The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is about two gangs, Socs and the Greasers, which takes place in Oklahoma. This story is about how the Socs and the Greasers come to realize that we are all the same in some way. One character that stands out in the story is Dallas Winston because he is the round and dynamic character. You just didn’t tell Dally Winston what to do. Dally changes from being hard and mean to a caring man that loved Johnny so much that he killed himself because he could not deal with the pain of Johnny’s death. Dally can be described as caring, a troublemaker, and hard.
Doe Zantamata once says, “Differences and similarities are equally as easy to see, it mostly depends on which ones you are seeking to find.” In The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton two of the main characters, Johnny Cade and Dallas Winston or Dally, have many similarities and many differences. Johnny and Dally both have bad and abusive parents, and they think of the gang like their family. The differences are, Johnny is not a fighter and does not enjoy fighting like Dally does. Johnny dies a hero and Dally dies a violent hoodlum. If Johnny and Dally are exactly the same or very different, the story would be very different and a lot of key parts in the story would not be the same and as meaningful.
How can two characters that have such a similar lifestyle, be so extremely different? In the novel, The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, the author proves that such instances happen. Dallas Winston and Johnny Cade have very similar lives, but are completely different people. Johnny is more of a sensitive person and always likes to follow the rules. While Dallas on the other hand, loves to break the laws and do the wrong thing. These two characters are very similar on the inside, but are very different on the outside.
As much as they are alike, they both are very different from another, such as Johnny is more law abiding, while Dally is the least. For example, Johnny Cade is the most law abiding greaser because he does not want any trouble with anybody. Johnny only had one offense with the police which is manslaughter, but it is clearly self defense. For instance, when the socs jump Johnny he does not fight back because he does not want trouble with them. Johnny tells Dally and Pony, ‘“I ain’t got no record with the fuzz”’(87). When Johnny is wanting to turn himself into the police after the killing of the soc. On the other hand, Dally is not law abiding at all. He always wants to be involved in fights or in trouble. He is proud of his record with the police. Ponyboy says, “‘He had been arrested, he got drunk, he rode in rodeos, lied, cheated, stole, rolled drunks, jumped small kids--- he did everything’”(11). He has quite a reputation with the police. Dally was in
A similarity Johnny and Dally both share is a terrible home life. Early in the novel, Ponyboy dissects Johnny’s homelife. Pony says, “His father was always beating him up, and his mother ignored him, except when she was
Johnny Cade comes from a broken home, his dad hits him, his mom does not care about Johnny, the only thing he has are his friends, the greasers. Ponyboy, one of his closest friends, is talking about everyone in the gang and when he came to Johnny he said, “Johnny had it awful rough at home”(4). Johnny unlike everyone else in the gang, except Dally, does not have someone in his family that truly cares for him. This affects him because it makes him upset that his parents do not care for him. If Johnny did not have it so hard at home, he would be more content and joyful, and even less scared. Johnny is a little bothered that his parents did not ask about Johnny so Dally goes on and says, “‘my old man don’t give a hang whether i’m in jail or dead in a car wreck or drunk in the gutter’” (88). When Dally is 10, he gets arrested and is on the streets of New York, which shows how little Dally’s father cares about him. Maybe if his father did care, Dally would be more kind and caring, and like Johnny, more joyful. If Dally’s dad cared, he may still be living with his parents and would not be a greaser. Dally and Johnny are
Both Johnny and Dally are similar in the way that they both have a terrible home life. Johnny and Ponyboy are resting in the park when they accidentally fall asleep. Johnny wakes up Ponyboy at two in the morning and tells him to run home fast because Ponyboy’s brothers do care about him unlike Johnny’s parents. “‘I think I’ll stay all night out here.’ Johnny’s parents didn’t care if he came home
In what way can two people that have grown up with the same lifestyle be so different but at the same time so similar. It seems unrealistic. However, in S. E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders, two characters with such characteristics exist. Johnny Cade and Dallas Winston are two greasers that at similar because they both place little value on their lives and have parents who don’t give them the attention they need. Despite the similarities these two have, Dally and Johnny have their own divergence from each other such as giving different advice and getting in trouble with the law. Thus, their lifestyle and way of living Jonny Cade and Dallas Winston have some unique differences and strong similarities.
Picture having a mother who does not care and is neglectful. Imagine getting shot by cops or burned in a fire. Johnny Cade and Dallas Winston, two characters from S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, are similar in some ways and different in others. Johnny and Dally have similarities as they both have abusive, neglectful parents and place little value on their lives. Despite these similarities they also have differences as they give different advice to Ponyboy another greaser from The Outsiders before Johnny dies a hero and Dally dies a Gallant. In the end Johnny and Dally have similarities and differences.
How can two people, who have countless differences, still have similarities? This is true of two characters, Dally Winston and Johnny Cade, in the novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. Johnny and Dally are similar because they both have neglectful parents and place little value on their own lives. In contrast, Johnny is the most law-abiding and Dally is the least. Also, Dally likes to fight, but Johnny does not. Therefore, Dally and Johnny have different personalities, but similar problems.
S.E. Hinton, author of the fictitious novel “ The Outsiders”, wrote a novel that deals with a group of kids called “the greasers” and what they all go through, from the point of view of a 14 year old boy. Two of the novel’s main characters named Dallas Winston and Johnny Cade are in a tight brother like relationship. In this novel, Johnny gets into a life threatening accident that really affects the group but especially affects Dallas aka Dally. Johnny would stand up to dally despite the age difference if he saw he needed too. Dally and Johnny have many common experiences and a special bond with each other, and because these two boys were so close, Dallas reacts very emotionally when he loses control.
Dally got himself into trouble and got beaten up to the point he was almost dying in the hospital, and the only people that were there was the Curtis brothers. Similarly, Johnny and Dally both has troubled childhoods, all they had was the greasers. Johnny ran away from his house because his parents were screaming at him, and was abusing him. The only place he had to go was the Curtis brothers. He was talking to Ponyboy about his family, and Pony said, “I mean, golly, Johnny, you got the whole gang” (51).
How can two people who are so different have so much in common? In S.E. Hinton’s novel, The Outsiders, Dallas Winston and Johnny Cade demonstrate this. While Johnny is law abiding, Dally likes to break laws. Dally likes to fight, but Johnny despises violence. However, despite these differences, Johnny and Dally both have a rough home life and they both care a lot about each other. Johnny and Dally are different in some ways, but they also have similarities.
Just because two people of the same social class are so similar but also so different. In S.E.Hinton’s novel The Outsiders two of her characters Johnny Cade and Dallas Winston are both greasers so they must have similarities, but they also have many differences too. Johnny and Dally are very similar but also different.
One similarity that Johnny and Dally have is that they both have abusive and neglectful parents. For example, Johnny would not see his mother in the hospital. Johnny says,“She’s probably come to tell me about all the trouble I’m causing her and about how glad her and the old man’ll be when I’m dead”(122). Johnnys parents do not cares a great deal. So when his mom shows up Johnny figures she will not be there to make sure he is ok, but be there to yell at him. Similarly Dally's parents do not care about where he is or what he does. Dally says,“Shoot, my old mad don’t give a hang whether I’m in jail or dead in a car wreck or drunk in the gutter. That don’t bother me”(88). Dally’s parents