Ponyboy “ said that he was late for supper” “Darry had cooked dinner: baked chicken and potatoes and corn,” Ponyboy said that he loves chicken, then Ponyboy said, “Then we hurried to take a shower and change clothes. Me and Soda and Darry always got spruced up before a rumble. And besides, we wanted to show those socks we weren’t trash, that we were just as good as they were. Then Johnny talks about why everyone fights. Darry fight for pride, Soda fight for fun, Steve fight for hatred, Two-Bit for conformity. Then Ponyboy siaid “why do I fight? I thought, and couldn’t think of any real good reason. There isn’t any real good reason for fighting except self-defense. After that they went to the rumble and Darry was representing them. Also Darry start the rumble. Then Dallas Winston join them. When the rumble was over Ponyboy and Dallas went to the hospital to see Johnny, by a police officer, when they got to the hospital. Johnny was dieting, the last thing that Dallas said to Johnny was that he was proud of him. By the moment they were there Johnny died. And Dallas slammed back against the wall. Then he suddenly bolted through the door and down the
After Johnny told him to back off the girls were talking about Dally but then Johnny and Ponyboy stuck up for him. “‘Dally’s okay,’ Johnny said defensively, and I nodded. You take up for your buddies, no matter what they do. When you’re a gang, you stick up for the members. If you don’t stick up for them, stick together, make like brothers, it isn’t a gang anymore.” (Hinton 26). This quote shows that no matter what, Ponyboy will always be there to stick up for his gang. In this part of the story Dally was being completely disrespectful and it would have been embarrassing to admit that Dally was a friend to them but nevertheless Ponyboy was still determined to stick up for him. Dally of all the gang members is much like a “hood” and Ponyboy did not like him very much but Pony still stuck up for him. So, the fact that he will always stick up for his gang even if they did something embarrassing or horrifying shows not only true friendship but also fierce loyalty and love. Throughout the book Pony has always stuck up for his gang and proven just how important it is to him to stick by them and it proves that this fierce loyalty and necessity to stick up for his gang is something he lives
The Outsiders includes a plot that is very fascinating. It is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. The problem in the novel was the controversy between the Greasers and the Socs. Their hatred toward each other led to the climax of the story with Johnny killing Bob, a Soc, at the parking lot. Ponyboy, seeing this horrible event, decided to find Dally to help Johnny. Ponyboy also go with him into hiding at an abandon church at Windrixville. They stayed there for five days and read Gone with the Wind to pass the time. After that, Dally came up and drove to Dairy Queen to buy sandwiches for Johnny and Ponyboy. Johnny also decided to turn himself in. However, when he came back, the church was on fire with kids trapped inside. Ponyboy and
“‘Don’t you know a rumble ain’t a rumble unless I’m in it?’ I couldn’t answer because the Soc, who was heavier than I took him for, had me pinned and was slugging the sense out of me.” (144) Ponyboy was taking part in the fight between his gang and the Socs, where, because he was still weak from being away for so long without proper food, he was being beat up. Ponyboy had insisted to take part of the fight because he was loyal to his gang, and because the gang was loyal to him as well, Ponyboy was able to take part of the fight. “‘...and Two-Bit came blubberin’ over here with some tale about how you were running a fever before the rumble…’” (156) Ponyboy was in no condition to fight, but because Two-Bit had held his mouth for the sake of letting Ponyboy join the fight, he fought with the rest of the gang. Even though Two-Bit held his tongue long enough to let Ponyboy fight, he also told Darry what had happened. Ponyboy is lucky to have a gang that is loyal with each other, and it helped him survive the rough society that he is growing up
In the novel The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, a situation occurs and a decision has to be made that can change Ponyboy’s life forever. Some would argue that he should stay with his loving brothers, others would argue that he should be sent into the system. Sending Ponyboy into the system may be a good idea in some ways, but he should ultimately stay with his brothers. If he stayed with his brothers, he would be under the care of his oldest brother Darry. If Ponyboy stayed with his brothers, he would feel cared for and would be supervised by a loving person.
After running from the police when johnny stabbed Bob a soc they find themselves in an abandoned church. When Ponyboy returns to society after being in the hospital. He finds himself meeting with Randy, Bob's best friend. Pony is suppried when Randy tells him that he's sorry for Pony and how Bob's parents never gave him limits. This changes Pony’s belief that all socs were evil because”Randy was too cool to feel anything yet there was pain in his eyes.”(116)Pony continues to hate the socs but this changes his view on the socs and reminds him they're human too.
In the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy Curtis, a member of a gang called the “greasers” is leaving the movie theater when a group of Socs, short for social, jumps him and Two-Bit along with Johnny while walking Cherry and Marcia home. The two girls agreed to go with them if they don’t fight. Ponyboy and Johnny get to the lot and fall asleep, and don’t wake until 2 o’clock in the morning. When Ponyboy gets home his brothers, Sodapop and Darry, are very worried. Darry and Pony get in a fight and Soda tries to stand up for Pony, but Darry doesn’t like it. Darry slaps Ponyboy, and after soon regrets it because Pony runs out and tells Johnny that they’re running away. Once they get to where they want to go the same Socs that tried to jump them earlier go at them again, and Johnny kills one, Pony and
In S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, two different gangs, the Greasers and the Socs detested each other. The author uses Ponyboy Curtis to demonstrate a Greaser’s opinion of the Socs. Ponyboy had an evolving conception of the Socs. At the beginning, he disliked the Socs because they are rich and have no problems, but he changes his opinion because of some discussions he had with a few of the Socs. His final opinion is that the Socs are just people after all, and they have problems too. My first point is Pony’s opinion at the start.
Throughout the novel we see the Greasers and the Soc in constant conflict, fighting and rumbling for gang dominance. Ponyboy is greatly affected by this and is already questioning the point of violence. Close to the end of the text the Greasers and the Socs plan a rumble to occur one night. Before the fight, Ponyboy meets Randy Anderson (a Soc) at the Tasty Freeze Diner where they have a conversation. Ponyboy realises that Randy is, “not going to show at the rumble” and that he is, “sick of rumbles because they don't do any good.” This comes to a shock to Pony and at this moment he realises that violence really isn't necessary and it does no
First, when Pony meets Cherry he realizes that even Socs have problems- that gets reinforced when he has a conversation with Randy. He finally breaks through his bias about the Socs and starts to see that the groups are ridiculous, when he reads Johnny’s letter. No one ever really understands a person until you consider things from where they
A rock-hard hood who never backs down from any challenge. Dally is a character in the book “Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton. The Outsiders is a book where a ragtag group of greasers band together and overcome victories, tragedies, and above all, build an even stronger bond of brotherhood. This story begins in the town of Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Ponyboy(our main character) is walking home from the movies and gets ambushed by a large group of Socs(Sociables-the “popular/rich” clique). All of Pony’s greaser gang rescues him and chases the Socs away. Pony is okay, but shaken up. Later in the novel, Pony, Johnny, and Dally go to the Nightly double and meet Cherry Valance and Marcia. It, for the most part, goes well. A while after that,
Ponyboy’s parents died in a car crash leaving his oldest brother Darrel also known as Darry to take care of his two younger brothers. The middle brother Sodapop is always trying to keep Darry and Ponyboy from fighting. Darry has become more of a parent figure in in Ponyboys life causing a lot of tension between the two. Some of the other main characters are Johnny, Two-Bit, Dallas, and Steve. They are all Greasres and are coincided a gang but just think of each other as friends. One night Ponyboy Johnny and Dallas decided to go to the drive through movies. The boys sneak into the movies and being the trouble Dallas starts messing with these two Socs girls. Socs are kids who lived on the nicer side of town. They are the popular kids in school and they are more wealthy then the Greasers. Making the two fight and not get along. With Ponyboy and Johnny being the nice kids they are the tell Dallas to leave them along making get upset and leaving. After that the girls hang around with them for awhile until their boyfriends show up drunk and angry that two other guys are talking to their girls. The girls go home with them and Ponyboy and Johnny leave. Later that night they run into them again and they remember them starting a fight. Bob one of the Socs gets killed in the fight by Johnny in fear that he was going to kill Ponyboy. The boys are then on the run in fear that they could get the
Virtuous people are always contemplated to be kindhearted and obliging around the population, but bad people are always seen as ill mannered and vindictive individuals and often are not respected by the public. The story shows us individuals who were considered awful, but did significant things during their lifetime, like some of the greasers were good human beings. A person doesn 't have to be upstanding to do honorable actions in his/her existence.
Why all the fighting? It doesn't solve anything. It just causes more problems necessary. There's always so much of it, it's hard to make it go away. When the Greasers and Soc's fight, have you ever noticed how no one ever wins? The book, The Outsiders, by S.E Hinton is about brother hood and friendship. Is also about two gangs called the Greasers and the Soc's constantly arguing and fighting. Constantly fighting about their gangs placement in their cities, girls, and where they can and can't go.
Many think Pony boy has a rough life. He even has his brothers with him at tough times. Just like the rumble how two bit 's, Darry and Pony boy fought the Socs. Then, the greasers win the rumble against the Socs. Therefore, Pony boy will be better with his brothers than foster care.