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usgtcgymnast12 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 1, 2008 at 10:28 AM via web

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How does what the doctor first say on page 119 in "The Outsiders" foreshadow Johnny's condition?

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adamlee65 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted May 16, 2012 at 9:44 PM (Answer #2)

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On page 119 of The Outsiders, Johnny and Two-Bit are in the hospital to see Johnny. However, the nurses won’t let them see him because he is in critical condition. Soon, the doctor finds out what is going on and tells the nurse to let the boys in because “it can’t hurt now”. 

This foreshadows that for Johnny has little hope of surviving. The damage done to him is over and Johnny will most likely die. Therefore, the doctor is allowing the boys to say their goodbyes to Johnny before he dies.

On page 119 of The Outsiders, Johnny and Two-Bit are in the hospital to see Johnny. However, the nurses won’t let them see him because he is in critical condition. Soon, the doctor finds out what is going on and tells the nurse to let the boys in because “it can’t hurt now”. 

This foreshadows that for Johnny has little hope of surviving. The damage done to him is over and Johnny will most likely die. Therefore, the doctor is allowing the boys to say their goodbyes to Johnny before he dies.

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cldbentley | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted October 1, 2008 at 10:59 PM (Answer #1)

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The doctor's directions to let Ponyboy and Two-Bit in to see Johnny because "it can't hurt now" indicates that he has little hope that Johnny will survive.  At this point, the damage has been done and Johnny will probably die, but nothing more can be done to save him.  The doctor seems to want to allow the boys the opportunity to say their goodbyes.

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lolmanrocks | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted October 3, 2012 at 10:16 PM (Answer #3)

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Johnny is going to die NO!! THIS CANT END LIKE THiS !!!!!!!!! WHY!! :( :'(

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