Heroes are generally humble. They do not brag about their deeds. When they save others, they show bravery and courage. Some heroes have their flaws which are part of their bad qualities. This could be selfishness and bragging.
Heroes are all around you but you just need to find them. In the novel The Outsiders Johnny is a hero. S.E. Hinton uses Johnny Cade's vulnerable personality and broken home life in The Outsiders to suggest that heroes do not have to be perfect.
Is it possible to regain lost things? Is one of the Main themes in the outsiders by S.E. hinton The outsiders is about a boy named ponyboy, growing up on the bad side of town with a gang of friends.and containing a deadly rivalry with socs. and finding your gold.
Incoming! There was a report of a small church fire at Windrix Hill, Oklahoma. The fire started at 2:00 pm on Friday 1965. It was reported as being caused by a burning cigarette left on the floor. Three boys, Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade, and Dallas Minston were on the run for a murder of a Soc named Bob Sheldon.
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).
The narrator of the novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy Curtis, is a complicated and emotional character. He goes through numerous changes in the book and you get a good idea of his feelings through actions towards others. He proves to be empathetic, caring, and a dreamer. He shows this during situations with his brothers and even with the other Greasers. During the story, Darry is always telling Ponyboy, although he is a intelligent kid, that he needs to use his head.
“People influence people, nothing influences people more than a recommendation from a trusted friend”(Zuckerberg), this is true since people always want an opinion or something to help them make their decisions. In the novel The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, it goes over the life of a teenager and the pain of losing your loved ones and only having your friends to rely on. All decisions made in the story were crucial in every way since it went over real life situations. One character who’s decisions were influenced by the gang members called the Greasers and the environment he lived in was Johnny. Some decisions Johnny made that were influenced by the gang members were killing the Soc, wanting to turn himself in, and saving the children in the burning church.
In the Outsiders, Ponyboy is a character who lives in a crime-riddled neighborhood, has little to no money, and his parents are dead. His best friend, Johnny, accidentally kills a rich kid, called a soc, and they have to run away from their homes. When Pony runs away, and he tells Johnny about a poem he read, “Nothing Gold Can Stay.” Neither of them really understood what it meant at the time. But later in the book, Johnny writes Ponyboy a letter about the meaning of this poem.
In The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy values his hair highly, because he says “It was my Pride.” Pony tells Johnny, “It took me a long time to get that hair just the way I wanted” (73). This means that Pony loves his hair so much that he spent possibly months growing his hair out to make it look good, and all that time goes to waste. After Johnny cuts his hair Ponyboy says “It made me look younger, and scarder, too” (72). With cut hair Pony looks younger than he really is and even more upset about their problem, and when you’re a greaser it’s bad to show your feelings.
Whenever we need to break unsatisfactory habits, change our ways of thinking, or even do something differently, no matter how hard we try, many of us go back to our old habits/selves. It is important to use all our will and realize when we are referring back to our old ideology and try as much as we can to build a new way of thinking. Through many classic stories, main characters look as if they are on their road to change by starting to build the new, but it is just too hard for them and they want conformity, so they go back to their old selves. According to the article, “Teen Gangstas”, by Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, the plight of Ponyboy Curtis, the protagonist from S.E. Hinton’s classic young adult novel, The Outsiders, will end tragically unless he adopts a pet in which he grows and bond and cares for.