Johnny And Dally Comparison

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How can two people who have so many differences be friends? Friends do not always have to have similarities, they can have differences, too. In the novel, The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, Johnny and Dally, two friends, have many similarities and differences. For friends, Johnny Cade and Dally Winston have a lot in common. One of their similarities is that they both have neglectful and abusive parents. This example fits Dally because his parents don’t care where he is or what he is doing. “Shoot, my old man don’t give a hang whether i’m in a car wreck or drunk in the gutter” (88 or 90). If Dally’s parents care about him, then he shouldn’t be so mean and aggressive, and he shouldn’t have been put up in jail at the age of ten. This example fits Johnny, as well. His parents use Johnny to express anger. They hit, punch, and whip him. They also scream at him whenever their upset. Johnny’s parents use him as a human …show more content…

The first difference between Johnny and Dally is that they have different attitudes. Dally is tough and mean. Most of the time, Dally is selfish and only cares about himself. In this quote, Ponyboy says, “Dally don’t give a Yankee-dime about anyone but himself. He’s cold, hard and mean” (90). Dally is the toughest member of the greaser gang. If Dally have never met the gang, he would have went to college and would have become a soc, not because of all of the money he could earn, it would be because of his attitude. On the other hand, Johnny is different form Dally because he is sensitive and quite. “Johnny is a good fighter and can play it cool, but he is sensitive and that ain’t a good way to be if you're a greaser” (88). This example is saying that Johnny is sensitive and can be cool, but if you're a greaser then you have to be tough or else you could get hurt. Even though Johnny and Dally are best friends, they have a lot of

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