A boy that was disliked by his parents, he was only sixteen and he was in a pretty rough gang. They got into trouble, but not so much him, his name was Johnny. Johnny is brave, he is kind to others, and he is nervous of the world. The author of Outsiders was S.E. Hinton. Johnny was the pet of their gang and was an important person to the rest of the gang. Johnny had not purposely but out of fear killed a Soc to protect his friend. Johnny was brave and noble to be able to protect Pony and help the kids at the church. He had been beaten before and was not wanting that to happen to them. He bravely protected his younger friend Pony from the Socs. He had jumped into a burning church without hesitation to save a group of younger school kids. He stood against Dally when he was being rude to the girls too. “Leave her alone, Dally. You heard me. Leave her alone.” pg. 24. He had jumped into the church shortly after his friend Pony. Johnny also saved Pony because he pushed him out of the church so he wouldn't get hurt. He bravely pushed his friend out of the way so he wouldn't get hurt. Johnny was badly injured on his back from the falling debris. Johnny had courageously accepted death when he was anbout to die. He was bravely able to help out his gang and protect others. …show more content…
He is kind to his gang and helps people out and tries to learn but it isn't for him. Johnny also tries to emotionally help Pony when they were crying. He says to Pony, “stay gold, Ponyboy. stay gold…”pg. 148. He tries to help Ponyboy and he doesn't want pony to go the same path as he or Dally. He has a kind personality and putting him in a gang doesn't really match his personality. He acts like he is actually tough and part of the gang, but it really isn't him. He is kind which makes him weak, he is emotionally weak. That is bad to be emotional, especially when you are a
The once great rapper Snoop Dogg once said “What people don't understand is joining a gang ain't bad, it's cool, it's fine. When you in the hood, joining a gang it's cool because all your friends are in the gang, all your family's in the gang. We're not just killing people every night, we're just hanging out, having a good time.” This sounds like how Ponyboy friends and family are in the Greaser gang and how Bob’s friends and family are in a gang. Some Socs members jumped Ponyboy when he was walking home from the movies.
He stayed with Johnny when he wanted to run away so the cops wouldn’t find him and changed his look for him. Greasers are really particular when it comes to their hair, so the fact that Ponyboy dyed his hair for Johnny is very courteous. Hes also a hero because he stays strong for Johnny. Johnny’s parents abuse him and Pony’s parents have passed and him and his older brother, his guardian have their ups and downs. But even when Pony was slapped by his brother he stayed strong because he knew he needed to… for Johnny.
Johnny had sacrificed his life to save not only the kids lives but also his dearest friends Pony's. According to the article, "We dropped the last of the kids out as the front of the church had started to crumble. Johnny shoved me toward the window. "Get out!". " Saving those kids and his friend really does show how much he cares more about others than he does himself.
Johnny is the hero of The Outsiders because he shows the heroic quality of self-sacrificing. A self-sacrificing person is someone willing to pay a personal price so that others benefit. Johnny is self-sacrificing because he went into the burning building and saved the little kids. He didn’t have to he could have left them to die but he put his life on the line for people he didn’t even know. Johnny yelled, “Shut up!
(Hinton 87). This quote describes how Johnny was willing to turn himself into the police for the crime he has committed. Although there were many consequences of doing this, such as going to jail and everybody knowing he killed Bob, Johnny still wanted to turn himself in and make things right with the law. This shows Johnny as a hero because he is showing his inner strength to have the courage to want to turn himself in. He doesn’t have to go to the police.
In his letter to Pony he lets him know that he has been thinking the Robert Frost poem, "Nothing Gold Can Stay," that Pony recited when he and Johnny watched the sunrise on top of Jay Mountain. He clarifies that saving the children was the proper thing to do because it would've been hard for him to live with himself if he hadn't attempted to help and the children had died. Johnny's words show us a case of deep self esteem problems; he doesn't think that his life is worth as much as the kids. In his letter he writes “Listen, I don't mind dying now. It's worth it.
But whether he liked it or not, he knew deep down that he was one. To prove he was a hero, there was a quote that symbolized sympathy for Dally. "Johnny, I ain 't mad at you. I just don 't want you to get hurt. You don 't know what a few months in jail can do you to you.
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). This is because Johnny 's parents are abusive: his mother verbally and his father
“... Johnny wasn’t behaving at all like his old self. He looked over his shoulder and saw that the door was blocked by flames, then pushed open the window and tossed out the nearest kid.” (79). It doesnt even cross Johnny’s mind that he might cause harm to himself, only that he must get the children to safety. All in all, it was a long and winding road to learn that innocence was a virtue.
These are the reason’s why Johnny’s the outsider in the book The Outsider by S.E Hinton are for the following reasons. First he’s the gang pet, as well as he is he is different from all the others, and he’s is almost alway silent. And here are evidence why. The first reason is that he is the gang's pet and he is like the baby of the group and in the book it says “He was the gang’s pet, everyone’s kid brother. ”-pg 123
Throughout The Outsiders, S.E. Hinston causes readers to redefine their definition of heroism, by revealing the noble characteristics of individuals who would otherwise be classified as troublemakers or rebels; though they are different people, Johnny, Ponyboy, and Darry all exhibit heroic qualities. Johnny is a great example of heroism in The Outsiders. One reason he exemplifies this is because he saved Ponyboy’s life when the Socs attacked them by killing Bob, a Soc.