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.”
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?’. That proves that Ponyboy knew that Johnny killed Bob, but didn’t say anything about it to the police. As you can see, Ponyboy and Johnny are criminals and not heroes to some
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.
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. He knew he had to do something instead of just watching those innocent children burn down in a fre. So, Johnny does meet the needs of a hero because obviously he is
They were drowning you, Pony. They might have killed you. And they had a blade. '(57) " This shows that Johnny is the biggest hero because he took a stand against the Socs to protect Ponyboy no matter the
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
“‘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)
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.
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?
Hero, what is a hero? Most people think a hero is someone in a fancy costume who can fly and goes around saving the world. Others may think a hero is someone who has gone through a traumatic experience and has an inspirational story to tell. But maybe a hero is something completely different. In S.E Hinton’s novel “The Outsiders”, it is said that there are many types of heroes.