In the book the outsiders Ponyboy is the main character. He is mainly distinctive from the rest of the characters by his physical traits and by his actions. Ponyboy was harassed several times by the Socs just because he was a greaser. Overall Ponyboy didn't use his head before he his actions. It caused him to get into many accidents such as when he was jumped in the beginning of the story because he walking home from the movie theaters by himself. Not only did Ponyboy not use his head he also was altruistic. An example of this is when he ran into the burning church to save kids even though it could have killed him.
In my opinion, Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade, and Dallas (Dally) Winston are the most important characters in the ‘The Outsiders’. Ponyboy is the protagonist and narrator of the movie. The movie is portrayed through Ponyboy’s perspective throughout the movie. Even if the movie had the same plot, a different point of view would change the movie drastically. Ponyboy’s decisions heavily influences the plot. For example, Ponyboy stayed in the lot with Johnny after the movie then got into trouble for staying out late. This led to Darry hitting Ponyboy in anger, then Ponyboy running away with Johnny to the park, where Johnny stabbed Bob. The plot continued to develop due to Ponyboy’s choices, such as going into the burning church to save the kids.
Coming of age is the transition from childhood to adulthood.A variety of factors can affects a character's coming of age.This affects a character's personality and identity.In The Outsiders,written by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy Curtis probably changed more throughout the novel. Ponyboy changed from a young and impulsive teen to a mature and wiser person, and finally became a real Greaser.His coming of age changed his personality and identity drastically.
In the novel “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton, one of the characters Johnny winds up in the hospital and the other character Ponyboy, is frightened that he’s gonna die. Ponyboy and Johnny have a relationship with each other. One that lasted for an endless path. Ponyboy knew if Johnny would die, he would probably have to face the Socs himself, when they came by.
"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view..... Until you climb into his skin and walk around it." Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird. Ponyboy is the Narrator of the story The Outsiders. But, which side does he stand on? Socs or Greasers? Or does he stand alone? First, we will talk about Pony's characteristics as the narrator. Then how he impersonates himself. Eventually, how he may have lied to himself.
Imagine being dumb, stealing and carrying blades everywhere you go, and being unable to feel deeply, those words would make people think of Greasers. Most people when they think of gangs they think, that they fight, steal, and do not care about what is going on around them. Those statements that Greaser's and other assortments of gangs are dumb, criminals, and unfeeling may not be true, Ponyboy, the main character in S.E. Hinton’s book The Outsiders, opposes all of those statements.
Ponyboy Curtis probably changes more throughout the course of The Outsiders than any other character. His loss of innocence is a major theme of the novel. Pony is a good student at the start of the story, and he is a member of the track team. Aside from the death of his parents, Pony has suffered less than most of the characters. His older brother, Darry, tries to protect him from the gang violence that
Ponyboy Curtis in the fourteen-year-old boy that explains the story in both the book and the movie, and also the youngest of the greasers. Ponyboy is very intelligent compared to the rest of the gang he is most defenatly the smartest to them all. Because his parents have died in a car accident, Ponyboy lives with his two brothers Darry and Sodapop in both the book and movie. Darry repeatedly accuses Ponyboy of lacking common sense in the book more so then in the movie, but Ponyboy is a much brighter then his brother takes him for. Throughout the novel, Ponyboy struggles with class division, violence, innocence, and familial love but in the movie they dont focus on his school as much. He matures over the course of the book and the movie both.
In the book “The Outsiders” the main character ponyboy goes through many challenges.This had made his identity slowly change and this puts him in to bad situations and makes him do things he wouldn’t usually do.
Johnny and Ponyboy are two characters in S.E Hinton’s novel ‘The Outsiders.' They both have contrary lives from each other with a few similarities, as well as being two greasers from a second society. Johnny has had a rough life so far since both his parents never cared for him. His mother would abuse him verbally, and his father would abuse him physically and verbally. As for Ponyboy, both of his parents died, leaving him with his two older brothers Sodapop and Darry. Johnny and Ponyboy both read ‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’ at the ran down church. They didn’t know precisely what the poem meant, but little do they know that the poem would have a significant similarity to them individually. Each line and stanza refer to the experiences that Johnny and Ponyboy have lived through throughout the story.
Ponyboy Curtis - The novel's fourteen-year-old narrator and protagonist, and the youngest of the greasers. Ponyboy's literary interests and academic accomplishments set him apart from the rest of his gang. Because his parents have died in a car accident, Ponyboy lives with his brothers Darry and Sodapop. Darry repeatedly accuses Ponyboy of lacking common sense, but Ponyboy is a reliable and observant narrator. Throughout the novel, Ponyboy struggles with class division, violence, innocence, and familial love. He matures over the course of the novel, eventually realizing the importance of strength in the face of class bias.
As a young adult, it is difficult to grow up without parents and still be tough and brave. In addition, teens can be emotional and overreact at times. In the novel The Outsiders, by S.E Hinton, a fourteen-year-old kid named Ponyboy Curtis feels different emotions that make him stand out from other Greasers, or “hoodlums”. Ponyboy, the youngest of all the Greasers, is a great example of a teen who feels isolated, brave, and emotional throughout the novel.
In the book, The Outsiders, Ponyboy Curtis is part of the Greaser’s, a gang of boys who are in the lower class in 1965. Their arch rival, the Socs, are the more privileged, upper class boys from across town. Throughout the book, the two gang have many conflicts. Darry, Ponyboy’s oldest brother acts as a parent figure for him since both of his parents were killed in a car crash. Other member of the Greasers are Dally, Two-Bit, Steve, Sodapop, and Johnny. After getting in a fight with his brother, Ponyboy flees to the park where he runs into a group of Socs. The Socs attack Ponyboy and hold his head under the water in the fountain, trying to kill him. Ponyboy blacks out, and later wakes up to see on the Soc boys dead body next to him. Johnny then tells Ponyboy that he killed the boys because they were trying to kill Ponyboy. The boys are afraid, and desperately try to find Dally Winston, who gives them a gun and sends them to the abandoned church to hide. The two boys stay at the church for a while until they decide to go back into town. As they are leaving
Why doesn't Johnny and Ponyboy come clean and confess to the police about murdering Bob in self-defense? The reason that Ponyboy and Johnny didn't come clean is because they were scared and didn't want to go to jail. Also because Ponyboy didn't know if the soc was gonna kill him or just trying to give him a scare or if the soc was actually trying to kill him. Another reason is because if Ponyboy confessed to it then the cops would most likely believe the socs then the greasers.
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