BOb drowns pony in the fountain and Johnny kills him because he was protecting Pony boy., They run and hide in an old church in windrixville. IN chapter 5, the two boys change their appearance by cutting and bleaching their hair so they don't match the descriptions in the paper. They believe it's safe enough to go get food in town while dally informs them in that the two gangs are in a war. In chapter 6 Chery agrees to testify against bob and say johnny was acting in self defense. As they are on their way back from Dairy Queen, they spot a church on fire and they heroically jump in and save the lives of many children.
An example of Ponyboy almost maturing from the influence of Darry and Sodapop, is when their parents were killed in a car crash. When their Parents died it caused them to get closer and look out for eachother more (#3). Darry then decided to step up and “come of age” to try to be a father like figure for Ponyboy. Ponyboy doesn’t seem to think that Darry cares for him because of the way Darry treats Ponyboy so Ponyboy turns to Sodapop more, “Sodapop is different from anybody; he understands everything...almost. Like he 's never hollering at me all the time the way Darry is, treating me like I’m six instead of fourteen,” (#2).
Party Confusion “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” is a comical short story about two young guys, named Vic and Enn, who try to talk to girls. Enn does not wish to go to the party because he is not good with the opposite sex. Unlike Enn Vic claims that he is very good at talking to girls. Subsequently, Vic uses his uncanny charm and convinces Enn to go. In “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” Neil Gaiman has two young men stumble across a transgender party unknowingly, and he demonstrates this by giving the readers an unreliable narrator, how the girls at the party looked, and having Vic a “ladies’ man” cry after going upstairs with a girl.
Similarly, Pony expressed: “I really couldn’t see what the Socs would have to worry about - good grades, good cars, good girls, madras and Mustangs and Corvairs - Man, I thought, if I had worries like that I’d consider myself lucky.” Assuming that the Socs have no problems, Pony comes to the conclusion that it’s only the Greasers that have all the rough breaks. Next, Pony thinks that the Socs aren’t fair because they jump Greasers for fun and don’t think about the effect that it has on the Greasers. Furthermore, the Socs don’t fight fair, they gang up on the Greasers and they intimidate them. Last but not least, the Socs don’t feel anything. For example, Pony announced: “Socs were always
As they were walking to the park nearby, they noticed the same car they had seen previously that night when they got caught by a couple of Soc's trying to walk their girls home after they had ditched their boyfriends after they were drinking. As the guys pulled up and got out of their car, Ponyboy noticed that they were drunk. The Soc's kept harassing the boys and they knew a fight was about to happen. So, Jonny reached into back pocket to make sure he still had the switchblade they were lucky he had. Ponyboy clearly said something that the Soc's didn't like and they went after them.
This is an important moment as, after Johnny dies, Ponyboy is very distraught and becomes more like the other Greasers. For example, he starts taking out his anger and sadness and hopelessness by fighting in the rumble, his school grades drop rapidly as he loses interest in school and he begins to fight with Darry a lot more. One evening while Ponyboy is in his bedroom looking for something to read, he notices the copy of “Gone With The Wind” that he and Johnny read in Windrixville. To his surprise enclosed is a
they were drowning you, pony they might have killed you and they had a blade…”.This proves my thesis because since bob was the leader from the socials he was the main target because bob beat up Johnny and he wanted revenge and Socs where their main rival and their conflict.In colclusion S.E Hinton writes that there's always a conflict with socials that they never get along because of their social status and she also wrote that johnny was jumped by t=bob and he kills bob because of
The act of crying and screaming by Brother for the death of his brother Doodle is a pure tragic scene and by such scene the reader makes the readers feel that Brother loves his brother Doodle and for such love he tried to protect him from an outside world. Such ending of The Scarlet Ibis is surprizing for both the narrator and the reader. In fact, the death of Doodle after growing up is unexpected by neither the narrator nor the reader. (Hamdi, DeAngelis, 2008, Page
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. In the beginning of the novel, as he walks home after exiting a movie theater, Ponyboy is jumped by the Socs and quickly is left alone when the rest of the Greasers gang comes by. Darry, Ponyboy’s guardian, and his older brother checks on him after he finds him laid on the street. “I sat down again, rubbing my cheek where I'd been slugged the most. Darry jammed his fists in his pockets.
Their disgust even rubs off on their only child, Francis, who acts like an annoying fly that you can't swat away(simile), taunts Scout with cruel words. The division of the family creates negative effects on the children, especially Scout, as they try to understand the issues
The three reasons I believe that the brother wanted to kill doodle was he was embarrassed, he pushed him to hard, and he was selfish. Doodles brother was embarrassed to have a not all there brother. It was very clear at the beginning of the book that the brother wanted doodle dead. His brother never wanted to be around him because he was scared to be made fun of. He wanted doodle to run and swim and play like all the other children
As much as they are alike, Johnny and Dally are also very different from one another, especially when it comes to the advice they gave to Ponyboy. For example, at the hospital when Dally and Pony came to visit Johnny and to tell Johnny the good news that they beat the socs at the rumble. The rumble’s purpose is to keep the socs out of the greasers territory. As soon as Dally and Pony reach the hospital, they find Johnny on the verge of death. Johnny Cade manages to whisper “ Stay gold, Ponyboy.
The deadly rivalry was on both sides after all” (54). Gene begins to take all of Finny’s actions as deliberate sabotages because his envy was controlling him. Gene seemed like a weak character because of his jealousy. It made him seem like he wasn’t as good as Finny or that he was lacking personality or talent. Once the realization came to Gene that Finny indeed did not feel anything but love for him, everything changed.
The doctor said Johnny was gonna die soon, and the whole gang got quiet. 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.
Before he dies on page 148, Johnny tells both Dally and Ponyboy, "Useless...fighting 's no good." Johnny is right. It really is useless. However, if the Soc and the greasers would express their feelings verbally instead of physically, death and injuries would decline dramatically. In conclusion, I believe that the theme communication is better than violence is the best lesson illustrated in The Outsiders, because physical harm doesn 't change anything, there 's no point in doing it, and it usually ends negatively for the participants.