These characters inflict and/or suffer from physical, emotional and verbal violence. Johnny was described as “"a little dark puppy that has been kicked too many times and is lost in a crowd of strangers.” Violence had scarred him, physically and emotionally. He had been harmed by violence up to the point where he was “scared of his own shadow.” All his life Johnny has been insulted, ignored and abused.
In The Outsiders, Ponyboy says, “But after the night of the beating, Johnny had been jumpier than ever... I didn’t think he’d ever got over it... Johnny never walked by himself after that” (34). This quote gives an understanding of how
Easy does not trust many people because they have let him down so many times for an example Easy close friend was trying to set him up behind his back and from that day on Easy never trusted anyone again because he felt even those close to you will still stab you in your back Easy was trying to help a friend out to help find his son but Easy got pulled over by the cops that’s when Easy felt that his friend was trying to get him put in jail because he knew Easy was not supposed to be diving at the time. I can relate to Easy having trust issues because I’ve been let down in the past I’ve also had those I called my friends who in the long run has shown me there are not many people that you can truly call your
Before the rumble Ponyboy realized the difference between his gang and the Socs. “That was the difference between his gang and ours- they had a leader and were organized; we were just buddies who stuck together- each man was his own leader.(Hinton 138)”. The Socs were just a group of adolescents together for social reasons and were engaging delinquent behavior. The greasers stood up for more than that; they stood up for Johnny, for the hard times they’ve been through, for their respect.
Then there 's the Greasers, who live poorly and get blamed for most of the things that go down in the city. Ponyboy, and Johnny, two Greasers, that at first, clang to the fact that they hated Socs. All they wanted to do was fight the other gang to look tough and earn respect. In the beginning of the story, Ponyboy wishes he looked tough.
“The shade of difference that separates a greaser from a hood wasn 't present in Dally. ”(Hinton 10). The only person that Dally ever loved was Johnny. Johnny is a vulnerable sixteen year old who comes from an abusive home. The greasers are the only family that he has ever known and he is the pet of the gang.
These words that Louie’s brother Pete told him would stay with Louie forever and always help him in times of need, because Louie knew that if he lost all hope he would disappoint his brother. In the end Louie never lost hope and he kept going till the day he died on July 2,
3.1. Violence, clashes and death in the Outsiders. Danger, violence and even death are part of Ponyboy 's daily life. As a matter of fact, when the book opens Ponyboy is followed home from the movies by a group of Socs who attack him, but he is saved by his brothers along with other members of his gang from a severe beating. Ponyboy knew the risks of walking alone entailed indeed, right before being attacked, he mentioned the danger he could be facing.
Their parents died earlier in the year. As a result of this, Darry, the oldest, works two jobs in order to take care of his two younger brothers, and though Darry and Ponyboy have a strong relationship as brothers, their relationship has ups and downs. Darry is trying to take care of his brothers and do what is best for them. Sometimes, though, he pushes Ponyboy too hard, which Soda constantly has to remind him of “...when Darry hollers at you, he don’t mean nothin’.” (Hinton, 17) Soda is trying to remind Pony that Darry doesn’t mean all of the things he says when he is angry, and that he only yells because he is concerned about how Ponyboy acts.
My brothers let kids bully them over it and it really hurt them emotionally and it caused one of my brothers to physically harm themselves. After that happened I started having my brother come along with me when I did my volunteer work and listen to the stories of these people. They had regular lives at one point also. There was one older kid we met whose father was abusive to him and his mother, so they left with only the cloths on their backs and ended up at the shelter. He was one of the smartest kids I’ve ever met and now he serves our country, he grew up and joined the military.
Fear is the worst feeling to have, but fear also creates suspense because some people are not themselves when they are afraid. In the story "Refresh,Refresh" by Benjamin Percy two boys turn into a new person when their fathers leave for the army. The boys became very violent someone completely different from who they were before their dad left for the army, "before he could even speak, I brought my fist to his diaphragm, knocking the breath from, his body." (5). The boys in "Refresh, Refresh" were so afraid of what Dave was about to say that they acted out of fear and started to beat Dave up.
Darry works very hard to support his younger brothers given the fact both of their parents had been killed in a car accident 8 months prior to the book being written. Johnny is the “gangs pet” and comes from a physically and
Later in the book we see how this really affected Johnny because he ended up killing bob, the soc who tried jumping him and ponyboy. If the socs never tried jumping then neither Bob nor Johnny would be dead. I will apply this to my life by always trying to find a better solution. We now know from reading this book that fighting may solve problems but it will create bigger ones. I won’t result to violence no matter how hard it
In the Outsiders, Ponyboy is a character who lives in a crime-riddled neighborhood, has little to no money, and his parents are dead. His best friend, Johnny, accidentally kills a rich kid, called a soc, and they have to run away from their homes. When Pony runs away, and he tells Johnny about a poem he read, “Nothing Gold Can Stay.” Neither of them really understood what it meant at the time. But later in the book, Johnny writes Ponyboy a letter about the meaning of this poem.
“Family are people that you can count on”. The Outsiders by S.E Hinton. Ponyboy is the youngest one in a gang called The Greasers. They live in east side of town but in the west is their enemy gang called Socs. Socs are a lot wealthier than the Greasers.