In chapter 5 of The Outsiders, why does Johnny think Dally is a hero?

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Another reason Johnny thinks Dally is a hero is because Dally seems to have risen above the sorrows life has accorded him. Much like Johnny, Dally has had a difficult and unhappy upbringing.

Despite this, Dally has managed to remain tough and courageous. Additionally, he unselfishly looks out for Johnny and Pony. This is evident when Dally helps Ponyboy and Johnny make their getaway after Johnny kills Bob. He gives both boys a gun and fifty dollars and tells them to take the freight train to Windrixville. Then, Dally tells Ponyboy and Johnny to hide out at an abandoned church atop Jay Mountain. He instructs them to buy a week's worth of groceries and to wait for him there. Dally tells them that he will come for them when the coast is clear.

Later, Dally visits Ponyboy and Johnny at their hideout. He brings a letter from Sodapop for Ponyboy and then takes the boys to a Dairy...

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Dally gave them a gun, a jacket for Ponyboy and told them a place for them to hide. Thus Johnny think Dally is a hero.

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