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. These 3 people are people I consider that are very important to the book. Ponyboy is one of the people in the book that deserves to be or is a hero. Ponyboy is very courageous and helps others. One of the quotation that can support that he’s a hero is when he realized the children are in the burning church he was not afraid at all and said, “I’ll get them, don’t worry!” (p. 91) This quotation supports my statement because it he said to not worry, because he’ll get them which shows he’s courageous and helps others. Ponyboy is also very strong and not a coward. One of the quotations that can support my statement is when he goes inside the burning church and it was “a red hell”, Ponyboy said, “I should be scared, I thought with an old detached feeling, but I’m not.” (p. 92) This quotation supports my statement because usually when normal people has to go in a church that’s on fire, they would be scared to death and scream their heads off, but Ponyboy should’ve been scared too, but he wasn’t, …show more content…
Dally is not strong mentally (when he couldn’t let Johnny go), he really does not do good deeds, and he does not care about any other people than only Johnny, and he’s rude to others and bad at using words. A quotation that supports my statement is, “What for? Get back in here before I beat your head in.” (p.90) This quotation supports my statement because Dally said this to Ponyboy when he hopped off the car and said to see what the deal is when he saw the old church on fire, it proves that Dally does not care about other stuff that does not involve him and that he’s rude to others and using
(pg. 117) because Randy was being very pitiful about himself and the world. Ponyboy corrected Randy which was heroic because not a lot of people would have corrected his opinion especially if that person was older than you. Ponyboy was brave in the situation as well because he corrected a Soc who was much older and stronger that him. Also, Ponyboy tries to saves innocent people when he knows they are in trouble. Ponyboy saw the burning church he hid in for a few days and said to a man named Jerry who was about to help the children, ‘I’ll get them, don’t worry’ (pg.91) while running to the burning church.
This textual evidence shows Ponyboy has to stay out of trouble in order to stay with his brothers, Soda and Darry. This is an example of a Man vs. Self conflict because Ponyboy wants to fit in with the other greasers, but he also wants to stay with his brothers; so, he cannot get into trouble. Another conflict in the novel, The Outsiders, happens when Johnny wants to turn himself in but he is scared. For example, in Chapter six, page 89, Dally then Johnny say, “‘Blast it, Johnny,’ Dally growled as we flew along the red road, ‘why didn’t you think of turning yourself in five days ago? It would have saved a lot of trouble.’
Looks: Long and skinny, Brown hair, gray/green eyes, perky ears. Actions: Even though his actions may not be thought through very deeply, Ponyboy is always thinking about what is best for his family and what he can do to keep them out of harm's way. Even if it meant being in danger himself. Speech: The words that Ponyboy chooses to use in the book are not the best ones, but you can pick up very early in the book that he means well and wants to speak his mind, but just doesn't know how to put his feelings into words.
That shows that Ponyboy will risk his life to help someone innocent, even though he dosen’t have to. Ponyboy cares about his friends. “Johnny wont be at the rumble this time”(p.134). The day of the rumble came and Darry didn’t want Ponyboy to go but Ponyboy wanted to go for Johnny since he had died and he knew Johnny loved to go to the rumble and take on the Soc’s.
He seems to have no emotions, and as it said on page , Dally can take any amount of punishment. “ Dally had spent three years on the wild side of New York and had been arrested at the age of ten. He was tougher than the rest of us……..” (Hinton, 10) . “He had quite a reputation.
(1.48) After Johnny died, Dally makes an enormous sacrifice that took away his life. He loved Johnny so much that he couldn't take the fact he was gone. Dally was known to be the most cold-blooded member of the gang but after Johnny's death, he was the one who showed the most affection. Dally wouldn’t have been shot if he didn’t love Johnny so much, and sacrificed himself.
He could take anything. It was Johnny I was worried about.” He knows how frightened and anxious Johnny is after being jumped and how he is not as tough as the rest of the Greasers. Especially without a loving family at home, Johnny only has the gang and is not able to take as much. Throughout the whole novel, Ponyboy expresses how much he cares for others both with Johnny, and
The quote from the book reads, “I caught one quick look at his face; it was red-marked from falling embers and sweat-streaked, but he grinned at me. He wasn’t scared either” (pg. 92). Before I explain how this connects to the main point, I just want to point out that Ponyboy and Johnny are rescuing kids from the burning church. What really strikes out from this quote is the end of the sentence, because it gives us definitive proof that he is being brave. Bravery is when you are not afraid of upcoming events, which is just what the quote says.
Ponyboy can never have no worries when he is walking home all by himself, not knowing what could happen next. To add on, Johnny one of Ponyboy’s good friends is the most cautious and scared one of the group. He was jumped by many Socs one night and had gotten beat up very badly. Ever since then, he never walked by himself and was very anxious. In fact, Johnny is so scared, that he carries a switchblade in his pocket,
Ponyboy is a very unique and kind person, and he will always have your back. Whenever one of the gang needs help, Ponyboy is there. He is also very intelligent, and always knows what to do, where to go, and what's best. For example, when Johnny stabbed Bob, Ponyboy could have just left and let Johnny deal with it on his own, but Ponyboy didn’t. To summarize Ponyboy is loyal to his friends, and will always be there for them in their time of need.
A hero a person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. What is a hero? Is it the dictionary definition or is it something else. A hero can be many things, but I think of a hero as someone that has made mistakes in there life but alway works hard and does the right thing. There can be many types of everyone not just the ones that fly around in capes and save the city from the bad guy, there are heroes everywhere and you might not even know about them.