Man Vs. Man Johnny accidentally kills Bob with his switch blade when Bob was jumping them. Johnny ruefully explains the situation to Ponyboy.
Man Vs.Man Darry slaps Ponyboy in the face when Ponyboy shows defiance when he tries to defend Soda. So, Ponyboy decides to run away taking Johnny with him.
Man Vs. Self Johnny says used too want to die because he thought no one would miss him he explained gloomily to Ponyboy but now when hes on the verge of dying he doesn't want to because he wants to live his life.
Man Vs. Nature The church starts to burn down because of a fire. Some adults say imploringly to Ponyboy and Johnny that there were kids trapped inside so Ponyboy and Johnny go into the church to save them.
Man Vs. Self Dally is so distressed when Johnny dies that he thinks he has nothing to live for anymore so he robs a store and points an empty gun at the police so they reluctantly shot him.
Man Vs. Destiny Society says that Ponyboy is destined to be a greaser but he wants to be like Darry a get get good grades and go far in life so he can live a good life. So he is showing defiance towards having to be a greaser for the rest of his life.