The Outsiders Similarities

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People are like milk and cookies, good by themselves but better together. Friends are very different but when put together they share a lot of similarities. In the book, the Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Dally and Johnny share many similarities and also have many differences. Both Dally and Johnny are similar because they have bad home lives. After running away to the country from the police because Johnny killed Bob, they are picked up by Dally to go to Dairy Queen to eat some food other than baloney sandwiches. While they are eating Johnny asks if his parents have asked about him and Dallas responds with a no and then says, “‘What do they matter shoot 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). Dally’s parents do not know where he is most of the time, they do not try to find him at the end of the day, and that does not seem to bother Dally or that is just the way he acts, to seem cool and careless.Since Dally’s parents do not care where he is and what he is doing he does not think Johnny should care either which is why he snaps back. Similarly, Johnny’s parents are they same way, however Johnny goes home to them at the end of the day most days and they get mad. Sometimes it is screaming and sometimes it is beating. “His father was always beating him up, and his mother ignored him, except when she was hacked off at something, then you could hear her yelling at him clear down at our house”(148). At the end of each day,

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