Similarities Between Johnny And Dally

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Johnny and Dally: Different or Similar? How is it possible for two people who like each other so much to be so different? It is almost unheard of, but in SE Hinton’s novel The Outsiders this is quite common between two of the characters. Johnny and Dally are very good friends but enjoy very unrelated things. Johnny is very law abiding but Dally loves to break the rules. Johnny sees no point in fighting but fighting is Dally’s favorite thing to do. They are alike in some ways though. Johnny and Dally both have abusive parents at their houses, and they both place little value on their lives. Hence, Johnny Cade and Dally Winston have plenty of differences but also considerable similarities too. Johnny and Dally are alike in few ways. Both, Johnny and Dally, have rocky relationships with their parents. Therefore, they tend to sleep elsewhere, usually at the Curtis’ residence most of the time. Johnny has it worse at his house then Dally does. Johnny’s dad was really something else. “His father was always beating him up, and his mother ignored him, except when she was hacked off at something, and then you could hear her yelling at him clear down at our house”(12). This is why nobody in the gang dare lay a finger on Johnny, he is everybody’s …show more content…
Johnny is not very fond of fighting, he says it himself that it is “‘Useless… fighting’s no good… ’”(148). This makes sense because Johnny is the smaller member of the gang and he gets abused by his father a lot, so this is probably why he does not like physical contact. But Dally on the other hand loves fighting. It is his favorite thing to do. Even after he got into an accident he still participated in a rumble that was being held. “Don’t you know a rumble ain’t a rumble unless I’m in it?”’(144). After this quote is is hard to believe Dally is good at anything else besides fighting. Johnny and Dally have different thoughts on

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