“I went on walking home, thinking about the movie, and then suddenly wishing I had some company. Greasers can’t walk alone much or they’ll get jumped” (S.E. Hinton 2). Thus resulting that Ponyboy is left unsupervised by Darry, when Darry could have have came and picked him up. For the most part Darry knows what could happen to Ponyboy but dosen’t bother to even go out and look for him.
At this point in the story Dally is mad at Johnny for standing up to him. When Dally was annoying Cherry for no reason Ponyboy said this because he was shocked that Johnny would stand up to Dally. It makes Ponyboy and Johnny mad that he thinks that he could do whatever he wants. Ponyboy realizes that Dally is a gallant person and not so bad as he seems. When reading Gone With the Wind Johnny says, “ ‘They remind me of Dally’.
In the outsiders by S.E. Hinton Ponyboy is a greaser Ponyboy is a greaser. The greasers and the Socs constantly fight against each other. The main character Ponyboy is a major outsider, who does not feel apart of a larger group the Greaser gang. Ponyboy and the greasers fight against the Socs in Tulsa Oklahoma.
They have more to live for” (178). When Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally are going back to the church to hide out, they see it is on fire. Heroically, Johnny runs into the church. Although Pony and Dallas follow him all those children would not be saved if Johnny was not there. He dies a brave young man and is okay with that because he saved all those children.
They gang up on Ponyboy and threaten to cut his throat and hair. Then a bunch of greasers comes and chases them away. Ponyboy, Sodapop, and Darry’s parents were both killed in a car crash so now they live together in a small rundown house. The next night, they all go to a drive in movie. Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dallas sit behind two attractive Soc girls.
He also shows how much he cares about Johnny, especially when they are hiding out in the church, “ ‘Johnny,’ I said tiredly, ‘you can’t wash your hair in this freezing weather. You’ll get a cold,’ ” (pg. 72). Even through this small comment, you can see Ponyboy’s concern for Johnny’s safety. He also shows his worriedness and protectiveness over Johnny on page 102, “Dally’ll be okay I thought.
If Ponyboy stayed with his brothers, he would feel cared for and would be supervised by a loving person. Although some people assume that Ponyboy would not be looked out for under the supervision of his brothers and that nobody would think of him, that is not true. For Example Johnny said, “I’m going to turn myself in, it ain’t fair for Ponyboy to have to stay up in that church with Darry and Sodapop worryin’ about him all the time”. (87) This shows that he is cared for. It also illustrates that even though Pony and Johnny aren’t blood related, Johnny would turn himself in and risk going to
Both Ponyboy and Johnny leap through a window of the church in search of the kids. The boys quickly find the kids and hand them out through the window to safety. Dally is now on the scene and he warns the boys to get out because the roof is starting to cave in. After dropping the last kid out of the window, Johnny shoves Pony out the window, and the roof collapses. Pony blacks out, but Dally goes back inside for Johnny.
One night, a fight with one of his brothers drives Ponyboy to run away with his best friend Johnny. As they’re running away they get jumped by the Socs and have to fight back in self defense which leads to the death of one of the Socs and causes them to have to hop on a train and hide in an abandoned church far away from their hometown.
Johnny was somewhere else--- maybe asleep in the lot, or playing the pinball machine in the bowling alley, or sitting on the back steps of the church. I'd go home and walk by the lot, and Johnny would be sitting on the curb smoking a cigarette, and maybe we'd lie on our backs and watch the stars.” (150) Readers can tell that Ponyboy liked how his mind traveled back to when him and Johnny were best buddies and he wishes it can be like that forever, he then realises life goes on and there's nothing you can do about it. Although dally didn't seem like there wasn't anything good in him, Ponyboy saw gold in him. “Nobody would write editorials praising Dally. Two friends of mine had died that night: one a hero, the other a hoodlum.