Examples Of Heroism In The Outsiders

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As George Bernard Shaw once said, "you cannot be a hero without being a coward". In The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton many characters think they are cowards but act like heroes and have heroic attributes in their own ways. Three characters are heroic in The Outsiders are Sodapop, Darry, and Dally. Soda pop is a hero because he keeps everyone happy and stops his brothers fights. Soda is always the middle man in fights so he is the one who has to brake them up, like in chapter 3 where Ponyboy got home really late and Darry was yelling at him and Soda had to step in and defend Ponyboy. At the end of the book in chapter 12 Soda explains that he is tired of breaking up Darry and Ponyboy he is tired of there fighting. Soda pop also is makes everyone

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