What lesson did Ponyboy learn in The Outsiders that might affect his future?
One of the lessons Ponyboy learns throughout The Outsiders concerns the futility of violence. Pony discovers that violence does not solve issues and only creates more problems. Another valuable lesson Pony learns concerns the importance of exercising tolerance. He discovers that he is more similar to his rivals than he originally thought and learns to appreciate Darry for all of his sacrifices instead of judging him. Ponyboy's traumatic, eye-opening experiences help him develop tolerance and sympathy for others.
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