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.
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. Dally also talks about his dad's disgrace towards him in the car with Johnny and Ponyboy, “‘ Shoot, my dad don’t give a hang whether I’m in jail or dead in a car wreck or drunk in a gutter...’”(88). Dally could easily live without his dad and he does for the most part. Dally just hangs around with his friends and stays at their place. Similarly, Johnny's parents use him like a rag doll to blow off steam, “his father always beating him up”(14).
For example, both of the characters have neglectful parents. Dally Winston resents his parents so much that he doesn’t bother mentioning them much throughout the novel. Dally never mentions his mother, proving that he does not have much to say about her. The one time Dallas does mention his father is when explaining to Johnny and Pony what has been happening back home. He states “‘Shoot, my old man didn’t give a hang whether I’m in jail or dead in a car wreck or drunk in the gutter”’ (88).
Obviously Johnny has said awful things about his parents because they are abusive. Ponyboy also says about Johnny that “his father was always beating him up, and his mother ignored him” (12). Dally and Johnny both live in toxic home environments. Another way that Dallas and Johnny are similar is that they are both ... ... middle of paper ... ...ight in the world rather than get tough like Dally suggested. Dally and Johnny’s variant toughness and contrasting philosophies show that they are, in some ways, disparate.
Socs and G... ... middle of paper ... ...d 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.” This quote at page 12 explains how Johnny is treated at home and how hard it is for him to live with family members that maltreat you all the time. Having family and friends that are always there for you is like having the answer to a question you have never been able to resolve: life. The Greasers’ lives are like books. You can judge it by its cover without knowing what it really contains and not knowing their personality and true identity. As an alternative you could start reading the book until you learn the moral the secrets that were locked inside of it.
At home he was pushed from one corner to the other. His parents did not have any time for him and they have beaten him for no reason. Once his mother threw even a meat knife at him. As he barely avoided the knife, his mother starts to yell at him and says: “This is a bad boy who lets that someone throws a knife at him and then simply avoids
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.
Hinton’s novel, The Outsiders, Johnny and Dally are bonded by similarities and differences to become like brothers. Johnny and Dally are similar in the sense of a bad home life. Johnny lives with his mother and father, who constantly beat him and argue with each other. “His father was always beating him up, and his mother ignored him except when she was hacked off at something...”(12). It is awful for him with his cruel parents and their empty hearts that hold no love for him.
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).
Abner’s wife bends to his will with a broken spirit, and his older children are just as contemptuous as he. The Aunt seems to be the only decent member of the family, other than “Sorty”, who doesn’t agree with Abner’s cowardly actions. In the end Sorty can no longer stand by and quietly allow his father harm innocent people. He takes action against his father, and is ultimately responsible for his father’s demise. This story is rare in the aspect that it shows the darker... ... middle of paper ... ...nd daughter.