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What is the climax of the novel The Outsiders?
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High School Teacher
The major conflict in the novel is the clash between the poor greasers and the rich Socs, as the greaser Ponyboy struggles to mature. As the action rises, Johnny kills a Socs and he and Ponyboy flee. By this time tension mounts between the greasers and Socs, which leads ultimately to the climax and to Johnny’s death, in Chapter 9.
Posted by brendawm on July 31, 2007 at 12:50 PM (Answer #2)
Middle School Teacher
The climax of the story is when Johnny kills the "Soc" and he and PonyBoy run away. They struggle through growing up and being on their own. The climax continues when Johnny dies and the final rumble between the "Socs" and the "Greasers" takes place.
Posted by leaannw1 on September 7, 2007 at 8:21 AM (Answer #3)
I think the climax is when Johnny dies in the hospital. At this point in the novel, Ponyboy is matured, and notices right between wrong, and not to take things for granted. The socs and greasers become friends after Johnny dies. This is is climax and turning point of the novel.
Posted by jenny12 on March 14, 2008 at 9:40 AM (Answer #4)
Well, I have to disagree with leaan. The climax cannot be that early in the novel. The novel needs time to raise up in action before it reaches a climax.
I believe that the climax is when Randy talks to Pony before the rumble. That is when Ponyboy realizes everyone is the same. Regardless if you're a Greaser or a Soc. At this point, Ponyboy does mature, and he acknowledges the new information given
Posted by lickalotapuss on June 1, 2009 at 8:15 AM (Answer #5)
I believe that the climax i when the Greasers and Socs go to fight in a skin rumble. It is after a lot of rising actions and then after there is many falling actions. The rumble changes a lot of the people in the gang, because they also learn that Johnny is not doing very well.
Posted by jamajuice on October 8, 2011 at 2:38 AM (Answer #6)
I think that the Climax would be when Johnny dies because that i s when it is the highest point of tension.
But then again, im only 12.
Posted by peacelovehappy on November 21, 2011 at 10:01 AM (Answer #7)
The climax is when they go to the rumble fighting betwwen the greasers and Soc (Sochiz)
Posted by mr-cbf88 on June 7, 2012 at 9:05 AM (Answer #8)
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