They heard the screams coming from the burning church and even though they didn’t know them, they still went in to save them. In the fictional novel, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, the characters will give it all for each other. This story is about a young teenage boy, Ponyboy, who lives with his strict brother, Darry, and his other brother, Sodapop. They as a family, are all part of the “Greaser” gang. One night, when they get into a fight with the “Socs” gang, one of the “Greaser” gang members, Johnny kills a man. The “Greaser” responsible for changing Ponyboy’s emotional and mental maturity is Johnny Cade. This is because Johnny stood up for Ponyboy when he was going to get killed, he risks his life for strangers, and even though Johnny wasn’t cared for, he cared deeply for others. …show more content…
Before this, the “socs” and the “greasers” got in a fight ending in Bob, a soc, trying to drown Pony. “‘I killed him,” he said slowly. “I killed that boy,”’ (Hinton 56). This quote states that Johnny protected Ponyboy from the “socs”. Previously, Ponyboy and Johnny went into a burning church with children trapped inside causing Johnny to get extremely injured. “‘Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold…” The pillow seemed to sink a little, and Johnny died,” (Hinton 148). This event effects Ponyboy deeply. Ponyboy is affected by this because his best friend and the person he looked up to, just said his last words towards
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Paragraph two. Johnny was a hero to Ponyboy and to the children in the burning church. Johnny saved Ponyboy’s life when a Soc named Bob was drowning Pony in the fountain by stabbing Bob. Johnny said on page 57 in the book,”they were drowning you, they might have killed you. Johnny made a difficult choice which ended up with Pony’s life being spared but Bob died.
To begin, Ponyboy and Johnny risk their lives to save others. When the church was burning, Johnny and Ponyboy jump in to save the trapped kids. Ponyboy also thought in his head “We started it!’We started it.” This shows that Ponyboy and Johnny are honorable because they started the fire and they have to do something to save the kids that are trapped inside.
Johnny a fellow greaser believes wholeheartedly that if Pony put his mind to something he can accomplish it. Johnny knew Ponyboy was questioning who he is exactly and what he wants to make of his life, but Johnny also knew that Pony will do something great. This note gives Ponyboy the confidence and strength to keep seeking out his true
Early in the book Johnny shows that he is shy. But also brave and not scared to stick up for his friends. The Socs jumped Johnny and Ponyboy. They started to drown Ponyboy. Johnny defended him by stabbing Bob.
The chapters 1-5 of the Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, is about two gangs the greasers and the Socs, who are always causing trouble. In the greaser gang, the protagonist, Ponyboy, is always getting good grades and is the smartest in the gang. Dally is one of the members in the gang, Ponyboy 's brother, has been in jail multiple times. Sodapop is also Ponyboy’s brother. He works at a gas station.
When Johnny and Ponyboy where jumped in the park, the Socs took Ponyboy’s head and stuck it underwater until he started drowning. To save his friend, Johnny killed a Socs named Bob, and the gang left the boys alone. Killing was a move of self-defense for him and Ponyboy. In another occasion, when the church was burning down and Ponyboy and Johnny heard screams of children in the back of the church. They both rushed head first into the fire and saved all the kids before they got hurt.
He also says that he shouldn’t “…be so bugged over being a greaser. You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want.” Johnny is refereeing to how Ponyboy has a bright future and he can make with his life whatever he pleases. Pony finally understood what Johnny meant when he said, “stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold…”
This didn't make sense to Ponyboy yet. After running from the police when johnny stabbed Bob a soc they find themselves in an abandoned church. When Ponyboy returns to society after being in the hospital. He finds himself meeting with Randy, Bob's best friend. Pony is suppried when Randy tells him that he's sorry for Pony and how Bob's parents never gave him limits.
Being part of a group isn't always good, you can still feel alone, still feel like you don't belong, so what does it mean to be part of a group? How can you feel so alone and be surrounded by people just like you? The story The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, takes you through the journey of two boys and their story about their gang... The “Greasers” evidence and explanation is going to help better comprehend why these themes are used.
I agree with Ponyboy because I noticed it is very true. I realized that Johnny is a very good example of this. Before Johnny was jumped he didn’t even have a switchblade but now he always carries a switchblade in his back pocket because he is so fearful of getting jumped again that he doesn’t feel safe without it. Also, Darry was so stressed and worried because Ponyboy was missing and he had no idea what happened to him that he started screaming and (I am sure it was accidentally) slapped him. This is clearly shown when Darry says “I reckon it didn’t even occur to you that your brothers might be worrying their heads off and afraid…” Not to mention Ponyboy was so hurt by the fact that Darry hit him that he ran away.
In the realistic fiction novel, The Outsiders, by S.E Hinton, Ponyboy Curtis is a fourteen-year-old, red-haired narrator. He lives among his two older brothers, Sodapop and Darrel Curtis, on the East Side of Tulsa, Oklahoma, due to the death of their parents eight months ago. Ponyboy resides within the greaser group and exhibits devotedness towards his friends. As the novel progresses, Ponyboy Curtis befriends opposing Socs and overcomes an abundance of internal conflicts. Ponyboy displays a great level of transformation from an intolerant boy to an open-minded greaser, to a then intuitive, mature individual who perceives everyone as his equal.
Johnny Cade plays the most important role in the story. Because without him there would be no climax and rising action. Without Johnny Ponyboys grades would never had dropped. Without Johnny there would be no suspense. In this essay I will prove to you why Johnny plays/ is the most important character in “The Outsiders,” Without Johnny there would be no climax because the climax was when the church caught caught on fire and the rising action was when Johnny killed Bob.
In the novel The Outsiders written by S.E. Hinton, the Curtis brothers are different in many ways and their experiences together change their relationships over the course of the novel. The author writes, “Darry is six-foot two, broad-shouldered, and muscular. As you can tell,he is the biggest out of all of us. He has dark brown hair that kicks out in front and a slight cowlick in the back” (Hinton 6). “He was the youngest, next to me, smaller than the rest” (Hinton 11).
I hadn’t realized Johnny had been right behind me all the way.” This is showing that when the church was on fire, instead of waiting for Ponyboy to save everyone, he went in as well to save them. Johnny isn’t a slacker and he didn’t wait for Ponyboy to ask for Johnny's help, he went in without