The Role Of Tragedy In Hinton's Johnny Cade

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”I'll Get them don’t worry,”I started a dead run for the church, and the man caught my arm...I jerked loose and ran on,”(Hinton 91) This is what a young boy Ponyboy(14) and his friend Johnny Cade(16) said and did. Late last night a fire struck at an old abandoned church on top of J mountain right near our town in Windrixville.These hoodlums went from robbing stores getting into fights,and getting arrested to having 5 kids from burning. We got a chance to talk with one of the survivors parents Caroline and she said “They would all have burned to death if it hadn’t been for us”(Hinton 107).One of the hero's Johnny Cade suffered lots of injuries and is not expected to survive and meanwhile Ponyboy Curtis is facing the aftermath with possible

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