When Pony describes him, he writes, “He had been arrested, he got drunk, he rode in rodeos, lied, cheated, stole, rolled drunks, Jumped small kids– he did everything. I didn’t like him, but he was smart, and you had to respect him”(13). Evidently Dally is dangerous. He is also intelligent by means of law-breaking. The record he built has proved that he does not respect anyone. In fact, he does not even respect the law. For example, when Pony, Johnny, and Dally go to the theater, Pony writes, “We all had money to get in– it only costs a quarter if your not In a AR– but Dally hated doing things the legal way.
He liked to prove he didn’t care there was a law or not. He went around trying to break the law”(21). Dally uses his police record to his advantage, and goes around breaking the law to show how tough he Is. This is to cope with his insecurity that may be a result of something unexplained In the book. He uses a rebellious mask deal the pain or Insecurity. Nearing the end of the book, however, he changes. By the end of Dallas life, his mask Is lifted. HIS carefree attitude toward other people changes when Johnny admits he wants to turn himself In: noon get hardened In Jail.
I don’t want that to happen to you. Like It happened to me”(80). Dally shows feelings and cares for Johnny, unlike he has for anyone else In the gang. Towards the end of Johnny’s life, Dally shows more emotion that was not expressed at the start of the book. Pony writes, ‘Whirling suddenly, [Dally] slammed back and sweat streamed down his face… ‘Oh damned Johnny, don’t die, please don’t del”(130). Dally Is practically begging for Johnny to survive. It Is a rare occasion for Dally to beg. Besides that, Dally Is begging for someone else, not himself, proving he has changed.
Later, when Dally Is murdered, the gang, as well as the readers, see his breaking point. Dallas Winston was a persistent, rebellious, young man who despite all of this, can still be human. When the only thing he loved died, he did what he thought was right. He died gallantly for Johnny. Even though a “normal” person would not put themselves out to die, Dally thought that was the best way to end things. He could not cope with the fact Johnny was dead, but could cope with his family rejecting him, UT he changed. He changed as a result of an action.
That Is the meaning of a dynamic character. HIS personality did change. He would have never purposefully died for anyone, even himself, but In a twisted way he died for Johnny. Dally did transform. Dally Striders By goalkeepers everything. I didn’t like him, but he was smart, and you had to respect Pony writes, “We all had money to get in– it only costs a quarter if your not in a record to his advantage, and goes around breaking the law to show how tough he is. This is to cope with his insecurity that may be a result of something unexplained in the book.