Characters: Violence, Clashes And Death In The Outsiders

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3.1. Violence, clashes and death in the Outsiders.

Danger, violence and even death are part of Ponyboy 's daily life. As a matter of fact, when the book opens Ponyboy is followed home from the movies by a group of Socs who attack him, but he is saved by his brothers along with other members of his gang from a severe beating. Ponyboy knew the risks of walking alone entailed indeed, right before being attacked, he mentioned the danger he could be facing. “Anyway, I went on walking home, thinking about the movie, and then suddenly wishing I had some company. Greasers can 't walk alone too much or they 'll get jumped, or someone will come by and scream "Greaser!" at them, which doesn 't make you feel too hot, if you know what I mean. We get jumped by the Socs.”
A large part of the novel is devoted to Ponyboy’s escape. Through that time the main character of The Outsider is separated from his older brothers and he has to face many dangers which involve hand-to hand combat, fire knives and even guns. Right after being separated from his siblings Pony is attacked by one of the Socs who grabbed him and hold his head under the frigid water of a fountain, Ponyboy almost drowns, when he wakes up, he finds out that Johnny killed the boy who almost killed him. This death will lead to more violence between the gangs who will fight in order to defend the honor of their own. Without meaning to, the two young boys started initiating events, and worsen tensions.
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