A hero can be anyone around you. A hero is a person who is strong, has courage, helps others, and does good deeds. Ponyboy deserves to be considered a hero. Johnny also deserves to be considered a hero too. Dally does not deserve to be considered a hero though, unlike Ponyboy and Johnny. These 3 people are people I consider that are very important to the book.
“A true hero isn’t measured by the size of their strength, but by the strength of their heart.” A hero is a person that does something to help or they can also save someone 's life. One example of, being a hero is Darry because he takes care of Ponyboy and Sodapop. Another example, of being a hero is Johnny when he saved Ponyboy and the little kids. A further example, of being a hero is Ponyboy when he also saved the little kid’s life and when he wanted to take the blame for killing Bob. Yes any of the greasers can be a hero by just doing one little thing and they don’t even realize that they are a hero.
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
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.
“He wasn’t scared either. That was the only time I can think of when I saw him without that defeated, suspicious look in his eyes” (Hinton 92). Sometimes people show great change from just a single moment in their lives. Occasionally, even characters in literature have an experience similar to this. More specifically, in S.E. Hinton’s riveting novel The Outsiders, Johnny Cade expresses that he is strong, gallant, and confident when he first appears to be beaten down, timid, and weak. What brings about this change is whenever someone is in danger.
A hero can be anyone such as your friend, your next door neighbor, or even your sibling. A hero is a person who will risk their life or defend others from harm’s way. In “The Outsiders” by S.E Hinton, Ponyboy is a hero. Johnny is a hero because kills someone to save an innocent person. Cherry teaches Ponyboy lessons about her experiences which also makes her a hero. Ponyboy and Johnny are heroes, including Cherry. A hero is wise, brave, kind, and a just person.
Since humans romanticize war, Death can strike any family. This is demonstrated in Luis Valdez, in the 1969 play,”The Buck Private” demonstrates that. Valdez supports hi argument by illustrating stock characters, by using death as a main character, and flashbacks show Johnny’s, the protagonist,reasons for enlisting to earn respect, and the consequences of his enlistment; his death.Valdez’s purpose is to entertain the audience and protest the Vietnam War so that the audience stops glamorizing war and starts recognizing its dangers. Valdez writes in a satirical tone for young adults. Johnny was young and irresponsibly drank heavily so, that makes him not be a tragic hero because his motives were not honorable since he had nothing better to do.
“Heroes are forged not born.” This quote perfectly describes Johnny Cade a well mannered 16 year old boy in the Greasers gang. In the novel “The Outsiders” Johnny didn’t have the best environment to grow up in, he was beat and left alone for most his childhood but that didn't stop him. Johnny Cade is the greatest hero in the Outsiders because of the courage he showed by saving PonyBoy, he risked his own life to save the children in the burning church, and finally Johnny kept living a motivated life despite his upbringing. Johnny Cade is the greatest hero in the novel the Outsiders.
Johnny made the difficult choice to kill Bob. Johnny made this spontaneous decision because the Socs were trying to drown Ponyboy in the park’s fountain. When Ponyboy realized Johnny murdered Bob, Ponyboy was as frightened as if he was at a haunted house . The consequence of this choice was that Johnny and Ponyboy felt guilty ,and they Both decided to run away for a like one million years. Johnny said, “I killed him. I killed that boy (pg56).” This repetitive textual evidence suggests that Johnny had trouble
I have just finished reading the book, The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton with my eighth grade ELA class. This book is about a couple of kids, who call themselves the “Greasers”. Throughout the book the “Greasers” find themselves doing things that they probably shouldn't be doing. In the book, one of the “Greasers” stood out to me amongst the rest; it was a boy named Johnny Cade. I think he best represents a Christ figure. A Christ figure is a character that represents Christ in different ways. One way I feel Johnny is a Christ figure is that his initials are JC; JC being the same initials as Jesus Christ.
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.
In the first place, Johnny Cade is "the gang's pet" (page 12) Ponyboy portrays Johnny as a "a little dark lost puppy” and a “puppy that has been kicked too many times and is lost in a crowd of strangers"(both from page 11) He is just 16 years old and Johnny has a truly harsh life. His dad was continually beating him, and his mom ignored him. He was the second-youngest and smallest among the greasers and had a slight form. Johnny has dark features, with “big black eyes in a tanned face” and "jet-black hair, heavily greased and combed to the side” longer than the other boys since it “fell in shaggy bangs across the forehead (all from page 11). As indicated by Ponyboy, Johnny had gotten beat up by four Socs before this story started. "'I had never been jumped, but I had seen Johnny after the four Socs got hold of him, and it wasn't pretty. Johnny was scared of his own shadow after that.(page 4)'" He is anxious by nature, continually looking behind him in case another Soc is nearby. The other greasers all love Johnny, for the most part in view of his terrible family
The character Johnny grows in major ways throughout The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. Johnny was a greaser, His best friend was Ponyboy, the main character. Johnny was a dynamic character, he contributed a lot to the main theme. Johnny had bad parents and committed murder. Soon after his bad acts, he became a hero. He ultimately became a better person a the end of his life. Johnny is a Christ-like figure because he sacrificed himself to save children from a fire; Johnny also contributes to the a theme of the book: appearances aren’t everything; lastly he serves to teach Ponyboy about the world though his actions and words.
People are often misconceived for what they present on the outside, not what’s on the inside. This is shown in a number of characters in a number of novels. One of these novels, is called the Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton. In this novel, there is a boy named Johnny, who is in a gang called the greasers. He is like the pet of the gang, and without him, their is no balance between the gang mates. From the beginning of the novel to the end, Johnny’s personality changes a lot. At first, he was tense and scared, but later on, he became more open to Ponyboy (one of the other main characters) and brave.
Heros. Who are they? They are not the ones that are fighting the imaginary villains. Heros are the ones who save others emotionally and physically and do whatever it takes to do the impossible. The Outsiders, a young adult fiction novel, by S.E Hinton, has multiple acts of heroism throughout the novel. Sacrifice, care, bravery, courage, etc; but only one of the characters in the novel exhibits all of the above qualities and is a true hero.