Choices In The Outsiders

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In the story The Outsiders there were many times the characters had choices and we grew to know each character more and more because of the choices they made. The choices the characters made in the story defined who they are and what they’re like. A choice means an act of selecting or making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities. What you choose to do is your decision and it will affect you and others. First off your choices could leave you to bad consequences. You might think you’re doing good for yourself but could really be hurting yourself in the end. For example Ponyboy did something so innocent but got hurt doing it. In the novel, Ponyboy thinks “I had a long walk home and no company but I usually lone it anyway, for no reason except that I like to watch movies undisturbed.”(Hinton 1,2) later a group of socs came and jumped Ponyboy, and since he chose to go to the movie theatre by himself he ended up defenseless. Ponyboy wasn’t doing anything bad, he was doing something good for himself and ended up being beat up for it. Ponyboy throughout the story should have should have been wary of…show more content…
For example texting and driving, you choose to text or reply back and in most cases it caused deaths of not only you but other people involved. In the story Ponyboy decided to go into the abandoned church, which was on fire, to help get the kids stuck inside get out, Johnny chose to follow and help. Right before Johnny was exiting the church a piece of timber fell on his back which caused his back to be broken and he was burned severely. Johnny ended up not making it and in his letter he said “Listen, I don’t mind dying now. It’s worth it. It’s worth saving those kids.” (Hinton 178) Johnny chose to save the kids in the church on fire and it caused him his life, but he doesn’t regret it at all. He chose to do what he thought was right and it didn’t end up good for Johnny in the end, but he accepted it and died

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