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    The Greasers are a close-knit group of friends who go out of their way to support and protect each other. The members of the Greaser gang are willing to risk their lives for each other and act as...

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    Paul Holden was Darry’s friend and football teammate back when they were in high school. It is significant that Paul Holden steps forward for Darry’s challenge because he not only shares a past...

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    One possible stereotype for Dallas Winston is that of an ignorant, teenage criminal. Given Dally's criminal background and questionable life choices, one could view Dally as a heartless, ignorant...

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    All Greasers take some pride in being Greasers because they all take care of each other. Greasers are proud to belong to their group because they look out for each other. Darry, Soda, and Pony...

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    When Ponyboy initially runs away from home, he believes that Darry doesn't care about him and only views Ponyboy as another mouth to feed. At the end of chapter 6, Pony is sitting in the hospital's...

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    I'm not sure if this question is asking for the single most important thing that happened in all of those chapters or is asking for an important thing that happened in each chapter. I'm going to...

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    I would, I would help her and Randy both if I could. "Hey," I said suddenly, "can you see the sunset real good from the West Side?" Here, Ponyboy realizes that both the Greasers and Socs are...

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    Darry is a good guardian and positive role model for Ponyboy and Soda for multiple reasons. Even though Darry is only twenty years old, he is a responsible, selfless person. Ponyboy mentions that...

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    In chapter 4, Ponyboy and Johnny arrive at Buck Merrill's place to consult with Dally on what they should do next. Dally gives Pony and Johnny clothes, money, and a gun before explaining to them...

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    In chapter 6, the boys are eating at Dairy Queen when Johnny mentions that he is going to turn himself in. Johnny elaborates on his reasoning before asking Dally if his parents asked about him....

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    In chapter 12, Soda comes in from work, asks for the mail, then flops down on Pony's bed and begins smoking a cigarette. Ponyboy can immediately tell that something is bothering Soda, who insists...

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    Johnny has a terrible relationship with his callous mother and does not want to see her when she visits him in the hospital. In chapter 8, Johnny Cade is lying incapacitated in his hospital bed...

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    In chapter 6, Pony and Johnny enter a burning church to save the children trapped inside. Unfortunately, Johnny suffers a broken back after a flaming beam falls on him, and Dally manages to knock...

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    Ponyboy learns that the difference between the Greasers and the Socs is not as significant as he first believed. When he first meets Cherry at the drive-in and talks with her, Ponyboy relates...

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    Johnny reacts so violently to the Socs because they are known for preying on Greasers. At the beginning of the book, we learn that Ponyboy was physically assaulted by members of the Socs, and...

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    The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton may be banned in areas where parents and guardians believe it contains too much "mature" content and would negatively impact their children. For instance, multiple...

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    Ponyboy and Darry have many subtle similarities and differences between them. First, they are brothers, and they both have the same experience of losing their parents, though they sometimes deal...

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    Ponyboy and Darry share many similarities throughout the novel. Unlike the majority of the Greasers, both Pony and Darry are intelligent, good-looking, and athletic. Darry was an outstanding...

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    The answer to your question, of course, will depend upon your interpretation of the Greasers' words and actions. Many consider a group such as the Greasers a gang of juvenile delinquents. However,...

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    The boys skip town and travel to Windrixville immediately following the murder of Bob Sheldon. Toward the end of chapter 4, Ponyboy and Johnny visit Dally at Buck Merril's place, and he gives them...

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    In The Outsiders, Ponyboy is "confused" about his friends' behavior to girls. This is likely because he sees his friends exhibiting both respectful and disrespectful attitudes. In one case, his...

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    In chapter 3, Ponyboy lays on his back and speaks to Johnny about the country. Ponyboy mentions that he wishes to get out of the big town and live in the country with his family. He tells Johnny...

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    In the novel, the author uses mostly indirect characterization to change our perception of Pony as the story progresses. Indirect characterization is a way for an author to reveal a particular...

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    The Greasers can't be seen as individuals, only as members of the Greasers. For example, when they walk down the street, "Greasers can't walk alone too much or they'll get jumped" (page 3). Members...

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    Ponyboy directly comments that Sodapop has a happy-go-lucky personality in the first chapter. Ponyboy says, "Soda more than I've ever loved anyone, even Mom and Dad. He's always happy-go-lucky and...

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    Ponyboy is never admitted to the hospital in S.E. Hinton's novel, The Outsiders, but he is treated for injuries. He has a few burns and a bruise across his back. Jerry Wood, the man who was...

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    Ponyboy talks about his father on pages six and seven. The Outsiders has been published in various editions, so there is no guarantee that my edition and your edition are the same. I can guarantee...

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    In Chapter 1, Ponyboy comments that he believes he is intelligent but has a tendency to make bad decisions. When Pony decides to walk to the movies by himself, he says, "It drives my brother Darry...

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    At the beginning of the novel, Ponyboy and Cherry meet each other at the drive-in and have a meaningful conversation. They share a connection while they are discussing sunsets and the two...

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    At the beginning of Chapter 5, Ponyboy wakes up in the abandoned church and attempts to remember how he ended up getting there. As he is pumping water from the spigot behind the church, he...

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    Mood is a literary element that is used to create feelings in readers. Mood is often referred to as atmosphere because it "surrounds" a reader with a specific emotion. It's possible to create...

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    In Chapter 4, Ponyboy and Johnny are relaxing in a nearby park when a blue Mustang begins to circle the park slowly. Ponyboy begins to worry, and Johnny says the Socs were probably upset at them...

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    Tim Shepard is the leader of an organized gang that is likely to use violence and fight dirty, especially in contrast to Ponyboy’s friends, who rumble for fun and rarely go looking for trouble....

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    Initially, Darry and Pony's relationship is confrontational, but they end up working out their differences by the end of the novel. Ponyboy is Darry's younger brother. Ponyboy believes that Darry...

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    When Johnny and Ponyboy are hiding out in the church, Ponyboy says, "I was dying for a Pepsi. I'm what you might call a Pepsi addict. I drink them like a fiend, and going for five days without one...

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    Ponyboy learns there are more similarities among young people than differences. He also learns there is goodness in others and, most importantly, that violence serves no positive purpose. When...

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    A round character is complex and displays various personality traits that change throughout the novel. In contrast, a flat character is one-dimensional and usually defined by a single trait....

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    In Chapter One of S.E. Hinton's novel The Outsiders, the first person narrator Ponyboy Curtis describes his "greaser" brothers and friends. The term greaser refers to the young men who live in the...

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    Dally and Two Bit have grown up on the streets. They have learned how to fight, use switchblades, watch for Socs, hide their emotions (especially fear), and trust no one but Greasers. Dally and Two...

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    Johnny Cade plays a significant role in the novel The Outsiders. S.E. Hinton created the character of Johnny to drive the plot of the story and develop other characters in the novel. When Johnny...

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    Throughout the novel, Sodapop is a happy-go-lucky character who dropped out of high school to work at a gas station. Many females find Soda attractive, but he is in a relationship with a girl named...

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    While Ponyboy and Johnny are hiding out at the church on Jay Mountain, Ponyboy wakes up one morning and goes outside to smoke a cigarette. As he is smoking, Ponyboy looks at the beautiful dawn as...

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    Ponyboy learns several important lessons throughout the novel. He learns that Socs also have issues despite their affluent backgrounds and that he shares similar interests with some of them....

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    In this novel by S. E. Hinton, two different social groups of adolescents are at odds with one another: The Socs, who come from wealthy families, do well in school and are expected to become...

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    Chapter 8 is not all that exciting of a chapter compared to other chapters in Hinton's book The Outsiders. Most of the chapter occurs within the halls of the hospital as Ponyboy and Two-Bit check...

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    The answer to your question lies in Chapter 7. However, to understand what Randy is referring to when he talks to Ponyboy, we will have to recall events from the preceding chapter. In Chapter 6,...

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    S.E. Hinton illustrates how characters who are considered heroes in the novel are more than just brave individuals. Characters like Darry, Dally, Johnny, and Ponyboy selflessly help others. Each of...

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    In Chapter 1, Ponyboy is describing how the Socs are different from the Greasers. He mentions that the Soc girls looked down on the Greasers and treated them like they were dirt. Later on that...

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    Throughout the novel, traumatic events make the members of the Greaser gang become hardened and jaded. Dally laments to Johnny about how he became hardened after he went to prison. Following...

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    Your best bet for info on this question is chapter 2. That's when Ponyboy and Cherry first meet. Her initial impression of Ponyboy is not good, because Ponyboy is with Dally. Dally starts...

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