Pony's Hair In The Outsiders

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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. Ponyboy tells us, “Our hair labeled us greasers, too it was our trademark” (71). Not only was Pony getting his haircut, he feels like a part of what labels him him is cut
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