If you are an outsider it means you don't fit in with what is considered normal. Randy tries to make peace with Ponyboy after Ponyboy saves the children from the fire, and he refuses to fight in the Soc-greaser rumble. During the rescue, Dally plunges into the burning church to rescue Johnny, who is trapped under a beam. Bob Sheldon The Soc who originally attacked Johnny, and then attacks both Johnny and Pony in the park. This forces Johnny and Ponyboy to flee. Pony is really not into girls yet and has been warned by Two-Bit that the wrong kind of girl can get him into all kinds of trouble, but he connects with Cherry Valance, a Soc, as a friend. Ponyboy Curtis is a 14-year-old boy whose world has been turned upside down.
First they drag Johnny to one side and kick him. She gives Two-Bit her phone number, but he throws it away. In the fight that follows, Johnny, in self-defense, kills Bob with his switchblade. While they are gone, tension mounts between the gangs. Wood rides with them to the hospital, he judges and condemns them because of their gang affiliation.
I remember reading this novel in middle school. In this lesson, we'll learn more about Ponyboy and how these conflicts change him. The three sneak in and sit down behind two soc girls, whom Dally harrasses until Johnny tells him to back off. Steve knows everything about cars and specializes in stealing hubcaps. After some heated talk, Ponyboy spits at the Socs, prompting them to attempt to drown him in a nearby fountain, but Johnny stabs Bob, killing him and dispersing the rest.
Ponyboy gets home at two in the morning, enraging Darry until he suddenly slaps Ponyboy. An outsider sees things differently than someone who is directly involved in a way of life. The author's use of colors not only helps the characters begin to see the middle range, but also enables the reader to discover the many layers in this book. For best practices, see our article with specific lesson plan steps on setting up your classroom and activities for themes, symbols, and motifs. He is a high school dropout, who works at a gas station with his best friend Steve Randal. Ponyboy has light-brown, almost red hair and greenish-gray eyes.
A valuable assignment you can give students is to have them create their own modern day adaptation. They live on the east side of the town, also known as the wrong side of town; the eastside neighborhood is described in graphic detail. Soda pop Patrick Curtis Ponyboy's 16-going-on-17-year-old brother. Pony then adopts a mission for himself -- to tell the rest of the world about the odds that under-privileged children have to face. The greasers win the brutal fight. All three of them are finally rushed to the hospital.
The class clown, Two-Bit likes to make fun of the absurdities of the Socs and his main objective is to have a good time. Dally tells them to get on a train and hide in an abandoned church. Always loyal to his Greaser friends, he defends Dally to Cherry and does not let her get away with calling Dally trash even though he knows Dally was wrong. The antagonists are vampires Victoria, Laurent and James, with James being the main antagonist in 'Twilight' and Laurent a … nd Victoria not becoming important until 'New Moon'. He almost drowns Ponyboy in the fountain, but is killed by Johnny. Johnny decides to turn himself in and Dally agrees to take the boys back home.
They started to eat but then the weather turned to rain. When his parents were killed in a car accident, Darry, his twenty-year-old brother, began to provide for him. Hinton was 18 when the book was published. A protagonist is the character in which the story surounds. Pony returns home that night feeling confused and disoriented. He eats sloppily, and hoots and hollers aggressively.
Ponyboy then realizes that Darry cares about him, and is only hard on him because he loves him and cares about his future. With Cherry, who is a Soc but has more in common with Pony than his Greaser buddies, teaching him about the struggles of the West Side, Pony learns to empathize and is one of the first characters to come to the realization that the fighting and the rivalry don't matter. The story in the book takes place in , in 1965, but this is never explicitly stated in the book. Afterward, Ponyboy, Johnny, and their wisecracking friend Two-Bit begin to walk Cherry and Marcia home, when they are stopped by Cherry's boyfriend Bob, who badly beat up Johnny a few months back. He hides with Pony in an abandoned church in Windrixville and heroically rescues children who are trapped in the church after it catches fire. Two-Bit goes off to play snooker, and Pony and Johnny go to the vacant lot where they often hang out.
Two-Bit Mathews Keith A member of the Greasers who always has to state his opinion or get his two bits in. He truly loves life even though he is a school dropout who works at a gas station. Dally is rude and obnoxious. He feels a lot of kinship with his younger brother, and wants to protect him from the hardships that they face as orphans. Bob and the greasers exchange taunts, but Cherry prevents a fight by willingly leaving with Bob.
Usually, in a story, the protagonist wants to reach a goal, but many obstacles are in his path to reach this goal. At the beginning of the novel, Ponyboy's hair is long and squared in the back, but after his haircut in Windrixville, his hair is short and bleached blond. The reader is able to see the changes in Pony's viewpoints as he is dealing with many issues that are common in an adolescent's life. As a result, he constantly nags Pony about doing well in school and making good grades. The greasers find Dally deliberately pointing an unloaded gun at the police, causing them to him.