The Socs are a group of rich kids who beat up kids like Ponyboy (10)
Johnny accidently stabs Bob.
Darry starts crying when he sees Ponyboy in the hospital. This shows that Darry cares for Ponyboy and is only hard on him so Ponyboy can have a better future.
Johhny is going to charged for manslaughter since he stabbed Bob.
The Socs kill Johnny.
I reread that chapter. The Socs didn't Johnny he died due to his injuries
Ponyboy is trying to convince himself that Johnny is not dead. This shows that he is a little paranoid.
Ponyboy is getting respect for saving the kids
Ponyboy's grades drop because he can't stop thinking about what happened to him and his friends.
Ponyboy is afraid he might die. (155)
Ponyboy is cautious about his health when he says no to weed. (157)
Ponyboy feels guilty "I had the knife. I killed bob" (165)
Ponyboy is thinking about dropping out of school. (173)
Ponyboy is bewildered by the fact that Johnny dies (165)
This is the link to my Theories and Conclusions
Fighting is used as a tool to end conflict, but it only creates new conflict which is often elevated. This theory can be seen as shown in the book, The Outsiders. The book starts off with some heat between the the Socs and the Greasers when the Socs proceed to beat up Ponyboy, a member of the Greasers. Another way this was shown was when Johnny stabbed and killed Bob, a member of the Socs. This led to much bigger conflict between the Socs and the Greasers. Now Johnny and other Greasers have to run for a long time to avoid getting arrested or being seen by the Socs because they are very angry and now they’ll want revenge on the Greasers. But there was a way that the Greasers bumped up their reputation. When the church they were using as hideout was on fire, Johnny and Ponyboy realized that there were kids trapped inside the building. Then Johnny and Ponyboy rescue the kids but Johnny is hurt badly. Johnny is rushed to the hospital but unfortunately, Johnny dies. Dally also dies after he robbed a bank and the police thought he pulled out a gun. This leaves Ponyboy traumatized and he deals with grief afterwards. Today, people might ask “Why do we fight?” There are many reasons why people fight these days. Some people fight for freedom and that is a good thing. But as seen here in The Outsiders, that was not the case as the Socs started took it way too far. And after Dally and Johnny die, Ponyboy is devastated and it takes a bad turn on him too. He does very poorly in school and his teacher gives him a theme assignment and tells him that he needs to get a C on it to pass. Ponyboy then starts with the first line of Chapter 1 which said “When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home.” People who fight to end conflict are brave because if something even worse happens, tensions will rise and it puts that person at risk. For example when two countries who have an icy relationship are at war and one country drops an atomic bomb on the other, tensions will definitely rise. When fighting, people forget about the good things in life. And later on, it will cause them to be distracted from the good things in life. This happened to Ponyboy when he goes back to school because his grades come down severely and it was only because he was paranoid about what happened to Johnny and Dally. He kept on telling himself “They’re not dead” and that distracted him. At first fighting seems like the right solution to solve the problem. But as the fight develops, you start to realize that it’s actually getting worse. This theory is shown excellently in The Outsiders it explains that fighting isn’t always the right solution but if it is, it shouldn’t be the first idea.
The Socs are a group of people that beat up people like ponyboy. Why would people want to hurt other kids. What is the reason for that.
People who want to kill other people in the outsiders book are insubordinatic because they do not follow the rules.
Weed is noxious to pony boy because it is bad foe his lungs.
"We left when the switch blades came out"(20). I think that this shows the setting because we don't use switch blades and we rarely see fights especially with knives.
They use a word greasers. We don't use this word anymore. pg 17.
The setting is at a drive in movie theater. (page 24)
¨Nobody in their right mind wants to be around when the fuzz shows.¨ (20) People these days don't call the police the fuzz
" Greaers... greasers... greasrs." pg 21
page 20, "...and the switch blades came out" we barely use switch blades anymore
Ponyboy's friends sometimes do rodeo. Rodeos only take place in the south. This is a subtle hint that shows where the story is taking place in. (23).
"Take your feet off my chair and shut your trap." People nowadays don't say shut your trap. (24)
"Didn't he used to ride in rodeos?". (23)
"street gains in New York"
The setting is at the gas station that Ponyboy's brother works at, because Ponyboy says, "I had walked down to the DX station to get a bottle of pop and to see Steve and Soda..."(31).
"sometimes he acted boozed up" (28) we don't really use this phrase anymore.
"... a lot of girls in bikinis and some swingin' songs"(27). People today don't say swingin' when they are describing a song.
"He's kind of like scatterbrained". (27). No ones says scatterbrained.
"'he's a dropout'" this shows setting because not a lot of people are dropouts and they were then. (23)
"Glory, Two-bit, scare us to death"(27) Grammar and wording are time showing
"Man, your brother is one doll. I might have guessed you were brothers--- you look alike." (23) People don't call another person a "doll" anymore. This shows that the setting is probably in the past.
"How come y'all ain't scared of us like you were Dally?" (26).
"I had walked down to the DX station..." (pg 30). Soda works at a gas station named DX. We don't have this gas station brand today.
"the wolves in the timber" (p. 26) We don't call the forest the "timber" anymore. This shows the time period is different.
"There are a lot of drive-ins in town..." (19) We don't use the word drive-ins any more.
" He flipped me a fifty-cent piece." (30) It no longer costs only 50 cents to buy a bag of popcorn
" Hey were is o'l dally boy anyway?" 27
"not any greasy broads for us, but real socs"(25).Nobody calls women broads anymore.
The characters are around 16-20 years old.
"You dig okay baby." (30) We don't say dig anymore.
" you bleedin' like a stuck pig." ( 7) We don't use those types of expressions anymore.
"you read a lot, don't you, Ponyboy?" Cherry asked. I was startled. "Yeah. Why?". (40)
"Well we don't, okay?" the author never said the Ponyboy was mad, but this shows that he is ad because he doesn't think that darry likes him
¨Johnny made a small noise in his throat and when I looked at him he was white¨(41). The author demonstrates that Johnny was scared when the socs came without directly saying that he was scared.
"I stood there chewing my fingernail."(49) Ponyboy is scared of his brother so he was chewing his nails.
"I was sitting there chewing my fingernails" Hinton never said that Ponyboy was scared, but when people chew on their fingers, it usually means that they're scared
"Johnny," I managed to say, fighting the dizziness, "I think I'm gonna be sick."(pg.49). When people say " I think I am going to be sick" they usually mean they are going to throw up. So he probably thinks something is disgusting. This means that the scene is disgusting.
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