Can Dallas Winston be trusted as a friend?

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ladyvols1 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Dallas Winston is the best friend you could have. It would be difficult making friends with him, but once you were accepted by him he would be loyal and do anything for you. Dally had a strong personality and used his "toughness" to cover for the dissapointments in his life. Dally was the one who helped the boys escape from town and gave them money. Dally was the one who drove out to Windrixville to check on the two boys.  Without Dally Johnny would have felt more alone than he was.

ik9744 | Student

Yes, Dallas Winston could be trusted due to the fact that he gave Ponyboy and Johnny everything they needed to escape. Including the place to hide, the gun, and the clothes. Later on in the book when the church burned down, the jacket that Dallas Winston gave him saved his back from catching on fire. On the other hand Dallas Winston is very violence and aggressive. He loves to start fights with people, but not with the greasers. For example when they were at the movie theater and Cherry told him to leave, he went to start another fight. I hope this answers your question!