Johnny's Change In The Book 'The Outsiders' By S. E.

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In The Outsiders a realistic fiction book by S.E.Hinton Johnny Cade wanted his parents to not forget him and he wanted them to love him and be good parents. Later in the book he did not want to see his parents. This means that Johnny drastically changed himself in the book, The Outsiders. The way that he changed himself was that he was sensitive but later in the book, he becomes insensitive. This is because he was dying in the hospital.

At the beginning of the book The Outsiders, Johnny Cadee wanted his parents to not forget him and he wanted them to love him and be good parents. In the book, he would ask his friends if his parents ever asked about him and if they were wired about him being gone. In the book, The Outsiders Johnny asked his …show more content…

"My parents," Johnny repeated doggedly, "did they ask about me?" "No," snapped Dally” (Hinton 88) This shows us that Johnny wanted his parents to care about him even though they did care about him.

But later in the book, something like this would not happen. Toward the end of the book and the end of his life he because insensitive toward his parents. In the book he was in the hospital, his parents were there to see him but he would not let them in. This is shown on page (122 by Hinton) “Johnny," she said quietly, "your mother's here to see you."Johnny opened his eyes. At first, they were wide with surprise, then they darkened. "I don't want to see her," he said firmly.” This shows that Johnny did not want to see his parents. Johnny had one reason why he changed

The reason that he changed was that he was dying. When he was dying he was focusing on what mattered to him the most which were his friends and the kids that he saved. This is shown in The Outsiders on page (178 by Hinton) “I don't mind dying now. It's worth it. It's worth saving those kids. Their lives are worth more than mine, they have more to live for. Some of their parents came by to thank me and I know it was worth it.” This shows that he was focusing on what mattered to him the most with the little time he had. That is the main reason that Johnny started

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