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Compare And Contrast Johnny And Dally

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You can be friends with anyone Friends are like knives. They will stab, right in the back. One second it may be smooth cutting but then there is arguing over differences and a finger is chopped off. In the story The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, Johnny and Dally are similar yet very different. In comparison, Johnny and Dally both have awful home lives. Ponyboy is describing all the characters and his is now talking about Johnny. “his father was always beating him up and his mother ignored him”(12). Johnnys parents do not care about him at all. When ever he is at home he is being beat and or yelled at. This is the only way he knows that his parents are “caring” and paying attention to him. On top of that, both of his parents are drunks. Usually…show more content…
Johnny wants to turn himself in for killing bob. “ I ain't got no record with the fuzz... Johnny had a deathly fear of cops”(87). Johnny thinks that it is best for him to turn himself into the police for killing bob. Since he has no record he thinks he will be let off easy. Johnny is scared of the police which is probably why he has no record. Jolly doesn't like to break the rules. Even though, Johnny is very law abiding and play by the rules, Dally is the exact opposite In the beginning of the story the author is defining all the characters. “He has been arrested, he got drunk, he rode in rodeos, lied, cheated, stole, rolled drunks, jumped small kids”(11). Dally just about breaks every single law/rule. He has been arrested 3 times and the first is when he is just ten years old. He is in gang fights and a lot of other rumbles. Part of this might relate back to the fact that he is on his own and pretty much has no family. This is how Dally finds happiness by fighting and breaking laws. Johnny and Dally are similar and different in the book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton. In conclusion Johnny and Dally are both alike because they both have rough home lives and are ready to die. They are both diverse because of their personalities and how one of them likes to follow the rules but the other does not. In the real world friend can still be friends even though they are
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