Ponyboy Curtiss 'Lessons Learned From The Outsiders'

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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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