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Why do you think Ponyboy likes movies so much?
He likes the movies because it makes him forget about all of the bad things going on and clear his mind, gets into the movie
How does Ponyboy describe "family"?
The gang, brothers, people he grew up with who always had each others back and can count on each other
What kind of relationship does Ponyboy have with his two brothers Darry and Sodapop?
Sodapop- get along well, soda is fun to be around, nice, likes to have fun and mess around
Darry- he is strict in Ponyboy, get in fights, they are not as close
Darry tells Ponyboy "you've always got your nose in a book, but do you ever use your head for common sense?"
What is the difference between book sense and common sense?
Which is more important?
Book sense is being smart and good in school or work, common sense is more like street smart which would be important in a fight
Book sense is more important. You can go father and have a better life if you are smart, a fight will not solve anything.
How does Ponyboy describe each of the other characters?
Johnny Cade- 16, pet of the gang, runt of pack, no one care about him accept for the gang
Steve-17, Soda's best friend, tall and lean, doesn't like Pony because he thinks that Pony is a tag-a-long, works at gas station with Soda
Dallas Winston (Dally)- Darkest character of all,first jailed at 10, tough, elfish face, high cheekbones and pointed chin, small sharp animal teeth, ears like a lynx, hair was so blonde it was almost white, blue eyes
Two-Bit (Keith Matthews)- Oldest in the gang, funny, crazy, jokester, likes to shoplift, clown, lives with mom and sister, loved by mother, father left him and family, most prized possession is the black handled switch blade (took 2 house to steal)
What are the benefits of writing a story in first person?
More personal, see their story, enables the reader to connect with the main character better
Why do you think the author begins her story with Ponyboy being jumped?
It sets a tone of violence/fear/danger and foreshadowing fighting
Why does the author set it up so that Ponyboy get along with one brother but has problems with the other brother?
How they deal with loyalties
Why do Cherry and Marcia talk to Johnny and Ponyboy at the movies?
Curiosity about the other side, they are nice, make them feel safe, did not hit on them
What is Ponyboy's first impression of Cherry and Marcia?
They were pretty. Prettier and smarter than greaser girls. Classy
What is the difference between a fair fight and a rough fight?
A fair fight is only fists and a rough fight has weapons
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