In his letter to Pony he lets him know that he has been thinking the Robert Frost poem, "Nothing Gold Can Stay," that Pony recited when he and Johnny watched the sunrise on top of Jay Mountain. He clarifies that saving the children was the proper thing to do because it would've been hard for him to live with himself if he hadn't attempted to help and the children had died. Johnny's words show us a case of deep self esteem problems; he doesn't think that his life is worth as much as the kids. In his letter he writes “Listen, I don't mind dying now. It's worth it.
The greasers who are more ordinary and don’t have the money to afford all of the fancy things are grateful for what they have and who they meet. The protagonist in the story is a 14-year-old boy named Ponyboy. He lives with his two brothers Sodapop who is 16, and Darry who is 20. Unfortunately for them, their parents passed away in a horrific accident and since then Darry has had to act as their parents. Johnny a 16-year-old “gang pet” is Pony’s best friend, as they are two peas in a pod.
One reason why Darry is a hero is that he supports his family in every way possible. After Darry graduated high school, his parents died in a car crash, and he had to get a job as a roofer and forget about his dream of going to college. Darry supports Ponyboy, his little brother by making sure he is always on top of his homework, and maintains good grades in school. The second reason that Darry is a hero is simply because he keeps watch over his family and makes sure that they don’t get split up. Darry is like the mother of the family, because he didn’t want Ponyboy to go to the rumble and get hurt.
He goes into a burning church to save children. This is self-sacrifice because he could’ve died saving the children. Another point in the story where Dally shows sacrifice is when he helps Pony-boy
“No…They’re not taking them away. They’re shooting them right here.” Prisoner B-3087 written by Alan Gratz is about a young boy, just 13 years, going throughout concentration camps, gas chambers, and torture, it all happens in this book. When you read about his adventure it feels like you 're right beside Yanek trying to survive too. Yanek survived WWII and the horrible concentration camps due to luck that involved his loving Uncle Moshe, family and harsh encounters with Nazis. In chapter 16, Yanek was going to Birkenau.
In the novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy tells the story about his life being a greaser and the conflicts he has had to face with the Socs. His parents had died in a car crash when he was young so he lives with his two brothers. He and another greaser, Johnny, save a few kids in a fire which changes their lives forever. The three major themes addressed in this outstanding book are the journey from youth to adulthood, the fight between rich and poor, and the power of friendship.
This is because as stated in the first point without Johnny, Bob would never had died and that is where most of the suspense occurs because the reader is thinking about what will happen to Johnny and Ponyboy next. Also, suspense builds up when the church goes on fire and Johnny jumps into the building to save the little kids, let's say that without Johnny the church still went on fire, but since Johnny was never there to jump into the building not much suspense would build up in the reader's mind because Ponyboy would never had jumped into the burning building without Johnny being there. That concludes my reasons of why Johnny plays the most important role in the outsiders. Once again my main points were there would be no main problem without Johnny because he was the main person to start the main problem. Ponyboy would have gotten a scholarship without Johnny being in the story because Johnny distracted Ponyboy from the story because after Johnny had died Ponyboy was extremely sad and stressed because he lost his closest friend.
Despite Dally’s wish to keep Johnny safe, Johnny dies trying to save people from a fire in a church. After hearing about Johnny’s death Dally is devastated with grief and ends up getting killed by the police after stealing from a store. Darry says to Ponyboy, ”He’s just robbed a grocery store and the cops are after him.” (p. 153). There deaths are ironic because they both die trying to help someone else Johnny those in the fire and Dally in trying to help Johnny. If Dally had been close to others besides Johnny he would have been able to seek support and comfort from others perhaps allowing him to cope with Johnny’s death from the fire.
Johnny’s a tragic hero because he strives to be a good person and to help others in need; Johnny enlisted in the Vietnam war to “better” his life. In the play people considered johnny as a good person because he helps his father out with the field. Johnny was only 8 years old when he started working like a man; therefore his father feels very proud of him for helping the family. For example, in scene three shows us how he helped out “pass, I already pick 20 trays, paapa”! (Valdez, page 631) That
In the novel entitled The Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton, fourteen year old Ponyboy Curtis is faced with the deaths of his beloved parents. Now under the care of his oldest brother Darry, Ponyboy and his other brother, Sodapop, are forced to stay out of trouble to avoid being taken away to a boys’ home. However, these brothers are members of a gang referred to as “greasers”, which poses a threat to their good reputation. Throughout the novel, Ponyboy struggles to determine whether or not it would benefit his brothers if he were to be taken away to a home.
Without the slightest hesitation, intrepid firefighters will enter a blazing building to rescue anyone who may be trapped. These demonstrations of heroism inspire people of all ages, especially young boys. One such boy was named Billy Johnson. Billy Johnson was a boy raised by his mother after his father died of cancer. His childhood home was across the street from the town fire department.
The Legend of Takoda Sly Fox was always slipping away from his tribe. He was known for disappearing, often for hours at a time. The great chief and his father, NAME never knew where he was, but he knew his son was safe, although only 12. The boy was very skilled, he could make fire with just a few sticks, he could build himself a shelter, but he was known all through the tribe for his amazing bow-and-arrow skills. His father, of course, was the one to teach him all of this, for he had to know if he were to be chief one day.
Huck is only twelve years old when our story unfolds, yet he has to experience a few situations that make him mature at a much faster pace. His father hunts him relentlessly to acquire the money that has been recently placed in Huck’s possession. To bully Huck into stop growing his education and from leaving town with the money, Pap locks Huck in a cabin. “He got to going away so much, too, and locking me in” (Twain 24). At times Pap would leave Huck in the cabin alone for days.