He fits my definition of a hero, because he sacrificed, cared for strangers and family, loving to brothers and strangers, risked his life for a stranger and a brother, helped someone in a time of need. Dally is also a hero because he faced danger. Thats why Dally is considered a hero. Anybody can be a hero. Such as Dally, Ponyboy, and Johnny.
Later, in the paper the newspaper describes the three boys as juvenile delinquents who have now turned into heroes. Since Dally was proud of the police record he had, he didn’t like being called a hero. But whether he liked it or not, he knew deep down that he was one. To prove he was a hero, there was a quote that symbolized sympathy for Dally. "Johnny, I ain 't mad at you.
The characters in these books fight against the injustice to make their world more fair. Characters from The Outsiders experience injustice and fight against it. Greasers experience injustice in behalf of the fact that they are poor. This is confirmed with: “Greasers can’t walk alone too much or they’ll get jumped, or someone will come by and scream ‘Greaser!’ at them…”(Hinton 2). Greasers are judged for being poor, but the rich kids aren’t judged when they break the law for fun, when the greasers can barely obtain enough money to eat.
The Socs are a group of rich kids who don’t care for others and jump Greasers. The Greasers, on the other hand, are a group of poor kids, who mess around a lot, yet they stick up and protect each other. The Greasers can be considered lawless, which is why they are the main bait for the Socs. However, even though the Greasers are hoodlums, they are still considered honorable because they push obstacles out of their lives to save strangers, they go to extreme measures to save each other, and they always stick up for each other. To start, they push these obstacles out of their lives to save or help strangers.
Lee shows many examples of people being courageous throughout the book, like when Atticus protects Tom. The lynching mob shows up to kill Tom even though they didn’t have any evidence that proved he was guilty of raping Mayella Ewell, but Atticus protects him. Boo Radley saves Jem and Scout when Bob Ewell tries to kill them, even though there are many rumors and lies about him. Atticus also steps up again to defend Tom in court even though his own sister disapproves of his actions and thinks that their family is too good for Tom. Over and over again there are scenarios where people have to have to be courageous, people have to face being alone, and being different, courage is standing by yourself while everyone around you judges based on the decision you made to do what is believed to be the right
Dally is a hero at windrixville because he saved Johnny who was stuck in the burning church. He saved Johnny because he didn't want Ponyboy to go back in the church and get more hurt or die. Also the jacket that he gave Ponyboy saved his life, “That jacket saved you from a bad burning, maybe saved your life.”(81). Dally was a hero at the lot where he died because he died for Johnny because Johnny was what Dally cared for the most, “Dally risking his life for us, trying to keep Johnny out of trouble,”(131). Finally I believe that Darry is a hero in my definition in the whole story, maybe not when he slapped ponyboy, but everything else he is one.
Another mockingbird in the story is Boo Radley. The children at first see him as this scary monster, but after showing them kindness the kids see him as kind hearted, and gentle. Much like a mockingbird; from that they learned just like a book, you can’t judge someone by what you hear, or see. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee gives readers a chance to see how racism in the deep south turned into injustice and leads to the killing of innocent minorities. By a young age many were taught that killing was very bad, and that the killing of the innocent is worst, but other than that this lesson can not be taught.
He claimed that, “individuals have evolved to be negatively influenced by their neighbours, rather than rely on their own instinct” (Hodan). This quote is true in some situations, but it does not mean that every form of mob mentality resulted from being negatively influenced by a neighbor. Many examples from The Lords of Discipline show the exact opposite. A prime example of this would be when Will Mclean agreed to defend his dear friend Pig in front of the Honor Court. They were nearing the end of their senior year together, and Pig was caught ‘stealing’ gas from Will’s car.
Mockingbird symbolizes people who are innocent and do no harm, but only good to others. Tom Robinson and Boo Radley are mockingbirds. Tom Robinson is a mockingbird because he helped Mayella without expecting a reward many times. Tom usually did chores that need the strength of a man like break a chiffarobe for Mayella. Boo Radley saved the children even though he was afraid of public.
A hero is a person who is admired by others for their outstanding achievments and for their courage. Johnny Cade is the real hero. He is nice, brave, caring, and also strong. Johnny sacrificed his life for litle kids. One of the greatest thing Johnny did to show is bravery as being a hero was by going into a burning church to save little kids.
Hinton’s The Outsiders. Examples of this are when Two-bit explains to Cherry and Marcia what the code of honor is and when Ponyboy and Johnny get into trouble, Dally helps them out by giving them supplies and finding them a place to hide, no questions asked. The third illustration is when Two-Bit commits a crime that would get him arrested, but Dally takes the heat for it. The first example of honor among the lawless, is during the movies. Two-Bit, Johnny, and Ponyboy are talking to Cherry and Marcia.