Winston's Turbulent Life In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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Dallas Winston’s Turbulent Life When people are born, they are born into the world without any bias towards others. Whether they are murderers, saints, or an everyday people; their experiences determine the kind of person they will become in the future. For Dallas Winston, one of the main characters from the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, his experiences caused him to have a Dally’s childhood experiences shaped the person he became in many ways. One of the main experiences from his childhood was the way his parents treated him. According to the book, on page seventy-five, Dally said, “Shoot my old man don’t give a hang whether I’m, in jail or dead or in a car wreck or drunk in the Gutter. That don’t bother me no more.” Based on this quote, when Dally was younger, he never felt loved by his parents. Dally’s parents are the main reason Dally became the person he was. Instead of being good parents, they constantly neglected Dally. They let him hang around gangs eventually leading to him going to jail. …show more content…

On page seventy-six, while talking to Johnny, Dally says,“ … you get hardened in jail. I don’t want that to happen to you. Like it happened to me.” That quote shows that while in jail Dally lost the sense of how to behave ’normally’. An example of this is after Dally got out of jail. After he had gotten out he got arrested again, he lied, cheated, stole, got drunk, and even jumped little kids. Dally simply showed no sympathy towards others, except for his friend

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