The Outsiders Johnny Character Analysis

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In the novel The Outsiders, there are things motivating Dally, Johnny, and Ponyboy to save the children caught in the church fire. One piece of evidence that shows the motive of Ponyboy is “’I bet we started it,” I said to Johnny. ‘We must have dropped a lighted cigarette or something’” (Hinton 70). Ponyboy must’ve felt guilty that he may have caused the fire so he went to save the children in exchange for his mishap. Johnny’s motivation is similar to Ponyboy’s, except that “He looked like he was having the time of his life” (Hinton 71). Johnny seemed like he was actually enjoying saving the children. He possibly admired heroes and it was his chance to become one, so he went with Ponyboy. If Ponyboy didn’t go to save the children, Johnny probably

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