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.
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.
“People influence people, nothing influences people more than a recommendation from a trusted friend”(Zuckerberg), this is true since people always want an opinion or something to help them make their decisions. In the novel The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, it goes over the life of a teenager and the pain of losing your loved ones and only having your friends to rely on. All decisions made in the story were crucial in every way since it went over real life situations. One character who’s decisions were influenced by the gang members called the Greasers and the environment he lived in was Johnny. 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.
Someone once said, “ Life is all about making choices. Always do your best to make the right ones and always do your best to learn from the wrong ones”- Anonymous. Choices can always look instructive whether they are great or bad. Often, a string of good choices makes it easier to continue down the path, good consequences paving the way to more good choices. However, poor choices often have unlimited consequences. In the Outsiders, the characters usually make bad decisions. The Greasers are a gang that function like family, and Johnny’s decisions are not so good. But sometimes they can be spot on. The theme is watch out for what decisions you make, Understand that what ever choice you make there will be a consequence.
Johnny pretty much considers his friends (the greasers) his family since he is ignored by his alcoholic mother. When Johnny became a greaser that meant he was now enemies with the socs which they had rumbles and fights with. Johnny was smaller than the rest with jet black hair, he always had a suspicious look in his eye. Ponyboy described Johnny as “A little puppy that had been kicked too
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.
He could take anything. It was Johnny I was worried about.” He knows how frightened and anxious Johnny is after being jumped and how he is not as tough as the rest of the Greasers. Especially without a loving family at home, Johnny only has the gang and is not able to take as much. Throughout the whole novel, Ponyboy expresses how much he cares for others both with Johnny, and
From his parents, he barely gained the warmth of being in a complete family. As Ponyboy said, “His father was always beating him up, and his mother ignored him, except when she was hacked off at something, and then you could hear her yelling at him clearly down at our house. He hates that worse than getting whipped… If it hadn’t been for the gang, Johnny would never have known what love and affection are” (Hinton P.12), we can clearly known that Johnny’s parents were extraordinarily violent to Johnny. Due to the charac- teristic of Johnny’s father, the hereditary gene of violence affected fixed some of Johnny’s personal- ity.
Whereas Johnny, he became VERY sick and fainted after talking too much and ended up, in the quiet hospital, dead. Johnny made this choice because it seems to be a natural instinct to try to save people. Plus, he may have thought that it was his fault the church was on fire and felt bad. The impact on Ponyboy was that when Johnny died, he became a mess. He didn’t try on his homework and tried to tell himself things that weren’t
Instead of fearing for his life, he went past his comfort zone and protected PonyBoy. Johnny also acted independently with no instruction from Pony in a high pressure situation with a lot on the line, including his life. Even After being brutally beaten by Randy and Bob he still stood his ground, even when he was afraid he still confronted them and fought both of the Socs till the bitter end. As shown from multiple parts in the chapter Johnny was truly brave at the park. “Never contest a man with
A book and a movie can be both the same and different. In The Outsiders there are many similarities and differences with the book and movie. They were the same because Johnny kills a man, they cut their, there was the movie scene, and Johnny and Ponyboy went to the church. Some of the differences is when Darry slaps Ponyboy but in the movie he pushes him, Johnny doesn't bring a lot of food in the book but does in the movie he does, when Johnny killed the man it was more described but it wasn't in the movie, and Johnny says he wants to kill himself in the movie. In The Outsiders one of the themes is “friendship”
These are the reason’s why Johnny’s the outsider in the book The Outsider by S.E Hinton are for the following reasons. First he’s the gang pet, as well as he is he is different from all the others, and he’s is almost alway silent. And here are evidence why. The first reason is that he is the gang's pet and he is like the baby of the group and in the book it says “He was the gang’s pet, everyone’s kid brother. ”-pg 123
He wasn't a big fan of getting in somebody's way because he got scared since he was jumped by the Socs. In a time, he and Ponyboy were alone in the park until some Socs got to them and were beating them up. Johnny had a switchblade with him so he used it in that time to kill Bob, (and save Pony) who was drowning Ponyboy in a waterfall. After this, the rest of the Socs ran away while Ponyboy and Johnny went towards Dally to get help. Later on, Johnny saved the kids from the church on fire meaning that he turned into a hero.
Johnny is a small greaser with shaggy hair and sad puppy dog eyes. with a very bad home life an abusive father and a mother who ignores him. despite all of that he was gold in chapter 8 phony boy said”I figured a southern gentleman had nothing on Johnny cade. ”Even though johnny may hve not look as presentable as a southern gentleman With his greased hair and the neighborhood he lived in. Johnny was nice polite and kind as any southern gentleman he would never hurt anyone if he had the choice not to.