The Outsiders

Chapters 9-10

Why might Ponyboy consider Dally a hero? Be specific

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Dally plans for the police to kill him; Ponyboy knows he's only bluffing when he pulls out his gun, but the goal is for the police to shoot back. His death makes Ponyboy realize that although Johnny appears a hero while Dally appears a hoodlum, Dally was heroic, too. The appearance of the whole situation is much like the Greasers' appearance in general: misleading. Ponyboy links Johnny and Dally's deaths to Gone with the Wind, as he considers how they "died gallant."



The papers made Dally a hero for saving Johnny in the incident with the fire.

When Johnny and Ponyboy rescue the kids from the fire in the abandoned church where they are hanging out, Dally rescues Johnny. Later the papers describe them as juvenile delinquents turned heroes, and none of them are happy out it. Two-bit says that they were always heroes, and Dally does not want to be called a hero at allFor once, there weren't any charges against Dally, and I knew

he'd be mad because the paper made him out a hero for saving Johnny and didn't say much about his police record, which he was kind of proud of. (ch 7, p. 107)

Unfortunately, Johnny does not survive. He succumbs to his injuries in the hospital and dies. Ponyboy returns to school, where some people respect what he and his friends have done, and others give him a wide berth. Dally eventually commits suicide by cop out of grief when Johnny dies.

Dally Winston would be consider as a hero anytime and anywhere! There are multiple ways to consider him a hero that likes to cause trouble... First he saved Ponyboy's life multiple times. He gave him the jacket that prevented his back from catching on fire, whilst knocking the fire out on his back. After Pony was knock unconscious Dally Winston ran inside the building and saved Johnny from being burnt to death that second. Unfortunetly Johnny still couldn't survive, but on the other hand that made Johnny live at least one week.

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Saved Ponyboy from the fire by giving him the jacket. Knocked the fire from Pony's back. Lastly pulled Johnny out of the burning building