It's not all bad once you reach the third way point, the scenes with the boys just talking in Ponyboys house really flow, but Coppola rely's a lot on uncharacteristic framing devices like poorly placed jump cuts, shifting aspect ratios, fade ins, and a whole lot of corn. When you're a gang, you stick up for the members. They head back to the church and discover that it is on fire. When they were driving back to the church, they see it burning probably from a cigarette they lit earlier. He dies a hero, knowing how much he means to his gang.
They want to get to Jay Mountain, but don't know where to go. Ponyboy remembers how he used to go to church all the time, but one Sunday he talked and Johnny into going with him. He was 'afraid of his own shadow. In the beginning of the story, Johnny is a sad little boy. They finally see Dally being shot to death by a policeman who was unaware of the gun being completely empty.
Then the camera comes back to Ponyboy with Dally in the background with his right thumb hooked in his pants pocket 43:43 to 43:45. Their rivalry is with the Socs, a gang of wealthier kids from the other side of town. Ponyboy's role as narrator casts the proceedings and colors the language; what emerges is a specific vernacular. The next night Pony and two other gang members, Dallas Winston Dally and Johnny Cade, go to a drive-in movie. That was all Johnny had ever wanted. Johnny is generous and kind to all people.
Dally feels protective of Johnny Cade. The novel demonstrates that people labelled bad often do good things. He begins the story as a nervous child who is afraid to try new things and ends up being an independent teenager who dies in noble way. At points, his narration borders on stream of consciousness. Pony, Johnny, and Dally have to grow up and toughen fast, skipping the carefree part of their childhood, which is fast forgotten.
The unofficial leader of the greasers, he becomes an authority figure for Ponyboy. Though Johnny realizes that a rumble between the two gangs is not a way to resolve their issues, he cannot stop it from happening. Suddenly it wasn't only a personal thing to me. At the beginning, he feels that no one in his life loves him, but the gang saying they love him and are eke family to him. Darry repeatedly accuses Ponyboy of lacking common sense, but Ponyboy is a reliable and observant narrator. He even challenges his idol, Dallas, when he sees how uncomfortable Dallas is making Cherry and Marcia at the movies. Johnny Cade - A sixteen-year-old greaser with black hair and large, fearful eyes.
Buck answers the door, clearly drunk, but goes to get Dally when the boys ask for him. The boys sneak into an open boxcar on the train, avoiding being caught by one of the railroad workers. I listened to his heart pounding through his T-shirt and I knew everything was going to be okay now. Hinton uses her characters and their actions to persuade us that you cannot label someone until you know them and what they have been through. Johnny had to learn to let go of the pain and the people who had hurt him in order to transform into a hero. He is also tough—he once held off four opponents in a fight with a broken soda bottle.
All the people in his gang love to fight, but Johnny wants to avoid it and stay young. This beating puts him almost over the edge; in fact, the Socs scared him so much that he even carries a switchblade in his pocket. Randy meets with Ponyboy and tells him he cant hardly wait to stomp the greasers in the rumble. Darry could choose to put his younger brothers in a home. The last similarity is that they are in tight knit gangs. As Ponyboy walks off, he thinks about how and Sodapop will react when he doesn't come home.
Later, we see Sodapop and Darry caring for him in bed while Ponyboy asks if someone is sick, not realizing that he is. Although there are many dynamic people shown in the book, with Ponyboy being the easiest one to see, soft-spoken Johnny Cade is one-of-a-kind, if examined closely. He was wielding a gun that wasn't loaded. As the gang arrives, they see Dally aiming his unloaded gun towards the officers, with the look of obviously wanting to shoot them. Johnny is a timid and nervous 16 year old that changes into a strong-willed man, able to think and act as an individual, which shows that he is a dynamic character.