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What is the theme of Chapter 6 of The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton? Please give the theme of Chapter 6 and maybe a song to match the theme. Thanks :)

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I believe there are several themes covered in Chapter 6 of The Outsiders. One is that of owning up to one's mistakes. Johnny decides for himself that he (along with Pony) is going to return to Tulsa and turn himself in to the authorities. Johnny doesn't think it's fair that Pony's brothers should be worried about him...

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The most important revelation in this chapter is Ponyboy’s redefinition of his family. From talking with both Dally and Johnny, Ponyboy realizes how lucky he is to have two brothers—not just gang-member brothers, but two real brothers. Pony internally admits that he loves them both even if they aren’t always the way he wants them to be