I need a couple quotes for Cherry Valance in the outsiders. Here is the question: Cherry loved Bob and helped Ponyboy's group. Why?
One of the reasons that Cherry tried to help the greasers was that she felt like her flirting with Ponyboy and Johnny led to the death of Bob in the first place. When she came to tell the greasers what was going on, Dally said that "she felt that the whole mess was her fault." She worried about what would happen in the rumble and was sad about what happened to Johnny.
But she also still loved Bob, or the memory of him. She talked about him when she was trying to tell Ponyboy why she can't go see Johnny in the hospital. She said "Bob was something special. He wasn't just any boy. He had something that made people follow him, something that marked him different, maybe a little better, than the crowd. Do you know what I mean?"
She knew that he was trouble and she talked about how bad he was when he got drunk. But she also saw the side of him that the greasers never did so it was understandable why she was mad at Johnny for killing him. She liked Ponyboy and wanted to try to avoid any further trouble which is why she spied for them in the first place.