Johnny As A Hero In Homer's Odyssey '

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The Heroes of 1965

“Two friends of mine had died that night: one a hero, the other a hoodlum.” said Ponyboy. The definition of a hero is someone who does brave actions or is admired by many other people. That means that Johnny (from “The Outsiders”) can be considered a hero for risking his own life just to save 4 or 5 little kids from a church fire. It also means that Ponyboy (also from “The Outsiders”) can also be considered a hero for saving the kids with Johnny. Therefor, some Greasers can be heroes by doing brave things or being admired by other people. A hero is someone who is “noted for courageous acts”. In other words, someone who does brave actions to save lives. Heroes save people from dangerous situations such as natural disasters
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He helped the kids out of the church. On page 93, paragraph 1, the text states, “I picked up a kid, and he promptly bit me, but I leaned out the window and dropped him as gently as I could, being in a hurry like that.”. That proves that Ponyboy was in the church while the fire happened and helped save the kids with Johnny. On page 107, paragraph 5, the text states, “I stared at the newspaper. On the front pages of the second section was the headline: JUVENILE DELINQUENTS TURN HEROES.”. This proves that the people who wrote the newspaper also consider Johnny and Ponyboy as heroes. Thus, Ponyboy is also considered a hero for helping the kids out of the church. Some people say that Greasers can’t be heroes because the bad things they’ve done. For example, Johnny killed Bob and then ran away. On page 56, paragraph 4, Johnny says, “I killed him,”. That proves that Johnny killed Bob. Ponyboy was a witness and ran away with Johnny, but never told the police that. On page 57, paragraph 3, Ponyboy says to Johnny, “You really killed him, huh, Johnny?’. That proves that Ponyboy knew that Johnny killed Bob, but didn’t say anything about it to the police. As you can see, Ponyboy and Johnny are criminals and not heroes to some
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