A boy that was disliked by his parents, he was only sixteen and he was in a pretty rough gang. They got into trouble, but not so much him, his name was Johnny. Johnny is brave, he is kind to others, and he is nervous of the world. The author of Outsiders was S.E. Hinton. Johnny was the pet of their gang and was an important person to the rest of the gang.
Two quotes that support this is “I fought, but the hand at the back of my neck was strong and I had to hold my breath. I’m dying I thought.”. This piece of evidence reveals how much Johnny cares about Pony. The other quote is “I didn’t what to do Pony. They were going to drown you.”.
This passage is important because it shows that Ponyboy is able to get along with Cherry, a Soc, just fine. This is significant to the story because this chapter is the first time we get a glimpse of a Soc, and the two Socs actually enjoy talking to them. It shows that maybe they’re not all bad. Analysis: This impacts the story because it builds more curiosity and hope for the reader.
(page 92-93) When reaching the church, Johnny immediately runs toward danger, instead of running away, Johnny had always been sympathetic, so when Ponyboy needed comforting, Johnny was there for him. After Darry hit Ponyboy, Ponyboy went back to Johnny planning to run away. Johnny didn’t ask Ponyboy any questions and calmed him down. “‘Come on, Johnny, we’re running away.’ Johnny asked no questions.
They heard the screams coming from the burning church and even though they didn’t know them, they still went in to save them. In the fictional novel, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, the characters will give it all for each other. This story is about a young teenage boy, Ponyboy, who lives with his strict brother, Darry, and his other brother, Sodapop. They as a family, are all part of the “Greaser” gang. One night, when they get into a fight with the “Socs” gang, one of the “Greaser” gang members, Johnny kills a man.
When we first meet Johnny he is characterized as, “ a little dark puppy that has been kicked too many times and is lost in a crowd of strangers”, and, “ He [has] a nervous suspicious look in his eyes.” (pg. 11) Ponyboy describes as a lost puppy because he doesn’t know where he is going in his life. Johnny has a pretty rough life at home, and he is used to it. Once Darry slaps Ponyboy, he and Johnny are on the run. Johnny also killed Bob, a rich Soc, who just needed some support.
I think this is the first climax to the book and a point of no return for the two boys. From here, the story could go anywhere, and I suspect part of it will end up with Ponyboy and Johnny linking up with the greasers to explain their story. Also, Johnny stayed true to his word when he said he would never let another Soc beat him up. I also learned that Johnny would become a new father figure for
This event made them realize what taking a life really is and how it affects you. Ponyboy and Johnny were almost scarred by this event,making them cold and hard from this event. This theme is also shown in Johnny Cade’s death. Losing a close person in your life,such as a close friend
This is defiantly a major conflict in the story because it leads up to the Church fire incident that kills Johnny later in the book! This is just one of the major conflicts that happens in the book that make it so fun yet
When ponyboy and johnny were on the train, ponyboy fell asleep and was laying down on johnny and made johnny's legs go to sleep. Ponyboy asked him why he didn't wake him up so he could get off of his legs johnny said, “That’s okay, I didn't want to wake you up until I had to.’’ He didn't want to wake him up even tho he could barely walk from his legs being asleep. While hiding out at the church, Johnny decides he is going to turn himself in when he learns from Dally that the Curtis boys are worried about Ponyboy even if this means he will go to jail.
As Ponyboy is with Johnny, Johnny stabs a Soc to try and save Ponyboy from getting drowned. This shows true friendship considering we know that Johnny would never and is against killing in any way. As they escape Ponyboy relies on his gang members to help him get to safety away from cops. Later, Johnny and dally gets hurt from a burning church and has to go to the hospital. A couple days later, Johnny dies, but tells Ponyboy "Stay gold Ponyboy".
In her novel, The outsiders S.E. Hinton shares the theme that, you should not judge people having higher social status or more money because you will never know what there life is like. The outsiders deals with struggles of judging people by appearance. In the beginning of the book the characters are separated into two groups of people the Greasers and the Socs. The Socs are rich and blame the Greasers for trouble the socs get into. The Greasers are not understood and they don't fit in and have horrible fights with the Socs.
This heroic action changes the way he views Johnny because he used to see him just as a friend, while now he was a lifesaver to Ponyboy. The quote impacts Pony because in the end, when Johnny dies and he will always remember him for saving his life. Another way that Johnny changes Pony is when he tells Pony to stay gold when he was dying. RIght as Johnny was about to die, Johnny said, “‘Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold…’
“I’ve killed that boy.” After Ponyboy and Johnny calmed themselves they run away, they were scared of the police coming, they needed a plan. The choices that Johnny does affect Ponyboy by the letter, when he tells him they’re is still good in the world. Also, when he decides to save the kids from the burning church, and risks his own life only to die later.