Can u extend on maybe johnny and ponyboy's friendship please!!!! Ily 💙💙
friendship is the most crucial and prominent theme of the novel, and the bond between ponyboy and johnny is deep, profound and unique. it is also very important to the main plot, because it reveals a lot about each character individually. i believe that both johnny and ponyboy had a great deal of respect and understanding for one another; they were able to accept each other and treat each other as brothers.
their bond was unlike any of the other members of the gang. they could speak to each other without actually voicing themselves, and they shared a very strong and mutual outlook on life and things in general. johnny killing bob in order to save ponyboy from drowning reveals that johnny was very protective of his friend. on the other hand, ponyboy running away with johnny and equally sharing the blame of bob’s murder reveals that ponyboy was just as protective of johnny.
while they were at the church, this relationship strengthened
immensely. both boys became closer, because they had to rely on each
as i’ve said before, i feel that ponyboy was most likely johnny’s first friend in the gang. ponyboy was the baby, and johnny was the pet, everyone’s kid brother. they trusted each other, looked out for each other, and had each other’s backs. they didn’t have to speak in order to understand each other. their friendship was the epitome of special, and this is why it was so difficult for ponyboy to come to the conclusion that his best friend was gone at the end of the novel.
when ponyboy eventually reads johnny’s letter, it no longer hurt to think about both johnny and dally, because johnny was able to accept his life the way it was, and he was able to tell ponyboy that it was all right to be who he was as an individual. ponyboy, at this point, decided to write the novel so that people in predicaments like himself and his friends are able to know that there is still good in the world, despite the cruelties that they are often faced with.