Soda, Darry, Dally realized that too by hearing that Johnny still died even though they won the rumble. Dally even heard that Johnny said that fighting was useless after all. He felt sad that even he won the rumble, he lost his friend. He decided then to rob a grocery store and try to threaten the cops so he could get his death. The other problem Ponyboy solved it really well was that he decided to save the kids that were trapped in the church considering he might ignite the fire.
He could not bear living without Johnny, and sacrificed his life so he would not have to live without him. He would have been devoid of any happyness if he would have lived. Also, when Johnny kills Bob, him and Ponyboy go immediately to Dally. He helps them escape, and also gives them some items to help along the way, including 50$, a gun, and some new clothes. That makes him an accomplice and he could be sent to jail if ever found out, but he
He wants to get revenge because this friend covered up his body and didn’t tell anyone about his death after the accident. The reason revenge is not good is because if he kills the person by fire then the executioner just kill one of his best friends just for revenge. Like it said on the back of the book “three criminals are hereby sentenced to death.” In this case he lights his friend’s house on fire and locks him inside. This takes away his humanity because after he kills his friend he felt down “the words drifted downward into a well of silence. The smile vanished from the face.
Some decisions Johnny made that were influenced by the gang members were killing the Soc, wanting to turn himself in, and saving the children in the burning church. A clear sign of the gangs influence on Johnny was when he decided to prevent the Soc’s from drowning Ponyboy and defending himself instead of letting the Socs beat them up and have them possibly drown Ponyboy. More specifically, after finally fighting back and killing Bob, he says to Ponyboy “‘I killed him’ he said slowly. ‘I killed that boy”’(Hinton 56). Here the author is explaining how shocked Johnny was once he killed the Soc.
Don't let hardships or deaths define who you are or who you want to be. The first big choice was when poor Johnny was forced to kill a socs. Because Johnny feared for Ponyboy's life, Johnny killed a socs to save Ponyboy from drowning in the water fountain. In the text it states, “I killed him,” he said slowly.”I killed that boy. (56)” After Johnny killed a socs, Johnny and Ponyboy ran away to not get caught by the police.” We gotta get out of here.
When Ree goes to gang leader, Thump Milton, for the second time to get answers about her father, she is captured and beat up by the gang. Teardrop comes and saves Ree and makes the agreement with the gang that, “if she does wrong, [they] can put it on [him].” The violence in this film brings out Teardrop’s love for Ree as he selflessly agrees to put himself in the face of violence to save her from it. If he did not agree to do this, then Ree probably would have been killed, and her siblings would’ve been left with no one to take care of them. By accepting the future fury of this gang Teardrop essentially saves Ree and her siblings lives, revealing his protective nature. Later in the film, the women in the gang take Ree to see her father’s dead body, where she must cut off his hands to prove to the police that he is dead.
“... Johnny wasn’t behaving at all like his old self. He looked over his shoulder and saw that the door was blocked by flames, then pushed open the window and tossed out the nearest kid.” (79). It doesnt even cross Johnny’s mind that he might cause harm to himself, only that he must get the children to safety. All in all, it was a long and winding road to learn that innocence was a virtue. This includes having to face problems such as child abuse, fear of the socs, and trying to get the children out of the burning church.
Another reason why violence is used to protect someone’s loved ones is that when Elias got hurt trying to protect Lars’ wife and daughter from the explosion Christian and Elias planted earlier. Christian felt responsible for what he did, so he tried to commit suicide, but Dr. Anton was came in and intervened. To protect someone, violence doesn’t need to be used. You can just stop messing with the bully and they’ll eventually
After the trial, Atticus is confronted by Bob Ewell who then spits on him and Atticus tells Jem and Scout, “He had to take it out on somebody and I’d rather it be me than that houseful of children out there” (249). This shows us that Atticus wants his children to be willing to sacrifice themselves in order to save other people from harm. Furthermore, Atticus displays courage when he believes that Jem killed Bob Ewell and he states, “nobody’s hushing this up. I don’t live that way” (313). The fact that Atticus is willing to risk his son possibly going to jail demonstrates the amount of courage and integrity Atticus has as a person since he wants to do what he believes to morally right.
You must hide us, my brother’ ” (65). As Kino’s house burns down the neighbors wonder whether r Kino and his family are inside, Kino can even hear all of the worried voices. If the same circumstance would have taken place at the beginning of the story, when Kino was a more honest man, he would have come out from his brother’s brush house and said that he and his family were fine, and maybe even take responsibility for killing the dead man next to the brush house. However, because Kino becomes corrupted by the power that the pearl gives him, he becomes dishonest, hides and runs away. The influence of the pearl degrades him, from a state of honesty to a state of corruption and he ends up bringing misery to himself, to his family and even to his