Ponyboy is also faced with conflict after Johnny’s death. For a while, he refuses to accept that Johnny is dead and is so in denial that he believes he’s the one that killed Bob. When Randy visits Ponyboy’s home, he upsets Ponyboy by mentioning that Johnny would’ve been in trouble with the law if he were alive. Ponyboy objects and says, “I had the knife. I killed Bob.” The confusion he experiences is his way of handling the grief of his loss. He wasn’t the only one that had trouble with Johnny’s death. Dally couldn’t handle the pain when Johnny dies so he kills himself. He really wasn’t the one who killed himself it was really the policemen when they shot him, but he got caught purposely. Johnny never truly got the respect he deserved when
According to Daily Chart, “Over 5.8 million people die under the age of 18 every year in the whole world; 25% of those deaths are suicide, 30% are traffic accidents, 10% of them are violence, and 35% of them are other accidents” (Patton 1). The five stages of grief can be very hard to go through, that is why there are so many “under aged” deaths throughout the world. These relate to The Outsiders because greasers go through the stages of grief throughout the book. The five stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
He said he wasn’t going to let anyone jump/scare him again like that ever again. “Not over his dead body were they ever going to scare him like that again.” This tells us that whoever it is who jumps him will be the next one dead. Which is evidence to why he killed Bob. Bob didn’t actually jump them, but Johnny was afraid that he was going to get beat up again the same way he was found last time. Meaning that since Bob was there and Johnny wasn’t going to let anyone scare him like that ever again, he killed Bob. In vengeance of what he did to him and because he wasn’t willing to go through the same thing again and live in fear for the rest of his
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.
I think Johnny is innocent firstly because he has been jumped by the Soc’s many times and secondly if he hadn’t have stabbed bob, Pony boy would have died and if Pony boy died the whole gang would be sad so Johnny had to protect Pony because he is his friend and because he didn’t want Pony boy to die. Although Bob and Randy were drunk that still doesn’t mean that they should have been driving and that they could drown Pony
Anyone can be a Hero including Greasers. A hero is a person who helps others with courage and will sacrifice things for others eventually becoming a good role-model. Pony is a hero, he saves others when their might be sacrifices for him. Dally was not a hero, he was not nice to others but to people in his gang he was fine. Johnny was a good person and a hero showing we all can change into heroes. Not all “bad” people are actually bad.
The book The Outsiders is full of many important lessons but only some can affect life today such as the fact that fighting is not good no matter how bad the situation is. We can take this lesson and apply it to our lives now even though stuff like this isn’t happening as much as it did in the book.This is most important because there is so much violence going on in the world and, people have no reason. We need to learn that violence isn’t always the answer. The book shows us that when violence is the only solution it will end very badly. Johnny tells Ponyboy at the end of the book that violence is bad, and coming from Johnny this really means something. If Johnny was willing to kill someone because it was his only answer violence that proves
Ponyboy is part of the Greasers gang. Many people make stereotypes about him and his friends as a group, just because there friend killed someone out of self defense. People say they are aggressive and pick fights for the sake of it. They say gang members have guns, and kill people. Well, Johnny did kill that guy, but he was in fear of himself and Pony’s life, he usually doesn't hurt a fly. These stereotypes that people generalize on the Greaser members usually things you apply to a group when one person does something.
The story is from the perspective of Ponyboy Curtis, a 14 year old boy. He is living with his two brothers Darry and Sodapop because both his parents died. Darry is 20 years old and Sodapop is 17. They both work to help support the family. Ponyboy and his brothers live on the poor side of town. They are called greasers and are not as privileged as the Socs who live on the rich side of town. Being a greaser is difficult because they are the lowest class. The Socs often harass and beat up the greasers. In the beginning of the story, Pony gets beat up by a group of Socs. Pony and his brothers are also part of a gang. This gang consists of Darry, Soda, Ponyboy, Johnny, Steve, Dally, and Two-bit. They are all greasers and they have been through hard times. One day, Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally go to the drive in movies. Dally
They go out to eat and when they come back they see the church burning and hear that some kids are trapped inside. They burst inside to save the kids even though Dally told them not to. Johnny then broke his back after a piece of the wood fell on him and he went to the hospital he was in critical condition. For the first time greasers were seen as hero's even though the paper read " JUVENILE DELINQUENTS TURN HEROES" ( Hinton page 90 ) While Johnny and Pony were in the church a big fight had been scheduled between the socs and the greasers and if the greasers won socs can't jump them again after the rumble Pony Goes to the hospital to see Johnny and to tell them that they won, but he tells Pony that it is useless and that Pony had to "stay gold" and that meant to preserve one's innocence because Johnny had felt how losing one's innocence can change a person. He then dies, Dally bursts out of the hospital. Pony goes home neglecting the fact that Johnny had died. Then when he gets home Dally calls and says that he had robed the shop and that the police were following him, when they all see him he raises his gun so that the police would shoot him, that was his way of committing
One’s surroundings may have an impact that affects perception and behaviors they pursue. In the novel, the outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, Sherri (Cherry) Valance was not the typical upper-class adolescent. She stimulated her friend, Ponyboy Curtis, to see how equally unsettled Socs and Greasers both were. As her character develops, Sherri acts as a spy in service of the Greasers to help them and her class as well. The gang influenced decisions Cherry Valance made by confirming their aspects, feeling sympathetic towards her conflicting posse, and seeing the genuine character in a person.
Robert Sheldon murdered October 24th 1962 detectives are currently hunting the killers guided by an anonymous tip stating that the killers are headed for Texas. Through thorough investigation the murder weapon was identified as a knife or switchblade. Tulsa Police believe the killers to be 14 year old Ponyboy Curtis, and 16 year old Johnny Cade who went missing the night of the murder. Detectives believe the murder was an act of self defense as they found strands of dark hair matching that of Ponyboy Curtis. A water test ran by Tulsa police detectives show a high amount of fresh hair grease in the fountain in the park matching the description of Curtis even more. Detectives have also found fresh muddy footprints leading to the road and disappearing,
Thesis: In the book The Outsiders, Ponyboy Curtis tells the whole story, however, if the novel was told by several characters such as, Soda, Dally, or Johnny, the book would have been told in a much more desirable manner.
Last night a Soc boy was killed. We have a witness his best friend Randy was there the whole time. We also have another witness his name is Ponyboy Curtis said, “His brother had slapped him that night and he and his best friend Johnny Cade had run away that night.” Johnny said, “I swear it was out of self defense, they were drowning Ponyboy.” Johnny was said, “That’s why I killed Bob.”
Ponyboy, the narrator, is walking back home from watching a Paul Newman movie. He wishes he looked like Paul Newman but likes how he looks himself. He likes to watch movies by himself but wishes he had some company since it dangerous to walk alone for greasers like him because they might get jumped by the west rich kids on the other side of town known as Socs.