Everybody has a soft side, they just don’t always chose to show it. Some people keep theirs a secret, as a defense mechanism because they are afraid of getting hurt. In S.E Hinton’s The Outsiders, one of the main characters, Dally, doesn’t reveal his until the very end. He has been hurt before, and is scared that if he lets it show, the same thing will happen again. However, very soon after he reveals his soft side, he is hurt worse than ever before.
“Get tough like me and you will not get hurt.” Dally says this to Ponyboy on page 147 in the book. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is about how you treat other people and the author explains by talking about conflict between the poor Greasers and the rich Socs in the mid-1960s in Tulsa, OK. The Greasers win the rumble, Johnny dies and Dally is very upset and gets himself killed. Dally is a round character because he is both a cold and caring Greaser. He is dynamic because he grows from being a mean careless Greaser to caring about Johnny. This character can be described as mean, reliable, and loving.
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
How can two individuals be so different yet be so comparable? In S.E Hinton’s novel, “The Outsiders”, she creates two characters who grow up in similar lives, but have complete opposite perspectives on the world. Dally Winston and Johnny Cade are similar because they both have neglective and abusive parents making them place little value on their lives. Yet, despite their similarities, Dally and Johnny have distinct personalities and different advice they give Ponyboy. Dally Winston and Johnny Cade, two greasers with many differences and more similarities than you may expect.
Ponyboy, his family, and friends try to figure out how they fit into this world. But others already know where they belong if it may be roaming the streets starting trouble or sitting in a fancy car looking for greasers. They are outsiders through and through. Dally is a wild child born from the streets. He does whatever he wants whenever he wants and no one tells him what to do.
Dally has the biggest reputation for being the best, toughest and the meanest in the outsiders. He also served time in juvenile prison and even came from a broken home environment … in the book and the movie. Ponyboy fears dally and most of all ponyboy dislikes dally for his horrible and rude personality. When they hide out in the abandoned
He was always looking for trouble and was not interested in anybody's feelings like in this instance “ [Dally] put his feet up on the redheads chair, winked at [Ponyboy] and beat his own record for saying something dirty. ”(p 87). Nobody would want to be treated like this, and anyone with good sense would know that. A hero is somebody who is pleasant and congenial but Dally does not have either of this characteristics. Right before the death of Johnny out of fear to losing Johnny Dallas went on a rant saying “‘That’s what you get for helpin’ people,’”
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.”
The Outsiders includes a plot that is very fascinating. It is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. The problem in the novel was the controversy between the Greasers and the Socs. Their hatred toward each other led to the climax of the story with Johnny killing Bob, a Soc, at the parking lot. Ponyboy, seeing this horrible event, decided to find Dally to help Johnny.
Dally had jumped a few people. [...] But not all of us are that bad” (34). While Cherry is a Soc, she knows that you can’t judge people by who they hang out with. In fact, Cherry took time to talk to Ponyboy rather than judging him by the way Dally acted.
In the early stages of the novel, Ponyboy’s connections grows into deeper matters with the soc girl Cherry Valance. Through this, Ponyboy begins to recognize that similar to the greasers, the socs are not all classified under their social expectations either. Despite the empathy that they share, Ponyboy does not hesitate to defend his one of his gang members, Dally, when Cherry refers to him as ‘trash’. He states, “I felt myself stiffen. ‘I am a grease, same as Dally.
The confusion he experiences is his way of handling the grief of his loss. He wasn’t the only one that had trouble with Johnny’s death. Dally couldn’t handle the pain when Johnny dies so he kills himself. He really wasn’t the one who killed himself it was really the policemen when they shot him, but he got caught purposely. Johnny never truly got the respect he deserved when
The way the greasers are outsiders in society is that they are always there for their gang members. “Dally hated to do things the legal way” (2). This quote shows the audience that the greaser Dally (the tough one) does illegal things to get through life, which then influences the rest of