How Is Ponyboy Made In The Outsiders

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Would you commit to choices knowing that the consequence are disastrous? Well, in the novel The Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton, the character Ponyboy does this repeatedly to the point of where he skips class because of all the consequences he has faced. Hence the summary, Ponyboy focuses his attention on unnecessary things, and he makes some absurd choices which has a huge impact on his life. In this novel, Ponyboy makes very risky decisions. One of them is when he talks to Cherry, a Soc, at the open drive-in movies. I can tell you right now a Soc talking to a Greaser. The conversation starts a little like this “ ‘My dad was an original person’ I said. ‘I’ve got a brother named Sodapop, and it says so on his birth certificate’ ‘My name’s Sherri, but I’m called Cherry because of my hair. Cherry Valence.’ ” (Hinton 22). Later on in the book Bob and Randy came around in a blue Mustang and attempted to murder Ponyboy by drowning him. The conversation starts a little like this “ ‘What do they want? This is our territory. What are the Socs doing this far east?’ Johnny shook his head. ‘I don’t know. But I bet they’re looking for us. We picked up their girls.’ ” (Hinton 54). This impacted Ponyboy by making him more careful around Socs. It taught him to open up his…show more content…
The reason he comes home late is because Ponyboy slowly dozed off in the parking lot after . Darry does not accept this as a valid excuse. So therefore there is a consequence. The consequence for this action is that Darry slaps Ponyboy. The whole thing takes place a bit like this, “ ‘You don’t yell at him!’ I shouted. Darry wheeled around and slapped me so hard that it knocked me against the door. Suddenly it was deathly quiet. We had all frozen. Nobody in my family had ever hit me. ” (Hinton 50). This in turn impacts Ponyboy by a lot, now he knows that Darry doesn’t want him around and now he is also going to stop thinking of Darry as
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