The Outsiders: Literacy Essay The Novel, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, (you only need to underline the title, not the author),is a novel about a gang of young men called Greasers (from the poor side of town) who support and stand up for each other in a difficult situation, like a problem, challenge, rumble or the Socs (from the rich side of town). In this novel, a character that interested me was Darry Curtis. Darry is hard and firm and rarely grins at all. I found him interesting because he gave up his football scholarship and took two jobs to take care of his brothers(Ponyboy and Sodapop Curtis) and his gang.
Soda, Darry, Dally realized that too by hearing that Johnny still died even though they won the rumble. Dally even heard that Johnny said that fighting was useless after all. He felt sad that even he won the rumble, he lost his friend. He decided then to rob a grocery store and try to threaten the cops so he could get his death. The other problem Ponyboy solved it really well was that he decided to save the kids that were trapped in the church considering he might ignite the fire.
This quote emphasizes the idea of Johnny's selflessness. During the fire and throughout the book, it is seen that Johnny cares for others more than himself. Risking his life in the fire to save innocent kids, he never knew, has a selfless act not many people would take. This quotes also highlights the idea of Johnny's change to a hero. As seen at the beginning of the novel, Johnny is the boy from the wrong side of the track, and while the story unrolls, Johnny starts to become a hero.
If you stay strong, be yourself and just keep going in life, the outcome will teach you a great lesson. Ponyboy learned a lot being alone with Johnny, he realized how much he loves his brothers and the gang and he didn’t want to live in the countryside after staying in an abandoned church there for a week. Ponyboy changed
In the passage The Outsiders by SE Hinton a boy named Johnny runs into a burning church to save children. After he escapes the church he is crippled and eventually dies. If Johnny had boundaries he might have not gotten crippled or die. Also, in the book The Outsiders By SE Hinton a man named Darry leaves his house’s door open and never locks it. Darry is leaving his house vulnerable to robbers and bad people.
After running from the police when johnny stabbed Bob a soc they find themselves in an abandoned church. When Ponyboy returns to society after being in the hospital. He finds himself meeting with Randy, Bob's best friend. Pony is suppried when Randy tells him that he's sorry for Pony and how Bob's parents never gave him limits. This changes Pony’s belief that all socs were evil because”Randy was too cool to feel anything yet there was pain in his eyes.”(116)Pony continues to hate the socs but this changes his view on the socs and reminds him they're human too.
These three kids were heroes because they risked their lives for kids in a burning church. They are brave, strong, courageous and put others before themselves. First off, they are brave because they went inside of a burning church to save little kids. When Ponyboy heard the kids screaming inside he knew right away that he was going to have to save them. He jumped in the window and then Johnny took his lead.
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.
In "The Outsiders," by S. E. Hinton Johnny, Ponyboy and Dally are all heroes. This can be seen when Ponyboy and Johnny risk their lives running into the burning church to save the children inside, even though they could have gotten hurt. Evidence of this heroism is stated in the following passage, "'I'll get them, don't worry!' I started a dead run run for the church, and the man caught my arm. 'I'll get them.
When he took Doodle to Horsehead Landing before the first day of school he fills shame of failure but he doesn't stop trying even when he knows it's fatal. (p.416) This is one of the reasons of how the brother causes Doodles death because he made him work to hard and by having little concern for Doodle and more about his pride from what he
I do believe that the main character changed by the end of the book, although some other characters changed a bit more, I still believe that Ralph changed drastically during the entire span of the book. Ralph, I believe that he starts out as an optimistic and calm boy, and with confidence in himself and that they are going to find a way off the island and a way back home. But, during chapter nine, a savage side shows while he joins the boys chanting about the pig. He only realizes, that later, he never should have participated in the cruel and horrifying act, because of how frightened the whole scene made him. As for what kind of character I believe Ralph is, I believe he is a dynamic character because he does change in his physical appearance(being
Boo shows heroism when he saves Jem and Scout from being killed by Bob Ewell. Jem and Scout were walking home from the pageant and Jem got the feeling that they were being followed. Then someone attacked them and broke Jem’s arm and knocked him unconscious, and then he proceeded to attempt and kill Scout, but someone else pulled him off of her. Scout later realizes that the man standing against the wall of Jem’s room was Mr. Arthur (Boo) Radley. Boo had courage leaving his house, which he had been locked up in for a very long time, to help Jem and Scout and finally reveal himself to them.“His lips parted into a timid smile, and our neighbor’s image blurred with my sudden tears.