that Darry has done for him and sacrificed to keep them together. Ponyboy
knows when he is lying to himself because he when he looks back at the
situation, he realizes he never really meant what he said.
My definition of a hero is a person that has courage and determination.
Dally, Johnny, and Ponyboy met these requirements. Ponyboy and Johnny met
these requirements when they started heading towards the church right away
when they saw that it was on fire. Dally in the other hand did not, he came
over to stop Johnny and Ponyboy from saving the children in the church, but
eventually helped the children get out by taking them from Johnny and
Ponyboy through the window. Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally did reach my
requirements of being a hero, a public hero.
Two characters that have both big internal and external conflicts are
Ponyboy and Johnny. Ponyboy has big internal and external problems.
Ponyboy had always been a Greaser, which made him and enemy to the Socs
and they had almost killed him. An internal problem for Ponyboy was for him
to accept himself to find his own identity, and for Dally to accept him
throughout the book. Johnny also had internal and external conflicts. His
external conflict was him being afraid of being jumped at the beginning of the
book, and at the end of the book his problem is his horrible health condition
after the fire. The internal conflict of Johnny was him being afraid of the world
and not seeing some good in it. For both of Ponyboy and Johnny, there was an
outcome to their problems. Ponyboy’s external problem was fixed after he
somewhat made friends with a Soc he was attacked by, and his internal