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.
One theme in The Outsiders is “friendship” this is shown all throughout the book and movie . One example of this theme is when Johnny killed Bob, who was a socs, to defend his friends. This occurs a lot with Johnny, who had very poor home life, for him it was all he had was friends. Another example was when Ponyboy ran away with Johnny to help him get away so he wouldn't be caught. This is a big deal because if Ponyboy is scene with Johnny then he will be accused too.
There was kids in there that's why the boys went in there. When ponyboy came out of the church, he was on fire but dally put it out with his arm, and after that happened he tried to help johnny get out too. The night of the rumble Dally escaped from the hospital because johnny had died. He robbed a grocery store and the police were catching him he had a gun that wasn't loaded to make it seem like it was and pointed it to the police officers and they shot him.
This proves that the people who wrote the newspaper also consider Johnny and Ponyboy as heroes. Thus, Ponyboy is also considered a hero for helping the kids out of the church. Some people say that Greasers can’t be heroes because the bad things they’ve done. For example, Johnny killed Bob and then ran away. On page 56, paragraph 4, Johnny says, “I killed him,”.
Dally is a hero at windrixville because he saved Johnny who was stuck in the burning church. He saved Johnny because he didn't want Ponyboy to go back in the church and get more hurt or die. Also the jacket that he gave Ponyboy saved his life, “That jacket saved you from a bad burning, maybe saved your life. ”(81). Dally was a hero at the lot where he died because he died for Johnny because Johnny was what Dally cared for the most, “Dally risking his life for us, trying to keep Johnny out of trouble,”(131).
Ponyboy is set apart from the rest of the greasers because he likes to watch movies and books he describes his brothers as “never cracks a book” and “ works to hard to be interested in a story” he also states he isn 't like the other greasers because “ nobody in our gang digs movies and books the way I do”
some of the kids are missing’, and then it is stated “... faintly, you could hear someone yelling. And it sounded like it was coming from inside the church … I slammed a big rock through a window and pulled myself in … realized Johnny had been right behind me (91,92)”. Johnny ran into the burning church building to save the young kids that got trapped in there. However, the church, enriched in flames, swallowed him whole.
The Chicago Fire Commissioner said that the main reason for the loss of life was the late alarm, however, NFPA blamed the deaths on insufficient exit capacity for the over-crowded school, and inadequate fire alarms and detectors, along with lack of fire drills. After the fire, the Fire Commissioner pushed to require sprinklers and fire alarms in all public buildings. Shortly after, it was amended and changed the city’s building codes. Fire alarms, alarm boxes, and fire drills, which were to be witnessed by the fire service, were also added.
And luckily there was a person that would let me borrow their newspaper and I read about my town and that death but I ran out of town for a person that died from the flu. So I was worried at nothing
“Stay Gold Ponyboy. Stay Gold.” is a quote that is in the book,”The Outsiders.” The book is shown in the view of a Greaser, the lower class people that are in the book. Ponyboy the main character has a friend that is dying, his name is Johnny Cade.