The Outsiders written by S.E. Hinton is sold worldwide. This book sold more than 14 million copies. This hit has shown heroism throughout the book and readers never knew what was going to happen next. I personally think that a hero is Brave, Sticks up for Friends and Strangers, and also is willing to sacrifice his or her life for others. In The Outsiders Johnny best fits my personal description of a hero.
In The Outsiders, by S.E Hinton, Johnny Cade is a very dynamic character that was referred to as a little dark puppy that has been kicked too many times and is lost in a crowd of strangers, but is yet known as a happy go lucky type of kid. Johnny’s parents didn’t care about what he did, his father was abusive, and his mother just doesn’t care what he does unless he does something wrong, then she would yell at him. Johnny is the life of the gang, even though he is the most quiet and shy. Throughout the story the book shows how people helped him and how he helped others, including Ponyboy. Johnny Cade was 16, had long, jet black bangs, and has big black eyes. Johnny was a greaser that didn’t like to fight, but would if it came down to it. Johnny is a jumpy kid, he is always on the lookout for a group of Socs (a rival gang) that are ready to jump him. One night Johnny and Ponyboy met these girls, Cherry, and Marcia. They saw a movie together and when it was over they walked them home. As they were walking home, a car came around, and it was a group of Socs. Johnny looked worried because it was the same people that had jumped him. All they did was picked up the girls and didn’t say a word.
There were characters that didn’t make the movie which were the nurse and doctor that was talking to ponyboy, soda, and darry in the book. They were the once that told them that johnny was dieing which was an important scene in the book. The mom of johnny was not in the movie the way I know this because in the book there was only one scene where the mother was in. That was after the nurse came to tell johnny that his mother wanted to see him he said no. After that Dally and ponyboy left and the mother screaming at them telling them that this is their fault because they are bad influences in johnny's life. That never happened in the movie.
Is killing a necessary offense? The novel “The Outsiders” written by S.E. Hinton shows how negative actions affect lives. This can be seen as Johnny’s thoughts of committing suicide, Johnny’s murder, and Johnny’s death.
In The Outsiders, Johnny is introduced as an afraid, non-talkative, small, skinny, and child who has been broken emotionally. By the end of the story, Johnny becomes more aware of his surroundings, is braver and is not a sad little kid as he was introduced. He has also changed the way he looked at “fighting is solving problems”too,¨fighting is not good at solving problems¨. Johnny had never helped people in the beginning but in the end, he finds out that every life matters.
When many are asked to name a hero, they think of names such as Batman, Supergirl, or Spider-Man. The true definition of a hero is not a person with superpowers, but someone who will stand up for what is right, no matter the costs. Also, a hero overcomes difficult life problems, is willing to do good no matter his conditions, and will sacrifice himself for others. In The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Johnny Cade fits these heroic traits.
Dally wanted to die because johnny had died from the beam that had fallen on him when he was trying to help the little kids. Had he of not gone in the burning house he probably would have lived. But knowing Johnny he had to help. So all in all he died while trying to save someone in a house, burning with hot scorching flames that would probably burn anything in its way. I think he forgot to think about that he didn’t have to die right then to be with Johnny to know that he could be with him because Johnny would always be with him even though while in heaven. He was mainly focused on the fact that his best pal was now gone and somewhere where he could not see him at the time. So he committed suicide by going to a gas station and robbing the
Dalton Trumbo, author of Johnny Got His Gun, is known for his unique style of writing. Many acclaimed authors of books such as Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice have a formal writing style , on the other hand, Trumbo’s is informal. It consists of short sentences and punctuation techniques. This writing style is what sets Trumbo apart from others because this writing style is difficult to execute and it is hard to apply to other works of literature. His book, Johnny Got His Gun has won the award for “National Award for Most Original Book”. This book is about a soldier named Joe who has become handicapped after a bomb blast and experiences flashbacks which reflect back onto his past and present time. The authors’ style of writing affects the way a reader interprets the story through the use of literary elements and literary devices. Fine
Johnny is a fourteen year old boy who lives in Boston, and is an apprentice to silversmith Mr. Lapham. The city of Boston considers as the most talented silversmith for his age, and he uses his talent to support the family. Johnny isn’t so nice though, he makes fun of other apprentices and he is very arrogant. This causes Johnny not to have a good relationship with the other apprentices, but he is still on the good side with the other four Lapham girls. Then, our first real historical person comes into play: John Hancock! John Hancock request to make a sugar bowl to match the tea set he has. The tea set was created by Mr. Lapham when he was younger, but he doesn’t think he make the sugar basin because his skills were worn with time. This
What would you do if you had the chance to get back at someone who has wronged you? Would you do something that could ruin their life or would you turn the other cheek and forgive them and doing nothing? In the novel Johnny Tremain, Johnny, a fourteen year-old prideful boy, is an apprentice for a silversmith. He is a hard worker, gifted and clever in the work that he does. Insensitively, he holds his giftedness over the heads of the two other apprentices. He bosses them around constantly, he is always getting on to them for the work they do, do not do, or do not do well enough, and he never says a kind word even if they did finally do something right. All in all, Johnny was unpleasant to be around most of the time. When Johnny’s hand is burned, he
Johnny Cade and Dallas Winston were best friends who were like brothers. Johnny and Dallas were members of the Greasers gang. Johnny looked up to Dally and Dally was proud of Johnny. Johnny and Dally were poor kids but they had friends who were like family. Johnny and Dally died and they will be missed by the ones that cared for them.
Even though Johnny is portrayed as a shy boy his second trait courageous. In the park with Ponyboy, Johnny and the Socs it had stirred Johnny’s fear turn to self defense. “” I killed him,” he said slowly. “ I killed that boy,”” (156). Johnny was referring to Bob, the Soc, he had killed with a knife without thinking of the consequences. He had to overcome his fear of the Socs in order to save Ponyboy from being drowned in the fountain. Another example of bravery would be at the movie theater. “Johnny gulped and got a little pale, but he said, “You heard me. Leave her alone,”” (24). Dally, known as being a trouble-maker and rowdy type, had been ruthlessly harassing Cherry and Marcia to the point Johnny mustered up his courage ordering Dally to
The book, The Outsiders is about a boy named Ponyboy, his brothers, and the gang he belongs to. Ponyboy’s parents died in a car accident, and his older brother Darry took care of him from that point on. “Darry’s gone through a lot in his twenty years, grown up too fast” (Hinton 2). When Darry loses his parents, he has to mature and become the ‘dad’ in order to take care of his brothers. Darry not only takes a leadership role at home, but also in the gang that he and his brothers belong to. The gang consisted of a few boys including Darry, Dally, Johnny, Soda, Steve, Two-bit, and Ponyboy. Ponyboy was the youngest along with Johnny, the gang pet, who was physically abused at home, and was jumped by a group of people called the Socs. “They had scared him so much.