Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Outsiders

Chapter 6

bewildered: "But he stared at the dashboard with such hurt bewilderment that i could have bawled."
completely puzzled or confused

1. Do you think Dally's parents have influenced the way he is; his personality? Explain.

Yes I think that Dally's parents have had a huge impact on the way he is. I think this because when your parents don't care about you, it makes you feel unwanted. Then you do things to make them notice you. With Dally I think that his parents not wanting him he became the way he is so that he could get his parents to notice him. Also so that he could be accepted.

2. Why doesn't Dally want Johnny to turn himself in?

Dally dosn't want Johnny to turn himself in because for killing people you get the electric chair. Dally didnt want Johnny to die.

3. What "other side" of Dallas is revealed in this chapter?

The "other side" of Dally that is revealed in this chapter is his compassionate side. Everyone always thought he was just trouble, a hood, and only cared about himself. But with not wanting Johnny to turn himself in because he would probably get the electric chair it shows that he really cares for Johnny and Johnny is the only one he has ever been like that for.

4. What's your own definition of a hero? Do the three boys prove themselves to be heroes,
according to your definition? Explain.

My definition of a hero is not how strong you are, not how old you are, how many times you workout in a week. But it is in the person who will risk his life to do the right thing, who will always care for you, put you in front of him/her self. And in these three boys Dally, Johnny and Pony are what i call heros.

5. Why do you think Johnny wasn't scared, despite the obvious danger, on page 92?

I think Johnny wasnt scared because he knew that the kids were in trouble and they needed to get out and there were people all around who cared about the kids, like how johnnys parents never did.

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