Many people would argue that Ponyboy is the hero in the Outsiders. Primarily because Ponyboy didn 't even think before he went into the church to save the kids. Johnny may have paid the price, but ponyboy went first knowing he was going to save those kids. Also when Johnny killed bob Ponyboy could have run away with Johnny or stayed home with Darry but he went with Johnny because he was scared for him so most of the reason he went was to protect Johnny. When Johnny and Ponyboy ran away together to windrixville.
Before the rumble Ponyboy realized the difference between his gang and the Socs. “That was the difference between his gang and ours- they had a leader and were organized; we were just buddies who stuck together- each man was his own leader.(Hinton 138)”. The Socs were just a group of adolescents together for social reasons and were engaging delinquent behavior. The greasers stood up for more than that; they stood up for Johnny, for the hard times they’ve been through, for their respect.
I think that when Ponyboy says " “I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.” He means that he always tells himself that he is not who he really is, but in the end he realizes that he is who he is and that he should not resort to lying. I think this because when he says that he lies to himself, he is trying to tell himself he is different than who he is. He want 's to be like the rest of the greasers.
This affair put a huge strain on his relationship with his wife, as Rose practically put an end to their relationship even though they still lived under the same roof. Furthermore, Troy does not have any friendships in Fences, aside from working with Bono. Troy and Bono met in jail and built a relationship from working together cleaning up garbage. Nevertheless, outside of Bono, Troy doesn’t have a clique of friends, a therapist, or anyone he can go to with his deeply rooted problems. Towards the latter end of the play, he stops talking to Bono almost entirely once he is promoted to driving the garbage truck.
"If it hadn't been for the gang, Johnny would never have known what love and affection are. "Throughout the novel, they display that they are not genetically brothers. Moreover, they do not care especially about Ponyboy parent's deaths. These factors do affect them as Darry and Ponyboy have a fight and how Ponyboy's perspective is very different and dark.
The matter of never knowing how to act in certain situations or how to feel. Harley is not so much accepting his position in the world but feeling wary over the fact that his position was lost due to his childhood and the people surrounded by him. Most of the time he found himself in situations where he was being tricked. This is a result of Harley trusting everyone that he has met due to the lack of communication throughout his life. This is a man full of hope and can benefit you with his presence.
In the novel Go Tell It on the Mountain, by James Baldwin, the main character John is inherently disbelieving of his father as he think that him and his father are in separate worlds. Ever since John was born, more was expected of him by his father, Gabriel, and those in his church in comparison to his brother Roy. Just like his father, John is expected to be a preacher, though he does not hold the beliefs such as the white man being naturally evil: “Yet in school some of them had been nice to him, and it was hard to think of them burning in Hell forever” (36). He has always been told to stray away from white people and those who does not go to church frequently, read their bible, or pray on a daily basis. As he explores Fifth Avenue on his
“One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them.” A quote from Atticus and a theme that was portrayed in all chapters of the book because nobody really understood how each person lived because they have only seen it in their perspective. Since children are very honest with their opinions they never had thought of the other person perspective, however, when they went through challenges they soon came to realize how Maycomb really is and started considering things. The author set out clues and other elements to portray the theme and to make the book more entertaining. Some literal elements Harper Lee has portrayed in How to Kill a Mocking Bird is the point of view because it sets up the emotions
It wasn’t much of a help because by the time he got back, he was even more disobedient. Newton refused to follow orders and he always made fun of everyone that believed in God. Newton tried to remember what his mother taught him when he was younger but it didn’t make him feel better. He would try to fast and pray but that would only last for a little bit, then he would go back to being rebellious. One day while Newton was out at sea, he read a book that convinced him there was no God.
I also liked the beginning when he started to guide Jodi, because the arguing with Jodi’s dad and him trying to get better at it. But I didn’t like the parts of the story when he was at school, because it was just boring and not interesting. Another thing I didn’t like was why Mig Russell and Lee Young felt that they needed him for lock picking, because they were already criminals and I felt that they never needed a lock picker so why
Some families children join gangs because they thank it is cool ,but they are not fun at all they get you into trouble. Teens look for love that is not found at home so they go and join gang because they don’t get any attention at home. Jeremy wallace wrote a story about how teens don’t get love at home so they join gangs. According to Jeremy Wallace the church helps out with gang violence and things like that. Jeremy Wallace knows a lot of thing about gangs because he is always around them.
In the book Crispin, the author writes about a nameless boy in medieval times who is treated quite poorly throughout his life. The boy does not know his real name and is always referred to as “Asta’s Boy.” I think that Avi chose to write about a poor peasant boy rather than a lord or prince because he wanted to show the audience that even in medieval times, people were treated by where they were on the class poll. Nobody tends to pay any mind to the ones that really struggle because they’re too busy paying mind to the people who are higher up and more important in the eyes of society.
Ponyboy Ponyboy is the main character in the outsiders telling the book. He is a member of the Greasers and is the youngest of his brothers and the gang. The main setting for Ponyboy was at the park by the fountain. This is where everything turns.
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.
If you killed someone, would you run away? Johnny Cade and Ponyboy Curtis killed someone and ran away in the novel The Outsiders written by S.E. Hinton. Johnny’s choices had the greatest impact of Ponyboy’s life and relationship with others because they had to run away after bob’s murder. After Johnny died, he had a negative impact on Ponyboy’s life after he died in the hospital. Ponyboy blacked out his death and refused to accept what happened.