do you think ponyboy and johnny are unlikely heroes? why oy why not?no

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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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They are not unlikely heroes-they are believable heroes. In fact, they are probably the only two characters in the book who could be realistically expected to be heroes. Most of the other characters have succombed to the gang way of life. Darry tries to remain above it, but he can't. Most of the others have gone so far down the wrong path, they can't imagine getting back on the right one is possible.