Gone with the Wind is lying on the table. Hundreds of boys who maybe watched sunsets and looked at the stars and ached for something better. Summary After Johnny's death and Dally's departure, Ponyboy wanders through the hospital's halls in a daze. As these events are happening, Pony's condition is worsening. Dally robbed a grocery store and he got shot by a police officer.
Darry tells him that he has been suffering from exhaustion, shock, and a minor concussion. Dairy leaped to his feet. Ponyboy walked home alone and empty minded. The gang rushes out and sees police officers chasing him. Pony decides that he will, too.
Family love and the intricate relationships that are forged therein is another theme touched on in Chapter 1. The Southern gentlemen had reminded Johnny of Dally. You're not like the rest of us and don't try to be. Now, Ponyboy pictures the Southern gentlemen looking like both Johnny and Dally. Everything seemed vague and hazy. Soda made a funny noise and looked like he was going to start crying. Don't think of them, I thought.
There was a Band-Aid over Darry's forehead and he had a black eye. Ponyboy feels this tension within him before the fight. I convinced myself that he wasn't dead. Hinton introduces the theme here with the three brothers. Dally did rob a grocery store and take the police on a chase that ended in his being shot. Bob was going to kill Ponyboy by drowning him and than probably Johnny some other way so he stabbed Bob for self defense. The story is placed in Oklahoma during the 1960s.
He pulled an unloaded gun in order to force the police to shoot him. The idea that life is not fair is a matter of perspective. Ponyboy feels a sinking feeling when he sees the other greasers. He wants to pretend Johnny isn't dead. Glossary stupor a state in which the mind and senses are dulled; partial or complete loss of sensibility, as from the use of a narcotic or from shock. He knows that the Shepard gang does. When Soda comes in, looking like he hasn't slept the entire time Pony was sick, Pony asks him if he asked for Darry at all when he was sick.
The fact that his gang witnessed the death of their second gang member in one day suggests that perhaps the circle of light was for them. If you don't have anything, you end up like Dallas. Darry said something in a low voice to Soda. Darry goes to make Ponyboy some mushroom soup, leaving the two younger brothers together. Everyone reaches the lot at the same time: Dally, the gang, and the police. Only dreams give birth to change.
I listened to his heart pounding through his T-shirt and I knew everything was going to be okay now. Twenty-two Socs arrive in four carloads to fight the twenty greasers. Light is often connected with enlightenment. He also risked personal injury to go in after Johnny, and pulled him out as well. Keep that way, it's a good way to be.
Don't remember how Johnny was your buddy, don't remember that he didn't want to die. The judge asks Ponyboy a few gentle questions about his home life and then acquits him of all wrongdoing and allows him to return home with his brothers. The gang members agree to meet at the vacant lot. Why do you think Dally would have wanted to die? What was he talking about? Dally is beside himself with grief and runs frantically from the room. Did he kill Bob just to save Ponyboy and himself, or was the killing a self-fulfilling prophecy? Looking at the photograph and remembering conversations with Cherry and Randy, Ponyboy concludes that Bob was cocky, hot-tempered, frightened, and human.