Even though Johnny has had crummy role models, he's tries to stand up and be a good person. She began writing at a young age and allowed her horizons to expand. Publication date April 24, Media type Print , , Pages 192 Followed by The Outsiders is a by , first published in by. Johnny cuts out the pages. Johnny's Sense Of Worth Johnny saved the kids because it was the right thing to do. That was all Johnny had ever wanted. How readers and the novel's characters interpret Dally's death is totally dependent on perspective.
He only killed Bob to make them s … top drowning Ponyboy and regretted it tremendously. Deconstruction allows the reader to focus on particular elements in the text that divulge the underlying themes. One of these problems is when he struggles with remaining loyal to the Greasers and living a moral life. She acts as a spy for the Greasers before the rumble, however. The soc, Bob Sheldon, dies first. You wouldn't have prideif you weren't good at anything, or if you didn't have power whichmay represent your exceptional talents. He always stayed calm and collected and would do anything for his friends without being asked or taking credit.
He stops Dally from bullying them. Johnny was weak and afraid. Rab is let go because he is just a boy. When his parents aren't physically and or verbally abusing him, they're ignoring him. The vacant lot felt like home to the Greasers.
Of the twenty-two original members, some have gone away for fear of arrest. Rab still talks about getting a good musket. Afterward, Ponyboy, Johnny, and their wisecracking friend Two-Bit begin to walk Cherry and Marcia home, when they are stopped by Cherry's boyfriend Bob, who badly beat up Johnny a few months back. Running away from home, Ponyboy and Johnny wander into a park, where Bob and four other Socs surround them. But because Dove took his power awayby the cracked basin, Johnny no longer has pride. Johnny was scared of his own shadow after that. He loved johnny and saw him as the most important person in the gang.
The girls must leave with their boyfriends in order to prevent a fight between the Socs and the greasers. He is gunned down as his gang watches, knowing that Dally always gets what he wants and this time Dally wants to be dead. He later finds Johnny and asks him to run away with him and Johnny agrees without hesitation. Johnny and Ponyboy are jumped by soc's and johnny stabs bob and the fuzz are after them. Dally is living proof that one can survive without parents or family. For a time, Ponyboy feels listless and empty.
Cilla begins to talk about how a girl must marry someone whose name is fitting. Ponyboy gets home at two in the morning, enraging Darry until he suddenly slaps Ponyboy. Treatment at the time was surgery and radiation. Otis, once the most respected orator and the original founder of the Observers, casts a spell upon the men except Sam Adams with his speech--that this war is more than the freedom of Boston or of Americans, but of people everywhere. I have not seen one person that has read and hated or didn't like the book before and i don't think that I'm going to either but if you're not a strong reader than you might not notice it but you might not understand the book and that's why you might dislike the book at first but in grade seven or eight or up then you might understand it more Its an amazing book.
Late in August, Johnny witnesses the Lyte's ruby coach coming into Boston. Dallas had hardened himself into not caring. Dally starts making provocative conversation with two of the upper class girls and tries to get them to sit with him. He can barely run to the lot and his vision is shifting in and out of focus. He just can't see the good in himself, other than in those moments when he was saving the children. But Dally viewed himself as a hero when he took control and defied authority. Bob and Johnny Johnny was already nervous and scared after growing up in an abusive home, but when he's jumped by four Socs and beaten nearly to death, it changes him.
And Dally did save Pony from certain death by pulling him out of the burning church. This is the end of one thing and the beginning of another. Pony runs out the door and meets up with Johnny, expressing his anger at Darry's increasing coldness in the wake of his parents' recent deaths in a car crash. He is not going to dwell on the ghosts of his past. On their way home, Pony spots Cherry and they talk. Johnny and Ponyboy sit with the girls, who are named Cherry and Marcia, and Ponyboy and Cherry discover that they have a lot in common.
One of the Socs who jumped him, Bob, wears three big rings that he used like brass knuckles. Johnny 'worshipped the ground Dally walked on,' and Dally had a soft spot for Johnny. And that gets us into one of the trickiest territories of the novel—Johnny's killing of Bob. We never see him being mean or mistreating others. This is the problem that Ponyboy must deal with.