How could anyone imagine not having a best friend? Johnny’s choices impact Ponyboy by, saving the kids from the burning church, killing the soc bob, and sending Ponyboy a letter. The night of the church broiling into flames, Johnny and Ponyboy had already been out of the church when it first started. “I bet we started it,” Ponyboy says to Johnny,”we must have dropped a lighted cigarette or something.” (p-91) Ponyboy thinks he and Johnny must have started the fire with a cigarette butt, so they both jump out of the car the examine the blaze. Ponyboy notices a faint yell from inside the church, and starts a dead run. As he runs up to the blazing fire all he could think was, we started it. As Ponyboy ran up to the church he didn’t notice Johnny …show more content…
Suddenly a blast from a horn makes them both jump, the blue Mustang was circling around the park slowly. “It’s too late now, here they come,”(p-54) Johnny says as 5 socs walk straight towards them. Johnny’s hand went for the switch blade in his back pocket, Johnny was scared to death. It was Bob and 4 other socs, “you could use a bath greasers.”(p-55) Ponyboy tried to fight of the soc, but all he could do was hold his breath. The next thing he knew, he was coughing and gasping. Then he saw Johnny, he was a strange greenish-white color, and his eyes were huger than ever before. “I killed him,” he said slowly. “I’ve killed that boy.” After Ponyboy and Johnny calmed themselves they run away, they were scared of the police coming, they needed a plan. The choices that Johnny does affect Ponyboy by the letter, when he tells him they’re is still good in the world. Also, when he decides to save the kids from the burning church, and risks his own life only to die later. The poem says that nothing can stay good in the world. Only to tell him, to remain gold or innocent. Not all good things have to come to an
After lunch they went back to the church , it was on fire. While pulling up, Ponyboy overheard how a bunch snuck into the church before it set flames. Jonny and Ponyboy knew it was their fault, so they jumped out of the car and bolted into the church. As Ponyboy was getting the last kid out of the window, the roof started to cave in while Jonny was still inside. Jonny had a broken back, sever burns and ended up
Throughout the novel, Ponyboy struggles to find his place in the world and to come to terms with the violence and poverty that surround him. He is forced to confront the harsh realities of life when his best friend, Johnny, kills a Soc in self-defense, and the two boys are forced to go into hiding. As they try to find a way to escape the law and the
Another way that Ponyboy suffers as a result of the attitude of society is the fact that he lost Johnny because of all of the fights between the Socs and Greasers. Johnny and Pony get jumped by a gang of drunk Socs which leads to Pony’s head being held underwater and Johnny stabs Bob Sheldon, the “leader” of the Soc gang, in self defense to stop them from drowning Pony. Johnny and Pony have to run away because Johnny just killed someone and they
Ponyboy has a very tragic plight, filled with violence and confusion. Ponyboy is mixed up at the church and cries to Johnny, “I’m just mixed up” (73). When Ponyboy is at the church, he is in a difficult situation because he is accused of murder and is there. Ponyboy is mixed up because of all of this. He tries to change on the outside by cutting and bleaching his hair.
Staying Gold “Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold,” are Johnny Cade’s final words to Ponyboy Curtis before he passes away. What did Johnny mean by this? Surely, he doesn’t literally mean stay gold. The Outsiders, written by S. E. Hinton has many themes, including this hidden one.
A hero can be anyone around you. A hero is a person who is strong, has courage, helps others, and does good deeds. Ponyboy deserves to be considered a hero. Johnny also deserves to be considered a hero too. Dally does not deserve to be considered a hero though, unlike Ponyboy and Johnny.
Ponyboy’s vs the Socs The fiction book the,”The Outsiders,” by S.E. Hilton tells the reader about the ongoing fighting between the west side and the east side in Tulsa Oklahoma in 1965. Hilton writes about a young greaser or east sider and his family fight against the Socs or West siders. In the novel you see ponyboy’s view of the Socs and how it evolves from the beginning of the book to the end.
(Hinton, 92)—Johnny takes control of the situation and rushes into a burning building to save lives, not thinking about himself. After his heroic, selfless act he was rushed to the hospital and only to died a couple days later. Johnny didn’t have to save the kids, Ponyboy had went in first so he could have stayed
In young adult literature there are many characters who leave a perennial impression on the reader. Many of these are considered dynamic characters because of changes they induced throughout the plot. In S.E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders, Johnny Cade is a character that goes through a major change in personality. At first a boy who is afraid of his own shadow, Johnny turns into a gallant hero that risked his life to save children.
In page 56 it states “ I’m drowning, I thought, they’ve gone too far …” and “ I killed him,” he said slowly. “I killed that boy.” This shows where Johnny saved Ponyboy from drowning. Johnny is also a hero when he helped get the little kids get out of the church that was on fire. In the text it states “ He looked over his shoulder and saw that the door was blocked by the flames, then pushed open the window and tossed out the nearest kid.”
“The Outsiders” is a novel written by S.E. Hinton. Originally Published in 1967, Hinton was only 18 when her novel hit the shelves. Instead of using her real name Susan Eloise Hinton, she used her initial’s so people wouldn’t know she was a girl making the book less desirable. The Outsiders is considered a cult classic and is typically assigned reading across the U.S. She always loved reading but did not like the books they had for young adults
After that, Ponyboy finds himself in a situation that he personally can’t back out of. It’s the fire at the church. Ponyboy, starts running in to help save the children, but when he turns around, he sees Johnny. “Hey Ponyboy,” Johnny says. Johnny was following Ponyboy into the fire to help save the kids.
(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. Dallas is always okay.
Despite the efforts of the Greasers and the medical staff, Johnny dies from his injuries, leaving Ponyboy devastated. The book ends with Ponyboy struggling to come to terms with Johnny's death and realizing that he needs to find a way to move forward and make sense of the events that have