Character Analysis Of Dally In 'The Outsiders' By S. E. Hinton

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“There’s still a lot of good left in the world. Tell Dally. I don’t think he knows.” The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is a book about two gangs called the Socs and Greasers that live in Oklahoma, they are always fighting with each other and one fight gets taken too far. Inside the book it shows the madness and how a few characters develop and adapt to what they are surrounded by. One character that stands out in this story is Dallas Winston because he is a round and a dynamic character. He loves to be involved in man vs. man action, it appears that he does not love anyone except himself, but that changes in the end of the book. Dally can be described as troublesome, caring, and violent.

Dally can be described as troublesome for many reasons, one example is when Pony boy is describing Dally as a character, he says he has quite the reputation and quite the criminal record. He did just about everything he could to cause trouble. Another example of Dally being troublesome is when he and a few of the gang members went to the movie, Dally had the money to pay, but he was going to sneak in just for the reason that he hated following the law. From this you can conclude that Dally is troublesome and likes to cause ruckus.
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In one instance, Dally is tougher and meaner than the rest of the group. This shows that Dallas is more violent than the rest of the gang. In another event, a man told Dallas to move over in a candy store, Dally turned around and belted him so hard that he knocked the man’s tooth loose. With those acts, I can determine that Dally is a violent character that is dangerous when he is mad. One other example is when Ponyboy is talking with the Soc girls about Dally they describe how he is so tough and mean, from that I can decide that Dallas is

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