Compare and contrast Ponyboy and Dallas in The Outsiders.

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Ponyboy Curtis is the youngest of the three Curtis brothers, and of all the "outsiders," he is closest to JohnnyDally is the hard core greaser of the bunch; Pony alludes early in the novel to some of Dally's activities in New York, which apparently included jail time.  Dally is rude, obnoxious, and generally confrontational to virtually everyone who crosses his path--except for Johnny.  Dally is protective of Johnny, like the other "outsiders," and we see how unwilling Dally is to engage in conflict with Johnny...

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