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How Do Ponyboys Relationships With Darry And Sodapop Differ?

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The Outsiders Study Questions Chapter One 1. Describe each of the characters and their relationship with one another. (There are seven (7) characters so far ! just small bunches of friends who stick together... you take up for your buddies, no matter what they do. When you're a gang, you stick up for your members. If you don't stick up for them, stick together, make like brothers, it isn't a gang anymore. It's a pack. Ponyboy Michael Curtis/ Darrel 'Darry' Curtis/ Dallas Winston/ Soda pop Curtis/ Keith "Two-Bit" Mathews/ Steve Randle/ Sandy 2. Who are the “Socs?” Who are the “Greasers In chapter two, Ponyboy destinguishes the difference between the Socials and the Greasers more than ever. Greasers are poor and have "gangs". Socs on the…show more content…
He feels as if Darry doesn't understand him and is too hard on him. 7. What does Ponyboy mean on page 18 when he says, "I lie to myself all the time"? Do you ever lie to yourself? Why? Ponyboy is trying to convince himself that Darry doesn't care for him or love him, because of how hard Darry is on Ponyboy. Despite all of the attempts, Ponyboy knows that he is lying to himself about Darry. He knows that Darry is hard on him, because he loves him. Chapter Two 1. Who is the fuzz? (HINT: page 20) The fuzz" is an older slang term for the police 2. Are the names Ponyboy and Sodapop nicknames? Explain. These names are their real names, not nicknames. We know this because Ponyboy says that these are the names that are on their birth certificates. We find this out in Chapter 2 when Ponyboy and Johnny are at the movies. They meet Cherry and her friend Marcia (the Soc girls). 3. Who are Cherry and Marcia? Marcia - Cherry's friend and Randy's girlfriend. Marcia is a pretty, dark-haired Soc who befriends Two-Bit at the drive-in. Marcia and Two-Bit share a sense of humor and a taste for nonsensical musings. Randy Adderson - Marcia's boyfriend and Bob's best friend. 4. Why doesn't Ponyboy like referring to Sodapop as a dropout? Throughout the novel, Ponyboy expresses his admiration for his older brother Sodapop. ... Ponyboy mentions that he hates calling Sodapop a dropout. The term dropout makes Ponyboy think of a "dumb-looking hoodlum" which doesn't fit Sodapop's persona.
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