Character Analysis Of Johnny The Hero In 'The Outsiders'

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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.…show more content…
Johnny's most recent story is when he saved multiple kids from a burning building. Johnny went into the building without hesitation and he was determined to save the kids. In the process of dropping the last child the roof caved in and Johnny’s back was broken. Johnny died soon after of injuries. Johnny was a hero to anyone who met him. People believed Johnny was a great young man different from the rest of the gang. However, some people may think Johnny is not a hero. Some people may not think Johnny is a hero because he ran into a burning building without thinking about himself. When Johnny saw the burning church he ran inside without hesitation, in the process he did not think about how he could be hurt or even killed. People may also think he made a bad decision because he did die with a broken back and multiple 3-degree burns on his face, arms, and neck. Johnny

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