Examples Of Heroism In The Outsiders

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What is a hero? A hero is someone who is courageous and is willing to step up and fight when the time is right. A hero fights for is for the betterment of others, and not only to benefit themselves. Johnny, Ponyboy, and Dally are all heroes in "The Outsiders," by S. E. Hinton, although Johnny is the greatest hero of them all. In "The Outsiders," by S. E. Hinton Johnny, Ponyboy and Dally are all heroes. This can be seen when Ponyboy and Johnny risk their lives running into the burning church to save the children inside, even though they could have gotten hurt. Evidence of this heroism is stated in the following passage, "'I'll get them, don't worry!' I started a dead run run for the church, and the man caught my arm. 'I'll get them. You kids stay here!' I jerked lose and ran...'Hey Ponyboy.' I looked around, startled. I hadn't realized Johnny had been right behind me the whole way.(91)" Their actions show that Ponyboy and Johnny are heroes because they ran right into the fire to save the kids with no regard that they could get hurt. One reason that Dally is a hero is because he saved Johnny from the fire while the church was collapsing. Heroism can also be seen from Dally when he gets money, a gun, and a place to stay for Johnny and Ponyboy.…show more content…
E. Hinton, Johnny is the greatest hero of them all. The most important reason that Johnny is the biggest hero in "The Outsiders," is because he killed Bob to protect Ponyboy. The author states,"'You really killed him, huh, Johnny?''Yeah.' His voice quavered slightly. 'I had to. 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

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