Examples Of Bravery In The Outsiders

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Bravery is the quality or state of having or showing mental or moral strength to face danger or fear. In the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, they live in a society where stereotypes, opinions, and social class determine your place in the world, and in this world, there is a boy called Ponyboy Curtis(main character), a greaser, who wishes that such things didn't matter. In the book, social class plays a big part because of gang rivalry. Due to the gang rivalry, the boys exhibit bravery. In the book The Outsiders, Ponyboy Curtis is the bravest because he is kind. Another reason he exhibits his bravery is by caring for others or being courageous. Ponyboy shows how he cares for others by being there when Johnny needs him. When Johnny was hospitalized due to the fire, Ponyboy was there to help him deal with his emotions. He told him things like, "You aint gonna die" (Hinton 121) and "You'll be okay" (121). Although it wasn't much, this shows bravery because he was able to handle a situation while in stress. Ponyboy had a lot going on at that time, whether it was worrying about the murder charges or being separated from his family, but through it all, he still managed to stay calm and put others before himself. He cared a lot about Johnny, but when he saw him hospitalized, he freaked out about whether his friend would survive. Another way Ponyboy …show more content…

Ponyboy yells to the teacher, "I'll get them, don't worry" (91), and immediately rushes into the building to rescue the children. This quote shows the true nature of Ponyboy because he is concerned for a group of children who are trapped in a burning church. He was so concerned that he went into the church with disregard for his safety. What he did in the church was the perfect definition of bravery because he was courageous, and saved people who were in need, and he was even called a hero by the

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