Ponyboy is now devastated and his life will change forever. In the end, Ponyboy changes a lot and becomes a completely different person after Johnny and Dallas Winston’s death. After Johnny died Ponyboy completely changes into
During the book the Outsiders, Ponyboy is shown experiencing the loss of many close friends and family members and how these losses have impacted him greatly. This is shown well with his best friend Johnny due to the fact that Ponyboy and Johnny murdered a youngster named Bob, which in result impacted Ponyboy’s life style and caused his peers to look down at him. Johnny’s death impacted Ponyboy as it caused him to see how his life was good and that he should stay gold, young and positive. These two points further provide that Ponyboy has changed over the events of the book.
I'm drawn to emotionally damaged characters because there is more to unlock. - Helena Bonham. Ponyboy is psychologically and emotionally damaged in S.E Hinton The Outsiders. Hinton states, “I wish I could say everything went back to normal, but it didn't. Especially me” (Hinton 168-169).
This novel by S.E Hinton, The Outsiders shows a crucial point that everybody is special in some way and should be known as who they are individuality not as a group. The Outsiders is a book that describes 2 gangs , the luxurious Socs, and the hoodlum Greasers. While they have conflicts with each other, the protaganist, Ponyboy, finds his identity outside of the gang. The important message of the story is that everyone has a unique personality that are developed by being in a group of people away from home, this identity can shape anyone’s way of life and the path they may take in the future. First of all, Socs and greasers have a trademark that showed who was part of their gang, Socs are know for Mustangs, Madras, and leather jackets;
Despite her attempts, Dillard fails to present a compelling argument in either case to make the reader want to change their current way of life. In her attempts at appealing to her ethos, Dillard establishes herself as similar to most others to try and demonstrate that anyone can pursue this life, however, this merely serves to show that, like Dillard, few people have reasons to change their life. It also serves to show that even those who want to change their lifestyle will have the same difficulties that Dillard had in leaving her previous life and ways of thinking. The use of pathos further discredits Dillard’s argument by essentially establishing the weasel as a ruthless killer and then asking the reader to adopt its lifestyle as their own. Dillard presents a weak argument in her composition and relies on her detailed language and confusing analogies to convince the reader to senselessly adopt the life of a
Ponyboy was genuinely upset about his hair, therefore he accepts his appearance as a greaser, as well. Ponyboy is negatively affected by the stereotype because he gets into multiple legal problems. He is forced to go to court because his friend, Johnny, killed a Soc named Bob. “Greasers can’t walk alone too much or they’ll get jumped, or someone come by and scream “Greaser!” at them, which doesn’t make you feel too hot, if you know what I mean” (2).
This didn't make sense to Ponyboy yet. 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.
Also, by the end of the novel the reader should be able to tell that he is a now a young adult rather than an adolescent because of the events that make him think differently about the way life goes when he was younger. LOL At the start of the novel a main event that starts his change is when he is walking home from the Paul Newman movie and he is thinking about the differences between Socials and Greasers, while hoping he does not get jumped by them while he is walking home all alone. Afterwards, a red vehicle starts to follow him, and a group of Socials gets out of the vehicle and surround Ponyboy. They cut him a couple times and threatens to kill him, but
The awkwardness that Ponyboy has makes him seem both relatable and trustworthy. The author gave him a personality that doesn’t come across as “weird awkwardness” but it comes across as more of a “universal awkwardness.” Whether or not the reader is the same age as Ponyboy, chances are they can understand what he is doing, even through the first meetings. This is most likely because he has so many aspects of his life that are still present in today’s youth that were experienced by the youth of generations passed. Having a feeling of familiarity helps in building trust and among people that were otherwise strangers.
In S.E. Hinton’s story, The Outsiders, group identity is so important that sometimes people overshadow their own identity. In our generation it is kind of the same way to some people, for instance people sometimes act and dress differently around the popular kids to fit in. While at home they do their normal routine and stay true to themselves. This is so important to the story for many reasons. It is also really important to kids this age in 2017.
You first start to see a slight change in Ponyboy’s point of view when he meets Cherry (Sherri) Valance, furthermore when he speaks to Randy in the car, as well as when he reads Johnny's letter. Ponyboy’s point of view changes when he gets jumped by the Socs and when he first meets Cherry. It is through these events
When people make choices that could drastically change their life, the decision they make is based on the influence of others. In the novel, The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton a gang called the Greasers is stereotyped as being the “mean types” that slack off at school. Then there are the Socs who are the rich kids with cool cars that happen to like “jumping” greasers. As these two gangs are rivaling, they both go through some dramatic events that change their perspectives on life. In the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton the character Darrel Curtis is unquestionably influenced by his gang as it prevents him from being successful to becoming the father of the gang, and overall being someone to look up to.
Johnny shows Ponyboy that the world isn’t corrupt with mean people and that it is still full of good. Johnny stated in the note Ponyboy found in the book Gone With The Wild that it is was worth saving the kids even if it meant his life. He also stated that the poem in the book meant “He meant you’re gold when you’re a kid,like green… and don’t get bugged over being a greaser. You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want. There’s still lots of good in the world” (Hinton 178-9).
“I’ve killed that boy.” After Ponyboy and Johnny calmed themselves they run away, they were scared of the police coming, they needed a plan. The choices that Johnny does affect Ponyboy by the letter, when he tells him they’re is still good in the world. Also, when he decides to save the kids from the burning church, and risks his own life only to die later.