Character Changes In The Outsiders By S. E Hinton

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In the novel, “The Outsiders” that was written by S.E Hinton, one of the characters within the book that has changed a lot was Ponyboy Curtis. Ponyboy Curtis’ change was a slow process, but a lot happened to him throughout the novel. He goes through many events at the start, middle and at the end of the novel too. At the start of the novel, Ponyboy was just an innocent and smart kid who lived with the gang known as, “The Greasers”, but by the end of the novel, Ponyboy is a different person compared to how he was in the beginning. The events that took place in the middle of the novel has some key events that make him change his personality and opinion on life, and that the reader learns that his personality and opinion changes because of the dramatic events he goes through like how Johnny Cade and Dallas Winston’s death. Also, by the end of the novel the reader should be able to tell that he is a now a young adult rather than an adolescent because of the events that make him think differently about the way life goes when he was younger. LOL At the start of the novel a main event that starts his change is when he is walking home from the Paul Newman movie and he is thinking about the differences between Socials and Greasers, while hoping he does not get jumped by them while he is walking home all alone. Afterwards, a red vehicle starts to follow him, and a group of Socials gets out of the vehicle and surround Ponyboy. They cut him a couple times and threatens to kill him, but
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