Describe the relationship between the boys in Pony's group. (Pony, Darry, Soda, Steve, Two-bit, Johnny, Dally). thxThe problem is, i was sick when we read the book and now we have an exam and the...

Describe the relationship between the boys in Pony's group.
(Pony, Darry, Soda, Steve, Two-bit, Johnny, Dally).


thx

The problem is, i was sick when we read the book and now we have an exam and the time is too short to read it.

I watched half of the film, but it is not easy for my.
Would be very nice if anyone could answer this question in detail!

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In the S.E. Hinton novel, "The Outsiders," the boys are simply a family. They have been rejected by a society that places greater value on a "clean cut" facade of the socs then it does on the of "what you see is what you get"  honesty of the greasers. Clearly they have been rejected by parents as the only ones mentioned were killed in a car crash or violent alcoholics. They find the unconditional love of a family among their gang brothers. Darry is the hardworking head of this close knit group. He is responsible for the welfare of his two biological brothers, but he also tries to set an example for the rest of the gang. Ponyboy is the intellectual of the family; Soda and Tw0-bit are the fun loving and jokesters in the family. Dally is the blacksheep as he has the most violent past, but even here there is the redeeming quality of family as he takes special care of Johnny Cade who happens to fill the role of the baby of the family. Are they tough? Yes. Are the criminal? Some of them yes. But there is a very real sense of family and family values displayed among these young men who were growing up without the advantages of a "real family" that the socs had.