A 14 year old boy who is the narrator and the main character of The Outsiders. His parents have been killed in a car accident, and he lives with his two brothers. (a greaser)
middle Curtis boy, works at the gas station because he dropped out of high school, understands PonyBoy more than Darry does.
smart, handsome, strong; everything that a Soc should be ( th0ugh he is a Greaser; he loves his family; he gave up his education for his brothers; he works two jobs; he used to play football with the Socs; strict
small and dark and looks younger than his sixteen years.The gang regards him as their pet, easily startled, due to a beating he received from 4 Socs,lives in a very abusive home
comedian of Greasers, likes to steal things for fun, has a stolen switchblade
Sodapop's best friend, Ponyboy does not like him
oldest and most "experienced" of the Greasers, lived in New York City once as a gang member
a newspaper or magazine article that gives the opinions of the editors or publishers
light cotton shirt in a bright print, usually plaid
to share the feelings of another
a slight trembling motion
the character of someone as seen by others
done or made in a hurry
a pause because of forgetfulness or uncertainty
a rowdy destructive adolescent
overcome by emotion
to lessen the sound of
a fight between rival gangs of adolescents
having a strong, bad smell or taste; position in a classification
not natural or simple; worldly
acting distant; indifferent
a socially superior group
giving in without complaint
staggering or swaying
taking care of or saving oneself
author of the Outsiders
Assuming that everyone in a particular group is the same.
"Socials"; west-side rich kids
This is the group Ponyboy and his brothers and friends belong to. They don't have much money and have to work hard to make ends meet. Many of them don't have supportive parents. They are often in trouble with the law and fear being sent to reform school if they get into too much trouble.
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