But what I can argue is the “Why?”. Ponyboy was getting drowned so he did not see anything. BUT, Cherry Valance has already testified that Bob was intoxicated and Johnny was using self-defense. We also know that these “Socs” constantly like to jump and/or beat up the “Greasers”. It is been confirmed that Johnny
He said to the children in a very brave voice, “Shut up! We’re goin’ to get you out!” (page 92) and Ponyboy thought, “Johnny [isn’t] behaving like his old self” (page 92). Johnny usually doesn’t talk so brave and rude like that, but in this case he was so determined to save those kids; to save another
Every story has its antagonists and protagonists, good and evil, and heroes and villains. In S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, the whole gang is portrayed as the protagonists, but there is one true hero. Johnny is the most heroic character in The Outsiders because on many occasions he brings himself out of his comfort zone to prove his bravery, selflessness, and loyalty towards not only his friends but strangers in need. Johnny shows qualities of a hero even in what others think is a crime.
Johnny last words to Ponyboy were “stay gold ponyboy stay gold”,I think Johnny meant that Ponyboy should stay like he is because he isn 't as violent as the other gang members. The text states “you ain’t like the rest of the gang. I mean i couldn 't tell Two Bit or Steve or even darry about the sunrise and clouds and stuff. Just you and Sodapop . And maybe Cherry Valance.
He and another greaser run away, but they come back as a result of of certain events that happen. They begin to realize who the person they killed was. The greasers are lawbreakers, but can still be great people. Johnny from The Outsiders is a lawbreakers, but is still a nice person. “ ‘I killed him,’ he said slowly.
He related Ponyboy’s life to the poem they talked about that night at the church. He reminded him how life was better before. Like, having his parents and having his brothers in school. But, then he mentioned to Ponyboy that hard times like himself dying are going to happen. Johnny told Ponyboy to go watch a sunset, like how he used to.
First thing to remember, is the fact that since the greasers get jumped by the socs, (Johnny getting the worst beating out of the group,) they don’t have as much free will, unlike the socs, who think they can do whatever they want. To explain this further, if the socs and greasers lived in the country, like it states in the book, they wouldn’t feel the need to jump each other anymore because the stereotypes wouldn 't be in the country, unlike Oklahoma. Another way the setting affects Johnny is the fact that, Johnny wouldn 't have to fear both the his parents and the greasers. The meaning of this is the fact that Johnny wouldn’t have that depressed, dark personality. For instance, in The Outsiders it states, “He would have ran away a million times if we hadn’t been there.”
Wayne Dyer once said, “Conflict cannot survive without your participation.” The rival gangs found in S.E. Hinton’s critically acclaimed novel, The Outsiders, the Greasers and Socs live by these terms as they face many perils considering the flame of deep hatred that separates both teenage groups. The novel is told in the perspective of 14-year-old Ponyboy, who is a part of the east side Greasers. In the novel, The Outsiders, the fault of the majority of the disaccord found in the community belongs to the Greasers. Most of the dilemmas found in the community are the Greasers’ fault as they could have avoided the Socs in the first place, avoiding all of the problems between them.
“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
I understand where Ponyboy is coming from but Johnny... well let's just say that he also had a reason for leaving to... For Johnny's parent were an awful lot. " Police believe that the missing boys also committed murder of a rival gang leader, Bob Sheldon.
I thought he might be dead; surely nobody could be beaten like that and live” (Page 32). This shows that Johnny was nearly beaten to death by the Socs and was in a bad shape. This is important because the Greasers are exposed to this violence that would’ve got them killed. These are the violences that
He did not know later that he would become into the hero that he was. “If you can picture a little dark puppy that has been kicked too many times and is lost in a crowd of stranger, you’ll have Johnny” as Ponyboy put it, showed that Johnny was dealing with harsh situations
The novel “The Outsiders” by S.E Hinton focuses on the differences and similarities of social classes. The greasers, who are on the poorer side of town, and the socs, who live on the rich side of town, are constantly at war. Hinton focuses on a gang named The Curtis gang. This consists on Ponyboy Curtis, Sodapop Curtis, Darry Curtis who are all brothers and are under the care of eldest Darry. Also in the gang are Sodapop’s best friend Steve, Johnny who is Ponyboy’s best buddy, Two-Bit the wise cracker, and Dallas the dangerous one.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a kid gangster. In the novel,The outsiders there are kid gangsters. The outsiders focus on two gangs the greasers and the soc’s . The author uses conflict and setting to develop the three characters by making them learn lessons or have bad,bad Karma. One character who is impacted through the conflicts he faces is Ponyboy.