I didn't have any grand design i just sat down and started writing it i look back and i think it was totally written in my subconscious or something so was there a real-life ponyboy a real johnny ponyboy's gang was inspired by a true-life gang, the members of which were very dear to me later, all the gang members i hung. So far so good, right well, it doesn't stop there se hinton isn't content to simply tie up loose ends her main character experiences a transformation after reading johnny's disturbing deathbed note (discussed in johnny's character analysis), ponyboy has an epiphany, or sudden and intense surge of understanding. 'stay gold ponyboy,' says johnny before he dies it is a line from s e hinton's seminal young adult book the outsiders that has entrenched itself in our culture it is about not losing all of our innocence and it may seem hopelessly melodramatic, but as hinton says herself, it works, 'because kids feel that.
In this lesson, we will learn about the character johnny cade from the novel 'the outsiders' by se hinton specific attention will be drawn johnny's transformation after bob's murder, as johnny and ponyboy hid out at the church in windrixville for nearly a week, johnny had a chance to reflect ponyboy and johnny had. Summary waking up in a church with the dull realization that johnny's killing of bob and the flight from the law really did happen, ponyboy daydreams about bein the class distinction between the greasers and the socs becomes blurred, indicating that being an outsider is a matter of perspective (a recurring theme in the.
Ponyboy curtis probably changes more throughout the course of the outsiders than any other character his loss of innocence is a major theme of the novel pony is a good student at the start of the story, and he is a member of the track team aside from the death of his parents, pony has suffered less than most of the.
S e hinton initiates her career as an author when she was still a fifteen years old high school student in oklahoma her enthusiasm the story of the outsiders is told by ponyboy michael curtis who is a member of lower-class gang greasers on the east side during the process of transformation from ego-centrism to.