“Stay Gold Ponyboy. Stay Gold.’’ Those were Johnny's last words to Ponyboy. Johnny Cade, a peacemaker among his friends, always saw the good in others which overshadowed any bad. In both The Outsiders book and movie Johnny shows characteristics of a hero, someone with courage, and the strength to do noble acts when others won’t, even if it might cause grief or pain. First, Johnny Cade sticks up for others even if it means taking risks. When ponyboy was walking home from the movie’s he was alone when a group of socs came up and attacked ponyboy, johnny and the others came and ran them off. Johnny could have just let the socs beat him up but he made sure ponyboy wasn't hurt. At the drive in movie, Johnny shows courage by sticking up for Cherry and Marcia to his friend Dally. Dally was picking on the girls and made them feel uncomfortable. Standing up to Dally, who was known for fighting and being the tough one of the group was self-sacrificing, and the polite thing to do. Finally, Johnny and Ponyboy were confronted in the …show more content…
When ponyboy and johnny were on the train, ponyboy fell asleep and was laying down on johnny and made johnny's legs go to sleep. Ponyboy asked him why he didn't wake him up so he could get off of his legs johnny said, “That’s okay, I didn't want to wake you up until I had to.’’ He didn't want to wake him up even tho he could barely walk from his legs being asleep. While hiding out at the church, Johnny decides he is going to turn himself in when he learns from Dally that the Curtis boys are worried about Ponyboy even if this means he will go to jail. But, when returning to the church, it is on fire with children inside. Johnny realizes it was probably one of their cigarettes. Like a true hero, he runs into the church and gets all the children and Ponyboy out safely with Dally’s help but in the process he is badly injured. Even the school teacher called Johnny a
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In The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton, Johnny Cade and Ponyboy Curtis are ambushed during a late night and in the park by 5 Socs or the Westside rich kids. Bob orders David to give Ponyboy a bath, after a few seconds Johnny believes they are drowning Pony and precedes them as a threat and he then stabs and kills Bob. Johnny is not justified in what he did and is guilty because Johnny didn’t report his wrong, he ran away, and his victim didn’t attend to kill Pony. Johnny didn’t report to the police the reason of why he killed the Soc.
The rumble was coming soon, and the rumble was when the greasers fight the socs. Ponyboy was very excited because he did very well in the rumble, even though he got a slight concussion and is acting weird now. Right after the rumble, they went to the hospital to visit Johnny, only to witness his death. As Dally witnessed this, he went to rob a grocery store, causing the police to chase him. He finally raises his gun with no ammo and the police shot him.
These characteristics have proven to many that Johnny cade was the hero in S.E Hinton’s “The Outsiders”. Johnny influenced many people during his life. He showed others that being a greaser doesn't mean you have to participate in misguided things. Initially, he motivated Steve to decide in not participating in the rumble. Secondly, by being heroic and saving the children from a burning building, he was featured in the newspaper.
In the novel, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, one of the main characters, Johnny, made difficult decisions and sacrificed his life for others. Johnny and Ponyboy have a passionate relationship and make difficult decisions for each other. Appreciating what others sacrifice for us is the big picture in the difficult choices others make for us. Johnny and Pony have a special friendship.
However, he makes the choice to still act happy and to not care what other people think. Everyone acquires hardships in life and it’s how you handle them that determines who you are as a person. Johnny killed a drunk soc named Bob after him and a few friends jumped Ponyboy and Johnny. Johnny states in the novel, The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, “ ‘I killed him,’ he said slowly. ‘I killed that boy.’
Over the course of the book the two friends get closer. The main thing that Johnny tells Ponyboy is to stay gold and be a good person. In the end of the book Johnny leaves a note for Ponyboy when he dies. This note helps show what Johnny brings out in Ponyboy. It says “I've been thinking about it, and that poem, that guy that wrote it, he meant you're gold when you're a kid, like green.
One setting that’s significant in The Outsiders is the church in Windrixville. When Johnny Cade and Ponyboy Curtis flee to escape getting caught, they are instructed to go to an empty church. Curtis and Cade hid there for about five days waiting till Johnnys’ crime dies down. Johnny and Ponyboy talk about how “Nothing Gold Can Stay” and reflect on each other’s lives. When Winston comes to talk to both of them, and go to a drive-in, they go back to the church, and the church is on fire.
In the book The Outsiders written by S.E Hinton has been and still is a favorite among its readers, the book focuses on group identity and individuality. I connected with the book because it shows how close friends can be, they can be almost family. Over time the character Johnny has developed, he became more brave and was willing to kill someone to save his friends and himself, he is intuitive, selfless and optimistic. Johnny thinks that there is still good in the world no matter what happens.
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. However, Ponyboy did make bad decisions 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.
“Johnny shoved me toward the window, Get out Ponyboy”(p.91). After Johnny and Ponyboy got all the kids out of the church, Johnny could have just tried to save himself but since he cared about Ponyboy so much he made sure Poyboy was the one who wasn't seriously
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.
This shows how he gained back his self-confidence and his ability to stand up for himself. Johnny finally found his acceptance from Dally when Dally said, “We’re all so proud of you” (148). When Dally said that Ponyboy noticed Johnny’s eyes glowing, “Dally was proud of him... That was all he ever wanted” (148). In the letter he wrote to Ponyboy, “It’s worth saving those kids...
Different - not alike in character or quality; distinct in nature; dissimilar. The character, Ponyboy, from The Outsiders, is different because of going into the church and those saving little kids, another reason is at first he didn’t believe that Johnny died and he didn’t go crazy like Dally, and he went with Randy to talk about the rumble with no blade or weapon. Ponyboy is a 14 year old Greaser (a gang with not much money), they smoke weed, and have long hair. They are teenagers that either don’t have parents or their parents just don’t care about them.
After that, Ponyboy finds himself in a situation that he personally can’t back out of. It’s the fire at the church. Ponyboy, starts running in to help save the children, but when he turns around, he sees Johnny. “Hey Ponyboy,” Johnny says. Johnny was following Ponyboy into the fire to help save the kids.