In the fictional novel, The Outsiders by S.E.Hinton, the character Two-Bit was given the life of a greaser, with the height of about six feet tall, stocky in build, long rusty-colored sideburns, laughing gray eyes and a wide grin. He was also funny and somewhat charismatic, with such clever jokes and the ability to lighten any tension.
Lastly, Johnny Cade was one of the most known characters for being abused. According to the article page 30 “Johnny was high-strung anyway, a nervous wreck from getting belted every time he turned around from hearing his parents fight…”. Therefore he was abused by his parents he tried his hardest to keep going but still got mistreated by his parents. The article also states on page 15 “I remembered how awful Johnny had looked when he got beaten up.”. This shows that Ponyboy knows that Johnny was beat up, and how the soc’s and parents almost took Johnny’s
In the beginning the book ponyboy grows up hating the Socs. The Socs have have all the power and money and ponyboy hates them for this and also hates them because they are always picking on and fighting greasers. They do this because they think that they they’re better than the greasers. He hates them even more after he gets jumped.“I fought to get
Ponyboy is also very strong and not a coward. One of the quotations that can support my statement is when he goes inside the burning church and it was “a red hell”, Ponyboy said, “I should be scared, I thought with an old detached feeling, but I’m not.” (p. 92) This quotation supports my statement because usually when normal people has to go in a church that’s on fire, they would be scared to death and scream their heads off, but Ponyboy should’ve been scared too, but he wasn’t,
Ponyboy’s feelings and attitude towards the Socs changes throughout the novel. Ponyboy’s initial attitude towards the Socs was all about looking cool and tuff all the time. The forces behind Ponyboy’s change in attitude towards the Socs are the willingness of the Socs to show their softer side to him. His final attitude towards the Socs were softened towards the end. Towards the end of the novel, he learneds that the title doesn’t define a person, it’s the individual that defines it. As said by Ponyboy, “It’s the
As stated previously, Ponyboy is stereotyped as a greaser. This is because of how he looks, where he lives, and who he associates with. For example, Ponyboy lives on the East Side of his town, where money is far more scarce, and he only lives with his two brothers. Due to this disposition, Ponyboy becomes more susceptible to stereotyping. Ponyboy lives in a neighborhood with other greasers, as well. “We steal things and drive
In the story The Outsiders there were many times the characters had choices and we grew to know each character more and more because of the choices they made. The choices the characters made in the story defined who they are and what they’re like. A choice means an act of selecting or making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities. What you choose to do is your decision and it will affect you and others.
Many people have used violence to solve problems that they have at some point in their life, but as you look back at what you accomplished, you realized that violence doesn’t help you in a good way. Ponyboy learned that the hard way. In The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton presents the idea that using violence against your rival(s) isn’t the solution, it is the problem.
The character Johnny grows in major ways throughout The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. Johnny was a greaser, His best friend was Ponyboy, the main character. Johnny was a dynamic character, he contributed a lot to the main theme. Johnny had bad parents and committed murder. Soon after his bad acts, he became a hero. He ultimately became a better person a the end of his life. Johnny is a Christ-like figure because he sacrificed himself to save children from a fire; Johnny also contributes to the a theme of the book: appearances aren’t everything; lastly he serves to teach Ponyboy about the world though his actions and words.
You mainly see this in his actions for when he is talking to his brothers. You can see this early on in the book when he is talking about Sodapop’s old horse and wanting to get it back, “I kept saving my money for a year, thinking that someday I could buy Mickey Mouse back for Soda,” (pg. 48). This shows how much he cares for his brother and that he wants him to be happy. He also shows how much he cares about Johnny, especially when they are hiding out in the church, “ ‘Johnny,’ I said tiredly, ‘you can’t wash your hair in this freezing weather. You’ll get a cold,’ ” (pg. 72). Even through this small comment, you can see Ponyboy’s concern for Johnny’s safety. He also shows his worriedness and protectiveness over Johnny on page 102, “Dally’ll be okay I thought. Dallas is always okay. He could take anything. It was Johnny I was worried about.” He knows how frightened and anxious Johnny is after being jumped and how he is not as tough as the rest of the Greasers. Especially without a loving family at home, Johnny only has the gang and is not able to take as much. Throughout the whole novel, Ponyboy expresses how much he cares for others both with Johnny, and his
Ponyboy is a 14 year old who lives with his brothers in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He gets good grades but gets picked on a lot by Socs. He has long dark hair and is small and skinny. He shows that people are not always like they seem. People mistake him for a hardcore Greaser. In reality wants to live on a farm with Soda’s old horse and with Johnny and his parents. After a movie, Ponyboy, Two-bit, and Johnny,
Ponyboy should be put in foster care. Fifteen percent of adolescence are out in Foster Care. Also result of the guidance twelve percent become successful adults. Ponyboy is a bad guy at the beginning and at last he was a self confident guy. Now let tell you why he should be in foster care.
In this book report I will talk about the book “The outsiders” written by S.E. Hinton, I will do a review of the story, the point of view, theme, symbols and my opinion about this book I really liked to read for the English class.
He didn’t talk much, he stayed quiet and was pretty shy. Here in the novel Dally asks if anyone would like to join him at the Nightly Double the following day. Ponyboy then speaks for himself and Johnny. “I knew Johnny wouldn’t open his mouth unless he was forced to” (14). Directly from the novel, this piece of dialogue helps show that Johnny is indeed a shy kid. Ponyboy takes action and volunteers both himself and his buddy Johnny, knowing that Johnny wouldn’t say anything about going unless someone made him do so. But a little bit later in the novel Ponyboy tells the reader that he too is quiet like Johnny is. “I have quite a rep for being quiet, almost as quiet as Johnny” (39). Here Ponyboy is saying how he can tend to be a little quiet, but just still not as quiet as Johnny. Pony being on the younger side out of all of the gang members, can still be more outgoing or louder than Johnny. All of this shows from within their personalities. And Johnny, well he is just a quiet person, this changed though. Johnny was a quiet kid who as time went on, expanded into a brave and heroic gang