Sodapop Curtis Quotes

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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The first one I would use is one that Soda says to Cherry Valance while they are at the drive-in movies.  He says to her "I believe you."  He says it because he believes that she and other Socs actually have hard lives.  This shows that he is getting to be more understanding of other people.

Another one is at the end of the book.  It is when Pony calls Mr. Symes up and asks him how long the theme has to be.  That shows that he has turned a corner in his life -- he's coming out of being depressed and he's going to start trying to "stay gold."

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mkcapen1 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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In the book The Outsiders, Soda Pop is the middle brother out of the family of three brothers.  Darry is the oldest and Pony Boy is the youngest  The three boys are raising themselves after their parents death.  They are part of a gang of boys known as the Greasers.

Once when Soda Pop had arrived at a scene where Johnny had been jumped by the Socs he made the following statement to Johnny.  Soda had picked up the injured Johnny who looked up at him.

"It's okay, Johnnycake, they're gone now.  It's okay."(33)

Soda has a girlfriend that he is in love with.

"I think I'm gonna marry Sandy."(17)

Pony Boy and Darry are always arguing and Pony Boy feels like Darry does not care about him.  Soda Pop tries to smooth things over. 

"Don't be like that, kid.  I told you he don't mean half of what he says.."(18)

Later in the book Pony Boy is asking Soda Pop if he is taking his girlfriend Sandy to the dance.  Soda Pop tells him:

"No.  She went to live with her grandmother in Florida."(111)

Soda's friend then states how her mother had been upset about the idea of her marrying a kid of sixteen.  Soda relies:

"Seventeen," Soda said softly, "I'll be seventeen in a couple of weeks."(111)

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