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What is an example of irony in chapter 4 of The Outsiders?

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An example of irony in chapter 4 is Ponyboy's reflection, "This is the country, I thought half asleep. My dream's come true and I'm in the country." This is ironic because Ponyboy always dreamed of a peaceful life in the country, but he ends up there to hide from the police after Johnny kills a Soc. Another example is Dally scolding Ponyboy, echoing Darry's earlier advice, which Ponyboy fails to fully recognize, creating dramatic irony.

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In Chapter Four of The Outsiders, Ponyboy and Johnny are ambushed by a group of Socs. Because Ponyboy is without a weapon, he quickly is beat down in the fight; when he awakens from his unconscious state, he discovers that Johnny has killed one of the Socs. With the help of Dally, Ponyboy and Johnny make their escape, hopping on a train to Windrixville and hiding out in an abandoned church. 

Ponyboy claims about this journey: "This is the country, I thought half asleep. My dream's come true and I'm in the country." 

This is ultimately ironic because Ponyboy's fantasy about living in the country always involved him living a more peaceful life; now that he has finally ended up in the country, he is there as a result of extreme disruption and to hide from the police. The environment is right, and the circumstances are all wrong. 

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I think the best example of irony in chapter four of The Outsiders is the following quote.  

"You ought to know better than to run away in just a sweat shirt, and a wet one at that. Don't you ever use your head?" He sounded so much like Darry that I stared at him.

The line is spoken by Dally.  Johnny has just killed Bob in order to save Ponyboy's life.  The two boys know that they need to get out of town, so they go to Dally for a gun, money, and a plan about where to hide out.  During their conversation Dally scolds Pony for not thinking things through.  The exchange is ironic, because it is essentially the same thing that Darry said to Ponyboy earlier in the book.  The audience can see that Ponyboy may have turned his back on Darry, but the moment that he did Dally quickly fills that role with the same advice.  Ponyboy sort of sees the connection, but not clearly, which is why this scene is an example of dramatic irony.  

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