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Why Johnny died

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Published by SterlingHouse Publishers in Pittsburgh, PA .
Written in English


  • Middle school teachers -- Fiction.

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Edition Notes

StatementMarlis Day.
LC ClassificationsPS3554.A9653 W48 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination180 p. ;
Number of Pages180
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL397100M
ISBN 101563151847
LC Control Number98085301

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  Something is just not right and so, being a dedicated teacher, she goes hunting to find the true reason for Johnny Benson's death. This book was written as a crime mystery, however, I feel it should have been an essay on life. Ms. Day has a powerful voice and a serious message to impart to all of us, whether we have children or not/5. A quiet community is shocked when seventh-grader, Johnny Benson, is found dead. It seems that a poisonous snake crawled into his bed and bit the boy while he slept. The boy's death seems to be an unfortunate and tragic accident that no one culd have prevented. If Johnny did not die, the plot would not go on. Dally wouldn't have suicided, and Ponyboy would have 1 less reason to write the book. Johnny's death was not a surprise, given that the narrator noted early in the book that Johnny died before age At the end of Chap readers learn that Katie is pregnant. That is the secret that she whispered to Johnny at the end of Chapter

Johnny died in the hospital after having a broken back from jumping from the church. he dies because of the back and the burns Asked in The Outsiders Who played jhonny in . Synopsis. The book is an account of Johnny Gunther's experience with a brain tumor, and ends with his death. The book consists of two parts. Part 1 contains the primary narrative of the book, while Part 2 contains additional letters written by Johnny, excerpts from his diary, and a short essay by his mother, Frances by: Hinton's The Outsiders, Johnny died a hero because he ran into a burning church, without thinking twice, to save young children he had never met before who were stuck inside. He was severly burned and injured while doing so. He and Dally were able to save all of the children, but Johnny died later on in the hospital/5(4).   Johnny died Sept. 12, , of complications from diabetes. Vivian starts the book with his death, writing " to me he is and will always .

Johnny's Sense Of Worth. Johnny saved the kids because it was the right thing to do. It would've been very hard for him to live with himself if he hadn't tried to help and the kids had then died. Yet, Johnny's words show us a case of deep self esteem problems; he doesn't think that his life is worth as much as the kids'. Johnny's deeds are particularly heroic because he has a very scared temperament. Ponyboy says of Johnny, "I had seen Johnny after four Socs got hold of him, and it wasn't pretty. Johnny was scared of his own shadow after that.". Johnny is . Johnny Cade is a vulnerable sixteen-year-old greaser in a group defined by toughness and a sense of invincibility. He comes from an abusive home, and he takes to the greasers because they are his only reliable family. While Johnny needs the greasers, the greasers also need Johnny, for protecting him gives them a sense of purpose and justifies.   Johnny had a broken back and internal injuries as well as being severely burned. Answered by eskishaly v # on 10/27/ PM Johnny was with dally & he saw the church burning so he ran inside to save the children & he had got serious problem that he was sent to the hospital & when he got to the hospital he died in the bed.