In this novel, there is a boy named Johnny, who is in a gang called the greasers. He is like the pet of the gang, and without him, their is no balance between the gang mates. From the beginning of the novel to the end, Johnny’s personality changes a lot. At first, he was tense and scared, but later on, he became more open to Ponyboy (one of the other main characters) and brave. Early in the novel, Johnny is tense and scared.
This quote emphasizes the idea of Johnny's selflessness. During the fire and throughout the book, it is seen that Johnny cares for others more than himself. Risking his life in the fire to save innocent kids, he never knew, has a selfless act not many people would take. This quotes also highlights the idea of Johnny's change to a hero. As seen at the beginning of the novel, Johnny is the boy from the wrong side of the track, and while the story unrolls, Johnny starts to become a hero.
At first a boy who is afraid of his own shadow, Johnny turns into a gallant hero that risked his life to save children. At the beginning of the novel, Johnny lacked confidence and self-esteem. At times he thought about attempting suicide. S.E. Hinton describes Johnny as, “A little dark puppy that has been kicked too many times and lost his crowd of strangers” (11).
Summary from chapter 8-10 Name:Dinora Delgado. In chapter 8 it talks about when Johnny’s mom went to the hospital to see Johnny. But Johnny didn’t want to see his mom, because he say “She’s probably come to tell me about all the trouble I’m causing her and about how glad her and the old man’ll be when I’m dead”. Also Ponyboy said “I have a bad feeling about this”. Then he went to talk with Cherry and he ask her If she already went to see Johnny but she said that “she couldn’t never see the person who killed her boyfriend”.
They decided that they would walk to Two-Bit’s house and drive them home in his car. While they were walking, Cherry and Marcia 's boyfriends drove up to them and they left. Pony and Johnny were on their way home but they decided to stop at the lot and look at the stars for a while. Eventually, they both fell asleep and by the time Ponyboy got home, it was 2 am. Since he is not allowed to stay out later than 12 am his brothers were very worried.
First of all Johnny Cade was frightened, he was frightened of coming home to his parents, he was frightened because the soc’s beat him up really badly, and he was frightened that he was going to die. The article states on page 30, “Johnny was jumpier than ever”. This shows us that Johnny was spooked and it made everything around him think, was bad. The article claims on page 5,“Johnny was scared of his own shadow.”. This shows that Johnny has been through a lot to make him scared of his own shadow.
As Ponyboy is with Johnny, Johnny stabs a Soc to try and save Ponyboy from getting drowned. This shows true friendship considering we know that Johnny would never and is against killing in any way. As they escape Ponyboy relies on his gang members to help him get to safety away from cops. Later, Johnny and dally gets hurt from a burning church and has to go to the hospital. A couple days later, Johnny dies, but tells Ponyboy "Stay gold Ponyboy".
After running away with Ponyboy to a church to hide out, they read books like Gone With the Wind which Johnny particularly likes. Hinton put this into the story as a hint of peace after the stabbing of a Soc and Johnny decides to turn himself in. While he is about to turn himself in, the church that they were hiding out in catches fire with children inside. Though Johnny is sensitive and gentle his courage in rescuing the children from the burning church eventually results in his death, he ultimately lands the title of a hero through Ponyboys decision to write the story the Outsiders so that Johnny’s death will not be forgotten. The Outsiders by S.E.
Through everything we covered, from him saving Ponyboy to savings kids from a burning church, I am certain that Johnny is one of the bravest kids in the book. He is definitely a star character through the book, and you could probably write an essay about his actions through the book. But that brings us to the lesson: never judge anyone, because you can 100% be sure that they are a good person on the
In “Nightjohn” by Gary Paulsen, Nightjohn and Sarny, live difficult lives of slavery. With no freedom, and Sarny’s wish to learn, Nightjohn is in desperate need to teach Sarny to read and write, to able to write to others to teach them about the bads things of slavery. Through the story’s brave characters, description of hardships they, and a beautiful picture of their bravery they have, readers understand that Gary Paulsen is expressing the idea that helping others, is worth sacrificing yourself. Nightjohn left his Family behind, so he could teach slaves to read and write. In the movie Nightjohn, Sarny tells us how Nightjohn told her that he left his family behind.