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What is a main conflict from chapters 6–8 in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton?

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Several important conflicts take place in chapters 6 to 8 of S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders.

In chapter 6, Johnny Cade and Dally come into conflict when Johnny tells Dally that he plans to turn himself in to the police for the murder of Bob. This is a significant moment in the novel because Johnny rarely speaks up, and he rarely takes a stand; he must feel very strongly about his decision to talk to Dally with such certainty. Also, Johnny looks up to Dally, so voicing a plan to do something that does not meet with Dally's approval also lends this conflict significance. Dally becomes emotional at the thought of Johnny going to jail and tries to persuade him to change his mind, indicating the depth of Dally's resistance to...

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