Johnny Killed Ponyboy Essay

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According to Alain de Botton “You normally have to be bashed about a bit by life to see the point of daffodils, sunsets and uneventful nice days.” The quote means that when you feel down and being bashed by life and hardships you have to get back up no matter what. When Johnny got terribly hurt Ponyboy felt horrible like it was his fault Johnny was dead. He felt this void in himself that never could be replaced. He had been bashed by life and because of it he got to see the daffodils and the sunsets. Don't let hardships or deaths define who you are or who you want to be.
The first big choice was when poor Johnny was forced to kill a socs. Because Johnny feared for Ponyboy's life, Johnny killed a socs to save Ponyboy from drowning in the water fountain. In the text it states, “I killed him,” he said slowly.”I killed that boy.(56)” After Johnny killed a socs, Johnny and Ponyboy ran away to not get caught by the police.” We gotta get out of here. Get somewhere. Run away. The police will be here soon.(57)” A little while later of Johnny killing the socs he began into a state of hysteria. In the process of running away Ponyboy could not shake …show more content…

The characters who made this choice is Johnny and Ponyboy. Johnny and Ponyboy made this choice, because they believed that the unsculpted children were more important than their own life. Some textual evidence , “I looked around, startled. I hadn't realized Johnny had been right behind me all the way.(91-92)”Johnny got very hurt and died at the hospital, because he ran into the church instead of staying outside. Some textual evidence is, ” The pillow seemed to sink a little, and Johnny had died.(148)” After Johnny died Ponyboy was crushed and he felt all alone in this cruel world. He felt empty when some socs came to rough him up a bit Ponyboy didn't even bat an eyelash before smashing his bottle and pointing at

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