Outsiders Johnny Character Analysis
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton presents Johnny as a dynamic character that
changes from a frightened boy, into a bold young man, and finally becomes a thoughtful
When Johnny is introduced in the beginning he is frightened by almost anything.
After being brutally beaten by a group of socs Johnny could be easily put into shock by
the tiniest things, “Then I looked at Johnny, his eyes were shut and he was as white as
a ghost” (Hinton 26). In this paragraph, Two-Bit scares Johnny by acting like a Soc. This
shows how little could frighten johnny. Even the things that might spook us a little scare
Johnny a lot more. Still, towards the beginning of the novel, Ponyboy says, “Johnny
couldn’t say boo to a ghost” (24). This also shows that Johnny couldn’t even scare
something else that couldn’t do anything to him. So even the smallest things that we
wouldn’t even think about could scare Johnny.
As the reader starts to get to the middle of the novel Johnny starts to become a
braver young man. While at the movies Johnny stands up to his role model, Dallas
Winston or Dally, and said, “ Leave her alone Dally” (24), which coming from a once
very timid boy is a lot,...