Lesson Summary Hurt, sad, and scared describes Johnny Cade throughout most of the story of The Outsiders. Even as a hero, Johnny doesn't really feel worthy of life. I've been thinking about it, and that poem, that guy that wrote it, he meant you're gold when you're a kid, like green. He is courages because he stabbed Bob in the back in a multiple man assault on his friend. Johnny acting this way was the start of him realizing that there were more important things in life. This quotes reveals not only how much Johnny has changed in the book but a little more about his past. Ponyboy thinks of Tim as an alley cat, hungry and restless.
He was 'afraid of his own shadow. Their lives are worth more than mine, they have more to live for. He goes out in peace by stating that he would gladly die for the lives of little children. He is also tough—he once held off four opponents in a fight with a broken soda bottle. Also, Johnny risked his own life getting Ponyboy out of the church before himself saving Pony's life and he saved a bunch of little kids. His final inspiring words made a difference in Ponyboy's life. He is a kid brother and a pet to everyone.
I think we are similar because we both have a deeper understanding for words then most other people. Johnny takes back his threat to commit suicide, but still showing the depths of his desperation. At the beginning of the story, Johnny was so hopeless that he was on the verge of committing suicide. The dilemmas you go through makes you who you are. He had a nervous, suspicious look in his eyes. In the poem, the speaker suggests that the sunrise gold is the most innocent, pure part of the day. He now realizes how many things he as not done in life and is now regretting ever thinking about suicide.
Unlike Johnny, his parents do not physically or verbally abuse him; however, they do something equally as harmful: They allow Bob to shirk responsibility for his own actions. Also, it was self-defense, so I would consid … er that a good enough reason to fight back. But as the story progresses the different scenarios changes Johnny. He has dark skin and dark hair, and is the shortest, youngest looking in the gang. He is one who follows everyone else, especially the ones he looks up to. But I remembered Dally pulling Johnny through the window of the burning church; Dally giving us his gun, although it could mean jail for him; Dally risking his life for us, trying to keep Johnny out of trouble. Because doing so affects Ponyboy, Johnny decides to turn himself in, proving his loyalty.
He wears his thick hair in a complicated arrangement of swirls. Johnny is skinny, not weak and sickly, but stong and wiry. This interaction between female Socs and male greasers sparks the anger of the Soc boys and motivates them to attack Johnny and Ponyboy. His breath was coming in smothered gasps. Johnny Cade Johnny Cade is a vulnerable sixteen-year-old greaser in a group defined by toughness and a sense of invincibility.
But how do you feel about this? It is described in the book that Johnny is the smallest of the gang with a small build which is unlike me as I have a bigger build than a lot of my friends making me and Johnny different. Keep that way, it's a good way to be. When Johnny, little and vulnerable, suffers at the hands of the Socs, the greasers feel justified in their hatred of the rival gang. He is nervous by nature, always looking over his shoulder in case another Soc is nearby. Running away only made things worse. He had learned to move past that abusive relationship and no longer needed her to be a part of his life. It would've been very hard for him to live with himself if he hadn't tried to help and the kids had then died.
The importance of the location of the quote is quite significant. I took out from the novel that Johnny's identity was based on looking for a way to get away from the drama of the world. When Dally came to visit, he confirmed that Johnny's parents had not even asked about him. As the book progresses, Johnny is revealed to posses a tragic past with abuse and violence that has help shape the character we all know and love. He died violent and young and desperate, just like we all knew he'd die someday. Johnny's courageous acts and words, as well as his premature death, inspire Ponyboy to write about his experiences and to pursue a better path in his life.
And don't be so bugged over being a greaser. Dally Winston wanted to be dead and he always got what he wanted. Johnny undergoes many struggles that made him emotionally and physically unstable. Johnny hides his vulnerability under a facade of false bravado and is loyal to his gang, the Greasers, but stands up to them when he thinks he should and refuses to let them take the fall for his actions. That leads over to when he was in the hospital,and they told him that they beat the Socs, Johnny knew that it sounded good, but that things will stay the same.