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Ponyboy

main character, the narrator

Johnny

Always scared, gets jumped, kills Bob

Sodapop

Middle Curtis brother, really good looking

Darry

Oldest Curtis brother, smacks Pony

Church

where Johnny and Pony hang out

Cherry Valance

Red Haired Soc Cheerleader at the movies

Dally Winston

Wild greaser who helps Johnny and Pony hide

Socs

rich kids, bully greasers, drink beer, party

Greasers

poor kids, rough, gang fights, steal cars, smoke

Gone with the Wind

book that Johnny and Pony read in the church

External Conflict

fight or argument (conflict) between two things

Internal Conflict

tough choice or decision in your head

Bob

the Soc who gets killed by Johnny

Theme

the main idea (or lesson) of a book

Simile

Compares two unlike things using like or as

Metaphor

Compares two unlike things NOT like or as

Marcia

Dark-Haired Soc girl, friends with Cherry Valance

Sunset

What Cherry asks Ponyboy if he ever watches

The Outsiders

A novel that deals with man vs society conflicts

Knife

What Johnny uses to kill Bob

Two-Bit Matthews

Funny greaser who is friends with the Curtis brothers

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