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
“‘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
The novel The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton illustrates a theme of stereotyping and its effect on the characters. The protagonist, Ponyboy Curtis is the most affected by stereotyping. Ponyboy is stereotyped as a greaser. He accepts this stereotype, but is negatively affected by it, because society views greasers as poor, bellicose, delinquents from the East Side. While some may state that Ponyboy is a normal person, I view Ponyboy as a greaser, because of the way he acts and relates to other greasers.
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
One’s surroundings may have an impact that affects perception and behaviors they pursue. In the novel, the outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, Sherri (Cherry) Valance was not the typical upper-class adolescent. She stimulated her friend, Ponyboy Curtis, to see how equally unsettled Socs and Greasers both were. As her character develops, Sherri acts as a spy in service of the Greasers to help them and her class as well. The gang influenced decisions Cherry Valance made by confirming their aspects, feeling sympathetic towards her conflicting posse, and seeing the genuine character in a person.
“You got to think Ponyboy” is one of my favorites quotes to say after my parents died. I have two jobs and also to watch out for Ponyboy and Sodapop not to go to a boys home. I am the oldest of the greasers. I slapped Ponyboy to tell him to never be late again. Also I slapped him because I can not call the police because they will put Soda and him in a boys home and they would never see me again.
In the book The Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton, a young “greaser” named Ponyboy learns, through brutal clashes with the Socs, the harsh reality of violence. The book focuses on Ponyboy and his gang’s battle with the richer class Socs, and the various effects. Many of these run-ins lead to horrific consequences, such as bad injuries and even death. The three topics addressed in the thought-provoking novel are the fight between rich and poor, what it means to be a hero, and the power of friendship.
Have you ever felt vulnerable or threatened while surrounded by a group of strangers? What did you want at that time? Backup and friends to protect you, right? The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton perfectly represents this struggle and how friends help to resolve it. The novel is realistic fiction that is set in Tulsa, Oklahoma during 1965. It is about how a gang of low-income teens, the Greasers, conflicts with another gang of wealthy teens, the Socs. By being loyal to each other, the Greasers have overcome most of the challenges that the Socs have proposed. This is why the major theme of The Outsiders is that loyalty is essential for a group’s survival and well-being.
Is it better to be an individual or conform to expectations just to fit in like others? This choice is faced by Ponyboy Curtis, the narrator, throughout S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. He belongs to the Greasers, a group of delinquent friends, who are viewed by many as poor and dangerous, while the rival Socs are viewed as rich, smart, and powerful causing the Greasers to envy them. Ponyboy learns from Randy Adderson, a Soc who is trapped by stereotype threat, that their lives are not as perfect as he expected it to be and they too face problems. In addition, Ponyboy tries to act tough and fit in with the rest of gang, but his Greaser companions, such as Two-Bit Matthews, teach him to embrace his own characteristics which sets him apart from
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.
Wayne Dyer once said, “Conflict cannot survive without your participation.” The rival gangs found in S.E. Hinton’s critically acclaimed novel, The Outsiders, the Greasers and Socs live by these terms as they face many perils considering the flame of deep hatred that separates both teenage groups. The novel is told in the perspective of 14-year-old Ponyboy, who is a part of the east side Greasers. In the novel, The Outsiders, the fault of the majority of the disaccord found in the community belongs to the Greasers.
The rivalry between the Socs and the Greasers seem to increase as days go by. Could this end in more violence and bloodshed?
I quickly finished tying my shoe and hopped onto my purple mountain bike and we were off. Logan my brother who I love sometimes,Cassie My best friend, Easton Cassie’s brother,Sawyer Cassie’s brother, Mr. Wychers and I were going to ride our bikes through a trail off in the woods and go to Whistle stop and then cut through town and head to Houseman's. The sky was cloudy and the daylight was being blocked by a thick dark cloud, which looked a lot like a rain cloud.
“Family doesn 't necessarily mean that you have to have a mother, a father, a little brother, and an older sister. ”(Bindi Irwin) This is mostly true, a lot of people do not have a family due to a complicated relationship, or any other of possible issues that can occur, like even sheltering in our friends “There are just small groups of friends who stick together, and the warfare is between the social classes. (P.47) Ponyboy, the main character in the novel referring to friendship and loyalty, which is important in “The Outsiders”, including Ponyboy’s relationship with his two brothers.
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