In the novel, the Outsiders, S.E Hinton portrays all characters except of Dally with very straightforward personalities because, as the book ends, the readers are able to see the unexpected. Dally’s tough and fearless personality appeared more like heroic and emotional as we conclude the novel. Besides, we readers we’d always pictured Dally like any other hoodlum but as we see him face real-life situations and his gestures towards them, we are genuinely taken away by his new character. We start to realize, how all this while it was Dally’s life experience that seemed to have chosen the path for him, which is why the person inside of him never had the chance.
Dally 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).
In the book The Outsiders, by S.E Hinton, is a book about a life of a Greaser who lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. One of the characters, Dallas Winston is wild because he’s actions are wild, and reckless. He also expresses his wildness by his looks, Dallas’s feelings can make him do wild things. Also others reaction to him. Ponyboy pointed out how Dallas looks like on page ten.
First off, Ponyboy and Johnny went to Dally Winston after killing Bob because of his superior skills in fleeing from the cops and trouble. Dally has committed and have been associated with crimes before so Ponyboy and Johnny went to him for help and advice. They know him very well because they are all close because of the gang. In the text on page 18 “Dally had spent three years on the wild side of New York and had been arrested at the age of ten.” Dally has an experience with the police like no one else they know.
The biggest influence in shaping Ponyboy’s identity was his loyalty to his gang as throughout the book the author shows just how loyal Ponyboy is. To begin with, in the story, Darry did not want Ponyboy to go to the rumble because he was quite beat up. However, Ponyboy really believed he should go because they were down in numbers and he wanted to fight for his gang anyway. In the text it said, “Oh, no, I thought in mortal fear, I’ve got to be in it. Right then the most important thing in my life was helping us whip the Socs.”
Stereotyping is an issue that affects all ages, genders, and races. Not all stereotypes are bad, but when you maliciously stereotype it becomes a problem. In S.E. Hinton’s young adult novel The Outsiders, stereotyping is a significant issue. There are two gangs in this novel, the “greasers”, and the “Socs”. The greasers live on the east side and are known as “hoods”.
In the United States, every year there are around 2,000 gang-related homicides and in the realistic fiction novel, The Outsiders, by S.E Hinton, it explores the issues of gang violence, and teenagers in gangs. Around 40% of all members in gangs are teenagers, who are getting involved in some dangerous things very early in life. In the novel The Outsiders, the “Greasers” which is a gang of all teenagers, fight other gangs and commit serious crimes such as murder. We as a society need to pinpoint why teenagers join gangs and stop them beforehand. We also need to help people get out of gangs if they are already in one.
Incoming! There was a report of a small church fire at Windrix Hill, Oklahoma. The fire started at 2:00 pm on Friday 1965. It was reported as being caused by a burning cigarette left on the floor. Three boys, Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade, and Dallas Minston were on the run for a murder of a Soc named Bob Sheldon.
Everybody has the opportunity to be a hero, but does everyone take it? A hero is someone who is respectful and willing to put their safety in harms way in order to keep others safe. In The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy, a 14 year-old Greaser is a hero who is concerned about the well-being of people around him, and of people he might not even know. Johnny, the Outsiders Gang’s pet, is also a hero. Dally who is a hardened teenager in the Outsiders Gang is not a hero because he does not realize that there are more important things in life other than looking cool.
Love - an intense feeling of deep affection. Love is an emotion shown in many romantic or family relationships as well as friendships. Love is shown frequently throughout the entirety of the book The Outsiders. For example, Dally is an extremely aggressive and audacious person, but he also shows immense love towards Johnny. Sodapop is a fun-loving, carefree high-school dropout, but he is understanding and shows love to both of his brothers by seeing both sides of an argument.