The Outsiders Character Analysis

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“When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home.” by S.E. Hinton. In the novel “The Outsiders” by S. E. Hinton is about a young boy who writes a theme about the adventures of him and his friends that his teacher assigns him. Dallas Winston went through a lot and through it all he is super loyal, carefree, and has is a lawbreaker.

Dallas might have a criminal record, but he would do anything for his friends. One of the ways this is shown is on page 95 where it states “ ‘...First you and the black-haired kid climbing in that window, and then the tough-looking kid going back in to save him…’ “ Most kids would not put out a fire on their friends back and then go back inside to save their friend. Not only is this an example of loyalty, it’s also an example of bravery. Another example of Dallas
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He doesn’t care about many things in life so he tends to do dumb things. One situation of him being carefree occurs on page 11 when it says “He had been arrested, he got drunk, he rode in rodeos, lied, cheated, stole, rolled drunks, jumped small kids--he did everything.” If Dallas had cared about himself or others he would not harm other people, drink, lie, and steal. An additional example of him being carefree is displayed on page 83 when it states Dally always did like to drive fast, as if he didn’t care whether he got where he was going or not…” One of the reasons why Dallas is like this is because no one cared about him or took care of him aside from the Greasers. Dally really had no one, but the Greasers so the Greasers were his life and they nurtured him and helping him out with anything that he needed. Out of all the Greasers, Dally especially cared for Johnny since they were in the same position family wise; both of their parents didn’t really care whether they came home alive or not and neglected them while they were