As Dally arrives, the fight breaks out in full. Ponyboy thinks of Tim as an alley cat, hungry and restless. Like a drag race or a dance or something. But how do you feel about this? Dally agrees to drive Ponyboy and Johnny back home. Pony calls her a traitor, but after she explains herself they end on good terms.
The boys are greasers, a class term that refers to the young men on the East Side, the poor side of town. In the copy of Gone with the Wind that Johnny gave him before dying, Ponyboy finds a letter from Johnny describing how he will die proudly after saving the kids from the fire. At the rumble, the greasers defeat the Socs. Ponyboy feels a sinking feeling when he sees the other greasers. Hiding in an abandoned, rural church, they feel like real outsiders, with their greased, long hair and general hoody appearance. After Johnny tells Dally to stop harassing the Soc girls, Dally walks away. At the park, Cherry's and Marcia's boyfriends reappear.
The boys offer to walk the girls home after the movie, but along the way, the girls' boyfriends reappear and threaten to fight the greasers. Hinton's The Outsiders, Dally was 'tougher, colder, and meaner' than the rest of the Greasers. A no good hood who was going no where in life. Dallas had hardened himself into not caring. When Ponyboy wakes, Darry is at his side.
Johnny was the one who started a magority of the conflict in the story and now he dies. GradeSaver, 31 May 2009 Web. He even challenges his idol, Dallas, when he sees how uncomfortable Dallas is making Cherry and Marcia at the movies. Ponyboy goes home and gets very sick. When the rumble ends, Dally and Ponyboy go to the hospital to see Johnny. Cherry says she is unwilling to visit Johnny in the hospital because he killed her boyfriend.
Ponyboy returns to school, but his grades drop. They hide out in the church for a week, cutting and dying their hair to disguise themselves, reading Gone with the Wind aloud, and discussing poetry. However, he thought Johnny was too shy and timid and caring so he felt Johnny was going to get hurt more than anyone. In the book it said that Dallas Winston had blonde hair. The boys hop a freight train and find the hideout where they are to wait until Dally comes for them. My advice to you would be … to read the novel for it is a very interesting novel that most people enjoy, the movie is great too but there are alot of details missing The book was different from the movie because the movie had deleted scenarios from the book.
The gang really wants Ponyboy to fight tonight but Dary does not want him to fight. The fight begins when Darry Curtis and Paul Holden face off; the fact that Darry and Paul were high school friends and football teammates suggests that their rivalry need not exist—that money makes enemies of natural friends. Hinton turns the rumble into a moral lesson. Dally raced in to get him but unfortunately, Johnny dies in the Hospital. The boys start getting pumped up for the rumble, doing acrobatics and shouting as they leave the house.
Poor Johnny has a really rough life. This shows how Ponyboy has so much faith in himself and his gang. The brothers begin to fight, and Darry slaps Ponyboy across the face. Darry repeatedly accuses Ponyboy of lacking common sense, but Ponyboy is a reliable and observant narrator. When Johnny died, Dally felt they couldn't get along without him and he wished anyone else in the gang had died instead of Johnny.
Ponyboy realizes that Darry is not only jealous of Paul and the opportunities he has that Darry doesn't, but he is ashamed to be representing the Greasers. Dally is beside himself with grief and runs frantically from the room. The cop offers to escort them the rest of the way to the hospital. Ponyboy then realizes that Darry cares about him, and is only hard on him because he loves him and cares about his future. The two young men start to circle each other in the silence, and Ponyboy thinks about how they shouldn't hate each other.
This quote was very important for the fact that One of the main characters, and one of the gangs dies. Johnny tells Ponyboy that he Johnny killed Bob because the Socs were going to drown Ponyboy and beat up Johnny. Ponyboy and johnny go back inside to save the people trapped inside. He had lost all hope and had never learned to see the good things in life. Another difference was the character's apperance. Dally feels protective of Johnny Cade.