“For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice- no power currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.” John Burroughs. One of the points he is making is that getting anything of value accomplished or done requires sacrifice. Making sacrifices requires one to get out of their comfort zone. In the book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, the characters make sacrifices and get out of their comfort zones for each other. Throughout the novel, characters serve and give of themselves for each other in order to protect the ones they love. Darry makes these kind of sacrifices for his brothers. Later, Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally risk their lives trying to save each other. The …show more content…
The first time we see this is after Johnny and Ponyboy arrive fresh from the murder to seek Dally’s help. He gives them dry clothes, a loaded gun, fifty dollars, and tells them a location to hide in. He gave them the essentials they need even though he could have gone to jail. Darry would have even beat up Dally to death for helping them escape town and giving them a gun and money. According to Ponyboy, “...he [Dally] got drunk, he rode in rodeos, lied, cheated, stole, rolled drunks, jumped small kids—he did everything.” (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. The greasers gang sticks together like brothers at makes sacrifices at great costs. Ponyboy says, “You take up for your buddies, no matter what they do. When you're a gang, you stick up for the members. If you don't stick up for them, stick together, make like brothers, it isn't a gang anymore.” (Pg. 26) The greasers do everything they can do to defend their buddies. The gang made sacrifice after sacrifice to protect their loved ones. Even biological family members wouldn't make some of the sacrifices they made. Not a lot of people today
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On page seventy-six, while talking to Johnny, Dally says,“ … you get hardened in jail. I don’t want that to happen to you. Like it happened to me.” That quote shows that while in jail Dally lost the sense of how to behave ’normally’. An example of this is after Dally got out of jail.
Dally’s selfless personality to Ponyboy, Johnny, and the rest of the greasers, make him a hero. One time Dally demonstrated his selfless personality, is after Johnny killed Bob out of self-defense. He and Ponyboy went to Buck Merrill's place to seek help. The first thing Dally says when he answered the door was, “Okay, kids, whatta you need me for,” (Hinton 59). He didn’t even hesitate to help them and gave them money, clothes, and a plan for dodging the police.
Furthermore Dally is Johnny’s hero, so Johnny felt that he would be able to rely on him for help. Later in the text on page
After Johnny dies Dally goes insane. He robs a grocery store and commits suicide. Pony acknowledges that “Dally Winston wanted to be dead and he always got what he wanted”(154). Dally could not take Johnny’s death so he commits suicide because he felt that he lost a part of himself. Likewise, Johnny places very little value on his life.
Dally is part of the gang in the the east side of greasers. He had found Johnny living with awful parents that always beat him up with no care. Dally had gave and showed him love. Johnny is also in the gang and he is like the youngest pet out of all of them. Nobody in the gang can’t live without him especially Dally, he overprotects Johnny.
What this shows is that Darry would beat up Dally if he got found out that Dally got Ponyboy and Johnny out of town with money and a gun, which means that all he is doing is sticking up for his brothers. He doesn’t want them to get into any trouble or run away.
In one instance Johnny told Dally to quit bothering the girls at the theater. On page 24 it says” If it had been me, or Two-Bit, or Soda or Steve, or anyone but Johnny, Dally would have flattened them without a moment’s hesitation. It is apparent that Dally loves Johnny because if it were anyone else he would have hit them. In another event Johnny was dying and Dally was talking to him. On page 148 it says “we’re all proud of you, buddy.”
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
This shows again that he didn’t care about the children, and that he is selfish. But this also shows that he still cared about Johnny and his safety, and that he still had a bit of kindness, and very little innocence. Overall, throughout the entire book, Dally showed that he wasn’t innocent, and that he didn’t have a good heart. But at the end the writer, S.E. Hinton, showed us that Dally still had a bit of innocence due to the fact that he got influenced by Johnny, who is kind hearted and a bit
Imagine being a sixteen-year-old boy being abused by his parents and being neglected, my middle-class people. The greasers, a gang, has a member being held against the law for violent actions. A gang each has different personality that sets them apart. Whether it is the color or symbol of the gang that tells other people who they are they all do something bad to keep their reputation. Johnny Cade, a sixteen-year-old former member of the greasers.
In the beginning of the book, we only think Dally is a big tough guy who doesn’t care about anybody else. Dally has had a very tough life. His parents “walked out on him” in a way, and his only family is the rest of the gang. Since he had no one to tell him what to do, he was usually in some
Above all he cared for Johnny the most because he was the “gang's pet”, Dally cared about Johnny so much that when Johnny died Dally came up with a plan to die too. Another way Dally cared for the gang is that when Johnny and Ponyboy was at the Church reading Gone With The Wind Johnny said that the Southern boys reminded him of Dally because on night the fuzz came because Two-bit broke the windows at the school but Dally took the blame without batting an eye when he could have let Two-bit get in trouble. Dally even broke out of the hospital to help fight in the rumble. Some may say that Dallas didn't do anything and it was Johnny who was the hero although if Dally didn't help Johnny and Ponyboy they would have went straight to the police and most likely would have been put in jail which would have caused them to not be the same soft people they
he was brave when ponyboy and Johnny jumped into the fire to save the kids. Dally jumped in the fire to save ponyboy and Johnny. Second, Dally was also outgoing. After the fire him and ponyboy also Johnny were sent to the hospital and Dally was not supposed to leave but the soc’s
In the original novel, The Outsiders, towards the ending Dally decides to rob a grocery store. He always robbed and got into trouble because he wanted the attention his parents never gave him. When the police caught Dally, he pulled out a gun and is instantly shot and struck with many gunshots. Ponyboy believes Dally did this because Johnny was dead, and Johnny was the only thing he ever loved. Dally cut his life short because he believed he had nothing else to live for once Johnny was no longer there.
Dally had always watched out for Johnny in fights, and when Johnny died, he felt that he had nothing good was left in his life. It is stated in the book that “Johnny was the only thing that Dally loved.” Johnny was the only one who could penetrate the hard shell that Dally had created for himself. With the younger boy gone, there was nothing left for Dally to care about. The seemingly cold-hearted greaser wanted to die after Johnny’s death, so he pulled an unloaded gun in order to force the police to shoot