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In The Outsiders what was Johnny's favorite part of Gone with the Wind and whom did it...

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Posted July 30, 2013 at 7:16 PM via iOS

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In The Outsiders what was Johnny's favorite part of Gone with the Wind and whom did it remind him of?

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted July 30, 2013 at 9:12 PM (Answer #1)

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Johnny's favorite aspect of Gone with the Wind was the gallant southern gentlemen "with their manners and charm," who reminded him of Dallas Winston (76).  Johnny admired their bravery and resolve, and even explained to Ponyboy about how one night Dally got picked up by the police for vandalism that Two-Bit committed.  When the police were tough on Dally, he stayed cool and collected and even took the blame for his buddy.  Even though Johnny was not particularly 'book-smart' at school and had a lower reading level, Ponyboy appreciated just how much his friend enjoyed the novel and was able to get out of it. 

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