What Soc wants to talk to Ponyboy? Why?

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Randy Adderson wants to talk to Ponyboy because he needs somebody that he can confide in and talk to about the recent gang violence and loss of his friend, Bob Sheldon. Randy tells Ponyboy that he is a hero for saving those children in the burning church. He goes on...

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Randy Adderson wants to talk to Ponyboy because he needs somebody that he can confide in and talk to about the recent gang violence and loss of his friend, Bob Sheldon. Randy tells Ponyboy that he is a hero for saving those children in the burning church. He goes on to tell Pony that he's sick and tired of all the violence throughout the city. Randy laments about his friend Bob Sheldon and admits to Ponyboy that he will not attend the rumble. Randy says that fighting solves nothing, and he wants to run away. Ponyboy tells Randy that running away will not solve his problems and wishes he could help him. Randy tells Ponyboy that he could not have told any of his Soc friends about how he was feeling, out of fear that they might view him with contempt. After Randy thanks Ponyboy for listening to him, Pony views Randy as another troubled teen like himself. Before his conversation with Randy, Ponyboy felt that Socs could not relate to the lives of greasers. Pony is beginning to gain perspective and understand that both Socs and greasers experience similar hardships even though it may not seem that way.

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