Essay about Friendship and Poor Decisions in The Outsiders by Hinton
"Help, help, help us please, someone!" The children cry as the hot, red burning flames tempt the children to scream as the flames lick ferociously at the frightened children's feet. Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dallas are just driving up as they see the old church (where Ponyboy and Johnny have been staying) burning. Ponyboy and Johnny run in because they can tell that there are children trapped in the burning church. The Outsiders is a book of courage and friendships and how friends stick by you when it matters the most.
Just because people have more money or better, and more stylish clothes than someone else, doesn't mean that they should treat people any different or with less respect. You should try and make them feel better about themselves instead. The Socs looked down on the Greasers because the Socs are richer than them and the Greasers don't have the fancy cars or the Madras shirts like the Socs.
I think that friends should stick together through good, bad, and sad times When Johnny killed a Soc, he did it out of friendship to Ponyboy. If it wasn't for him, Ponyboy would've drowned. When Ponyboy woke up and saw the Soc just lying there in a puddle of blood, he didn't try and run away from Johnny.
Just because someone else does drugs or drinks and fights at a young age, doesn't mean that they are a bad person. Ponyboy and Johnny smoked, drank, and also fought, but they had to protect themselves from the Socs because they would go around town trying to find Greasers like Ponyboy and Johnny to jump (beat u.) They ran into the burning, old church when the school had taken the children on a field trip, the children had gone in there and gotten scared and trapped. They put their own lives in danger in order to save someone else. He and Ponyboy still managed to get all of the kids out of the old, burning, church.
When two people are different, for example Greasers and Socs, that doesn't mean that you can't be that person's friend. Cherry Valance, a Soc, Therefore, I believe that The Outsiders is a great book. I hope that in times of need my friends and family will be there for me and can give me the strength to carry on and be brave. I think that middle and high school students should read this book. You can hope to get out of the book lessons to use in life like not to smoke, drink, and do drugs; to have family and friends that care for you and will help you through anything.and Ponyboy, a Greaser, were friends and they could both talk to each other, and they understood one another about sunsets.
In conclusion, The Outsiders was a very good book. It teaches you that just because people have more money or better clothes, doesn't mean that they should treat people any different; friends should stick together through good times and bad; just because someone does drugs or drinks and fights at a young age, doesn't mean that they are a bad person; and when two people are different that doesn't mean that you can't be friends with that person.