Who Is Ponyboy A Hero

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In the book, the outsiders by S.E. Hinton ponyboy embarks on the hero 's journey facing many heartaches and growing from them. In the beginning, Ponyboy is an orphan, an outcast from his friends and family, and even his school. Ponyboy then becomes a caretaker fending for himself and others around him. In the end, he has words of the wiser to leave the readers stunned and inspired.

Ponyboy goes through the first stage of the hero 's journey as shown when he claims he is different from his family and friends and he has good grades which its stereotypical for people of his status not to have good grades. Ponyboy is set apart from the rest of the greasers because he likes to watch movies and books he describes his brothers as “never cracks a book” and “ works to hard to be interested in a story” he also states he isn 't like the other greasers because “ nobody in our gang digs movies and books the way I do”
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A great example of a magician is after Sodapop runs off crying because Darry and ponyboys little argument when he was all calm down, Darry and pony made the promise not to fight anymore pony thought to himself “I guess we all just wanted to stay together”(177). Ponyboy has shown his wisdom to us that even though things may seem horrid and there is nothing but darkness there 's always something good even if its small and he wants to share this with those kids that he was thinking about. Another example to show ponyboy has the wisdom of a magician after he read johnny 's note and thought about all the other kids out in the great wide somewhere with problems like his or different and thought “someone should tell their side of the story”(179). Ponyboy has shown his wisdom to us that even though things may seem horrid and there is nothing but darkness there 's always something good even if its small and he wants to share this with those kids that he was thinking
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