What is the climax of the novel The Outsiders?

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The major conflict in the novel is the clash between the poor greasers and the rich Socs, as the greaser Ponyboy struggles to mature.  As the action rises,  Johnny kills a Socs and he and Ponyboy flee.  By this time tension mounts between the greasers and Socs, which leads ultimately to the climax and to  Johnny’s death, in Chapter 9.

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