Wednesday, October 12, 2016
George RR Hinton
Why is Dally's death somehow sadder than Johnny's? It's sadder because Dally had finally found something he cared about. Something he wanted to have around. Something he wanted to help, to see grow. And it was taken away from him, and lost forever. The only good thing that ever happened to him was snuffed out right before his eyes. And so at the end, he wanted to die- "...Because Dally Winston wanted to be dead and he always got what he wanted." Johnny's, on the other hand, was much less sad. He had almost accepted his death, and his last words were to tell Ponyboy that he needed to "stay gold" and that fighting was no good. It was almost a little optimistic, whereas Dally's was sad and cold.