Analysis Of The Outsiders

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Do you know Dallas Winston is? Well let me tell you he is not nice. Dallas is a clod, mean, and tough person from the gang in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. Later on in the book a member of the gang, Johnny dies from saving kids from a burning church. Also because of his bad record and personality. This fills Dally with hate and rage. For this reason Dally goes to a store to a store and robes it. Meeting his gang in the lot the police pull up with guns. Dally also has a gun without ammunition to scare people,but when he pulls it out the cops shoot without hesitation. Why did Dally bluff the cops? Well there is three reasons. His bad record, his personality, and lastly the death of Johnny. To begin with Dally pulled the gun out so the cops would shoot him is because of his bad record. First of all, Dally was arrested at the age of 10! This is stated in the text by S.E. Hinton on page ten “Dally had spent three days on the wild side of New York and had been arrested at the age of ten.” Next, to blow off steam when he was infuriated he would get into gang fights. This is also stated in the text on page eleven by S.E. Hinton “In New York, Dally blew off steam in gang fights, but here, organized gangs are rarities- there are just small bunches of friends who stick together, and the warfare is between the social classes.” And above all, Dally would always get drunk, ride in rodeos, lie, cheat, steal, roll drunks, and jump little kids. This can be proven as the text states on page

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