye, by J.D Sallinger, Holden Caulfield explores the freedoms of the big city and witnesses the impact of its harsh environment in the 1970s. Drugs affected New York in the 1970s in a negative way.
He gets good grades but gets picked on a lot by Socs. He has long dark hair and is small and skinny. He shows that people are not always like they seem. People mistake him for a hardcore Greaser. In reality wants to live on a farm with Soda’s old horse and with Johnny and his parents.
Ponyboy was genuinely upset about his hair, therefore he accepts his appearance as a greaser, as well. Ponyboy is negatively affected by the stereotype because he gets into multiple legal problems. He is forced to go to court because his friend, Johnny, killed a Soc named Bob. “Greasers can’t walk alone too much or they’ll get jumped, or someone come by and scream “Greaser!” at them, which doesn’t make you feel too hot, if you know what I mean” (2).
Pino Frangione is representation of racism and what is wrong with America regarding the treatment of blacks. He is son of Sal and Vito’s Brother and a racist Italian American. He does not look happy about his brother’s friendship with Mookie who is black and being the only Italian American in the neighborhood. Pino’s favorite basketball player is Magic Johnson, his favorite actor is Eddie Murphy and he is fan of Bruce according to Pino
If Johnny really was beaten up by the greasers, he wouldn't stay with them. The people that beat him up left in a mustang, and the greasers didn't have the money for that type of thing. Pony was walking to the gas station for lunch one day, and he heard that the socs got in a food fight and tried to blame it on the greasers. Had Pony been there, the socs might have gotten away.(cpt 12)
Johnny, the second youngest Greaser, gets jumped by Socs, and has feared them since the incident. Johnny, the loyal gang member, gets described as the gang 's pet. Yet, he still believed in doing the right thing and was the most law-abiding kid in the group. For example, one
In a life or death situation do you play it safe or take the gamble? Will starts by being naive but persevered through the attack and became more grateful and a stronger person in the end. John was a very strict business man and is competitive just like Will by the end he is happy with everything he has. The little asian woman, Ting, was weak and shy at the beginning but by the end of the book she was more tolerate and became friends with Will and his father. In the novel We All Fall Down by Eric Walters, during a crisis people become their strongest and best self.
(52). This shows that Johnny believed that killing Bob was the only way to save Ponyboy and that he did not kill Bob out of anger and hatred. Also, Johnny risked going to jail and losing his freedom when he killed Bob in order to save Ponyboy from drowning. By risking his life and saving Ponyboy’s life, Johnny proved that when in danger, a Greaser would sacrifice himself to save another, which shows honor among the lawless. Hence, there is honor among the Greasers because risking their life for another shows great love and bravery, which are also honorable
In the play people considered johnny as a good person because he helps his father out with the field. Johnny was only 8 years old when he started working like a man; therefore his father feels very proud of him for helping the family. For example, in scene three shows us how he helped out “pass, I already pick 20 trays, paapa”!(Valdez, page 631) That
He could take anything. It was Johnny I was worried about.” He knows how frightened and anxious Johnny is after being jumped and how he is not as tough as the rest of the Greasers. Especially without a loving family at home, Johnny only has the gang and is not able to take as much. Throughout the whole novel, Ponyboy expresses how much he cares for others both with Johnny, and
“Two Kinds,” by Amy Tan, essentially revolves around the struggle of Jing Mei and her constant conflict with her mother. Throughout her life, she is forced into living a life that is not hers, but rather her mom’s vision of a perfect child; because her mother lost everything, which included her parents and kids, so her only hope was through Jing Mei. Jing Mei’s mom watches TV shows such as the Ed Sullivan Show, which gives her inspiration that her daughter should be like the people and actors. First her mom saw how on the television a three-year-old boy can name all the capitals of the states and foreign countries and would even pronounce it correctly. Her mom would quiz Jing Mei on capitals of certain places, only to discover that
Where the Wild Things are by Maurice Sendak is an interesting children’s picture book. The main character is a little boy named Max, who has a wild imagination. He uses all five senses as well as thought and his actions to express his personality as well as how he reacts and interacts with his surroundings. Max’s id, ego and super-ego are greatly shown in this book through the way that the author has portrayed him. Not only is this book a children’s story, but it can also be perceived as a life lesson.
Along the way his friends in the Greaser community help Ponyboy through tough times he experiences. In the greaser community the Greasers provide food and shelter for each other because most of them don’t have a lot of money to support themselves. The rival gang The Socs have lots of money and have nice homes and cars. The Socs usually bully the Greasers.