Honor In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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Is there distinction among the rebellious? As a matter of fact, honor among the Greasers in the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is shown in various ways. The Greasers have a tough and hard life due to their rival gang, the Socs. Nevertheless, they stick up for each other and sacrifice themselves for one another. When one of them is in danger, they form into one and defeat the problem. Although the Greasers are hoodlums, they are still righteous because they are courageous during times of danger, they care for each other, and are selfless. To begin, the Greasers could walk away from danger, but they are brave and stand up for what they believe is right. For example, Johnny and Ponyboy saved the kids from the burning church. “I’ll get them, don’t worry” (91). Ponyboy tells the teacher of the kids he would take the risk of losing his life to save the students. Meanwhile, Johnny came to support Ponyboy in saving the kids. The two boys risked their lives for others and thought about someone else besides themselves. All in all, Johnny and …show more content…

Specifically, Johnny killed Bob at the park when the Socs attacked Ponyboy and him. A action to save a friend resulted in a person ending their life. Killing someone can’t be forgivable and reversed. The impact of Johnny killing the Soc could ruin many others lives even if Johnny thought it was worth saving Ponyboy. However this is not true because Johnny had to kill Bob to save his companion. Due to the fact that Ponyboy was getting drowned and he couldn’t do anything to save himself, Johnny reacted in the best possible way he could. Johnny did what he could in that moment because Ponyboy means so much to him. Johnny was afraid of the Socs and especially Bob because he was the one who attacked Johnny in the past. Nonetheless, Johnny confronted Bob and ended the misery by finishing Bob’s life. To conclude, in the face of danger the Greasers show

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