Ponyboy realizes that, although they come from different classes, he and Cherry watch the same sunset. This assignment inspires Ponyboy to write about the greasers and the Socs, and his autobiographical theme turns into the novel The Outsiders. . It's just when you get used to everything that it's day. Johnny represents Jesus Christ in more ways than one, and it is ironic that his salvation occurs in the context of the church. He just can't see the good in himself, other than in those moments when he was saving the children. In turn, the older boys, particularly Dally, are protective of him.
Ponyboy returns to school, but his grades drop. Johnny actually helps Ponyboy get out of his sickness, when it should have been Ponyboy being tough, and Johnny being weak. Additionally, Johnny finds a way to get both of them out of the trouble. Dally is living proof that one can survive without parents or family. Terrified of what to do next, Ponyboy and Johnny rush to find Dally, who gives them money and a loaded gun, directing them to hide in an abandoned church in Windrixville.
After Johnny, Ponyboy, and Two-Bit watch the movie, the two Socs girls abandon them. When Ponyboy regains consciousness, Bob is dead. If not for the gang, he would never have known love, affection, and refuge. Dally continues to be consumed by anger and revenge. Johnny seems also to be saying that he's come to terms with his death, because death was the price he had to pay to regain some of the innocence he'd lost.
It would've been very hard for him to live with himself if he hadn't tried to help and the kids had then died. Randy tries to make peace with Ponyboy after Ponyboy saves the children from the fire, and he refuses to fight in the Soc-greaser rumble. He made the courageous decision that it was time to turn himself in to police. All the same, this message shows that Johnny wants to protect others like Pony and the kids not only from physical harm like the fire but from loosing their innocence like Johnny has from his rough, violent life. Johnny and Ponyboy watched the sunrise, which reminded Johnny of how beautiful life can be.
Did he act in self-defense? Johnny serves as instruction to educators, too. They ruled that Ponyboy was just fighting back in self-defense. He had grown up in a violent, abusive home with parents that really did not care about him. I didn't know what he was talking about, so I just went on picking up the glass from the bottle end and put it in a trash can. Along with Cherry, Randy humanizes the Socs by showing that some of them have redeeming qualities. Afterward, Pony and Dally hurry back to the hospital to see Johnny, but he dies moments later and a maniacal Dally runs out of the room. Johnny 'was just a little slow to get things, and he liked to explore things once he did get them.
After the movies, Two-Bit, Ponyboy, and Johnny offer to walk Cherry and Marcia home in Chapter 3 and they accept. He is an innocent, unintentional sinner whose refuge and affection have come from the gang and who has been fleeing all his life. Lesson Summary Hurt, sad, and scared describes Johnny Cade throughout most of the story of The Outsiders. Like the way you dig sunsets, Pony. On their way home, Pony spots Cherry and they talk. I looked up at him. Johnny can stay away from home for long periods of time and nobody seems to care or notice, in sharp contrast to Pony's situation.
The unofficial leader of the greasers, he becomes an authority figure for Ponyboy. 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. So did the anxiety of Johnny Cade, one of the Greaser's young members. There's still lots of good in the world. The greasers win the brutal fight.
In Chapter 4, Socs ambush Ponyboy and Johnny at the park. Johnny had to learn to let go of the pain and the people who had hurt him in order to transform into a hero. When the hearing finally comes, the judge frees Ponyboy from responsibility for Bob's death and allows Pony to remain at home with Darry and Soda. The theme of family love is clarified by Johnny many times, because his eyes have seen what family love isn't. Johnny stay behind and later Pony boy returns saying that Darry slapped him. Some of their parents came by to thank me and I know it was worth it.