After accidentally killing Bob, one of the Socs, Johnny hides, taking Ponyboy with him. Tim Shepard is the leader of a rougher gang of Greasers. Steve Randle Soda's best friend and fellow greaser. He is always smarting off the cops when he gets caught, which means he is clever, doesn't want to get caught, and can't help himself. Steve Randle is Sodapop's best friend.
He lives with his oldest brother, Darry, who is 20 years old and has legal custody of him and his other brother, Sodapop, who is 16. He likes sunsets, nature, and the peace of the country. She actually slept with someone else, and got pr … egnant. She is an elderly woman who is desperate to become a Spaniard, Doña Victorina de los Reyes de Espadaña. In contrast to Ponyboy's conflicted emotions regarding Darry, Pony's feelings for Soda are entirely positive. Hinton developed relatable characters in The Outsiders for both sides of the socioeconomic spectrum that learn through the course of the novel that they have more in common with each other than they initially thought. With this said, society has involuntarily learned to frown upon certain behaviors that are considered evolutionarily negated.
His hair was almost white it was so blond, and he didn't like haircuts, or hair oil either, so it fell over his forehead in wisps and kicked out in the back in tufts and curled behind his ears and along the nape of his neck. He is tough, cool and smart, he doesnt understand anything that is not plain hard fact. Marcia Cherry's girlfriend at the drive-in. Since Soda's so cheery and funny about the whole thing, we might get the impression that he's an uncomplicated guy, who enjoys playing peacemaker and isn't really affected by the tension. Â· He is on the school track … team.
Two-Bit Matthews is the comic relief of the group. He is ''movie star handsome'' and easy-going. Cherry is attracted to Dally, and becomes a spy for the greasers. He … was the exact opposite of her. The girl he wants to marry moves away after getting pregnant with another man.
At 14 years old, he is the youngest of the Greasers. She was the perfect example and was the obvious one for me. Paul Holden is a Soc that played on Darry's football team. He dropped out because he wasn't excelling in school, and because he needs to work to help support the family. From the deaths of his parents, to the economic conditions that cast them as greasers, to the deaths of his friends, life is not fair to Ponyboy. With such an awareness of literary protagonists, Ponyboy sees himself as he is, as both character and narrator. Technically, one could argue that there are so such things as bad character traits, as humans have developed intricate psychological traits through 200,000 years of evolution, each with their own purpose.
He likes his work at the gas station, and says he wasn't getting anything out of school. The reader is able to see the changes in Pony's viewpoints as he is dealing with many issues that are common in an adolescent's life. He is a bit tougher than the others in Ponyboy's gang, and at 17 he has already seen the inside of a jail. She cried when Steve went to jail, before the story starts. Being book smart is not the only way to be a successful individual. But all that goodness comes to nothing.
Johnny Cade is broken, first by parents who verbally and physically abuse him, as well as by members of the Socs, a rival gang. In any case, Soda is always cheery, in sharp contrast to brooding and moody Pony and Darry. Being an outsider is a matter of perspective. I mean like he was before. These occasions get Pony into trouble that he could avoid. He is really smart in school, and he is a good runner, but he smokes.
He is very empathetic and seemed like he was always worried about Pony and his other brother Darry but he was very understanding about what was going on with them. He has crossed the line from Greaser to hoodlum. We learn lots of important things that deepen his complexity as a character. He idolizes and loves his older brother and sees how smart he is. Despite the difficulties and heartbreak that Soda has experienced with horses, he finds ways to be near the things he loves.
When asked by his younger brother why he liked to fight, he simply replied that it was fun and a challenge for him. He knew Soda was in love with Sandy and planned to marry her, but Pony sure didn't know she was pregnant with another guy's child. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. He was the gang's pet, everyone's kid brother. He learned how sensitive he was and learned that it is better to turn yourself in and take the punishment than to hurt yourself facing the guilt.
We're sophisticated—cool to the point of not feeling anything. Though Johnny does not succeed in school, he approaches intellectual matters with steady concentration. Though she could be shallow as well. Ponyboy Curtis is a 14-year-old boy whose world has been turned upside down. Steve knows everything about cars and specializes in stealing hubcaps. . Strong, athletic, and intelligent, Darry has quit school.