Sunshine was pouring out from in between the buildings, casting shadows all around Ponyboy and the gang as they walked to Pony’s school. They were taking their time walking down the streets and for the first time they all were really seeing what was all around them. Memories were surfacing in their minds showing them what it all meant to them. With every step they took on the sidewalk they remembered a different memory as if they were walking down memory lane. Ponyboy didn’t think it was possible for him to be walking down this street for the last time as a high school student, but he had gone through the years with great grades that earned him many scholarships.
After running for a while they stopped in another parking lot with a fountain in the middle. While in the parking lot a blue mustang that belonged to the Socs that beat up Johnny a long time ago pulled up. They stepped out and started to insult Johnny and Ponyboy, Ponyboy snapped back and they grabbed him and shoved his head in the found as stated, “They grabbed my arm and twisted it behind my back, and shoved my face into the fountain. I fought, but the hand at the back of my neck was strong and I had to hold my breath. I’m dying, I thought, and wondered what was happening to Johnny.” This showed that those Socs were even going to kill them just because they talked back, but they were also drunk which also shows how dangerous drunk Socs are. To save Ponyboy Johnny had to kill the Soc and afterwards they both had to run out of town to avoid being arrested. This changed Ponyboys identity into a outlaw.
I listened intently as Ponyboy explained that it was almost four months ago when Johnny was jumped by a gang of socs with a blue Mustang. I flinched at that detail because Bob’s friend had a blue mustang that they would always cruise around in. I told myself it was just a coincidence. I kept on listening as he described that Johnny had been scratched up and bruised by a guy with a lot of rings on his hand. I could hear Ponyboy’s disgust in his voice. I paused at that. I was sure that I had gone completely pale and that Ponyboy noticed because he paused to look at
Johnny has a fear of Socs after getting jumped by them, which led him to kill Bob. He is regularly beaten by his father and emotionally abused by his mother. Ponyboy mentioned a quotation of Johnny “ I had never been jumped, but I had seen Johnny after four Socs got hold of him, and it wasn’t pretty. Johnny was scared of his own shadow after that.” After Johnny killed Bob trying to protect Ponyboy from drowning he ran away with Ponyboy to an abandoned church in Windrixville. At the time he was afraid of anybody that he thought could hurt him. When the church went up in flames Johnny made the decision to run in with Ponyboy to save the children in the burning building. His gallant actions led to him being paralyzed, but he learned to overcome his fears of easily being frightened. Before that, he always used to think about killing himself because he was scared and hurt, but now knowing that he has something to live for he thought he was too young to die. He said this “you want to know something, Ponyboy? I’m scared stiff. I used to think about killing myself… ”, “ I don't want to die now. It ain’t long enough. Sixteen years ain’t long enough. I wouldn’t mind it so much if there wasn’t so much stuff I ain’t done yet --- and so many things I ain’t seen. It’s not fair. You know what? That time we were in Windrixville was the only time I’ve been away from our neighbourhood.” Thus, adversity can help to overcome the hardships and
“Bob, the handsome Soc, was lying there in the moonlight, doubled up and still. A dark pool was growing from him, spreading slowly over the blue white cement. I looked at Johnny's hand. He was clutching his switchblade, and it was dark to the hilt. My stomach gave a violent jump and my blood turned icy.” Imagine that you did something, something that you thought wasn’t that bad at the time, but you regretted it later. Something bad that caused your best friend to kill a member of a rival gang, and all of the aftermath that follows. In the novel The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, this nightmare becomes a reality. In The Outsiders there are two rival gangs: the Greasers; the poor hoodlums that live on the east side of town, and the Socs; the rich kids with more stress in their lives than you would think. The novel is told by the perspective of Ponyboy, a Greaser. There is constant conflict between these two gangs, but
The text said: “‘You really killed him, huh, Johnny?’ ‘Yeah’ His voice quavered slightly. ‘I had to. They were drowning you, Pony’” (Hinton 57). When Johnny and Ponyboy sit in the park and see a can is coming, Johnny is very afraid. He also asks Ponyboy what he should do. But when Ponyboy is almost killed by Bob, Johnny overcomes the fear and takes out of his knife, kills Bob, saves Ponyboy’s life. In this quotation, I think Johnny begins to understand and feel love. Although Ponyboy is strong than him, Ponyboy is younger than him. He should do what a brother should do. His choice is to protect Ponyboy from being killed by Bob. In a word, this violence awakened the ability to love deeply rooted in his
Everyone has a courageous moment in their life, but Johnny has multiple moments where he shows a true act of courage. The first event that shows that Johnny is courageous is when he saved Ponyboy from the Socs. There has been this rivalry between the Socs and the Greasers (the rich and the poor) which has caused a lot of fights. When Johnny’s best friend Ponyboy and him were in the park they were jumped by Bob and his group of Socs. They were drowning Ponyboy in the fountain and Johnny decided to take a courageous action and stab Bob to save Ponyboy. If it was not for Johnny, Ponyboy would be dead. Johnny knew that stabbing Bob would get him in trouble with the police, but he took the chance. “ You really killed him, huh, Johnny ?...
Sometimes, things can be rough. In this fantastic book by S.E. Hinton- The Outsiders, the story starts off with a boy named Ponyboy. WHen his brother gets mad at him, he runs away, expecting to return the next morning. That is all turned upside down when his friend Johnny kills a boy. They run away to Windrixville together. Then, on their way back, they spot a burning church and run inside and save the children trapped in the back. Johnny is seriously injured by a piece of burning wood. Throughout the next chapters, the boys are preparing for the big fight against an enemy gang, the Socs. After the fight, which they win, Pony and his buddy Dallas WInston go and see JOhnny in the hospital one last time before he died. Dallas, who is overrun
Ponyboy and I entered the room it was awfully quiet in Johnny’s room. Johnny looked very pale and was very sweaty, he really is dying. I told Johnny about how to rumble went and I how we kicked the Socs butts. But all Johnny had to say about the rumble was “fighting is useless”. Instead of talking about the rumble I changed
Two of the socs grabbed me and put my head in the fountain. I nearly drowned then i felt them let go and Johnny was standing still with the knife in his hand… i looked down and saw a dead person, I thought to myself Johnny just killed him "I had to. They were drowning you Pony. They might have killed you. And they had a blade… They were gonna beat me up" (Hinton ch. 4).he said. After about 5 min I said to Johnny he just killed someone,"Johnny! I nearly screamed. "What are we gonna do? They put you in the electric chair for killing people!" (Hinton ch. 4) At this point in the story Johnny is in big trouble. All because of gangs and rivalries.
Ponyboy said he would be dead if he didn't have the gang members. Johnny is the youngest in the gang. He was jumped by Socs and was seriously injured that he almost died. He had psychology impact on the Socs, he would shiver and be frighten whenever he sees a Soc. On the day he left with Ponyboy, they met a group of Socs. Since the Soc called Bob almost drowned Ponyboy to death, he killed Bob. Johnny admired Dally a lot. He wishes Dally could be proud of him for even just once. He wanted to be as tough and cool as Dally but he never succeeds. Johnny was kicked out of school and that was how Ponyboy thought he wasn't clever. Sometimes Johnny understood things better than Ponyboy in the book which was called Gone with the Wind. Johnny had the interest and talent in reading books but no one in the gang except Ponyboy was good enough to talk about these. He wasn't really close with Ponyboy before they ran away together so they didn't have a talk. Johnny also loved to watch sunsets and sunrises but no one in the gang could have spared time to watch or even talk about this. All Johnny couldn't express mad him alienated from the gang members. The only one he was close to was Dally. Dally cared for his all time and would risk his life for whatever happens on Johnny. Such as lending a gun or killing a Soc. Dally wouldn't hesitate as long as it was for
It did not sit right with them. The men got out of the car and started taunting the two boys. Johnny did not feel good about this because one of the men that were standing in front of him had recently jumped him. He was scared for life. Johnny promised if anyone tried to jump him again he would kill them. This was not a lie. Pony was grabbed by Bob and he attempted to drown Pony in the nearby fountain. Johnny was angry at the fact that his friend could possibly die in front of his eyes. Johnny pulled out his 6 inch switchblade and stabbed Bob to death in hopes of saving Pony, that's exactly what he did.
I shook loose. “Okay I said, I’m okay.” On page 57, Ponyboy just witness Johnny murder a soc at the park. 2)Situation: This is important to know so when you read the book you understand why things are happening the way they are after this scene. 3)Importance:I chose this quote because it makes you think what you’re reaction would be if you were in Ponyboy's place, would you be in shock too? Or would you handle it differently? 4)Analysis:This quote shows how young Ponyboy is and that he never witness murder on the spot. This scene impacts Johnny and Ponyboy poorly as well as all the greasers and all the
Towards the middle of the story, a boy named Johnny had killed a Soc that was drowning Ponyboy. He and Ponyboy fled the city to another town, and hid in an abandon church there for a week. When they were going to leave, they realized the church was on fire and there was kids trapped inside. Johnny and Pony were good friends and they decided to go help the children. After they rescued the children, they had to escape the burning, ravaged building. A flaming, steaming hot beam from the ceiling fell on Johnny. After this happened, Pony passed out, “ I leaped out the window and heard timber crashing and the flames roaring right behind me. I staggered, almost
True Son stood there hesitating. What would he do?! As he wanted so badly to go back to the Indian, the only people he felt he belonged to, he knew he would be killed if he did so. He could hold the paint no longer and fell to the floor, then poured out a flood of uncontrollable tears. After he sobbed, he remembered what his father had said and taught him… men are strong like warriors; did this mean it was weak to show this peculiar emotion?