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cutethng1 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 1, 2009 at 7:10 AM via web

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What are some characteristics of Ponyboy, with quotations from the text, in "The Outsiders"?

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pducks32 | College Teacher | Honors

Posted November 9, 2009 at 12:10 PM (Answer #1)

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One characteristic of Ponyboy Curtis in "The Outsiders" is that he is humble, courageous, and strong. He does not regress or lower himself in order to be popular or successful. He is himself, and this allows him to be special. In one instance, Ponyboy causes some Socs to retreat by brandishing a broken piece of glass at them. While some might see this as an extraordinary act of bravery, especially considering Ponyboy's injuries, he is humble about the act. He says impressively that, "anyone else could have done the same thing." This is one example of why Ponyboy Curtis is an admirable character in the novel.

 

 

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morrol | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted January 5, 2009 at 6:57 AM (Answer #2)

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One characteristic of Ponyboy Curtis in "The Outsiders" is that he is humble, courageous, and strong. He does not regress or lower himself in order to be popular or successful. He is himself, and this allows him to be special. In one instance, Ponyboy causes some Socs to retreat by brandishing a broken piece of glass at them. While some might see this as an extraordinary act of bravery, especially considering Ponyboy's injuries, he is humble about the act. He says impressively that, "anyone else could have done the same thing." This is one example of why Ponyboy Curtis is an admirable character in the novel.

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najd-k | Student , Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted October 6, 2011 at 4:47 PM (Answer #3)

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He dosent use his common sense
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worcester | College Teacher | Honors

Posted January 19, 2012 at 9:35 AM (Answer #4)

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why is he humble,courageous, and strong ???

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yathavi | eNoter

Posted January 22, 2012 at 10:26 AM (Answer #5)

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i also think he is a invidual because he is very observant

 

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sarahmatthew | Student , Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted March 14, 2012 at 5:36 AM (Answer #6)

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The outsiders sucks

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