Descriptiveness Of Characters In The Outsiders

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Due to the descriptiveness of the characters in The Outsiders, it may be easy to form judgements about these people. Opinions are something you make based on the knowledge you have of the person both fictional and real. Deciding whether or not you like a person in the book is your belief and may not coincide with another person’s opinion. In The Outsiders, there were a plethora of characters to choose from to be a certain role in your life if you were a greaser. If you were a greaser, some people that prove to be good examples for frenemies, enemies and “baes” are Cherry, Bob and Dallas. Cherry is a Social who Ponyboy, Dally, and Johnny met at the Dingo. This Soc is a great example of a frenemy because she is not only from another gang, but was also the…show more content…
Dally is good looking and has a few soft spots. Ponyboy once said that, “He had an elfish face, with high cheekbones, and a pointed chin, small, sharp animal teeth, and ears like a lynx.” (Hinston 10) He also mentions how white his blond hair looks and how blue his cold eyes were. Although controversial, that description can be attractive to some. Dally has soft spots for a certain person, Johnny. Johnny was the only person Dally loved. One page 149, he says as Johnny is dying, “Dammit Johnny…. Oh, damnit, Johnny, don’t die, please don’t die.” (Hinton 149). Although he has an interesting police record, it proves he likes to do whatever he wants and doesn’t care about the authorities. Putting yourself in the greasers shoes allow you to understand how they felt. Opinions that people form can match your thoughts, or not. Your opinion may match what is above, or it doesn’t. You may agree with these ideas above, but they are from a greasers perspective. Would your thoughts change if you were a Soc? Great examples for frenemies, enemies and significant others include Cherry, Bob and Dallas if you are thinking as a
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