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Main character of the story. (14 years old) Part of the Greasers. Has two older brothers- Sodapop and Darry. Later runs away with Johnny.
Ponyboy's older brother. He's the middle child (16 years old) and also a greaser. He's "movie-star"handsome. He understands everybody and has never touched alcohol- he gets drunk on just plain living. Has a job at a gas station that he works full-time.
The oldest of the three Curtis boys and also a greaser. (20 years old) He works too long and too hard and doesn't have a lot in common with Ponyboy. He was a major football star and got a scholarship to a college from his athletic ability, but it was still too expensive.
(17 years old) Sodapop's best friend, also a greaser. Keeps his hair in complicated swirls and doesn't get along with Ponyboy. Works at the same gas station as Sodapop, but only part-time.
The oldest of the greasers. He couldn't stop making funny remarks to save his life. Real name is Keith. He was famous for shoplifiting and his black-handled switchblade. He likes blondes, fights, and school, but goes just for kicks.
The real character of the Greasers. Has hair so blonde it's almost white, and doesn't like hair cuts or hair oil. Had spent three years on the wild side of New York and got arrested at the age of ten. He has a hatred of the whole world and was extremely bitter and goes around trying to break laws. He's Johnny's role model.
The youngest next to Ponyboy. (16 years old) If you could picture a puppy who'd been kicked too many times, that's him. Dally is his role model and he is everyone's kid brother. His father abuses him physically and his mother abuses him verbally. He kills Bob.
Sodapop's girlfriend. She has natural blonde hair and has soft, china-blue eyes. Ponyboy says she's one of the only respectable greaser girls. She gets pregnant and has to leave and live with her grandma in Florida.
A soc girl that Dally hits on. Ponyboy is ashamed of being there with him, and Johnny sticks up for her. She's a redhead and the girlfriend of Bob. She later acts as a spy for the Greasers.
Cherry's friend and Randy's girlfriend. Marcia is a pretty, dark-haired Soc who befriends Two-Bit at the drive-in. Marcia and Two-Bit share a sense of humor.
Marcia's boyfriend and Bob's best friend. He tries to make peace with Ponyboy after Ponyboy saves the children from the fire, and he refuses to fight in the Soc-greaser rumble.
Cherry's boyfriend. He is the dark-haired Soc who beats up Johnny before the novel begins. He has a set of three heavy rings, which he wears when he fights greasers. His indulgent parents have never disciplined him.
The blonde Soc who steps forward to challenge Darry when the rumble begins. He and Darry were friends and football teammates in high school.
The teacher who accompanies Ponyboy to the hospital after Ponyboy saves the children from the fire. Even though he is an adult, he judges the greasers on their merits instead of automatically branding them juvenile delinquents like all the other socs.
The leader of another band of greasers and a friend of Dally. He and Dally respect each other, despite occasional conflicts. Ponyboy thinks of him as an alley cat, hungry and restless. He does not appear in the novel until the night of the rumble, when his gang sides with Ponyboy's.
The fifteen-year-old brother of Tim Shepard. He is stubborn and rough. He cannot go to the rumble because he was put in a reformatory for six months after robbing a liquor store.
Ponyboy's English teacher. He expresses concern over Ponyboy's falling grades. He offers to raise Ponyboy's grade if he turns in a well-written autobiographical theme, which we all know turns into The Outsiders.
Dally's old rodeo partner. He's a tall, lanky cowboy with blonde hair and buckteeth. Ponyboy was under strict orders of both Darry and Soda never to be caught within ten miles of his place, and Ponyoy was totally okay with that. "He dug Hank Williams- How gross can you get?"
The author of the poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay"
The actor who was on Ponboy's mind along with a ride home in the beginning and end of the novel.
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