Steve knows everything about cars and specializes in stealing hubcaps. As the story begins, Johnny is revealed as a shy and frightened boy belonging to a gang of greasers. Their lives are worth more than mine, they have more to live for. He went to Dally, asked for help, and got most things semi-taken care of. Johnny Cade Identity and Characteristics Comparism Appearance Cliques I think I would be in the same type of cliques as Johnny, I am not saying that I am in a gang or put grease in my hair.
Are the lives of five children worth more than the life of one teenage Johnny? He's been kicked around, ignored, and abused all his life. Did Johnny do the right thing? Some of their parents came by to thank me and I know it was worth it. We never see him being mean or mistreating others. All the same, this message shows that Johnny wants to protect others like Pony and the kids not only from physical harm like the fire but from loosing their innocence like Johnny has from his rough, violent life. Dally didn't die a hero. In turn, the older boys, particularly Dally, are protective of him. Throughout the novel he is the main catalysis of most of the major events in the novel, through his small acts of courage, he leads both himself and Ponyboy into a whirlwind of adventure including murder, death and heroism making him one of the most loved character of the novel.
He is a kid brother and a pet to everyone. One of the most prevalent examples of this is when Johnny and Ponyboy show bravery by risking their lives in the church. Johnny and Ponyboy watched the sunrise, which reminded Johnny of how beautiful life can be. 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. The child of alcoholic, abusive parents, he is nervous and sensitive.
This may be the start of a recovery for Johnny because he finally states why he really wants the live. Johnny is 16, a close friend to Ponyboy, and beloved by the entire gang. Later in the story, the death of Robert Sheldon constructed a big contribution to the chage of Johnny. Johnny has big black eyes, a tanned face, jet-black hair with grease in it and has a slight build. Johnny acting this way was the start of him realizing that there were more important things in life.
The interaction between them and the female greasers creates a motive for the Socs to attack. I wondered for a long time how to start that theme, how to start writing about something that was important to me. He wanted to get away from both the Greasers and the Socs. I just don't want you to get hurt. The unofficial leader of the greasers, he becomes an authority figure for Ponyboy.
He is lovable by everyone in the group. After accidentally killing Bob, one of the Socs, Johnny hides, taking Ponyboy with him. By the time Johnny learned these lessons, it was too late for him, but not for Ponyboy. Tim Shepard - The leader of another band of greasers and a friend of Dally. Later, he is kicked and abused by the socs while another group of socs are drowning pon … yboy. In the beginning, Johnny is revealed as a shy, fearful, vulnerable and quite character.
He was beaten really badly by the socs and received a scar along his right cheek. He even challenges his idol, Dallas, when he sees how uncomfortable Dallas is making Cherry and Marcia at the movies. Johnny killing Bob saved his own life and Ponyboy's; he wasn't being selfish and looking out just for himself. He just did not think he could take the misery of his life any longer. All we know is that when Johnny stabbed Bob, David stopped trying to drown Pony in the fountain. Although you could think of Johnny as being a murderer for stabbing and killing Bob. About average height for a sixteen year-old boy, Johnny was skinny, not scrawny, but lean.
And now he was a dead juvenile delinquent and there wouldn't be any editorials in his favor. This assignment inspires Ponyboy to write about the greasers and the Socs, and his autobiographical theme turns into the novel The Outsiders. Did he act in self-defense? Johnny is skinny, not weak and sickly, but stong and wiry. 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. As the novel draws to a close Johnny chooses to risk his own life to save the kids in the fire. Just before this quote, Johnny was talking to Ponyboy about how he will never be able to walk again if he lived through this and how that would be a death sentence to him because of how only the gang in caring for him. It's not that I don't want to talk to people, sometimes I find that I have trouble finding things to say when I try to meet new people but around my friends I am fine.