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. Johnny is a Christ-like figure for saving kids from a burning building. Evidence is shown in this quote—“Johnny yelled, ‘shut up! We’re goin’ to get you out!’”
He is actually an intelligent person, but doesn’t choose to make wise choices. After a while he starts realizing how mean he is being to Pony. Before all the junk with Bob happened, he was a different person. While they were away from home, he stopped doing all these bad things. Instead, he was on the lookout to find them and bring them home.
(52). This shows that Johnny believed that killing Bob was the only way to save Ponyboy and that he did not kill Bob out of anger and hatred. Also, Johnny risked going to jail and losing his freedom when he killed Bob in order to save Ponyboy from drowning. By risking his life and saving Ponyboy’s life, Johnny proved that when in danger, a Greaser would sacrifice himself to save another, which shows honor among the lawless. Hence, there is honor among the Greasers because risking their life for another shows great love and bravery, which are also honorable
Furthermore, In the book it states “Please be careful because couldn’t stand it if anything happened to you!” This shows that Darry only wants the best for Ponyboy. This also shows he do anything for him. This is just another one of the reasons that prove that Darry is a good guardian for Ponyboy. Some might say that Darry is a bad guardian.
Johnny didn’t mean to kill Bob, he was just trying to be a good friend and help Ponyboy from drowning. It also shows friendship when Ponyboy and Johnny were in the burning church and it was coming apart, so Johnny pushed Ponyboy out of the window to save him. “Johnny shoved me toward the window. “Get out!”” Johnny sacrificed himself so that he could save Ponyboy.
Their actions show that Ponyboy and Johnny are heroes because they ran right into the fire to save the kids with no regard that they could get hurt. One reason that Dally is a hero is because he saved Johnny from the fire while the church was collapsing. Heroism can also be seen from Dally when he gets money, a gun, and a place to stay for Johnny and Ponyboy.
My favorite parts in the book are when the Greasers finally get their territory back after the rumble, when Johnny lives long enough to hear that the Greasers had won their territory and to tell Ponyboy to stay gold, and when Johnny and Ponyboy get jumped at the park. One thing that I don’t like about the book is when Dally goes ballistic and gets murdered by the cops. If I could change that one part, I would make it to where the cops didn’t shoot him but lock him up until he can calm down. Now I do like most parts of the book but the only boring part was when Ponyboy introduces some of the people during different parts of the book. In the beginning, Ponyboy describes how Darry and Sodapop look and act.
This shows that deep down beyond all of his insecurities and the lies that he told Pete and Delmar to get them to help him escape, he does genuinely care about them and their safety. After Pete and Delmar find out that there is no treasure and that Everett only convinced them to escape because his wife was remarrying, he decides to change his ways and live a more selfless life to help Pete and Delmar escape and stay out of danger. Everett demonstrates his newfound loyalty towards his friends when Tommy is captured by the KKK and is brought to the clan rally to be hung. Everett’s decision to risk his life to go in the rally and attempt to rescue Tommy shows his selfish nature had been put to bed. This is similar to The Odyssey when Odysseus has to make the hard decision when sailing near the Scylla and Khayrbdis to sail in the right direction to save his men and get them through the danger relatively safely.
I guess this is why I had never liked him. But now I finally see what Johnny had seen in him. He saw how brave he was, like how he had risked going to jail just to save us from getting caught when we killed Bob. He saw how loyal he was, like when we wouldn 't even tell the gang where we were when we were in Windrixville. He also found comfort in Dally, because he was real.
You 'll still be where you were before—at the bottom. And we 'll still be the lucky ones, with all the breaks". Randy says he 's planning to move away. Pony tells him that won 't change anything either. Randy says he knows that, but he has to leave.
It’s worth saving those kids.” (Hinton 178) Johnny chose to save the kids in the church on fire and it caused him his life, but he doesn’t regret it at all. He chose to do what he thought was right and it didn’t end up good for Johnny in the end, but he accepted it and died
Have you ever wondered why people fight? In the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy searched for the answer to this puzzling conundrum while struggling through his trials of being in the lowest class- a greaser. Although the Soc were always the lucky rich kids and natural enemies to the greasers, they 've never gone this far. Now Ponyboy has to deal with more than his over-responsible brother, Darry. After reading this book, one idea stood out to me the most. I believe that the best theme for The Outsiders is that communication is better than violence because it solves nothing, there 's no reason to do it, and it always has negative consequences.
The novel, The Outsiders, written by S. E. Hinton is a story of a teen gang in rural Oklahoma through the eyes of fourteen year old Ponyboy Curtis while he struggles to learn right and wrong in a society in which he believes he is an outsider. Ponyboy has a hard time maturing after his parents die in a car accident and he is forced to live with his two older brothers Darry and Sodapop. The greatest internal conflict within this novel is the struggle of choosing between his youth and maturity occurring within Ponyboy’s mind. Although Ponyboy is just a 14 year old boy the death of his parents put a shockingly new amount responsibility on his shoulders that he personally felt he could handle. Ponyboy can either continue to behave like his peers,