When Randy talks to Ponyboy we get to see what both sides look like. When Pony was talking to Randy we got to see what Bob was really like: "Bob was a good guy the best buddy I could ever have" (116). We can also see in this scene that Randy is tired of everything: "I'm sick of all this. Sick and tired." (116) At this point Ponyboy is able to see both sides of the story and how the Soc's feel.
When Johnny dies in the hospital Ponyboy cant handle it wants to believe he is still alive: "Johnny was dead. But he wasn't" (150). At this moment we can already tell how Ponyboy is going to take Johnny's death. From this point on it just gets worse after this he tells himself and to Randy: "I killed him. I had the switchblade and I was afraid they were going to beat me up" (165). This shows that Pony is not taking Johnny and Dally's death very well
The Park changed Ponyboy because he was able to see Ponys perspective on Johnny change. This also makes Ponyboy tougher and he won't let anything like this happen again. Ponyboy perspective on Johnny completely changes When he sees that Johnny had killed someone: "'I killed him I killed that boy '" (56). At this point, Ponys view on Johnny had completely changed. In chapter 12 some Soc's end up jumping them at a gas station and Pony was really going to use a bottle to defend himself "You really were going to use that bottle weren't you -Twobit... I guess so -Ponyboy" (171)