I wondered for a long time how to start that theme, how to start writing about something that was important to me. Dally shows up just in time for the fight; he has escaped from the hospital. By using a metaphor from nature, Frost suggests that the loss of innocence is as natural as the death of a flower. He is in denial, and in this chapter, he often reminds himself not to think about Johnny and Dally. I'd never get past the part where the Southern gentlemen go riding into sure death because they are gallant. Pony makes it clear early on that Dally really is a criminal.
Darry criticizes Ponyboy for his lack of common sense. Ponyboy and Johnny rush into the inferno to save the children. Dally on the other hand flipped out, screamed and left with the car. At that point Ponyboy thinks that everything is going to be all right because he understands Darry now, but it just goes back to normal with all of the arguing. However, he thought Johnny was too shy and timid and caring so he felt Johnny was going to get hurt more than anyone. The poem likens the inevitable loss of innocence that the boys experience to the wilting of flowers.
The difference between these two groups is the Greasers have long greasy hair and they steal things. Hinton was 15 when she started writing the novel but did most of the work when she was 16 and a junior in high school. Dally had never learned to look for the good and now viewed life as hopeless. I don't think he knows. The story in the book takes place in , in 1965, but this is never explicitly stated in the book. As they attempt to leave, they notice the church has caught fire and several local schoolchildren have become trapped inside. He relied on his friends for love, affection, and protection.
For a time, Ponyboy feels listless and empty. Ponyboy gets home at two in the morning, enraging Darry until he suddenly slaps Ponyboy. A was produced in 1983, and a little-known short-lived appeared in 1990, picking up where the movie left off. Johnny was somewhere else—mabye asleep in the lot, or playing the pinball machine in the bowling alley, or sitting on the back steps of the church in Windrixville. The greasers hurry to find him, but they are too late. It is how the boys show they are men, who are not afraid of anything. He called his other gang members Ex: Pony … boy, Darry, Two-Bit for them to witness him die.
Dally gives them a gun and some money and sends them to an abandoned church near the neighboring town of Windrixville. His friends can count on him and always feel protected whenhe is around. It adds a lot about the character in Dally. They receive help from their fellow greaser, Dallas Winston, and the Socy cheerleader, Sherri or Cherry Valance. That night, Ponyboy and his friends Dally Winston and Johnny Cade go see a movie at the drive-in.
Running away from home, Ponyboy and Johnny wander into a park, where Bob and four other Socs surround them. He is going to write about Bob, Johnny, and Dally. Pony is only beginning to sort out his feelings about the gallantry or futility of the deaths of his two friends. He left Ponyboy at the hospital and robbed a grocery store. Johnny is meek, fearful, and childlike, while Dally is hard, cynical, and dangerous.
Darry and Sodapop come to get Ponyboy, and Darry and Ponyboy make up. I didn't like him, but I had to respect him. Johnny was weak and afraid. The next night, Ponyboy and two greaser friends, the hardened Dally and the quiet Johnny, meet Cherry and Marcia, a pair of Soc girls, at a drive-in movie theater. Johnny felt like Dally was his big brother. Johnny wants to die knowing his actions have not changed Ponyboy, but they have and he will never be the same. Later, Ponyboy visits Johnny at the hospital, where he is in critical condition.
His empathy for the Socs suffers a setback, however, after a group of them attacks him and Johnny in the park. Try to think that johnny is bette off now, and dally would have ended up like this sooner or later. Ponyboy and Johnny feel responsible for the fire, because they had been smoking inside the church. His life experiences seem to have chosen the path for him; the person inside of him never has a chance. Upon arriving home, Pony tells the rest of the gang about Johnny's death and everyone is silent.
His traumatic experiences have scarred him. Very much worth your time. The brothers begin to fight, and Darry slaps Ponyboy across the face. A rumble is to take place the next night to settle matters. Hinton, in book it gets more intense. As the gang rushes out of the house, Ponyboy feels as if he is about to faint. Just as they get the last child through the window, the roof caves in, and Ponyboy blacks out.