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What are Two-bit's personality traits and physical characteristics?

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mcmommy | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 13, 2010 at 11:49 AM via web

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What are Two-bit's personality traits and physical characteristics?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted January 13, 2010 at 11:53 AM (Answer #1)

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Two-Bit Mathews is the biggest joker of the Greasers.  He is the one who can never be serious, whether he's being arrested or whether he's likely to get into a fight.  "There are four more of us in the backseat" said the Soc.  "Well I pity the back seat," said Two-Bit.  Or words to that effect -- it's not a direct quote.

You can find a physical description of him very early in the book -- right after the Greasers chase off the Socs who were going to beat up Ponyboy on his way home from the movies.  He is about six feet tall and stocky.  He has "rusty-colored" hair and gray eyes.

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mkcapen1 | Middle School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted January 13, 2010 at 7:05 PM (Answer #2)

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Hinton demonstrated a variety of personalities when she developed each character in the book "The Outsiders."  Two-Bit is described as being the oldest in the group of the Greasers.  He is the jokester.  He stands at six feet in height and has a stocky build.  He wears long rusty side burns.  His eyes are gray and he is always wearing a big grin like a Cheshire cat. His real name is Keith.  He is loquacious.    Everything seems funny to Two-bit, even stealing which he does quite often.   He carries a black handled switch blade.  He has been held back in school and continues to be an 18 year old junior in high school. He actually likes school which could be because it is a stage for his antics. It is stated in the book that he "attends it for kicks." (10)  He enjoys fighting and is fond of blond females.

Two-Bit is the fellow that is fun to be around.  He lightens up situations.

 

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aznboy578 | Student, Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted January 14, 2013 at 10:10 PM (Answer #3)

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A few words to describe him is.

 

Funny

Well-built

Fool

Drunkard

Nice

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