The first thing interesting about Johnny is how he is an unlikely hero. We see this when Johnny, Ponyboy, and Dally save several young children from a burning church. When the school teacher finds out they are greasers, he is very suprised. The greasers are seen as lawless individuals, not the type of people who would save people’s lives. Johnny's actions were extremely heroic, pushing Ponyboy through the window at the last second.
As Mike ran he heard the sound of cracking under his feet. He stopped. All of the sudden the floor gave out and Charlie ran after him to try and save him. The whole in the floor was covered in flames and there was no chance of saving Mike, but Charlie was still going to try. Mike and Charlie had been good friends since Mike had been hired by the fire department.
The theme is that you have to stick together and in both the movie and the book that happen. It is important because if they didn’t stick together they probably would be dead in both the movie and the book In the movie they had the same story line like the rumble was about the same and they save the kids from the burning church. But they left out about soda’s horse called Mickey Mouse. Then when the rumble happened they fought and it left out about how one of Tim Shepard’s gang had picked up a lead pipe and used it against the Soces. Instead of just being at home after the visiting Johnny in the hospital like in the movie.
It was the “impulses, desires, and feelings that a person is unaware of but that influence emotions and behavior” that were the driving force of the killing (1542). His disposal of the body shows premeditation, “They drove…Matt thinking now of the hole he and Willis had dug last Sunday: (109). He used a handkerchief to touch everything, and had a glove for when he touched the gun. He would also shut the car door with his hips. These fearful emotions he used to protect himself were much like the emotions he felt which caused to be overprotective of his son.
The only conclusion that was probably running through Johnny’s mind was to do something drastic by using his switchblade, as it was the only thing he could use against the big numbers against him and Ponyboy. This was not the first time Johnny had been assaulted by the Socs; he had been jumped brutally before. It is because of that incident that he carries a switchblade with him. His life had almost been taken before at the hands of the Socs, he wasn’t going to let it happen again, to him or his friend. Haunted by his past, beat and fed up, it is no surprise that Johnny reacted the way he
His cousin is in the gang so he tries to man up Thao and enlist him into their group. Walt see as the gang tries to take Thao by force so he jumps out of his home with his rifle and tells the young thugs to leave. Doing so he saves Thao from what is known as a life or death situation, he is seen as a hero to the people. Both of Thao’s shamanist culture and Walt’s catholic culture are very different. Walt thinks the Hmong people while Thao just wants to live his life normally.
Rowan has always been quiet but when his dad died trying to save him from a burning fire he became more quite. Rowan always thought that he should have been him that died and not his Dad. Now he takes care of the Bukshah, even though the little kids usually do it. Secondly, because of the prophecy Rowan had to go to the journey that risked his life, He is very convenient of coping in many different situations like on the journey, brave, for going on the journey when he knows that he might not even come back. He knows he will probably die but he keeps on going.
In the novel The Outsiders, SE Hinton does present many of the Greasers as heroes because by the way they respond to situations. The main heroes in the book are: Ponyboy, Dally’s and Johnny. As heroes, they saved the children in the burning church. But all greasers are heroes in my eyes when they save Ponyboy, from the Socs because they had surrounded Ponyboy and they were about to cut his hair. Heroes are people who put their safety of others before the safety of themselves.
In West Side Story, the Puerto Ricans make up the Sharks, and the Americans make up the Jets. In the Outsiders, the wealthy teenagers make up the Socs, and the low class teenagers make up the Greasers. Both gangs are rivals and are constantly fighting to show who the superior gang is over the other gang. One gang in both books, the Sharks in West Side Story and the Greasers in the Outsiders, are looked down upon. They both are poor and could not afford many things.
A former police officer who was volunteering at the church “drew her firearm, shot and wounded the gunman before he could kill anyone else,” as stated in Bennett’s article. We should not only allow teachers and security guards to carry a concealed weapon as a precaution, but we should also make this a known fact so that criminals don’t think schools are an easy, unarmed