The Outsiders Chapter 1 Study Guide

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Chapters 1-2 Outsiders Summary: The story is from the perspective of Ponyboy Curtis, a 14 year old boy. He is living with his two brothers Darry and Sodapop because both his parents died. Darry is 20 years old and Sodapop is 17. They both work to help support the family. Ponyboy and his brothers live on the poor side of town. They are called greasers and are not as privileged as the Socs who live on the rich side of town. Being a greaser is difficult because they are the lowest class. The Socs often harass and beat up the greasers. In the beginning of the story, Pony gets beat up by a group of Socs. Pony and his brothers are also part of a gang. This gang consists of Darry, Soda, Ponyboy, Johnny, Steve, Dally, and Two-bit. They are all greasers and they have been through hard times. One day, Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally go to the drive in movies. Dally …show more content…

They decided that they would walk to Two-Bit’s house and drive them home in his car. While they were walking, Cherry and Marcia 's boyfriends drove up to them and they left. Pony and Johnny were on their way home but they decided to stop at the lot and look at the stars for a while. Eventually, they both fell asleep and by the time Ponyboy got home, it was 2 am. Since he is not allowed to stay out later than 12 am his brothers were very worried. Darry was very mad so he slapped Ponyboy. Pony was very shocked and ran away. He asked Johnny to run away with him but soon realized that was not logical. They decided to go to the park so Pony could cool down before going home. At the park, a group of Socs tried to drown Ponyboy. Johnny was infuriated and killed one of the Socs named Bob. The boys realized what they had done and decided to run away. They asked Dally to help them and he gave them some money and a gun. Pony and Johnny took a train to the countryside to hide in an abandoned church. Dally said he would come see them once it was

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