Dally was his role model, a tough hoodlum, who also went through some personality changes. Johnny was vulnerable, and as a result, people took advantage of him. The Socs were some of these people. He was brutally beaten by the Socs and lived in a constant state of fear that he would get hurt again. In the novel The Outsiders by S. Hinton the character Darrel Curtis is unquestionably influenced by his gang as it prevents him from being successful to becoming the father of the gang, and overall being someone to look up to.
Dallas parents did not care what he did, he could have been in jail and they would not care. How he was brave, outgoing and trustworthy. Yes you can argue that Two Bit or sodapop or even Johnny is a hero, but Dally Winston is a hero in this argument. So what is a hero? The Outsiders has lots of violence and love in it, making it a shaky, twisty and turny experience for the reader. Violence and love are a vital element of the plot in The Outsiders; the book relies on violence to further the plot, and love to solve problems. Violence is never the answer between the Socs and Greasers, yet they like fighting.
E Hinton, Ponyboy tests the bounds of his world, freeing himself from the limitations and prejudices that had been foisted upon him. As he does so, though, he comes to understand his great responsibility to others. Greasers is a term used to class all the boys living on the East side, which was the poor side of the town they were mainly known for their long and greased hair. The rival gang, the Socs short for Socials, are "the jet set, the West-side rich kids," who are from upper-middle-class families. Ponyboy explains that the.