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In "The Outsiders", why doesn't Ponyboy like referring to Sodapop as a dropout?

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nattar22 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 29, 2008 at 7:59 AM via web

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In "The Outsiders", why doesn't Ponyboy like referring to Sodapop as a dropout?

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

Posted October 29, 2008 at 9:37 AM (Answer #1)

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In the first chapter of "The Outsiders," Ponyboy and Sodapop are going to sleep and Pony asks Soda, "'How come you dropped out?"  I have never gotten over that.  I could hardly stand it when he left school." (pg 17)

Ponyboy loves Sodapop more than anyone and Sodapop defends Ponyboy.  When Sodapop dropped out of school it left Ponyboy there alone.  He missed having Sodapop in school with him, and he felt like Sodapop shouldn't have to work instead of going to school

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gwilliams99 | eNoter

Posted October 18, 2012 at 10:06 PM (Answer #2)

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jessicaisaqtpie | Student | eNoter

Posted November 25, 2008 at 4:15 AM (Answer #3)

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Pony is disappointed in Soda for being a dropout. and he loves him too much to consider him that.

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shortiixo | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 13, 2008 at 1:14 AM (Answer #4)

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he does this because that is what soda is

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