Ponyboy Curtis: A smart and fanciful fourteen year old who belongs to a gang called the “Greasers”. He wonders why life is so much more difficult for him and his friends than it is for the Socs. He loves his brother Sodapop, who is kind and loving and understanding, but he doesn 't get along with his older brother Darry, who he sees as a bully. Though he wants to be part of the gang, he doesn 't always agree with their violent ways. Pony is quiet and shy, and prefers talking to a Soc named Cherry about sunsets. He knows he is innocent and naïve--he doesn 't always know what to do or say--but he believes it is important to be tough, and to belong. Still, he doesn 't take his situation for granted: when Johnny and Dally die, he writes the story
All family relationships revolve around sacrifice. This idea is shown in S.E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders when the Curtis boys must make ends meet after their parents die. Darry, being the oldest, takes over the parental role of the family, receiving frustration and hostility from Pony. He is hard on the boys, especially Pony, and struggles with the responsibility and pressure of raising two teenagers. In S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, Darry Curtis is a greaser who grows into the fatherly figure for Soda and Pony, and in doing so becomes strict, determined, and loyal.
The most significant change from the book to the film was that in the book Dally was shot and died before he hit the ground while in the movie he looks up at Pony still alive and says his name, and this is significant because it adds more emotion to the scene causing Pony to be more upset with what all has happened. In the book, Johnny had just did and since Dally was like a big brother to johnny, he couldn't take it. He ran out of the hospital without a word. Later on he calls Darry from a payphone explaining that he was running from the cops for attempted robbery of a grocery store and was heading for the park. When he was after a while, the cops shot him under a street light and was dead before he hit the ground. In the film, Johnny dies and Dally runs out
Should children really be taken away from their family and be put into a group home? Do people even care that children might get sent into a group home and never see their family again? In the book entitled The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, is the journey with the main character named Ponyboy Curtis and how he struggles with his life as a greaser. Ponyboy gets mixed up in a crime and runs away to escape the life of a greaser to a countryside where he always dreamed to be, until everything crashes down. The government is debating whether or not to put Ponyboy into a group home because the government believes his guardians, Darry Curtis and Sodapop Curtis, aren’t being the responsible adults they should be. Ponyboy shouldn’t be put into a group home
Virtuous people are always contemplated to be kindhearted and obliging around the population, but bad people are always seen as ill mannered and vindictive individuals and often are not respected by the public. The story shows us individuals who were considered awful, but did significant things during their lifetime, like some of the greasers were good human beings. A person doesn 't have to be upstanding to do honorable actions in his/her existence.
In chapter one my favorite passage is when Ponyboy says “I don’t care about Darry. But I was still lying and I knew it. I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me” , because I can relate to what he said in so many ways. For example I’ll tell myself something and I’ll try to believe what I said, but in reality I know what I said is absolutely not true at all! Which now that I think about it is really funny, and I can also connect with Ponyboy on another personal level. When he says “I don’t care about Dally.” I automatically thought about me and how I’ve said I don’t care about someone when I really do. And it made me really feel connected to Ponyboy and the book itself because I can relate to to what’s going on, not just in the passage
Ponyboy made good and not to good choices throughout this book that made him be who he is. The text says….. “ The man said with a good-natured grin. “We were having a school picnic up here and the first thing we knew, the place is burning up. “ I bet we started it,” I said to Johnny. “ We must have dropped a lighted cigarette or something.” I started for a dead run for the church. I slammed a big rock through the window and pulled myself in” ( Hinton, 91). That Pony believed he started the fire so he went into the church and save the kids without even thinking about it. This was a good choice because he didn't want the kids to die and they were young kids while Pony was a little older and was willing to risk his life. But this was a bad choice
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.
“The Outsiders” by S.E Hinton is a young adult fiction about a rivalry between two gangs divided by social class. This causes the issues throughout the text that affect the protagonist Ponyboy Curtis, and the world the gangs live in during the 1960s in Tulsa, OK.
Wayne Dyer once said, “Conflict cannot survive without your participation.” The rival gangs found in S.E. Hinton’s critically acclaimed novel, The Outsiders, the Greasers and Socs live by these terms as they face many perils considering the flame of deep hatred that separates both teenage groups. The novel is told in the perspective of 14-year-old Ponyboy, who is a part of the east side Greasers. In the novel, The Outsiders, the fault of the majority of the disaccord found in the community belongs to the Greasers.
In S.E Hinton’s novel, The Outsiders, Darry discloses that although he seems stern he cares and wishes to protect his family. When Ponyboy returns home past his curfew Darry is furious, but also extremely concerned, so he questions Pony by saying ‘“I reckon it never occurred to you your brothers might be worrying their heads off … Can’t you use your head?”’() As before Darry had learned Ponyboy and Johnny had been sleeping in an empty lot while it was cold outside and responded by saying “”You haven’t even got a coat on.’”() Darry reacted in a manner that seemed like he was uncaring and mean, but Ponyboy had scared him by risking getting injured or ill. Darry had been forced to grow up faster to take the place as caretaker of his brothers
Attachment. Bond. Friendship. Whatever you want to call it, this was a key element in The Outsiders. This group of somewhat reckless boys, with hair slicked back with grease, are each strong and unique, just like their friendship. In The Outsiders by Susan Eloise Hinton, these boys, Ponyboy, Sodapop, Darry, Two-Bit Matthews, Dally and Johnny, call themselves the greasers. They are each very different people, but what Ponyboy notices is that between each greaser is friendship, even though it may not be visible at first, it was always strong. They always care for each other, they depend on each other. They stay together, getting through the toughest of situations. On the other side of town, there are the Socs, they live on the rich side of town while Greasers, with little money, live on the other side. They don’t get along and don’t seem to be anything alike. One day, certain situations that can’t be avoid any longer. When trouble begins between Socs and Greasers, it seemed like chaos to Ponyboy, everyone was hurting. Although, the Greasers kept looking out for each other, understanding each other
A hero can be your best friend or your worst enemy. They will risk their lives for anyone and will complement you with your accomplishments. However, a hero is not a perfect person; they can do bad things sometimes. In the book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, there are many heroes. The characters Johnny, a teenage boy in a gang called the Greasers, and Darry, Ponyboy’s oldest brother, are both heroes. The character Bob, a Soc who belongs to the other gang, is both a villain and a hero.
Love - an intense feeling of deep affection. Love is an emotion shown in many romantic or family relationships as well as friendships. Love is shown frequently throughout the entirety of the book The Outsiders. For example, Dally is an extremely aggressive and audacious person, but he also shows immense love towards Johnny. Sodapop is a fun-loving, carefree high-school dropout, but he is understanding and shows love to both of his brothers by seeing both sides of an argument. Darry has an extremely serious personality and loves Ponyboy with tough love. All three show love in different ways, but they still do love. Love is shown throughout all of the book The Outsiders in various ways, even though there is lots of violence.
Yes, I do want Pony boy to got to a foster care to get away from he 's family. I did not want to mean it like that but for he can be safe. Have you ever got slapped or push by your brother or sister? I have not slapped, but pushed by my sister. My brother plays with me sometimes, he means it and sometimes he does not. I felt bad when she did that to me. Is not the first time she has done it, but sometimes we play and sometimes we don 't.