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In "The Outsiders", when and how did Ponyboy’s parents die?
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Ponyboy’s parents died in a car accident a few years before the events in the novel take place. The novel never actually tells when the accident occurred but Ponyboy does have a memory of his parents, therefore it was probably not much more than five years before the events take place. Throughout the novel, Ponyboy has a few dreams about his parents and thinks about how things and his life would be if his parents were still alive. Since the accident took place, Ponyboy’s oldest brother, Darryl (Darry) has been taking care of him and SodaPop.
Posted by dneshan on April 7, 2009 at 11:08 AM (Answer #1)
it was actually 8 monthes before becuase in chapter 12 he is talking about his parents dieing and how life would be better
Posted by rockonhunter on December 15, 2011 at 7:12 AM (Answer #2)
Ponyboy's parents died in an automobile reck 8 months ago before the novel begins. The three brothers, Darry, Soda and Pony get to stay together as long as they behave or else they would have to go to boys school.
Posted by saranqi on October 21, 2012 at 2:59 PM (Answer #3)
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