After Johnny had killed Bob, and they ran away, Johnny says something to Ponyboy in the church that surprises him. After Johnny left to get supplies, he says, “We’re gonna cut our hair, and your gonna bleach yours.” (71) Johnny saying this, shows that he is starting to take action after what had happened at the park. It shows that reality is hitting Johnny, and this actually makes him slightly tougher in a way. Johnny, being a shy person usually doesn’t take action to solve the problem at han, but by doing this, it shows he is less soft and more hardy than we thought. After that, Ponyboy finds himself in a situation that he personally can’t back out of.
Here the author is explaining how shocked Johnny was once he killed the Soc. Consequently with all that was going on at that moment, Johnny defended himself and Ponyboy who is one of the Greasers. Furthermore, Ponyboy responds saying, “‘You really killed him, huh, Johnny? ‘Yeah.’ His voice quivered slightly. ‘I had to.
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 some hard-boiled detective fictions, the police are not only ignorant and incompetent, but also violent and corrupt. Usually, the criminal gangsters share a close relationship with those police officers. They represents the social darkness and unfair. In The Long Goodbye, the police turned the fact upside down to cater the need of a multi-millionaire, by making false evidence, and commit perjury. Those mercenary polices have contrasted strongly with the righteous
The monster’s appearance also made many people assume that the monster would behave ruthlessly and immorally. For example, when the monster saved the little girl from drowning he was treated as a villain because of its frightful appearance. Shelley brings up the idea of people judging each other by the first impression. During the time the book was written and today there has not been much change because we still judge each other based on looks. Many immigrants are seen as horrible because of their outer appearance or what they have heard about them.
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).
A further example can be, when the officers had come in he had become anxious, nervous and all these mad thoughts filled his head. He had thought they were on to him and were there ready to arrest him. More specifically, the way he killed the old man was by quickly putting a heavy mattress over him to suffocate him. Much less, the definition of a madman is a person is mentally ill and refers to a person who does something really fast, intensely or in a very violent way. Also, he had so much pride in killing the man, he felt no guilt whatsoever.
The full of experience always makes him to be a rational person. Pony boy start to want to the fight between Socs and Greasers to stop, here are basically three reasons that why he thinks so: They got psychological damage, it cause the death of his friends, and their gangs are very dangerous. First of all, one of Pony boy’s changes throughout the novel is influenced by fighting. Johnny was for self-defense, so he killed Bob. This passage in the novel shows us the psychological change of Pony boy : “A panic was rising in me as I listened to Johnny’s quiet voice go on and on ‘Johnny!’ I nearly screamed.
He tricks the folks of the town so the hate gets passed by false reasons. Mr. Dolphus is also presented as an outcast through the way people treat him so he has to hide his real personality. Harper Lee shows that outcast in our society are often treated different because of their opinions or actions. Truly, Mr. Dolphus he tries to hide his real self to keep peace in the town he lives in. Whereas, Atticus is respected though pushed away because of his opinions and Boo Radley because of his actions.
He simply was an out of place person in the wrong community for him. Dick Prosser went crazy because of his constant hatred of being not equal to his counterparts around him. He was very obedient at the beginning of the story, but as the story progresses he begins to slowly break down until he goes crazy. The scene where the children find the gun shows that Dick has premeditated thoughts about taking the action he does. The readers of the story will never really know why he went crazy, but the best explanation is that buildup of negative emotion in
The boys in "Refresh, Refresh" were so afraid of what Dave was about to say that they acted out of fear and started to beat Dave up. The boys turned into monsters because they were so afraid of the news Dave had because he was the one who told the family that their loved one was killed in combat. The boys still were so afraid of what Dave wanted to tell them that they continued to beat him up until, "He closed his mouth and tried to crawl away" (5). Another way to use suspense is to to show how someone is so angry and afraid that they turn into some they are not and get very violent. At this part of the story Dave was trying to come tell him that his father had passed away in combat, but he was too afraid to hear him say the words that he didn 't let him and just beat Dave up.
They did not even think it was bad anymore because their state of mind was saying other people are here so it is okay, but in reality lynchings are very brutal and should not be seen as entertainment (Beitler). After listening to the Radio Diary I conclude that the people were describing how harsh lynchings were, they also viewed it as nothing but just an event. People were so caught up in mob mentality, thinking everyone else is watching so it is okay (“Strange Fruit: Anniversary of a Lynching”). Both articles about mob mentality showed that it is the thinking of a group of people who think it is okay to do bad things together such as causing a riot at a sporting event all together (Smith; Edmonds). In conclusion mob mentality is very bad, do not get caught up with bad events just because other people are doing it.
Totally agree with you Scott eventhought at the beginning he didn 't sound that insane, cause for example sometimes others people have eyes, body parts , etc, that bothers us just to even look at. However, after he make the decision to kill the old man and worse to dismember his body that 's when he became completely insane, and because the guilt was so strong he coudln 't resist lying to the officers been scare that he was gonna get cut he just started confesing to his crime. So yea hi was completely insane after killing the old man, but at the beginning to me was something normal in
Not a choice between his own grisly death and an even worse murder. I’m a murderer, even when I play. Peter would be proud of me.” (65) Ender struggles with his perception of his humanity. By unintentionally killing the Giant, he begins to believe that he is a murderer inside and out. This begins Ender’s paranoia of becoming like Peter.
The most noticeable thing you notice about Johnny is he is fearful. the main reason why is is fearful is because he was jumped by four Socs. He was cut and bruised up and didn 't really talk much after that. It was only after he meets Cherry and Marcia, he started to talk. He also was fearful because his parents spanked him.