The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

451 Words2 Pages

S.E Hinton wrote the famous coming-of-age novel The Outsiders in which the perspective character Ponyboy Curtis lives in a world where there are greasers and socs. Ponyboy and the gang are like brothers, one night Johnny and Ponyboy get into some trouble with the socs. This interaction changed all of the gang members.. Dallas Winston was a juvenile delinquent who was very proud of his body length long criminal record. Often bragged about his records and how he was good at fighting and getting into trouble. Dallas Winston became someone who felt like he needed to stop people from going through what he did. He became someone who shows that he cares/is looking out for them. Dallas Winston became this way because of all of the hardships and struggles that Johnny was slowly going through. …show more content…

This is shown in The Outsiders when S.E Hinton wrote’’Dally had spent three years on the wild side of New York and had been arrested at the age of ten. He was tougher than the rest of us tougher, colder, meaner. The shade of difference that separates a greaser from a hood wasn't present in Dally.”(Hinton 10). In this little smidge of writing Dally is talked about as a cold guy who is sort of a hood and an aggressive type of person. Dally is also talked about as someone who has had to become tough from such a young age. Later on in the outsiders, Dally Winston starts to show character development and slowly becomes a softer

Open Document