Johnny was terrified of his own shadow after he was jumped by the Socs when he was sixteen. In part 4, Ponyboy and Johnny are hanging out close to a fountain. A car stops by. A group of Socs gets out the car. Johnny and Ponyboy attempt to run, but they don’t succeed.
Darry, who is hard, firm and never grins at all, has a different idea of what good parenting is when it comes to Ponyboy. Many people believe, that Ponyboy, should go to the system, because his brother Darry has risked and has influenced him in bad ways. Darry, has influenced and risked Ponyboy, by letting him go out to the movies without any supervision, leaving the door wide open at their house for unwelcome and dangerous visitors, and putting him in hazardous situations, so that they gang
In The Outsiders, S.E Hinton presents the idea that teenagers can break through stereotypes if they look at life through another perspective; as shown in the book when Ponyboy starts to talk to Cherry and Randy and realizes the stereotypes about them are false. One very important scene that reveals the theme is when Ponyboy and the the rest of his group go to the movies and meet two Socs, Cherry and Marcia. As the movie goes on, Ponyboy and Cherry continue to talk and realize that their prior thoughts they had about each other and each other’s group is false. For example, when Cherry says, that “things are rough all over” (Hinton 35). Stereotypically Socs have money, cars, and are supposed to have this perfect life
My friend don't understand me, they don't understand why I act out like that, they don't even tried to understand it. Once I think why I have no friends, I find out, I have to change and improve myself. Before, I wandering for friends, but after I change myself, I become an insider. I got friends, but even I have friends, I could see some outsider with no friend. The insiders act kind to the outsider, only when they are face to face.
“I went on walking home, thinking about the movie, and then suddenly wishing I had some company. Greasers can’t walk alone much or they’ll get jumped” (S.E. Hinton 2). Thus resulting that Ponyboy is left unsupervised by Darry, when Darry could have have came and picked him up. For the most part Darry knows what could happen to Ponyboy but dosen’t bother to even go out and look for him.
This is proven when Darry says that, “ I reckon it never occurred to you that your two brothers would be worrying their heads off ”(61). This shows that Darry worries about Ponyboy when he is not around. Furthermore, this also illustrates that they always stick together and are wary of each other. Another example of this is after Pony returns from Windrixville, and has left the hospital. Darry looks at Ponyboy and says, “ Oh Ponyboy, I thought we’d lost you… like we did mom and dad ”(121 or 83).
After Doodle’s lesson, there was lightning outside so they tried to hurry home. Doodle struggled to catch up with his brother. He waited for him but Doodle was underneath a shaded area since it was raining. The narrator went over to Doodle and told him let’s go. Doodle didn’t respond.
Throughout the past six years I’ve been horse riding, I would often fall off, but the one pony that discouraged me the most was Jordan. He is a small, dark brown pony with white markings, a scruffy black mane and tail, and tons of personality. He barely listens when you ask him to go over a certain jump and will randomly run off. That day, he bolted off while I was getting on and I was not able to get my feet in the stirrups to stop him. I tried to stay on, as he galloped and kicked the sand and dirt around the arena, while everyone tried to help me stop him by going near him and using the other horses to corner him.
Henry David Thoreau once said. “I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.” Thoreau had the right idea about solitude, by thinking of it as the best friend a person could have. However, the French origins translate to the negative word loneliness. Today’s definitions have moved closer to what I believe the word means, but it still remains misinterpreted by people as something with a negative connotation. Dictionary.com defines solitude as, “The state of being or living alone; seclusion” while Merriam-Webster defines it as “a state or situation in which you are alone usually because you want to be” Do not make the mistake of using solitude and loneliness interchangeably; they are not synonyms.
All you really know is the others in your age group, your sibling, and your parent. You don’t really know anyone else. The interactions are dead between anyone else. Jonas eventually escapes this idea of isolation and he finds a new world, our world, with Gabriel. As the end of the novel was slightly complex, the ending wasn’t very clear.
When he is hiding his pet pigeon, Nipper, from the world who wants to kill him, he accidentally left one of Nipper’s toys in his room for the critics to see. When the town finds out about Nipper, Palmer is forced to give him away, which makes him unhappy and remorseful. This is like how Stanley made one mistake and ended up regretting it, as well as paying for that mistake. Stanley needs to think about the bigger picture and imagine what he looks like to the people around him. By doing this, he could he ended up in a lot less trouble.