They were drowning you, Pony. They might have killed you” (p. 57). Johnny had no choice because the Socs were drunk and Pony was at the point of almost dying. Following this, when Johnny took out his switchblade and killed Bob, blood was everywhere. For instance, “I killed him,” he said slowly.
In page 56 it states “ I’m drowning, I thought, they’ve gone too far …” and “ I killed him,” he said slowly. “I killed that boy.” This shows where Johnny saved Ponyboy from drowning. Johnny is also a hero when he helped get the little kids get out of the church that was on fire. In the text it states “ He looked over his shoulder and saw that the door was blocked by the flames, then pushed open the window and tossed out the nearest kid.” This is where it shows that Johnny is a hero when saved the little kids from the
For example, Johnny killed Bob and then ran away. On page 56, paragraph 4, Johnny says, “I killed him,”. That proves that Johnny killed Bob. Ponyboy was a witness and ran away with Johnny, but never told the police that. On page 57, paragraph 3, Ponyboy says to Johnny, “You really killed him, huh, Johnny?’.
Some decisions Johnny made that were influenced by the gang members were killing the Soc, wanting to turn himself in, and saving the children in the burning church. A clear sign of the gangs influence on Johnny was when he decided to prevent the Soc’s from drowning Ponyboy and defending himself instead of letting the Socs beat them up and have them possibly drown Ponyboy. More specifically, after finally fighting back and killing Bob, he says to Ponyboy “‘I killed him’ he said slowly. ‘I killed that boy”’(Hinton 56). Here the author is explaining how shocked Johnny was once he killed the Soc.
There are also various reasons why Ponyboy and Johnny were heroes too. Johnny was one of the biggest heroes in this book, even though he made some mistakes. Johnny is imperfect, but he lost his life to do the most heroic thing in the whole book. Instead of watching Ponyboy get almost killed, he had to save him somehow. Yes, he stabbed Bob, but that didn’t make him not a hero because he did something that saved other people’s life and risked his own.
Some people may argue Atticus is not a hero. For example some people might not think of him as a hero because he doesn't do everything an example of this is when Scout says “ Our father can’t do anything”(89). However there are many things Atticus can do like, he's one of the most honest people and he is very wise and modest. In conclusion Atticus may not fly around in a cape or shoot lasers from his eyes but he is still a hero just in a different way. Maybe that’s the true definition of being a hero—overcoming adversity and keeping those you love safe, while teaching them respect of not only themselves, but of
Another example is when his home and family are being taken over by the suitors, uninvited, and he kills them, a right and just punishment. “‘how this man is honored. He makes friends wherever we go. ... …Quick, let us see how much gold and silver is in the sack. They opened the sack, and the winds flew howling and raised a storm that carried us far away from our own country.”(p.88) To conclude this essay, Odysseus is a hero for what he does, whether it is saving his men, fighting, or just trying to get home.
On page 91 it says, “He says I’ve got it and ran inside”. This shows that he felt it was his and Ponyboy’s fault and that they should fix it. Another dilemma is when he killed Bob to protect Ponyboy. On page 56 it says, “Next thing I noticed was a dark pool of blood” Therefore he is a hero to Ponyboy for saving him. From these examples it shows that Johnny is heroic.
At the end of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men”, George shoots his best friend, Lenny, in the back of the head. He didn’t have very many other options. What he did, though, could be looked as evil. In the end of the book, Lennie, who is large and dumb, accidently kills the farmer’s son’s wife. He goes into hiding the men all go looking to kill Lennie.
They seized the armory and seven people were killed while a dozen others were wounded. His intention was to arm slaves with weapons from the arsenal, but no slaves came to his calling and the raid was put to rest by Colonel Robert E. Lee and his marines. These acts of treason are what made John Brown a important figure back then. He tried a different approach to having slaves freed but in the end it back fired and cost him and some of his kids their lives. Some people say he was a hero because he stood up to the south bulling of slaves but others say he was a terrorist because he killed innocent people based on their
“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” -Arthur Ashe. What makes someone a hero? A question often addressed in literature, media, and art, as well as by people themselves. The typical idea of “heroism” tends to bring to mind an image of a superhero or someone who saves many lives, but does being heroic always involve having superpowers or putting yourself in danger to save others?