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. I think the biggest part of Ponyboy’s
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Hair is something that many people value and try hard to make look good. Ponyboy values his hair because it’s who he is really, he’s a greaser and most greasers have that type of styled hair. Well in chapter 5 of the outsider, Ponyboy got his hair cut and bleached, and wasn’t too excited about it. Ponyboy thinks, “It was my pride. It was long and silky, just like Soda’s only and little redder” (71).
Ponyboy should be put in foster care. Fifteen percent of adolescence are out in Foster Care. Also result of the guidance twelve percent become successful adults. Ponyboy is a bad guy at the beginning and at last he was a self confident guy. Now let tell you why he should be in foster care.
If you killed someone, would you run away? Johnny Cade and Ponyboy Curtis killed someone and ran away in the novel The Outsiders written by S.E. Hinton. Johnny’s choices had the greatest impact of Ponyboy’s life and relationship with others because they had to run away after bob’s murder. After Johnny died, he had a negative impact on Ponyboy’s life after he died in the hospital. Ponyboy blacked out his death and refused to accept what happened.
What makes someone an outsider? In Tulsa, S.E. Hinton went to a large high school and in all large high schools they would have different groups. Everyone would stay in their own groups as they grew up S.E. thought it was idiotic. She made the book The Outsiders which had the socs and the greasers S.E. would get letters from kids who told her they also had the two groups in there school but they had different names for them.
In The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy values his hair highly, because he says “It was my Pride.” Pony tells Johnny, “It took me a long time to get that hair just the way I wanted” (73). This means that Pony loves his hair so much that he spent possibly months growing his hair out to make it look good, and all that time goes to waste. After Johnny cuts his hair Ponyboy says “It made me look younger, and scarder, too” (72). With cut hair Pony looks younger than he really is and even more upset about their problem, and when you’re a greaser it’s bad to show your feelings.
Carlos’ Outsiders Essay When you change the way you look at something the things you look at change, to give you a wider perspective of what you see. Ponyboy Curtis learns this the hard way. One theme in The Outsiders by S.E Hinton is that as people grow up experiences force them to see life in different perspectives and look beyond their bias. This essay will demonstrate how Ponyboy’s point of view changes throughout the book.
But he did have a minor change, he began to expose a little of his warm-heartedness, after Johnny and Dally died, he didn’t appear much anymore in the story line, but the readers can picture him maturing every passing day but still kept his generous humor. The theme of The Outsiders is about adolescence—discovery, pain, loneliness since in this heart-rending novel, all of the characters suffered for 1. Johnny and Ponyboy had to hide away since Johnny killed Bob, 2. The class conflict between greasers and Socs, 3. Johnny’s and Dally’s death, 4.
A hero is a person who would risk their lives and put themselves in danger to help anyone they can, and is a person who cares about more than themselves. Ponyboy was a hero for two things, Dallas for two as well and Darry for one reason. In “The Outsiders,” Ponyboy, Dally, and Darry are all heros for what they have all done. Ponyboy fits the definition of hero by saving the group of children in the burning church in windrixville without hesitation, “I started at a dead run for the Church,”(78). Ponyboy didn't even think about himself getting hurt, but to only save the children from the church.
In the novel, “The Outsiders” that was written by S.E Hinton, one of the characters within the book that has changed a lot was Ponyboy Curtis. Ponyboy Curtis’ change was a slow process, but a lot happened to him throughout the novel. He goes through many events at the start, middle and at the end of the novel too. At the start of the novel, Ponyboy was just an innocent and smart kid who lived with the gang known as, “The Greasers”, but by the end of the novel, Ponyboy is a different person compared to how he was in the beginning. The events that took place in the middle of the novel has some key events that make him change his personality and opinion on life, and that the reader learns that his personality and opinion changes because of the dramatic events he goes through like how Johnny Cade and Dallas Winston’s death.
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.
Different - not alike in character or quality; distinct in nature; dissimilar. The character, Ponyboy, from The Outsiders, is different because of going into the church and those saving little kids, another reason is at first he didn’t believe that Johnny died and he didn’t go crazy like Dally, and he went with Randy to talk about the rumble with no blade or weapon. Ponyboy is a 14 year old Greaser (a gang with not much money), they smoke weed, and have long hair. They are teenagers that either don’t have parents or their parents just don’t care about them.
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.
The Outsiders In my opinion, I think that I can relate to Ponyboy. I think this because like Ponyboy I am caring, respectful, responsible, and could be rough at times. If I were in his situation of Johnny’s death and Dally’s death I would feel the same. Johnny did die a hero but Dally died because he wanted to and was just mad and devastated about Johnny’s death.
“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 Outsiders” was written by S. E Hilton, first published in 1967 by the Viking Press, Hinton was only fifteen years old when she started writing the novel,