Dally A rock-hard hood who never backs down from any challenge. Dally is a character in the book “Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton. The Outsiders is a book where a ragtag group of greasers band together and overcome victories, tragedies, and above all, build an even stronger bond of brotherhood. This story begins in the town of Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Ponyboy(our main character) is walking home from the movies and gets ambushed by a large group of Socs(Sociables-the “popular/rich” clique).
Incoming! There was a report of a small church fire at Windrix Hill, Oklahoma. The fire started at 2:00 pm on Friday 1965. It was reported as being caused by a burning cigarette left on the floor. Three boys, Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade, and Dallas Minston were on the run for a murder of a Soc named Bob Sheldon.
First off, Ponyboy and Johnny went to Dally Winston after killing Bob because of his superior skills in fleeing from the cops and trouble. Dally has committed and have been associated with crimes before so Ponyboy and Johnny went to him for help and advice. They know him very well because they are all close because of the gang. In the text on page 18 “Dally had spent three years on the wild side of New York and had been arrested at the age of ten.” Dally has an experience with the police like no one else they know.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is a book full of unexpected character revelations. Readers realize that Dally is not the cold, unemotional person he seems to be. This is shown many times in the book, when Dallas puts his friends before himself. Characterization is when an author creates memorable characters whose words, actions, and feelings reveal human truths. S.E. Hinton uses the craft move of characterization in order to teach readers that Dallas Winston hides his love and feelings in order to protect himself from getting hurt.
In the book The Outsiders, by S.E Hinton, is a book about a life of a Greaser who lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. One of the characters, Dallas Winston is wild because he’s actions are wild, and reckless. He also expresses his wildness by his looks, Dallas’s feelings can make him do wild things. Also others reaction to him. Ponyboy pointed out how Dallas looks like on page ten.
In the novel, the Outsiders, S.E Hinton portrays all characters except of Dally with very straightforward personalities because, as the book ends, the readers are able to see the unexpected. Dally’s tough and fearless personality appeared more like heroic and emotional as we conclude the novel. Besides, we readers we’d always pictured Dally like any other hoodlum but as we see him face real-life situations and his gestures towards them, we are genuinely taken away by his new character. We start to realize, how all this while it was Dally’s life experience that seemed to have chosen the path for him, which is why the person inside of him never had the chance.
“It seemed funny, almost strange that the sunset she saw from her patio and the one that I saw from the back steps was the same one. Maybe the two worlds we live in werent so different. We saw the same sunset. ”(Hinton 35) The Outsiders a book set in the mid-1960s, in Tulsa, oklahoma is about the clash of the greasers and socs.
A hero is a person who would risk their lives and put themselves in danger to help anyone they can, and is a person who cares about more than themselves. Ponyboy was a hero for two things, Dallas for two as well and Darry for one reason. In “The Outsiders,” Ponyboy, Dally, and Darry are all heros for what they have all done. Ponyboy fits the definition of hero by saving the group of children in the burning church in windrixville without hesitation, “I started at a dead run for the Church,”(78). Ponyboy didn't even think about himself getting hurt, but to only save the children from the church.
In the United States, every year there are around 2,000 gang-related homicides and in the realistic fiction novel, The Outsiders, by S.E Hinton, it explores the issues of gang violence, and teenagers in gangs. Around 40% of all members in gangs are teenagers, who are getting involved in some dangerous things very early in life. In the novel The Outsiders, the “Greasers” which is a gang of all teenagers, fight other gangs and commit serious crimes such as murder. We as a society need to pinpoint why teenagers join gangs and stop them beforehand. We also need to help people get out of gangs if they are already in one.
In the novel The Outsiders, written by S.E Hinton Ponyboy, a Greaser, is the narrator and main character. He is a bit smarter than most Greasers and it is evident that it is so, yet that is true, throughout the novel Darry says Ponyboy does not use his head and by that he means he has very little to no common sense. The three topics addressed in the inconsistent yet interesting novel are the fight between rich and poor, the journey from youth to adulthood, and what friendship is.
One example of symbolism is, Two-Bit’s switch blade. The ten inch switchblade, is Two-Bit’s prize posession which represnents a disregard for authority. The switchblade was stolen by Two-bit from a hardware store, also showing how the Greasers pride themselves with the potential to comment violence. In the Greaser’s way of living, stealing and robbing are not shunned or counted as socially inapropriate crimes. These crimes are counted as normal, and as a respected survival tactic.
“Get tough like me and you will not get hurt.” Dally says this to Ponyboy on page 147 in the book. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is about how you treat other people and the author explains by talking about conflict between the poor Greasers and the rich Socs in the mid-1960s in Tulsa, OK. The Greasers win the rumble, Johnny dies and Dally is very upset and gets himself killed. Dally is a round character because he is both a cold and caring Greaser.