His eyes were blue, blazing ice, cold with a hatred of the whole world. Ponyboy is left unhurt by the fire, but Johnny succumbs to his injuries. Marcia Cherry's loyal best friend and confidant. However, Mark tells him he hates him and never wants to see him again. The narration follows Ponyboy's account of the storyline, and we see much of the movie from Ponyboy's perspective. Johnny is the sweetest member of the gang, but struggles with many demons, even saying that he wants to kill himself. He dropped out because he wasn't excelling in school, and because he needs to work to help support the family.
At 14 years old, the youngest Curtis brother and greaser. First they drag Johnny to one side and kick him. A physical manifestation of this principle is obesity. O'Brient One of the schoolteachers who was picnicking with the children when the church caught on fire. He is only 14 years old, and admits that although he does well in school, he is sometimes unable to sufficiently think things through.
So, by the end of the book, Pony's interests are not longer isolating. So, we'll say that his biggest flaw might be that he can be a bit judgmental. He works too hard and too long, and would be in college, if life had turned out different. As the story progresses, it becomes more and more evident how much Ponyboy struggles with social class division, violence, innocence and brotherly love. Since Soda's so cheery and funny about the whole thing, we might get the impression that he's an uncomplicated guy, who enjoys playing peacemaker and isn't really affected by the tension. Syme, Pony's English teacher, understands what Pony's going through. When they a … re sixteen, however, they start to grow apart, as Bryon begins to become his own person, while Mark wants to cling to their mutual past.
In contrast to Ponyboy's conflicted emotions regarding Darry, Pony's feelings for Soda are entirely positive. He is in high school at the age of 14. Even though she feels guilty about Bob's death, she refuses to visit Johnny in the hospital, because he killed her boyfriend. After all, admire Pony not because he's an angel, but because he's a human who makes mistakes but also tries to do the right thing. Though only fourteen years old, he understands the way his social group functions and the role each group member plays.
Similar to the other female greasers, she only appears in the story when the males mention her. He felt better about being a greaser and he learned that Darry did love him. 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. It's pretty clear that Sandy's parents rejected Soda as son-in-law material. In this lesson, we'll learn more about Ponyboy and how these conflicts change him. The residents of their town look down on the greasers, because they are seen as a source of trouble for the law abiding citizens.
Since his parents do not care for him, Johnny sees the greasers as his true family. Ponyboy the narrator of the story used much imagery in chapter one… 753 Words 3 Pages Ponyboy Curtis C. These occasions get Pony into trouble that he could avoid. She gives Two-Bit her phone number, but he throws it away. Do you think he's too judgmental? Ponyboy was very different from the other greasers. The next day, Johnny and Ponyboy meet up with Dally at a lampost, and the three goof around for awhile before heading to the drive-in.
Cherry is attracted to Dally, and becomes a spy for the greasers. Tough, loud girls who wore too much eye makeup and giggled and swore too much. Johnny and ponyboy cut their hair to fit in with the people in windrixville. He is ultimately a tragic figure who dies after saving a group of children from a burning church. We learn about the relationship that Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dallas have with each other and how close they are with one another while dealing with their life struggles.
He's defining his ideas about right and wrong. Steve Randle A hot-headed and unpredictable member of the Greasers, Steve works at the gas station with Sodapop, and enjoys behaving recklessly. The Outsiders is a novel and a movie. He also makes good chocolate cake, which he and his brothers eat every day for breakfast. But in some ways, this tendency to judfe speaks well of Pony. Johnny worships the ground Dally walks on, so he is the one Johnny turns to after the death of Bob. He had a tough, hard look to him and his nose had been broken twice.
He sees that Two-Bit is the wisecracker, Darry the natural leader, and Dally the dangerous hood. By the end of the story, the reader feels sure he is going to come through these difficulties and be a better person. Two friends of mine had died that night: one a hero, the other a hoodlum. Originally from New York, Dally chooses to cover up his feelings and become aggressive rather than deal with them. Ponyboy had a stressful nature about him and used a cigarette to relieve his problems.
Ponyboy Curtis Ponyboy Curtis, the youngest member of the greasers, narrates the novel. Ponyboy thinks of Tim as an alley cat, hungry and restless. Lesson Summary Ponyboy Curtis is the main character and narrator of The Outsiders. The distorting effects of hatred and group rivalry make his narration less than objective. Pony and Johnny go to an empty lot where Johnny sleeps on a regular basis since his parents abuse and neglect him but Pony accidentally falls asleep as well which causes him to go to return to his own houses.