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In chapter 11, what do you think is going on with Ponyboy when he says, "Johnny...

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gtcgymnast12 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 12, 2008 at 5:07 AM via web

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In chapter 11, what do you think is going on with Ponyboy when he says, "Johnny didn't have anything to do with Bob's getting killed"?

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted October 12, 2008 at 2:25 PM (Answer #1)

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Ponyboy is still not well when Randy comes to visit him to discuss the hearing. Ponyboy keeps saying that he had the knife and killed the Soc and that Johnny is not dead. He is still in shock and sick physically, mentally, and emotionally. He will heal, but it will take time.

Ponyboy's mind is protecting him from anymore pain and in turn he is trying to protect his friend Johnny.

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vraj233 | eNoter

Posted May 29, 2013 at 10:41 PM (Answer #2)

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i agreee 

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