In The Outsiders, in what way did Johnny compare Dally to the Southern gentlemen from Gone with the Wind?

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As the above answer states, Johnny links Dally to the Southern gentlemen in terms of gallantry and courage. Dally may not share the Southern gentlemen's refinement of manners but Johnny, at least, is convinced that he is equally brave. Dally does show this, in a way, when he faces up to his own death at the end of the book; in fact he instigates his death at the hands of the cops because he doesn't want to live anymore after losing Johnny. The earlier invocation of the Southern gentlemen, depicted as riding fearlessly to their deaths in war, may be regarded as a form of foreshadowing in this respect.

Dally's sheer despair at the loss of Johnny illustrates what a strong bond the two shared. In fact, the friendship between them is one of the most poignant aspects of the book. On the face of it, they couldn't be more different: Dally is so wild and tough and violent, while Johnny is quiet, well-meaning and timid. But Johnny finds in Dally a kind of role model; he looks up to him and admires him, while Dally is fiercely protective of Johnny, 'the gang's pet'. Towards the end of the book Ponyboy suddenly realizes the depth of Dally's affection for Johnny:

Johnny was the only thing Dally had ever loved. And now Johnny was gone.

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This particular piece of conversation from S. E. Hinton's novel The Outsiderscomes about as Ponyboy and Johnny are in hiding and reading the classic novel Gone with the Wind. Ponyboy had just finished reading Johnny a section that described the Southern gentlemen riding into sure death. Johnny states that the Southern gentlemen remind him of Dally. In this comparison, Johnny is speaking of gallantry. Ponyboy is shocked because he thinks of the gentleman with manners and courtesy and retorts that "Soda's more like them Southern boys". Johnny agrees in terms of manners and charm but he tells a story about watching Dally getting picked up by the police and how "he kept real cool and calm the whole time. They was gettin' him for breakin' out the windows in the school building, and it was Two-Bit who did that. And Dally knew it. But he just took the sentence without battin' an eye or even denyin' it. That's gallant." This shows the loyalty that runs in this crowd. Johnny admires Dally because Dally is never scared, like the men riding into certain death. 

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While Ponyboy and Johnny are hiding out at the abandoned church in Windrixville, they begin reading the novel Gone with the Wind to pass the time. Pony is impressed by Johnny's ability to grasp deeper meaning from the text and mentions that Johnny is fascinated with the Southern gentlemen in the story, who demonstrate their bravery by riding into sure death. Pony is initially confused when Johnny mentions that the Southern gentlemen remind him of Dally. After Pony disagrees and says that Dally isn't polite at all, Johnny recalls a time when Dally took the blame and was arrested for something Two-Bit did. Dally could have easily told on Two-Bit but acted gallantly by taking the blame. In Johnny's opinion, the Southern gentlemen's courageous personalities remind him of Dally's gallant, loyal character. Similar to the Southern gentlemen in the novel, Dally is courageous, brave, and heroic.

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The way I see it, it is Ponyboy who is comparing Dallas Winston to the Southern gentlemen like the ones in Gone with the Wind.  He does this on p. 168 in my book -- the part just after Johnny has died and Pony has been told that Johnny has left him his copy of Gone with the Wind.

What Pony says is that the gentlemen from the South would go riding into battle even though they were certain to die.  He says that they would do it because they were gallant.  He sees Dally's death in a similar way.  He imagines Dally like this, and he does not want to think about it any more.

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