The boys had asked me to write a eulogy in memory of him, so here I was, standing in front of the small group of people that Johnny called his friends. His parents weren’t there, of course they weren’t. They didn’t care about him. I hadn’t wanted them there anyway. I looked around me. Standing at the front were the boys, Sodapop, Darry, Two-Bit and Steve, and behind them were a few other familiar faces, that I couldn’t put names to, probably just some of his classmates.
The drowsy boys left the room. Samneric lead the way, because they knew where Jack and the choir boys were put. After about five minutes of
Lima, Ohio is a small, industrial town of just around 40,000 people, located between Dayton and Toledo on I-75. If you were to go to Lima, Ohio and ask who the greatest basketball player ever was you would get one name, Greg Simpson. Greg Simpson's story was that of success and failure. There was nothin gstopping him from success, but himself. He was his own kryptonite during his college years. a feature about an eighth-grader at West Junior High who was scoring points at a phenomenal clip. Coverage of a young junior high player was simply unheard of in that era. That young man was Greg Simpson.
Johnny was the one that needed his friends the most, with a dad that beat him, and a mom that ignored him, until she needed something to yell at, then she yelled at him so loud Ponyboy could hear it from down the street. Due to this abusive relationship with his parents, Johnny needed something, or someone to fall back on, this was the gang, including Ponyboy, Sodapop, Darry, Two-Bit, Dally, and Steve. Johnny often slept over at Ponyboy's when life at home was especially hard, and Ponyboy even claimed "He would have ran away a million times if we weren't there"
“Round’em Up and Move ‘em Out!” and “A Life on the Trail” give information about how life was on a cattle drive. Think about what might have happened if you were actually participating on a drive.
In school there are many groups that can be identified within the film. It is interesting to see how five students who are all in different social groups came together at the end despite these differences. In the film, the students all get dropped off at the school to attend a Saturday detention all for various reasons. The characters in the detention were Allison Reynolds, John Bender, Claire Standish, Brian Johnson, and Andrew
The gang was Johnny’s family. They always left their doors open incase Johnny needed a place to crash, and always had his back. When Johnny ends up in the hospital, lucky to be alive, his mom comes to see him, creating a scene beyond imaginable. “I said I don’t want to see her. . . She’s probably come to tell me about all the trouble I’m causing. . .
Through taking Johnny in and caring for him the gang saved
“You haven’t seen anything yet,” Derek said with a smirk on his face. Together we walked through the long hall and made small talk. I found that the more time I spent with him, the more I began to trust him.
They begin to comprehend that an invasion may have happened, and all clues and signs point to that conclusion. They go to Robyn’s late at night, and everything is very dark except for the Showground, which is bright and vivid. They see a truck wheeling out of it, and they get suspicious. They split up into groups and execute different objectives, so they don’t get caught together. They plan to meet again later that night. Lee and Robyn go to Lee’s house, Fi and Homer visit Fi’s house, and Corrie, Ellie and Kevin go near the Showground. While Corrie, Ellie and Kevin are near the Showground, they see soldiers, tents, and a lot of parked cars. When they start to walk back, they are noticed and shot at, but luckily no one got hurt. The soldiers chase the gang through a yard of an abandoned house. Ellie notices a ride-on mower and lights it on fire with gasoline and lures the soldiers to that area. The ride-on mower blows up, and Corrie, Ellie and Kevin are safe (for now?). They go to meet with the rest of the gang, but only two of them are waiting for them… Lee and Robyn aren’t there. They
We continued to walk when we see the rest of the gang chasing the socs so we joined in and helped chase them down. After they got away we headed back to Johnny to see what had happened but by the time we had gotten there he was being carried to the hospital because one of the socs had cut his chest bad in the excitement.
They all started at the movies. They tell someone they killed one the the person from the gang called the Soshes. Ponyboy ran away. Ponyboy and Johnny cut and bleached their hair so they don't look noticeable for their crimes. They got kids out a burning school. They went to the hospital and Ponyboy
Ponyboy (who was being drowned by another Soc) and Johnny started running and worrying about the cops and decided to go to Dally and see what he would say. Dally said that there was an abandon church that they could hide at and gave them some money and a gun. Dally told them that they had to get on a train to get to the church. So they hide out at the church for some time until Dally decided to check on then.