Johnny (Physical Apperance (The book says that Johnny is a shy boy, but he…
The book says that Johnny is a shy boy, but he has some muscle in him.
Johnny may not be as strong as the rest of the gang (in a physical way), but he has been able to handle having his father beat him, and his mother ignore him.
Puppy-Like: Johnny is considered 'a puppy who has been kicked too many times' according to Ponyboy.
Johnny has long, jet-black, greased hair that falls in shaggy bangs. He has dark eyes that appear to be black, with tanned skin.
Johnny is smaller than the rest of the greasers, and has a small build of muscles.
According to the book, he always has a nervous or suspicious look in his eyes.
Johnny is a 16 year old boy
He has been kicked and jumped on by many of the Socs in the book, so he may have had a couple of bruises on him.
He is physically small, and came from a physical and verbally abusive family
He has a cut from one of the Socs from being jumped
What others say about him
Ponyboy talks about how Johnny is like the lost puppy of the gang
In the book, Dally, Johnny's role model, said that he is proud of him. Johnny's eyes glowed because that was what Johnny ever wanted to hear
Johnny was the only person Dally had loved. When Johnny had died, It hurt Dally a lot. Dally said that Johnny was one of his loved ones that he cared most about.
"If it hadn't been for the gang, Johnny would never have known what love and affection are."-Ponyboy
His parents have abused Johnny to the point where Johnny tries to run away. When he had the chance, his parents spoke many bad things about him and they said that when Johnny leaves, They told him to never come back to the house
Two-bit and Ponyboy say that the greaser gang would not get along without Johnny. Things went pretty rough between the gang when Johnny died
The gang isn't really close with Johnny, unlike Ponyboy and Dally, but they talk about how that because of him, the gang would not have gotten along with each other.
Cherry talks about how courage Johnny is, and how she is impressed with him. Ponyboy talks to Cherry about Johnny's beating, and Cherry talks about how not all Socs are the same.The chapter concludes with the line, "I know better now."
Actions & Words
Johnny killed the handsome Bob, one of the hated Socs who jumped him one day
When they were in the abandoned church near the town Windrixville, he had a book with him named Gone With The Wild. He sat there with Poyboy and they both read the book.
Johnny isn't like the rest of the gang. He's a lot like Ponyboy, who thinks about things other than fighting and rumbles, like sunsets and movies. He is very thoughtful of his actions and others
In the beginning of the book, Johnny was a soft boy, but when he met Dally, he became tougher and more mature to idolize his model.
Johnny argues that killing Bob was an act of loyalty to himself, and to Ponyboy.
Ponyboy is Johnny's closest friend in the book. When Johnny talks to Ponyboy, he trusts Ponyboy with most of his deepest darkest things. He isn't really close to Steve, Soda or Darry and most people in the gang, but the gang show their affections and their love towards Johnny.
Johnny's words match with his actions because, in the book, Johnny is a shy boy, but as you read through the book, you imagine him trying to change from a quiet, shy boy, to a mature, tough and strong boy.
"Well I won't. But I gotta do something. It seems like there's gotta be someplace without greasers or Socs, with just people. Plain, ordinary people."(3.83)
"I had to. They were drowning you Pony. They might have killed you. And they had a blade… They were gonna beat me up." (4.28)
"I never noticed colors or clouds and stuff until you keep reminding me about them. It's almost like they weren't there before." (5.63)
"I'm sure. It ain't fair for Ponyboy to have to stay up in that church with Soda and Darry worryin' about him all the time." (6.17)
"My parents," Johnny repeated doggedly, "did they ask about me." (6.19)