Johnny ran into a burning building to save little children that were about to burn with the church, when a wooden beam fell across his back, burning and paralyzing him. He died due to the injuries he sustained in the fire. Dally was so hurt over the loss of a brother-like-friend, he threatened the police with an bullet-less gun and the police shot and killed him. Ponyboy was only fourteen years old and forced to overcome the death of two close friends in one day. Johnny left Ponyboy a note in the book that they read together in the church.
Summary from chapter 8-10 Name:Dinora Delgado. In chapter 8 it talks about when Johnny’s mom went to the hospital to see Johnny. But Johnny didn’t want to see his mom, because he say “She’s probably come to tell me about all the trouble I’m causing her and about how glad her and the old man’ll be when I’m dead”. Also Ponyboy said “I have a bad feeling about this”. Then he went to talk with Cherry and he ask her If she already went to see Johnny but she said that “she couldn’t never see the person who killed her boyfriend”.
First of all Johnny Cade was frightened, he was frightened of coming home to his parents, he was frightened because the soc’s beat him up really badly, and he was frightened that he was going to die. The article states on page 30, “Johnny was jumpier than ever”. This shows us that Johnny was spooked and it made everything around him think, was bad. The article claims on page 5,“Johnny was scared of his own shadow.”. This shows that Johnny has been through a lot to make him scared of his own shadow.
At first a boy who is afraid of his own shadow, Johnny turns into a gallant hero that risked his life to save children. At the beginning of the novel, Johnny lacked confidence and self-esteem. At times he thought about attempting suicide. S.E. Hinton describes Johnny as, “A little dark puppy that has been kicked too many times and lost his crowd of strangers” (11).
When Jerry died, he was also on a British prison ship, died from Cholera like Life, but wasn't buried or was waiting to be claimed. He was put into a body bag with rocks and thrown into the ocean, sinking without anyone knowing. This was the second death in the novel, but most strange due to him being so little and innocent. For Tim, this made him wonder why people would do this, especially to a kid like Jerry. This induces Tim’s decision to become neutral in the war even further.
Johnny was following Ponyboy into the fire to help save the kids. These two words that Johnny speaks, says a lot about him. For one, it shows that Johnny, isn’t really “afraid of his own shadow” anymore, like he was in beginning because of everything he has been through in the past week, it has made him tougher, in a way more like Dally. This really shows how Johnny’s personality has
A couple days later, Johnny dies, but tells Ponyboy "Stay gold Ponyboy". Dally; a couple hours later gotten killed by the police from the anger of Johnny's death. Days after both Johnny and Dally die, Pony realizes that they were important in his life and that he feels empty without them and they're advice and support. Pony now doesn't have any close friends where he can just talk to about things. Although he has his brothers, he doesn't usually have positive conversations with them and he is afraid that they might do something and mess a certain situation.
There was another subject like Charlie, his name was Algernon the mouse. Algernon got brain surgery too to make him smart like Charlie. Sad to say, a couple months after surgery, Algernon was regressing. He would not solve mazes anymore or eat. Later Algernon died.
On page 91 it says, “He says I’ve got it and ran inside”. This shows that he felt it was his and Ponyboy’s fault and that they should fix it. Another dilemma is when he killed Bob to protect Ponyboy. On page 56 it says, “Next thing I noticed was a dark pool of blood” Therefore he is a hero to Ponyboy for saving him. From these examples it shows that Johnny is heroic.