How Are Johnny And Dally Different

1099 Words5 Pages
Dally V. Johnny

How can people that come from the same area be so different and similar at the same time. How can it someone that enjoys fights, cold-blooded, rude, and mean, but have so much in common with someone that is nice, kind and law following greaser there is. It doesn’t seem possible. However S.E. Hinton 's novel The Outsiders, Johnny and Dally are those characters. Dally Winston and Johnny Cade are similar because their parents abuse them, and they both care for each other, yet they are different because they gave Ponyboy completely different advice, and they dead differently as well. And Because of that Johnny Cade and Dally Winston have significant similarities, and have enormous differences. Abusive parents are one of the few ways Dallas Winston and Johnny Cade are alike. For example, Johnny 's parents are always fighting. He gets beat up by his father for everything and his mother doesn’t pay any attention to him unless she is hacked off at something, and made her
…show more content…
As much as they are alike, Johnny and Dally are also very different from one another, especially when it comes to the advice they gave to Ponyboy. For example, at the hospital when Dally and Pony came to visit Johnny and to tell Johnny the good news that they beat the socs at the rumble. The rumble’s purpose is to keep the socs out of the greasers territory. As soon as Dally and Pony reach the hospital, they find Johnny on the verge of death. Johnny Cade manages to whisper “ Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold”(148). Which means to stay the way you are, and to stay innocent. Conversely Dally’s advice was the complete opposite. After beating the soc’s at the rumble, Dally and Pony rushed to the hospital, and in the car Dally told Pony “You’d better wise up Pony… You look out for yourself and nothing can touch you…” Dallas says that Ponyboy needs to get tough, and getting tough is the opposite of staying innocent. The different advice that they to Pony is a clear difference between
Open Document