They grew up in similar households, but came out with different personality traits. Johnny and Dally’s lives are similar, but their similarities cause them to become very different people. Johnny and Dally both live similar lives. Their parents don’t care about them, and they both know it. Without his parents care and attention, Dally ends up in jail at the age of ten, while Johnny gets beat up by his father, yelled at by his mother, or completely ignored altogether.
He concealed his feelings in worry of looking soft in front of Socs or even worse, his fellow Greasers. His high IQ and good grades and interest in books and movies do not matter because he lives on the poor side of town. He gets judged on where he comes from, rather than on the person he tries to become and hopes to become. Johnny, the second youngest Greaser, gets jumped by Socs, and has feared them since the incident. Johnny, the loyal gang member, gets described as the gang 's pet.
Easy does not trust many people because they have let him down so many times for an example Easy close friend was trying to set him up behind his back and from that day on Easy never trusted anyone again because he felt even those close to you will still stab you in your back Easy was trying to help a friend out to help find his son but Easy got pulled over by the cops that’s when Easy felt that his friend was trying to get him put in jail because he knew Easy was not supposed to be diving at the time. I can relate to Easy having trust issues because I’ve been let down in the past I’ve also had those I called my friends who in the long run has shown me there are not many people that you can truly call your
His own girlfriend, Cherry Valance is against it although he doesn’t care and still gets crazily drunk. “His parents let him run wild” and didn’t set boundaries. Bob doesn't work for anything, but he ironically gets everything he wants. PonyBoy wonders if it’s "because they loved him too much” or they loved him “too little?" Bob was also the main soc responsible for the beating of Johnny, and him and his gang was responsible for almost drowning ponyboy which led to Johnny stabbing
He doesn 't care if he’s protecting someone of color or anyone else’s opinions because in the story he was protecting Tom Robinson an African American man. “ ‘The main one is, if I didn 't I couldn 't hold up my head in town, I couldn 't represent this county in the legislature, I couldn 't even tell you or Jem not to do something again. […] “ (9.16-21). Mayella Ewell said that Tom had raped her, even though Atticus knew he had little chance of winning the trial he still continued with it. Mayella’s dad was mad at some of the events that happened during the trial because Atticus had chosen to represent Tom and certain questions that he had asked Mayella.
Although they are white, their poverty and bad reputation made their social status just a step above the black people. Bob Ewell is alcoholic and abusive, but he still wants to improve his family’s situation as a father. However, the fact that "he was the only man ever heard of who was fired from the WPA for laziness" (Lee 78) proves that he isn 't willing to earn it. But in accusing Tom Robinson, he finds what he believes is a brass ring. From his perspective, the town should think him as a hero for saving Maycomb 's white women from a ‘dangerous’ black man.
The jurors in Twelve Angry Men also had to deal with this problem. Juror number 3 had a son who have not talked to in years because he was so tough on him when he was younger. This juror had no trouble believing that the boy killed his father because he thinks his son could have killed him. Juror number 11 was an immigrant who believed in the American Justice system with all his heart. He wanted to make sure that the boy had a fair trial because he believed that was the American way, his experiences in his own country were very unfair to people of different races, religions and
Walter just wants to try to be equal to white people, but racism keeps pushing him down. It won’t let him get a good job or house, be able to have a car, or allow him to live the way he wants to live. Because of all these stressors, it forces Walter to make a risky business decision that costs him most of his father’s life insurance money. Racism caused Walter to risk every dollar he owned and he lost it all. Later, he almost lost his own dignity by pleading with Mr. Lindner for his money back, but Mama saved him from doing it.
Not an old Uncle, but a strong young Negro man. No code mattered to her before she broke it, but it came crashing down on her afterwards," (pg. 208). Atticus helped Tom Robinson even though his life and the lives of his children were threatened and he was able to get the judge to consider letting Tom go free. Atticus is treated poorly because the actions he chooses to take go against the cultural norms of his society.
The townspeople hate Smitty because he is hanging someone who doesn’t deserve it, even though it isn’t Smitty’s fault he is just doing his job. Despite their friendship Michael doesn’t defend him against the angry town after the hanging the next morning. The Snob is a story about Young John Harcourt and when he see’s his father at a book shop with Grace, the girl he loves. John is scared that his dad will embarrass him because he isn’t the same social class as Grace. John tries to avoid his father and gets in an argument with Grace where he calls her a snob.
* Peter Wiggin is Ender 's older brother. He is a sociopath and takes pleasure in manipulating and brutalizing other children, especially Ender. He was rejected from Battle School because he is too violent. He also gilt Valentine to help him engineer a global war and tries to take over Earth. ** Valentine Wiggin is Ender 's older sister, being the middle child of the Wiggin family.
According to two-bit johnny and Dallas were always heroes and dally does not want to be a hero, Or known as one, but most definite he doesn’t wanna be called one that 's for sure. Dally has the biggest reputation for being the best, toughest and the meanest in the outsiders. He also served time in juvenile prison and even came from a broken home environment … in the book and the movie. Ponyboy fears dally and most of all ponyboy dislikes dally for his horrible and rude personality. When they hide out in the abandoned
Dally is seen as a heartless cold, thug and throughout the novel Ponyboy sees that he truly has a heart. Dally is a trouble-maker and he has no space in his heart except for hate and regret. Ponyboy describes Dally as a thug by saying, “He was tougher than the rest of us tougher, colder, meaner. The shade of difference that separates a greaser from a hood wasn’t present in Dally”(S.E Hinton, pg 10) As ponyboys grow up as a greaser he can see the difference between a greaser and a hood. Throughout Dally’s action, he shows that he is heartless and that he will not care if someone gets hurt.
Dally or Dallas Winston was a seventeen year old. He was the toughest and most dangerous member of the gang as a result of his time spent in New York. He had a tough childhood, and was arrested at the age of 10. He identifies with Johnny because of how both of their parents treated them. Johnny idolises him, and Johnny is the only one who Dally loves, according to Ponyboy.