He had big black eyes in a tanned face that had a nervous, and suspicious look in them. The book takes place 1 year after The Outsiders. Johnny dies for others and with the hope that his death will bring light to others. He is Bob's best friend and fellow Soc. . He stands up to Dally at the drive-in and tells him to stop harassing the two Soc girls, Cherry and Marcia.
His final inspiring words made a difference in Ponyboy's life. Johnny and Ponyboy also had conversations about Robert Frost's poem 'Nothing Gold Can Stay. The greasers are his true family, and they regard him as a little brother. Johnny Cade - A sixteen … -year-old greaser with black hair and large, fearful eyes. The Socs are the same ones, Bob and Randy plus others who arrive. She didn't have a real good home or anything and was our kind-greaser-but she was a real nice girl.
He writes, Listen, I don't mind dying now. He stands up for what he believes in, takes responsibility for his actions, finds a surrogate family in his gang and realizes that violence does not solve anything. He also spared his life to help the kids who were inside the burning church in Windrixville. He gets drunk often, but it's kind of hard to tell when he is from when he's sober. Dally didn't die a hero.
Sodapop tries to convince him that Darry indeed cares for Ponyboy very much, which Ponyboy does not believe. This aspect of his character evolves throughout the story into maturity. There's still lots of good in the world. 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. Johnny comforts his friend then five Socs turn up. Pony starts to lose air and passes out and just then Johnny gets up and decides he's had enough, he takes out a knife and stabs Bob, killing him instantly, and the other socs run away. Lesson Summary Hurt, sad, and scared describes Johnny Cade throughout most of the story of The Outsiders.
He wanted to see what the better side of life was before he was gone. Running away only made things worse. Strong: Johnny may not be as strong as the rest of the gang in a physical way , but he has been able to handle having his father beat him, and his mother ignore him. Johnny had to learn to let go of the pain and the people who had hurt him in order to transform into a hero. The same ones that had jumped Johnny during the summer.
After The Outsiders, Ponyboy is featured in That was Then, This is Now, another book by S. While they try to drown Pony boy, Johnny kills one with his switch blade. Thoughtful: Johnny isn't like the rest of the gang. Despite his need to be taken care of and his crippling fear, Johnny could be depended on to do what he needed to do to take care of his friends in a rumble. They run to a house where Dally is attending a party and ask for help. Later, he is kicked and abused by the socs while another group of socs are drowning pon … yboy.
Johnny stay behind and later Pony boy returns saying that Darry slapped him. He wishes that he could go back to college but won't because of financial problems and because he won't leave his younger brothers. He is followed and jumped by a group of socs the rich gang from the other side of town , who threaten to cut him up. Johnny didn't want to die, and didn't deserve it. She gives Two-Bit her phone number, but he throws it away. His parents have been killed in an automobile accident, and he lives with his two brothers. In the film, Ponyboy's appearance is fairly similar to his novel appearance, with the exception of his hair, which is much darker than in the book.
Dally was proud of him. Physical Characteristics Johnny has long, jet-black, greased hair that falls in shaggy bangs. He works at the gas station with Sodapop. You still have a lot of time to make yourself what you want. Cherry Valance Cherry is a redhead Soc girl, Bob's girlfriend, whom Ponyboy meets at the drive-in when Dally is bothering her and Marcia. His body was small and slim with a slight build.