The Characteristics of Ponyboy and How They Developed inThe Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

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The Characteristics of Ponyboy and How They Developed inThe Outsiders by S. E. Hinton The novel "The Outsiders", by S.E. Hinton was based on a character called Ponyboy. He has long light-brown, almost red hair and greenish-grey eyes. It was normal for him to have long hair because he was classified as a "greaser", a boy on the East Side. The only people he has for a family are his two older brothers and his neighbours, the other greasers. Throughout the book it shows you the development of him becoming more mature and how he handles life's challenges without his parents. Ponyboy was very different from the other greasers. At the movie theater he would like to watch sad films alone so he can cry…show more content…
They were always arguing and frustrated towards each other. Later in the novel, the situation only becomes worst. When Ponyboy came home late past his curfew from the movie theater Darry slaps him and he runs away. Another incident was while Ponyboy was terribly sick in the hospital he thought he didn't call Darry only Sodapop and felt guilty. Ponyboy was very loyal to the greasers and considered them as his family. Hungout with them at night and did anything they wanted him to do. There were always ongoing disputes between the Socs and Greasers. They hated the Socs and Ponyboy would eagerly participate in fighting them in the rumbles. Sadly the fighting went too far. Soon afterwards he found himself being drowned in the fountain by the Socs. His best friend, Johnny, murdered the Soc that tried to drown him and Ponyboy decided to runaway to the Country with him. Ponyboy had a stressful nature about him and used a cigarette to relieve his problems. "I want a cigarette. I want a cigarette. I want a cigarette." The quotation expressed how this tool was the only thing that was a stress reliever for him. In various tense situations it was a very handy pacifier for him such as: When he thought he might go to jail for killing a soc, but not realizing it was really Johnny who had done it; running

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