Overview Dally is a tough guy who hangs out with Johnny and Ponyboy. The middle Curtis brother, 16 years old, a high school dropout who works at a gas station. As the gang arrives, they see Dally aiming his unloaded gun towards the officers, with the look of obviously wanting to shoot them.
In the copy of Gone with the Wind that Johnny gave him before dying, Ponyboy finds a note from Johnny describing how he will die proudly after saving the kids from the fire.
A delinquent, 17 years old, he is the roughest of the greasers. Shortly after, Johnny dies because of his severe injuries and burns. Cherry is both offended and intrigued by her encounter with Dally Winston at the drive-in. Leader of another greaser gang: Dally calls the house to say that he has robbed a store and is running from the police.
Ponyboy then realizes that Darry cares about him, and is only hard on Ponyboy because he loves him and cares about his future. Dally makes a quick lie, saying that Ponyboy fell off his motorcycle.
Dally was maddened that he had to miss the rumble fight against the Socs and tells them to "do it for Johnny.
He instigates the hostilities between the Socs and the greasers by flirting with Marcia, the girlfriend of a Soc. Hinton repeatedly defines Johnny Cade, on the other hand, by his wide, black eyes.
The oldest of the Curtis brothers, 20 years old, who has been caring for his brothers since their parents died in a car crash. Bob and the greasers exchange taunts, but Cherry prevents a fight by willingly leaving with Bob. Johnny decides to turn himself in and Dally agrees to take the boys back home.
The schoolteacher responsible for the children who were in the seemingly abandoned church. He has an elfin face and icy blue eyes and, unlike his friends, does not put grease in his white-blond hair.
Dallas Winston then dies almost instantly. Steve knows everything about cars and specializes in stealing hubcaps. Johnny also urges Ponyboy to "stay gold". He matures over the course of the novel, eventually realizing the importance of strength in the face of class bias.
The greasers win the brutal fight. Afterward, Pony and Dally hurry back to the hospital to see Johnny, but he dies moments later and a maniacal Dally runs out of the room.
In the days preceding the rumble, Cherry becomes a spy for the greasers. Read an in-depth analysis of Cherry Valance. It might seem strange at first to have a narrator slip in and out of mental clarity and thus miss out on entire spans of plot development.
Overwhelmed, Ponyboy faints and is sick in bed for several days due to the resulting concussion. Cherry says she is unwilling to visit Johnny in the hospital because he killed her boyfriend. The only thing that Dally loved was Johnny. Over the phone, he asks Darry and the gang to help him hide.
He had blazing blue eyes which Ponyboy describes as "cold with all the hatred in the world. Later, Ponyboy visits Johnny at the hospital, where he is in critical condition. Two-Bit, whose real name is Keith, is a wisecracking greaser who regularly shoplifts.
The narrator considers these two characters to be hard, even heartless, and the narrowness and cool hues of their eyes reflect their invulnerability.Tim and Dally respect each other, despite occasional conflicts.
Ponyboy thinks of Tim as an alley cat, hungry and restless. Tim does not appear in the novel until the night of the rumble, when his gang sides with Ponyboy’s. Dally Winston had been in gangs in New York City before joining the greasers.
He is Ponyboy's least favorite member of the gang, and Pony considers him "tougher, colder, meaner." Johnny and Pony turn to Dally when they need help escaping after Johnny kills Bob.
Dally is there for them, giving Pony, literally, the coat off his own back. A summary of Motifs in S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Outsiders and what it means.
Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Dally took care of Johnny, and Johnny was the only one who could get away with standing up to Dally. Although Johnny was scared of everything else, he was not afraid to stand up for the girls when Dally got out of hand at the drive-in.Download