Who is Bob in the The Outsiders?

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Bob is Sherri "Cherry" Valence's boyfriend.  He is also the Social that beat Johnny up. (We learn this through Ponyboys' retelling of the story the night of the movie). He drives a "tuff" blue Mustang, wears a lot of rings (a clue that tells us he was responsible for hurting Johnny), and likes to bully others. He directs another social to "give the kid a bath" in the scene at the park.  That social then pushes Ponyboys' head under the water in the fountain. 

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 Bob is a static temporary charater in the story. Bob is a Soc who Johnny Cade kills and he is Cherry Valance's girlfriend. According to Randy, Bob's real problem was he neede a limit to be set for him and for his parents to love him enough to not take ALL the blame on themselves, that is why Bob kept going on to more extreme hights.

camila17 | Student

Bob is a very cruel in the nobel. He is the antagonyst of the booc. he is the leader of the gang. bob is cherri b. bf. he wears heavy rings to damage more in fights. drives a tuff blue mustang. he loves to bully al  richothers. and lastly he is really rich. sorry for spelling. hopes it help yu.thancs

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bob sheldo is bob sheldo

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he is a hard core man and a crazy guy which is the reason why he got killed because he had it coming his way after all he has done

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bekkygirl1 | Student

Bob Sheldon is Cherry Valance's boyfriend in the book. One night, when Ponyboy and Johnny are in the park, unwanted and alone, Bob and some other Socs come and pick a fight. Ponyboy smarts off to them, and they try to drown him. Furious and scared, Johnny kills Bob, the leader of the gang. Bob is the reason they go hide on Jay Mountain; they're murderers!

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