Was Johnny Justified In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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In The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton, Johnny Cade and Ponyboy Curtis are ambushed during a late night and in the park by 5 Socs or the Westside rich kids. Bob orders David to give Ponyboy a bath, after a few seconds Johnny believes they are drowning Pony and precedes them as a threat and he then stabs and kills Bob. Johnny is not justified in what he did and is guilty because Johnny didn’t report his wrong, he ran away, and his victim didn’t attend to kill Pony. Johnny didn’t report to the police the reason of why he killed the Soc. Johnny looks around slapping his pockets nervously. “We gotta get out of here. Get somewhere. Run away. The police’ll be here soon” (Hilton 57). This evidence shows that Johnny wasn't planning to give himself up or

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