ponyboy is affected when johnny and dally both die
ponyboy was getting his head shoved in the fountain and johnny stabbed bob the person who was putting ponyboys head in the water. ponyboy was unconscious and then when he woke up he saw that johnny was sitting there and bob was dead on the ground. ponyboy knew that johnny saved his life and he knew that him and Johnny were in it together.
ponyboy is affected by the hospital because that is where he wo wait to see johnny and find out that he was on his deathbed. this is important because this shapes pony boy as a character because he would change how he viewed life because he would not have the person he trust the most with him. it also showed how he would feel because he would find out that his best friend is dead. it also shapes him as a character because he got to say his last words to his best friend.
this scene is important because it is the day after Johnny and dally both died. in this scene ponyboy wakes up and is sick because he got kicked in the head at the rumble by one of the socs. he wakes up to find that soda is there on the bed to tell him and explain to him what happened because he could not think straight. in this moment pony boy is very sad and confused at the same time.this is a critical point in the book because pony boy starts to really understand what happened and express himself.