The Outsiders Essay

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Appearance- Johnny Cade the kid brother of the gang has a look to him, like a puppy that has been kicked too many times (Pg. 18). This shows that Johnny is a very confused child that still really doesn't understand the world this also shows that Johnny is lost and scared of his father who beats him up. Johnny is smaller than the rest of the gang and has big black eyes in a dark tan face this positions the reader to think that Johnny may be dirty and less fortunate. Johnny has jet-black hair, which is combed to the side, he has a shaggy fringe across the top of his forehead. This shows that Johnny has the trademark of true Greaser with his hair this also shows that maybe he can't afford haircut by a hairdresser so he has cut it himself (pg. 18). Johnny Cade has a nervous and suspicious look in his eyes this positioning the reader to think that Johnny is not quite sure whether he is safe to trust anyone especially his mother and father. Ponyboy Johnny's friend suggests that Johnny looks younger when he is asleep this showing Johnny is more peaceful and at rest when he is sleeping.Actions- Johnny Cade was a very scared and confused boy his mother didn't care about him and his father beat him up. Johnny didn't like his home and would have run away a 1000 times but stayed because of the gang (Pg. 18). This shows that Johnny feels that his family is the gang like they are all brothers even though the brothers in the gang are Ponyboy, Sodapop and Darry Curtis. When Johnny was beaten up really bad by the socials he still told Sodapop who had done this to him. This shows that Johnny is very dedicated to making people feel like they know what is happening around them. Johnny Cade killed a social called Bob because he was drowning Ponyboy his best mate (Pg. 63). This shows how much Johnny cares for his friend Ponyboy, as he would rather kill someone then sit and watch his best friend be killed. Johnny gave Ponyboy his jacket during the night to make sure Ponyboy was warm and would not catch a cold. This makes the reader feel that Johnny would rather put himself in the position then to watch Ponyboy be in the same position. Johnny went into town to get supplies, while he was there he bought Ponyboy " Gone With The Wind" as he knew Ponyboy always wanted it (pg. 77). This shows that Johnny uses his head and he thought of a way to kill time and make their stay seem less sad and emotional.Speech- Johnny has a quiet and quivered voice making him seem very shy and unsure to the reader the reader can tell this when Johnny does not say much if not anything to Ponyboy when he gets beaten up by the socials. Johnny is not a ladies man but stood up for Cherry and Marcia when Dally was annoying them. Johnny had told Dally " Leave her alone Dally" pg. 31. This shows that deep down Johnny really does like girls. On the other hand Johnny has a lot of respect for Dallas Winston and stood up for him when he had gone " Dally is O.K" Johnny said defensively pg. 33. Johnny is...

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