What are some awards that I can assign to The Outsiders characters? I'm doing an assignment where we have to give an award to each character and I chose Ponyboy, Darry, Sodapop, Dally, Johnny, and Cherry. For example it's supposed to be like Rebel of the Year goes to Dally.
I would give Cherry "The Oracle" award. She has the ability to see truth about people no matter who they are. She also doesn't try to hide the truth. She calls it like she sees it like any true oracle does.
Ponyboy should get "The Laminin" award. Laminin is a cellular protein that literally holds cells together. Ponyboy may be a Greaser, but he is the sticky stuff that holds them together.
Darry should get the "Yin and Yang" award. The ancient symbol shows that there are two sides to everything and that they are absolutely bound together. While Darry has a temper and can get violently angry, he is also "motherly" enough to do things like cooking and cleaning.
Sodapop should get "The Peacemaker" award. He's constantly being thrown into the middle of Darry and Ponyboy. He's constantly trying to patch up the family and make sure everybody gets along.
"It's just… I can't stand to hear y'all fight… Sometimes I have to get out or… It's like a middleman in a tug o' war and I'm being split in half… We're all we've got left. We ought to be able to stick together against anything. If we don't have each other, we don't have anything."
Johnny should get "The Savior" award. He saved Ponyboy from death, and he saved those children from death. Saving those children cost him his life, so the savior award could even be a Christ figure reference.