This is the only time Dally mentions his father in the novel and his tone suggests his disdain. Dally’s insolent behavior has to be because of his inadequate parents. Likewise, Johnny is also a victim of bad parenting due to his abusive mother and father. In The Outsiders the narrator, Ponyboy, describes Johnny’s personality and family atmosphere in the exposition. Ponyboy states about Johnny: “His father was always beating him up, and his mother ignored him, except when she was hacked off at something, and then you could hear her yelling at him clear down at our house”(12).
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).
Though, Johnny has a soft heart and Dally would not even pay any attention if someone is dying right next to him. Two people with two completely different characteristics have something alike. Both Dally and Johnny are mentally tough because of their parents. Johnny and Dally’s parents both do not care for them and could care less about them. For example, during Dally’s childhood he went to jail, been in a gang, and has been in many fights and his dad still would not care for him even if he won the lottery.
For one, we do not see much child-to-parent action in the book, but we know that the Curtis family is broken. Before the book takes place, both of Ponyboy's parents died in an auto wreck. After that, Darry took care of Ponyboy and Sodapop, but was always strict with Ponyboy. Darry did not show much love either, and was always cold-hearted and hurt people without realizing it. Johnny's parents would always fight; while his father was abusive and hit Johnny every single day he was home, his mother completely ignored Johnny unless she was yelling at him, which, according to Ponyboy, you could hear all the way to the Curtis house.
Hitnon’d novel, The Outsiders, are extremely different on many accounts, yet the two share multiple similarities as well. First of all, neither boy values his life, taking death as a meaningless consequence. Also, both Dally and Johnny come from abusive households, where people do not want or care properly for them. In spite of the similarities these characters share, they have major differences such as Johnny’s ability to notice the good in the world, while Dally fails to detect it. As well as the fact that Johnny dies a hero who saved children from a burning church, while Dally dies a criminal, and nobody would ever recognize him for being kind and good.
Johnny, after he had been beaten and killed socs, never turned hard. He got scarred for life, but he didn’t turn hard. Dally was a hard guy, he broke the law all the time. “He had been arrested, he got drunk, he rode in rodeos, lied, cheated, stole, rolled drunks, jumped small kids,”(11). Dally turned into a hard criminal who hated everyone but Johnny.
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. Johnny and Dally have a few similarities. For example, both of the characters have neglectful parents.
Another example of this is when Billy Deel is forced to take care of himself while his father is passed out and constantly drinking, “Billy had a lot of unsupervised time on his hands” (Walls 82). Billy was greatly affected by his father’s alcohol abuse his personality didn’t maturely develop like other children. This is shown when he sexually assaults Jeanette and doesn’t see anything wrong with it, he yells on page 87 “Guess what? I raped you!” (Walls). This statement proves that parents make a huge impact on children, and when children don’t have that, they suffer.
His father was so disconnected from his son that would be mad at his son for eating. When Yunior was going to be punished Rafa would disappear. This angered Yunior resulting in constant bickering between him and his brother. The fear in the household was so immense that the youngest daughter would cry when hearing her father's voice. Yunior bl... ... middle of paper ... ...e treated his family.
To begin, Alex and his group of friends go about the night to wreak havoc and act rebellious. You would thing Alex would have parents who don’t really car about him but that is quite the opposite. He just lies to them and tells them that he has a job and that’s why he is out late. Early in the novel we see right off the bat that he and his friends take hallucinogenic drugs that are placed inside of milkshakes. This along with Beethoven symphony pushes him and his friends to roam the streets terrorizing the elderly, rob convenience stores, and rape women.