Dally is seen as a heartless cold, thug and throughout the novel Ponyboy sees that he truly has a heart. Dally is a trouble-maker and he has no space in his heart except for hate and regret. Ponyboy describes Dally as a thug by saying, “He was tougher than the rest of us tougher, colder, meaner. The shade of difference that separates a greaser from a hood wasn’t present in Dally”(S.E Hinton, pg 10) As ponyboys grow up as a greaser he can see the difference between a greaser and a hood. Throughout Dally’s action, he shows that he is heartless and that he will not care if someone gets hurt. When Dally picked fights or robbed he joined gangs this made him look like a thug. As ponyboy describes the gang he has no other explanation for Dally other than the fact that he is cold. When we see how Dally behaves we also get fooled by his actions. As Ponyboy gets the time to see all of his actions he notices that he truly has a heart. He changes his opinion of Dally from this tough thug to this man with a heart when he realized, “Why can I take it when Dally can’t? And I knew Johnny was the only thing Dally loved. And now Johnny was gone”(S.E Hinton, pg 152). Ponyboy realized that had heart and that he loved Johnny. When he found out that he loved Johnny he realized everything that Dally has done for him. Dally has many actions that made him looked like a thug, he also did many things that proved that he loved others. Ponyboy realized and noticed that he truly cared about others and loved others. The stereotypes that they give greasers are reflected on Dally. He created this image of himself as a tough and cold guy which makes everyone see him as this tough cold guy. People try to create an image of themselves for what others say about a person that they can later reflect it. These traits can sometimes block who people truly are and this can make a different image for themselves. Dally changed his image from this person that was tough and cold and then we saw how he
When they come home from the movies one night and Ponyboy pasts the time he is supposed to be home, Darry gets very angry at him. Darry ends up hitting Ponyboy in the face being of his anger. Ponyboy gets overwhelmingly upset and runs away to Johnny. This shows that Ponyboy is closer and goes to Johnny when he needs help.
Ponyboy remembers the good times with Johnny after he dies and he convinces himself that Johnny isn't dead. “Johnny was dead. But he wasn't. That still body back in the hospital wasn't Johnny. Johnny was somewhere else--- maybe asleep in the lot, or playing the pinball machine in the bowling alley, or sitting on the back steps of the church. I'd go home and walk by the lot, and Johnny would be sitting on the curb smoking a cigarette, and maybe we'd lie on our backs and watch the stars.” (150) Readers can tell that Ponyboy liked how his mind traveled back to when him and Johnny were best buddies and he wishes it can be like that forever, he then realises life goes on and there's nothing you can do about it. Although dally didn't seem like there wasn't anything good in him, Ponyboy saw gold in him. “Nobody would write editorials praising Dally. Two friends of mine had died that night: one a hero, the other a hoodlum. But I remembered Dally pulling Johnny through the window of the burning church; Dally giving us his gun, although it could mean jail for him; Dally risking his life for us, trying to keep Johnny out of trouble. And now he was a dead juvenile delinquent and there wouldn't be any editorials in his favor” (154) When ponyboy and johnny needed help the most they went to dally and dally selflessly sacrificed everything he had he just gave it to Ponyboy and Johnny
“You can’t win if you wip us. You’ll still be where you were before- at the bottom. And we’ll still be the lucky ones with all the breaks. So it doesn’t do any good, the fighting and the killing. It doesn’t prove a thing. We’ll forget it if you win, or if you don’t. Greasers will still be greasers and Socs will still be Socs.”
One trait that describes Dally is rudeness. There are two main ways that shows that he is rude.One way that shows that he is rude is when he was at the movies and was bothering cherry and her friend Marci. “Nobody was there except two girls who were sitting down front.Dally eyed them cooly, then walked down the aisle and sat right down behind them.” He started talking loud enough for the two girls to hear. He started out bad and got worse. Dallas could talk dirty if he
Heroes are all around you but you just need to find them. In the novel The Outsiders Johnny is a hero. S.E. Hinton uses Johnny Cade's vulnerable personality and broken home life in The Outsiders to suggest that heroes do not have to be perfect. Throughout the novel, Hinton characterizes Johnny as A skinny scared boy who has been kicked around to many times. The Outsiders is about Ponyboy Curtis and his brothers, Sodapop and Darry, belong to a group of poor teenage boys called greasers. Many of them have led hard lives already, and they are tough, angry and unforgiving. They often fight with the Socs, the group of wealthy, privileged boys who beat them up for fun. In the novel The Outsiders a hero is a person, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
Dally has the biggest reputation for being the best, toughest and the meanest in the outsiders. He also served time in juvenile prison and even came from a broken home environment … in the book and the movie. Ponyboy fears dally and most of all ponyboy dislikes dally for his horrible and rude personality. When they hide out in the abandoned
He was always looking for trouble and was not interested in anybody's feelings like in this instance “ [Dally] put his feet up on the redheads chair, winked at [Ponyboy] and beat his own record for saying something dirty.”(p 87). Nobody would want to be treated like this, and anyone with good sense would know that. A hero is somebody who is pleasant and congenial but Dally does not have either of this characteristics. Right before the death of Johnny out of fear to losing Johnny Dallas went on a rant saying “‘That’s what you get for helpin’ people,’”( p 147). The selfishness of this quote is astonishing and I am glad that this is just a fictional character, but the fact that The Outsiders is based off of reality is eye-opening because people like Dally might have similar thoughts.
The Outsiders includes a plot that is very fascinating. It is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. The problem in the novel was the controversy between the Greasers and the Socs. Their hatred toward each other led to the climax of the story with Johnny killing Bob, a Soc, at the parking lot. Ponyboy, seeing this horrible event, decided to find Dally to help Johnny. Ponyboy also go with him into hiding at an abandon church at Windrixville. They stayed there for five days and read Gone with the Wind to pass the time. After that, Dally came up and drove to Dairy Queen to buy sandwiches for Johnny and Ponyboy. Johnny also decided to turn himself in. However, when he came back, the church was on fire with kids trapped inside. Ponyboy and
Dally is not strong mentally (when he couldn’t let Johnny go), he really does not do good deeds, and he does not care about any other people than only Johnny, and he’s rude to others and bad at using words. A quotation that supports my statement is, “What for? Get back in here before I beat your head in.” (p.90) This quotation supports my statement because Dally said this to Ponyboy when he hopped off the car and said to see what the deal is when he saw the old church on fire, it proves that Dally does not care about other stuff that does not involve him and that he’s rude to others and using
A rock-hard hood who never backs down from any challenge. Dally is a character in the book “Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton. The Outsiders is a book where a ragtag group of greasers band together and overcome victories, tragedies, and above all, build an even stronger bond of brotherhood. This story begins in the town of Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Ponyboy(our main character) is walking home from the movies and gets ambushed by a large group of Socs(Sociables-the “popular/rich” clique). All of Pony’s greaser gang rescues him and chases the Socs away. Pony is okay, but shaken up. Later in the novel, Pony, Johnny, and Dally go to the Nightly double and meet Cherry Valance and Marcia. It, for the most part, goes well. A while after that,
In young adult literature there are many characters who leave a perennial impression on the reader. Many of these are considered dynamic characters because of changes they induced throughout the plot. In S.E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders, Johnny Cade is a character that goes through a major change in personality. At first a boy who is afraid of his own shadow, Johnny turns into a gallant hero that risked his life to save children.
The first time we see this is after Johnny and Ponyboy arrive fresh from the murder to seek Dally’s help. He gives them dry clothes, a loaded gun, fifty dollars, and tells them a location to hide in. He gave them the essentials they need even though he could have gone to jail. Darry would have even beat up Dally to death for helping them escape town and giving them a gun and money. According to Ponyboy, “...he [Dally] got drunk, he rode in rodeos, lied, cheated, stole, rolled drunks, jumped small kids—he did everything.” (1.48) After Johnny died, Dally makes an enormous sacrifice that took away his life. He loved Johnny so much that he couldn't take the fact he was gone. Dally was known to be the most cold-blooded member of the gang but after Johnny's death, he was the one who showed the most affection. Dally wouldn’t have been shot if he didn’t love Johnny so much, and sacrificed himself.
The narrator of the novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy Curtis, is a complicated and emotional character. He goes through numerous changes in the book and you get a good idea of his feelings through actions towards others. He proves to be empathetic, caring, and a dreamer. He shows this during situations with his brothers and even with the other Greasers.
Virtuous people are always contemplated to be kindhearted and obliging around the population, but bad people are always seen as ill mannered and vindictive individuals and often are not respected by the public. The story shows us individuals who were considered awful, but did significant things during their lifetime, like some of the greasers were good human beings. A person doesn 't have to be upstanding to do honorable actions in his/her existence.