Both of them have had rough experiences with their families, which has made them both stronger. The 2 of them are very brave in the novel. Both of them risked their own lives for others and ended up giving up their lives for their friends. Also Johnny and Dally are both the most misunderstood characters in the novel. Everyone thinks of Johnny as a criminal because he is a greaser even though he is as innocent as a lamb, on the other hand Dally is a felonious however that’s all people think of him. There’s more to him than just being a greaser, he is actually a softie and worries for Johnny very
How can two people, who have countless differences, still have similarities? This is true of two characters, Dally Winston and Johnny Cade, in the novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. Johnny and Dally are similar because they both have neglectful parents and place little value on their own lives. In contrast, Johnny is the most law-abiding and Dally is the least. Also, Dally likes to fight, but Johnny does not. Therefore, Dally and Johnny have different personalities, but similar problems.
(152). In the book The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, there are two unique characters. Johnny and Dally are two characters that are unique and also the same. The two of them are opposites. Dally is hard, Johnny is gold. Johnny sees good in the world, Dally does not. Yet the two are also have similar lifestyles, both Johnny and Dally have abusive parents. The two share a similar bond, they both care about each other more than anything. Johnny was smart enough to realize the good in his world, unfortunately Dally could not.
Johnny and Dally are similar in many ways. For instance, Johnny and Dally both have neglectful parents. Dally has been part of a gang in the wild side of New York. He was even arrested at the age of 10. If Dally’s parents cared about him in the way they’re supposed to, Dally wouldn't have been running around with a gang as a child. The first and only time that Dally mentions his parents, he says, “‘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. That don’t bother me none’” (88). Clearly, Dally does not care about his parents and his parents certainly do not show concern for their son. Dally does not even have a permanent home. He crashes at his friends’ houses every night. If his parents did not neglect him, he would be able to sleep in his own bed. Similarly, Johnny also has parents that disdain him. For example, Johnny constantly gets abused at home. He would prefer sleeping in a vacant lot, vulnerable to an attack from the Socs, than to come home. While describing Johnny, Ponyboy says, “His father was always beating him up and his mother ignored him” (12). Evidently, Johnny gets ignored and abused by his parents. His parents do not love him and hurt him constantly. Ponyboy even admits that, “If it hadn’t for the gang, Johnny would never have known what love and affection are” (12). His ...
Dally may be mean and tough and Johnny may be sensitive, but they have each others back. The Outsiders explains how Johnny is an outsider, but Dally makes him feel like he is a part of the gang. Dally is always there for Johnny, even when Johnny’s dad beats him. Young people can relate to Johnny because feeling left out of your family and not being like your friends can be hard. Johnny still goes back home after getting beat up by his father and the Socs. Young people can relate because they may be too scared to do anything about it. Similarly, young people can relate to Dally because he doesn’t have a good family either. He gets himself in trouble because of his terrible home life. Although Johnny and Dally may have significant differences, they both care about one another, and that is all that
How can two different people be so much alike? How can one man who lives in a poor environment and neighborhood have so much in common with a man that lives in a rich neighborhood? But, in S.E. Hintons novel The Outsiders, these two characters do indeed exist. Dally Winston and Johnny Cade are very similar because they each have abusive and neglectful parents and they both care about each other. Besides the similarities, Dally and Johnny have much different advice for they friend Ponyboy Curtis and they each die with a different story, Johnny dying a hero and Dally dying a hoodlum. In addition to Dally Winston and Johnny Cade having huge differences they also have some important similarities that
How can a rough, mean and tough hood have anything in common with a sweet and thoughtful boy? In S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, Dally Winston, a tough greaser, and Johnny, an innocent, scared boy have many obvious differences, but despite the fact that they are so unalike Johnny and Dally have distinct similarities.
The Outsiders, a timeless novel by S.E Hinton, is one that takes readers on a roller coaster of emotions. Hinton wrote the novel in her teen years and mainly targeted it toward young adult readers. However, the plot, the characters, and the action result in the novel being read and enjoyed by a universal audience. The story follows the lives of two rival gangs. The Greasers live on the East and poorer side of town; the Socs, short for Socials, live on the West and more affluent side of town. The story is narrated by the protagonist and Greaser, Ponyboy Curtis.
One of the heroes of this story was Dallas Winston also known as Dally Winston. Dally has a reputation for being the toughest, meanest Greaser in the entire group. He comes from a broken home and even served time in prison for a serious crime. Throughout most of the novel, Ponyboy fears and dislikes Dallas Winston because of his controversial, callous personality. However, Dally helps Ponyboy and Johnny escape the town by giving them money, clothes, and directions to leave the city. While they hide out in an abandoned church in Windrixville, Johnny explains how Dally once took the blame for something Two-Bit
Dally and Johnny are similar in a way of knowing what it is like to have abusive and neglectful parents. There is no love coming from Dally’s home, which is why he does some reckless things. The neglect he faces at home affects his ability to love others. His parents do not interact with him and Dally states, “‘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
...inks he is more important than anything else and will not even think about going out of his way to do anything nice for anyone or anything. Both Johnny and Dally’s similarities and differences balance each other out.
In the book The outsiders it’s about a boy named Ponyboy. He is in a social group called “The greasers.” His friends Johnny and Dally die at the end, after a fight between the greasers and the socs.
In the story, The Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton, You meet the main character, Ponyboy, who is the youngest of the gang who is friends with 2nd youngest, Johnny. It takes place in Tulsa Oklahoma. At the beginning it talks about Ponyboys brothers, Soda and a Darry, and how their in a gang with him called the Greasers who are in a rival with another gang on the other side of town called the Soc’s. The main conflict in the book is when Johnny kills the soc Bob because he was drowning Ponyboy and almost killed him. Later in the book, they end up having a rumble to settle differences because of the death of Bob and the Greasers end up on top. At the end, Ponyboy moves on after the death of Johnny and Dally and writes and writes a story that has been on his mind the whole time.
Imagine a life where danger lurks in every corner, and there is no hope for a shooting star to appear. This is how Dally and Johnny,two characters from S.E Hinton’s, The Outsiders, live everyday. One welcomes this trouble while the other cowers away. Dally Winston and Johnny Cade are two characters who although very different, have very similar characteristics.
“ The Outsiders,” was a novel made in the 1960’s. It was based around two groups. The Socs. and the greasers. The greasers and Socs. are rivals to each other, and hate each other very much. They fight each other, threaten each other, and try to seriously injure one another throughout the whole story. There is a book and a movie to this story, and there is a diversity of differences between them. The background of the two groups are unique. The greasers are rowdy, crazy, tough kids, who are risk takers. The Socs. are drunks, lazy, energetic kids, who like to do whatever they please.