In the end, Ponyboy is acquitted and left in the custody of Darry. In turn, the older boys, particularly Dally, are very protective of him. And if he was not being abused by his arenas, he would be ignored, and to escape this torture, he stays away from home for long periods of time. In the novel, Johnny changes from a depressed boy to a strong and gallant gentleman. And they had a blade… They were gonna beat me up. His mother ignores him, and his dad beats him up.
This means nothing stays the same, but Johnny wants Ponyboy to stay the same sweet guy he is at fourteen. Johnny dies far too young but is glad that at least he had done something heroic before being killed. Coppola's craving for realism almost led to disaster during the church-burning scene. Later, we see Sodapop and Darry caring for him in bed while Ponyboy asks if someone is sick, not realizing that he is. They begin dunking Ponyboy in a fountain attempting to drown him, but Johnny pulls out his switchblade and stabs Bob to death. As said before, many people are considered dynamic characters, but Johnny is very special because his changes are direct opposites, and his changes are very interesting to observe.
When you're a kid everything's new, dawn. The principle Greasers are also introduced. He's never hurt anyone before. Ponyboy has been hardened by the experience to the point that the next time a group of Socs says something to him, he goes after them with a broken bottle. When Coppola read the book, he was moved not only to adapt and direct it, but to follow it the next year by adapting Hinton's novel.
Johnny Cade is a 16 year old boy from the East side of Tulsa. Without the gang, Johnny will never know love. The Socs have all the breaks and get a lot of respect too. It's not until after Ponyboy finds a note that Johnny left for him that Ponyboy realizes what 'stay gold' means. Johnny comforts his friend then five Socs turn up.
» This lovely film was universally trashed and smashed by all the critics. We ought to be able to stick together against everything. Lesson Summary At the beginning of The Outsiders, Johnny Cade is terrified and alone. I didn't want anyone to get a flat tire. All the people in his gang love to fight, but Johnny wants to avoid it and stay young. This expresses that Johnny has a harsh life along with everything that he goes through. Flashback Johnny was jumped by Socs about four months before the book began and was severely injured.
They include Ponyboy Curtis and his two older brothers, Sodapop and Darrel, as well as Johnny Cade, Dallas Winston, Two-Bit Matthews, and Steve Randle. Johnny is part of a Greaser gang. Johnny needs to follow in the footsteps of someone in his life and Dally, his hero, is the one he chooses. One week had taken all three of them. Dally raced in to get him but unfortunately, Johnny dies in the Hospital. And I finally began like this: When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home.
Ponyboy loves reading books ,watching movies, and sunsets. Ponyboy's teacher also informs him that he is flunking, but allows him to write a paper on a personal experience in order to raise his grade. Why was Pony surprised that he was getting along with Cherry and Marcia? And don't be so bugged over being a greaser. After Johnny, Ponyboy, and Two-Bit watch the movie, the two Socs girls abandon them. Johnny reminded Ponyboy of a little puppy that had been kicked too many times.
Those scenes being: Ponyboy and Johnny looking at their reflections in the lake and talking about their hair, attempting to catch a rabbit, and playing poker. What Ponyboy doesn't realize, until the night of the fire, is Darry is so tough on him because he is frightened. Without a doubt, Johnny is a dynamic character in The Outsiders. It's both a boast and a confession, and, indeed, a sense of guilt permeates his descriptions of his own dreams and his own ruses. Bob's murder isn't an act of aggression but rather a reflex triggered by fear. In the novel The Outsiders the characters that are labelled bad greasers who are placed in challenging situations. Thomas Howell, Rob Lowe, Ralph Macchio, Tom Cruise, Emilio Estevez, Diane Lane, and Leif Garrett.
They can be found on the second disc as additional scenes along with other deleted scenes that were filmed but not put into the movie. Darry stands apart, and Ponyboy sees that Darry is crying. Johnny's death has changed not only Ponyboy, but the rest of the boys in the gang. In a way, he found that place in the church on Jay Mountain. Johnny will really do anything for his friends the greaser. And I decided I could tell people, beginning with my English teacher. Ponyboy's role as narrator casts the proceedings and colors the language; what emerges is a specific vernacular.