The Outsiders : The Characters Of The Outsiders

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Smart and Mysterious. Those are the two words that I would use to describe Ponyboy Curtis. Ponyboy is a brother to Sodapop and Darryl , together they are the Curtis brothers. During Ponyboy’s childhood, he became fine friends with the other kids in and around his neighbourhood. All the boys, including Ponyboys older brothers made a gang labeled the greasers. The term “Greaser” originated from the boys using grease to slick back their long hair. The Greaser’s include Johnny, who is Ponyboys best friend, Dallas, Darry , Sodapop, Two-bit, Steve and of course Ponyboy who is now fourteen years old.The Socs are the other bunch of youngsters on the opposite side of town who repeatedly jump the greasers because they believe the greasers are better off. Sadly Ponyboy’s parents died in a car crash so that influences his sensitivity and characteristics, especially since he is the youngest.

Although Ponyboy is only fourteen, he is certainly tall for his age. He enjoys smoking and drinking coke similar to most of the other Greasers. Considering Ponyboy’s love for chocolate cake and chocolate milk it's strange that he is so skinny although he does plenty of running in his spare time.

Unfortunately, Ponyboy’s parents died in a car crash and he thinks about it frequently.I think Ponyboy thinks about people who are dead more than people who are alive which may be understandable because he has experienced a lot of loss in his life. After the death of Ponyboys parents, Darry was incharge
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