From his parents, he barely gained the warmth of being in a complete family. As Ponyboy said, “His father was always beating him up, and his mother ignored him, except when she was hacked off at something, and then you could hear her yelling at him clearly down at our house. He hates that worse than getting whipped…If it hadn’t been for the gang, Johnny would never have known what love and affection are” (Hinton P.12), we can clearly known that Johnny’s parents were extraordinarily violent to Johnny. Due to the charac- teristic of Johnny’s father, the hereditary gene of violence affected fixed some of Johnny’s personal- ity. Also, Johnny was only the one who serves as a vent to his parents’ anger.
Dally was his role model, a tough hoodlum, who also went through some personality changes. Johnny was vulnerable, and as a result, people took advantage of him. The Socs were some of these people. He was brutally beaten by the Socs and lived in a constant state of fear that he would get hurt again. In The Outsiders, Ponyboy says, “But after the night of the beating, Johnny had been jumpier than ever...I didn’t think he’d ever got over it...Johnny never walked by himself after that” (34).
The short story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst elucidates the theme “selfish people aren’t the ones that suffer their selfishness: it's those around them, in which it harms”. The story is about a boy who received a brother after six years of being an only child, but because of an unfortunate disease, his brother wasn’t expected to live long. He unexpectedly lived far longer that anticipated, so his parents finally named him: William Armstrong. Because William wasn’t “all there”, his brother had plans to kill him with a pillow, but his plan was corrupted when his brother smiled at him, showing that he was “all there”. The narrator (who is also William’s big brother) renamed his brother Doodle.
“The shade of difference that separates a greaser from a hood wasn 't present in Dally.”(Hinton 10). The only person that Dally ever loved was Johnny. Johnny is a vulnerable sixteen year old who comes from an abusive home.The greasers are the only family that he has ever known and he is the pet of the gang. 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.
Everyone was sad after Johnny’s death, but mostly Ponyboy and Dally. Later that day we had to go to a rumble, which it would be greasers against some Socs. We won, but some of us got hurt, especially dally. Dally couldn’t stop thinking about Johnny’s death, it hurt him a lot because he loved him as a brother. Dally didn’t wanna live any longer because the only thing he really loved was Johnny and that was gone already so he said “it wasn’t worth to live any longer”.
One example of being heroic is when he goes back into the church to save the kids. He went back in and saved thee kids because Johnny and Ponyboy were the last people in the church. This character can also be described as scared when he doesn’t move after getting beaten up he got beat up by the Socs in the beginning of the book Finally, this character can also be considered quiet when he gets scared he doesn’t talk like when Two Bit scares him he sat quietly for a while while everybody else talked. In conclusion if you think about it not everything stay perfect in the world, and that’s
Baker, are you sure Willy is not with a friend or a family member?” Asked Deputy. “Deputy this is a small town, Willy doesn’t have anyone except his brother and his 3 friends. I have checked with everyone, I know for a fact HE IS MISSING!” Said Joy in a river of tears. “Fine I will send out my search team”, replied Deputy obviously feeling bad for Joy After Joy and Johnny got home from the Deputy’s office the boys stopped by to see if Willy was there. Joy gave them the unfortunate news and the boys seemed really worried and scared all they wanted was their friend back.
Lennie got scared and lost control grabbing Curley’s hand when he swung and wouldn’t let go crushing the bones in Curley’ hand “Looks to me like every bone in his hand is a bust”. Later in the story Lennie is in a barn inspecting a dead puppy he used to take care of. The story doesn’t give much detail of what happened but Lennie apparently “bounced” the puppy too hard killing it. He starts to yell at the puppy things like “Why do you got to get killed?” “You ain’t so little as mice. I didn’t bounce you hard.”.
Two Bit asks Ponyboy,“‘You really would have used that bottle wouldn’t you?’” Ponyboy was an emotional wreck after losing his friends, and was no longer afraid of the Socs. Johnny also went through many changes during the duration of the book. At the beginning of the book he is described as “scared of his own shadow”. Ponyboy didn’t think much of him and thought of him as, “...a little dark puppy that has been kicked too many times and is lost in a crowd of strangers.” Johnny is considered the pet of the group.
Throughout the poem “Elegy For My Father, Who is Not Dead,” death is symbolized as a trip. Hudgins believed that his father was at peace with his own death because of his Christian belief that he would continue living in heaven once he passed away on earth: “In the sureness of his faith, he talks / about the world beyond this world / as though his reservations have / been made I think he wants to go” (Lines 3-6). Hudgins writes in his poem that he cannot be at peace with his father’s death because he does not share these beliefs with him: “I do not think he is right.” (Line 13). Thomas sees his father 's death as the last time he will ever see him again: “I see myself on deck, convinced his ship 's gone down, while he 's convinced / I 'll see him standing on the dock” (Lines 18-20). Unlike Hudgins, Dylan Thomas does not speak about his religious belief.