Pony And Dally Character Analysis

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Pony and Dally’s Relationship Change is like a slinky. A slinky can be a lot of fun but is also completely unpredictable. Just like how life has memorable moments but the future is totally erratic. In the novel, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy Curtis alters his perception of a particular character. Dally and Pony are colleagues in the same gang who aren't close friends in the beginning. However, over the course of Hinton’s novel, Ponyboys attitude towards Dally evolves from just a person in the gain who he fears to a person that he is friends with. Pony begins to see the good personality in Dally and in turn, their relationship alters in a positive way. In the beginning of the book, Ponyboys attitude towards Dally was fear. Pony looks at Dally and describes him as cold-hearted, has a hatred of the whole world, tougher, colder, and meaner than the…show more content…
From fearing him to thinking he is a good person, Dally and Pony are now friends. As I said earlier, Pony's beginning relationship with Dally was fear. He saw Dally as the toughest and meanest of the gang and therefore Pony feared him. However, as the story unfolds Pony starts seeing Dally as kind and caring. Dally starts helping Johnny and starts showing respect. Finally, before Dally dies Pony and him are friends. Pony realizes all the things Dally sacrifices for his friends. Even though they went through hard relationships, he still learned a very important lesson. He learned that “Nothing Gold can stay” and that there is a “lot of good in the world”. These sayings encourage Pony to be different than others and stand out. They also teach him that not everything in life is bad, there is some good. Pony also learns one more thing. It doesn't matter whether you are a soc or a greaser, they are both the same. As the story ends with Pony writing his essay, you start to wonder how life would be like for Pony since Dally and Johnny
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