According to Sodapop, why did Darry get upset with Pony? p. 17-18 Darry got upset with Ponyboy because he went walking home from the movies on his own and got jumped by the Socs instead of asking for a ride. How were Ponyboy and his brother different from other hoods or greasers?
Ponyboy, a greaser, was one of the young boys that was matured throughout the book because of his hardships. Ponyboy 's relationship with his older brothers, Darry and Sodapop, is a key factor in how Ponyboy matured throughout the book. An example of Ponyboy almost maturing from the influence of Darry and Sodapop, is when their parents were killed in a car crash. When their Parents died it caused them to get closer and look out for eachother more (#3).
A hero can be anyone around you. A hero is a person who is strong, has courage, helps others, and does good deeds. Ponyboy deserves to be considered a hero. Johnny also deserves to be considered a hero too. Dally does not deserve to be considered a hero though, unlike Ponyboy and Johnny.
In the early stages of the novel, Ponyboy’s connections grows into deeper matters with the soc girl Cherry Valance. Through this, Ponyboy begins to recognize that similar to the greasers, the socs are not all classified under their social expectations either. Despite the empathy that they share, Ponyboy does not hesitate to defend his one of his gang members, Dally, when Cherry refers to him as ‘trash’. He states, “I felt myself stiffen. ‘I am a grease, same as Dally.
As they are walking to grab snacks, Cherry is telling Ponyboy that not all Socs are bad; Just like not all greasers are bad. “‘That’s like saying all you greasers are like Dallas Winston. I’ll Bet he’s jumped a few people.’ I digested that. It was true.
However, he is negatively affected by it. An example of Ponyboy accepting his stereotype is when he fights in the rumble against the Socs, with the other greasers. He is not ashamed to be fighting with his friends, even though he states that he has no reason for fighting. Additionally, Ponyboy is upset when he is forced to cut and bleach his hair, because he wanted to look “tuff” like his friends.
In the beginning the book ponyboy grows up hating the Socs. The Socs have have all the power and money and ponyboy hates them for this and also hates them because they are always picking on and fighting greasers. They do this because they think that they they’re better than the greasers. He hates them even more after he gets jumped. “I fought to get
First, when Pony meets Cherry he realizes that even Socs have problems- that gets reinforced when he has a conversation with Randy. He finally breaks through his bias about the Socs and starts to see that the groups are ridiculous, when he reads Johnny’s letter. No one ever really understands a person until you consider things from where they
Try to imagine a irresponsible gang of drunk teenagers that like to jump their rival gangs for fun. This is exactly what happens in S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders. This gang is called the Socs and they enjoy beating up their rival gang, The Greasers. Most people think the greasers are a disgrace to society because they are poor and like to steal, but the Socs are more of a disgrace than the greasers. The Socs are more of a disgrace to society because they like to start fights, get drunk, and are generally a menace to everyone.
Because of some discussions he had with a few of the Socs, he changes his opinion Recognizing that the Socs are just people after all, Pony’s final opinion is that they have problems too. Pony’s opening opinion of the Socs does not show them in good light. Initially, at the opening of the novel, Ponyboy does not like the Socs. To start, the Socs have everything.
Before the rumble Ponyboy realized the difference between his gang and the Socs. “That was the difference between his gang and ours- they had a leader and were organized; we were just buddies who stuck together- each man was his own leader.(Hinton 138)”. The Socs were just a group of adolescents together for social reasons and were engaging delinquent behavior. The greasers stood up for more than that; they stood up for Johnny, for the hard times they’ve been through, for their respect.
Also later in the book when the socs jump ponyboy outside the store, the socs get out of their car thinking how amazing they are to have the car. Thinking of the way they would end Ponyboy. Ponyboy backs them up with not only his bottle but his tone
In the novel, the main conflict was caused by the Greasers and the Socs, them and the Greasers disdain one another. This was mostly dependant on how different they were relating to their social and economic classes. The Socs were rich and had a luxurious life whereas the Greasers were poor and recognized as troublemakers. Ponyboy expresses that “[he’s] not