Dally was his role model, a tough hoodlum, who also went through some personality changes. Johnny was vulnerable, and as a result, people took advantage of him. The Socs were some of these people. He was brutally beaten by the Socs and lived in a constant state of fear that he would get hurt again. 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).
In the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton the character Darrel Curtis is unquestionably influenced by his gang as it prevents him from being successful to becoming the father of the gang, and overall being someone to look up to. Darrel, or Darry has always wanted to become something amazing in life, but sadly when his parents died in a fatal car crash, he was left to raise his two younger brothers, Sodapop, and Ponyboy. More specifically, Darrel chooses his gang over his potential future to care for his friends but sadly, “. . .
Once the brothers managed to settle in they hadn’t noticed that the reason there was a high demand for drugs and weapons was that Los Santos was just a big playground for all of the rival gangs that operated there to kill just kill each other. The brothers decided to join a gang and try and become somebodies in the city but after some time had passed the brothers were becoming sick of taking orders from other people and wanted to try and rise to the top themselves. After all, they have the guns and the drugs to fund the family if they chose to make one and many of the brothers were good shooters who practised on a daily basis on non-living and living targets alike. So when the opportunity arose, they left the family they were currently part of and then as a group began taking over and contesting territory
Hinton tells us about two enemy gangs. The Socs, one of the many provocative gang groups, kids who live lavish lives and get away with the crimes they commit because they look clean cut and look like good innocent kids on the outside. 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 book, The Outsiders, we meet PonyBoy Curtis and his two brothers; Soda-Pop and Darry. The boys are in a type of place where their tier is referred to as “greasers”, and they live in a gang because their parents died in a car accident when they were younger. The greasers are the poor boys on the east side of town. Their rivals are the Socials, also referred to as “Socs”. The book begins with PonyBoy getting out of a movie and he proceeds to run into some Socs.
Dating back all the way to 1860, this club has grown into more. In the small city of Hartford, Conneticut, there was a group of boys that lead shabby lives on the streets. With no one to go to, they wandered, bullying and taking out anger on others, trying to act cool. But with every man comes a small part of little boy in them. This is how Elizabeth Hammersly and her sisters got to the kids, knowing that their life was not a good one.
In the book Bad Boy Brawly Brown, one of the main characters names is Easy. Easy is someone who’s in his late twenty’s he lives a tough lifestyle which has made him even more powerful. This character has seen a lot throughout his childhood which is why he became a street boy making the wrong decisions hanging around the wrong crowd of people because that’s all he ever saw growing up in the streets with his older friends until things went left for Easy. The world views Easy as a powerful person but yet he’s known to be dangerous Easy stated that his reason for being a dangerous person is because you never know who’s out to get you this character has developed a reputation that has let people know that if you mess with him or the people who Easy calls his family you will regret it and because of that everyone that’s from the same town as Easy knows that Easy is not someone to play with if you cross the line with Easy it will cost you in the long run. When I first read Bad Boy Brawly Brown during school I identified with the character Easy because he is someone with a big heart just as much as I have a big heart Easy has learned that sometimes having a big heart can
In this novel, there is a boy named Johnny, who is in a gang called the greasers. He is like the pet of the gang, and without him, their is no balance between the gang mates. From the beginning of the novel to the end, Johnny’s personality changes a lot. At first, he was tense and scared, but later on, he became more open to Ponyboy (one of the other main characters) and brave. Early in the novel, Johnny is tense and scared.
Two Bit asks Ponyboy,“‘You really would have used that bottle wouldn’t you?’” Ponyboy was an emotional wreck after losing his friends, and was no longer afraid of the Socs. Johnny also went through many changes during the duration of the book. At the beginning of the book he is described as “scared of his own shadow”. Ponyboy didn’t think much of him and thought of him as, “...a little dark puppy that has been kicked too many times and is lost in a crowd of strangers.” Johnny is considered the pet of the group.
One problem as a boy for walter was that his father, Peter, would get drunk a lot but the kids thought it was the “fun” side of him until they would lied trying to cover for someone which would result in them all getting spanked. Walter was a shy kid who liked to be alone, yet he liked to prank his sister when he could. One reason Walter Payton became so good at juking was because his sister was always chasing him when they were young. As a boy, Walter was a boy scouts. Even though he was shy, Walter was always quick to play with his brother and friends.
This causes sadness in Harry, leading him to get in a fight with Craig Randall over the snide comments made about the house, "even though I [Harry] agreed with every word." This exchange shows how Harry must face the challenge of whether to go along with what everyone else says, or defend his family 's honour. Another example of the challenges faced through growing up from childhood to adolescence is of Harry 's classmate Johnny Barlow. Johnny’s family consists of a drunk father and a brother who has ended in jail many times, leading to the people in the town thinking that Johnny himself is, “Good for nothing.” Due to all the gossiping, Johnny feels that he must leave the town temporarily for he feels alone and disconnected. However, the gossiping about the growing youth extends to such a state that Harry, after listening to all the ugly little voices of the town, decides that he, “wants to run away too, just like
Ponyboy’s parents died in a car crash leaving his oldest brother Darrel also known as Darry to take care of his two younger brothers. The middle brother Sodapop is always trying to keep Darry and Ponyboy from fighting. Darry has become more of a parent figure in in Ponyboys life causing a lot of tension between the two. Some of the other main characters are Johnny, Two-Bit, Dallas, and Steve. They are all Greasres and are coincided a gang but just think of each other as friends.