In S.E Hinton's "The Outsiders", Ponyboy is a fourteen-year-old that has a lot to say about himself and the environment around him. When he got introduced in the story, the first thing we knew was that he was living with his brothers Soda and Darry, and his parents had died in a car accident. In his perspective, he knows what's he doing, but he forgets stuff pretty quickly. For example, he admitted that he doesn't use his mind: "one of our gang would have come to get me in his car if I had asked him, but sometimes I just don't use my head"(3, 4). Whenever he has to make a choice, he's imprecise about it and does things that don't appeal to him. In spite of his impreciseness, he is a well-talented person besides decision making. For instance,
Carlos’ Outsiders Essay When you change the way you look at something the things you look at change, to give you a wider perspective of what you see. Ponyboy Curtis learns this the hard way. One theme in The Outsiders by S.E Hinton is that as people grow up experiences force them to see life in different perspectives and look beyond their bias. This essay will demonstrate how Ponyboy’s point of view changes throughout the book.
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 book, “ The Outsiders” by S.E Hinton it talks about how johnny killed bob, but we are discussing if Johnny is innocent or guilty. In my opinion johnny is guilty because he didn 't have a reason good enough to kill bob. On my next paragraph I will give you reasons on why he is guilty of bob’s death. My first reason is that “ He doesn 't have the right to kill him” because no matter what he should of never killed him.
This conveys that Ponyboy accepts the fact that he is a hoodlum and is proud of it. In addition, Randy conveys that he and other Socs are trapped by stereotype threat because “he kept trying to make someone say ‘No’ and they never did. They never did. That was what he wanted. For somebody to tell him ‘No’.
“Family doesn 't necessarily mean that you have to have a mother, a father, a little brother, and an older sister. ”(Bindi Irwin) This is mostly true, a lot of people do not have a family due to a complicated relationship, or any other of possible issues that can occur, like even sheltering in our friends “There are just small groups of friends who stick together, and the warfare is between the social classes. (P.47) Ponyboy, the main character in the novel referring to friendship and loyalty, which is important in “The Outsiders”, including Ponyboy’s relationship with his two brothers.
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.
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.
“Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold…” That quote is from The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton set in mid 1960s Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is about Ponyboy’s struggle to grow up among the fighting of the Greasers and the Socs. One character that stands out in the story is Johnny because he is a supportive character to Ponyboy. He is also a dynamic character, which means he grows and changes, and a round character, which means he has several sides to his personality. Johnny can be described as quiet, nervous, and loyal.
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.
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).
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.
Ponyboy is also faced with conflict after Johnny’s death. For a while, he refuses to accept that Johnny is dead and is so in denial that he believes he’s the one that killed Bob. When Randy visits Ponyboy’s home, he upsets Ponyboy by mentioning that Johnny would’ve been in trouble with the law if he were alive. Ponyboy objects and says, “I had the knife. I killed Bob.” The confusion he experiences is his way of handling the grief of his loss. He wasn’t the only one that had trouble with Johnny’s death. Dally couldn’t handle the pain when Johnny dies so he kills himself. He really wasn’t the one who killed himself it was really the policemen when they shot him, but he got caught purposely. Johnny never truly got the respect he deserved when
Johnny last words to Ponyboy were “stay gold ponyboy stay gold”,I think Johnny meant that Ponyboy should stay like he is because he isn 't as violent as the other gang members.The text states “you ain’t like the rest of the gang.I mean i couldn 't tell Two Bit or Steve or even darry about the sunrise and clouds and stuff.Just you and Sodapop . And maybe Cherry Valance.”(pg.78) Also Ponyboy ask all the gang members why they like to fight but he doesn 't know why he likes to fight.