In the Outsiders, Ponyboy Curtis Learned 3 lessons over the course of the story.He learned about friendship,keeping family,and living life as life is short.He learned all these throughout the story the hard way when bad things happened to him. Ponyboy Curtis learned about friendship throughout the story starting with when johnny told him about dally. "They was gettin' him for breakin' out the windows in the school building, and it was Two-Bit who did that."(pg 76). And then he continued and said" But he just took the sentence without battin' an eye or even denyin' it. That's gallant.'"(pg 76).Also he learned about friendship when Johnny stabs Bob for the sole purpose of Bob drowning his friend. Also when the Socs attacked them,they both stood their ground instead of running.And finally, when Ponyboy ran inside the burning church to save johnny,he knew he could have been injured but he also knew that if he didn't go into that church then johnny would have burned to death. …show more content…
Sodapop said "I mean I can't take sides. It'd be a lot easier if I could be I see both sides".(pg 150). Sodapop said this because all they do have left is each other because their parents died and they are on their own now. Finally, Ponyboy learns about keeping and appreciating his family especially when johnny died. This taught him that family isn't forever, but you can make it last a long time. Johnny was the one holding the gang together, but when he died it almost separated them.Also because of Johnny dying, it may have been the main reason why Dally
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In the novel, The Outsiders, Ponyboy has a long history with the Socs due to his upbringing, but over time he noticed that some Socs aren’t the monsters he thought they were. Pony is a Greaser who has two brothers Sodapop and Darry. His parents died when he was very young, causing his brother Darry to take care of the family. Darry doesn’t want Pony and Soda to get in trouble with the Socs if necessary because then they would be separated and sent to a boy's home. But he and the Greasers have been jumped by Socs multiple times.
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.
Ponyboy Curtis is a teenage boy who learns valuable lessons about life. Although, he is the one who stood out the most to me in the book, “The Outsiders.” He is the youngest brother out of the little family they have. He has the most dramatic changes, in his feelings and attitude. Ponyboy’s reasoning for his changes are by the forces of the Socs.
He realizes that there is more in life than just the Socs and greasers. Johnny shows that to pony when he says, “ I don’t mind dying now… It’s worth saving those kids. Their lives are worth more mine…” (pg.178)
The Outsiders, by S.E Hinton, is a novel that explores the challenges faced by Ponyboy Curtis and his fellow gang members, growing up in the town of Tulsa, Oklahoma whilst living in the crossfire of two rival gangs: the Greaser and the Socs. During Ponyboy's journey he learns many important lessons, but after several tragic events, three key lessons stand out from all others. These are: to “stay gold,” not to judge others too quickly others and the pointless of violence. One of the most important lessons Ponyboy learns in The Outsiders is to, “Stay gold.”
Soda now wants his brothers to stop the fighting, so they can all live happy with each other, and so he doesn’t hear them fighting everyday. What happened to Soda during the time of this book was awful with Ponyboy running away, and Sandy breaking up with him Soda has been through the ringer. Now he can rise past this and change in a positive way, telling his brothers that things have to change and they have to take his feelings into consideration. Telling them that they have to see him and see that he is hurting, and recodnize that. Now that Soda can rise past his brothers and their fighting, he can still be the glue in the relationship
We do not realize how much someone else can affect our own life, and Ponyboy is about to find out. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton is a coming-of-age novel where the 13 year old main character Ponyboy Curtis runs away with his best friend Johnny. Ponyboy experiences a lot of death and impermanence in this story. From his parents, to his enemies, to his best friends. He is forced to let all these people go.
Ponyboy lived with his two brothers Darry and Sodapop after his parents were killed in a car accident. Ponyboy had some friends in the gang: Steve, Two-Bit, Dally but his best friend was a boy named Johnny who was considered the gang`s mascot. Ponyboy was a boy who always wanted to be tough but an accident that happened in the story might make him change of mind on what he wanted to be. He also finds a way of how to finish the gang that was taking place from many tima.
This shows how he gained back his self-confidence and his ability to stand up for himself. Johnny finally found his acceptance from Dally when Dally said, “We’re all so proud of you” (148). When Dally said that Ponyboy noticed Johnny’s eyes glowing, “Dally was proud of him... That was all he ever wanted” (148). In the letter he wrote to Ponyboy, “It’s worth saving those kids...
He wasn't a big fan of getting in somebody's way because he got scared since he was jumped by the Socs. In a time, he and Ponyboy were alone in the park until some Socs got to them and were beating them up. Johnny had a switchblade with him so he used it in that time to kill Bob, (and save Pony) who was drowning Ponyboy in a waterfall. After this, the rest of the Socs ran away while Ponyboy and Johnny went towards Dally to get help. Later on, Johnny saved the kids from the church on fire meaning that he turned into a hero.
All in all, the permanent theme of S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders is nothing gold can stay; Nothing good lasts forever. In other words, this means that good times always come to and end happiness cannot thrive too far, you're never having too much joy in life. Early in the book , and in the boys lives there is an underlying message that tells the reader nothing gold can stay. When Soda was ten, he got a horse named Mickey Mouse, He loved the horse and then later it was sold.
“Running away won 't help.” Johnny was right. Ponyboy had people that loved and cared for him... they just didn 't know how to show it!” In the book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, proves that no matter what type of Social class you are; Greaser or Socs, family is most important and will help you get through the difficult parts in life.
During the story, The Outsiders Ponyboy’s identity changed throughout the story, from beginning to end. In the beginning of The Outsiders, Ponyboy was young and reckless. He didn’t think that he belonged in the gang. He liked movies they liked brawls.
The narrator of the novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy Curtis, is a complicated and emotional character. He goes through numerous changes in the book and you get a good idea of his feelings through actions towards others. He proves to be empathetic, caring, and a dreamer. He shows this during situations with his brothers and even with the other Greasers. During the story, Darry is always telling Ponyboy, although he is a intelligent kid, that he needs to use his head.
In the book, Outsiders, I noticed the most character development in Ponyboy Curtis. Although he didn’t realize many things until the end of the book, I think once everything registered within himself, he took everything that had happened to him in the past couple weeks as a lesson. One thing that Ponyboy finally grasped was that his oldest brother Darry actually cared for him. At first Ponyboy had always thought that Darry didn’t like him and that Darry would rather him be gone. However, after his friends repeatedly reassured Ponyboy that his older brother had been hard on him because he really loved and cared about him, Ponyboy slowly started to realize that, even though the two still fought a bit.