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Outsiders Chapters 3 Study Guide
Reread Chapter 3, paragraphs 17-18, in which Cherry and Ponyboy talk about sunsets. What is funny about sunsets to Ponyboy? What does this say about Socs and greasers?
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She gasped and called him a hood. Ponyboy feels like a embarrassed, misunderstood, and bad, and it reveals that he cares about what people think of him and that he doesn't want people to think greasers are bad. Also, a that he has a concise.
How does the girl in Ponyboy's class react when he uses a switchblade to dissect a worm? How
does Ponyboy feel, and what does this reveal about his character?
Uses wisecracker, two-bits worth, smarting off, for kick, I liked him real well, and couldn't shut him up to save his life.
Reread the paragraph in which Ponyboy describes Two-Bit at length. What are some of the words
and phrases he uses that sound the way a teen might actually talk at that time?
They will just keep coming because they have all the breaks.
Why is it useless to attempt to retaliate against the Socs?
I think he means sly, cunning, and slick. Ponyboy has smarts as in intelligence, for reading. Whereas, Dally has street smarts.
Ponyboy does not like Dally, but he respects him because he is "smart." What does Ponyboy
mean by "smart," and how does it di er from Ponyboy's own intelligence?
Dally treats Jonny like his pet (because he is)and he treats him differently because he is the gangs pet. Pets are always treated differently and more gently.
Consider Dally's relationship with Johnny. How does Dally treat Johnny differently, and why?
They get along by they both have a sense of humor and they both go along with hypothetical situations. It does because Maria is a Soc and Two-Bits is a Greaser. So, you would figure they hold be enemies
In what ways do Two-Bit and Marcia get along? Does their connection come as a surprise? Why
or why not?
They chose to treat her pretty polite and nice, because that is how the gang treats girls who are the cousinly type.
Reread the passage in which Ponyboy remembers when Steve's female cousin from Kansas
visited. How did the gang choose to treat her? Why?
She doesn't swear very much, she sticks to her word, and she stands up for herself. And she doesn't like fighting, she is curious, and she I snot easily swayed by others opinions.
Based on what you've read so far, what distinguishes Cherry's character from other girls her age?
How is she different from a typical teenage girl in the 1960s?
He thought that it was funny that she would to the same sunset from her patio and that he would see the same one from his back steps. It says that greasers and Socs are alike.
Reread Chapter 3, paragraphs 17-18, in which Cherry and Ponyboy talk about sunsets. What is
funny about sunsets to Ponyboy? What does this say about Socs and greasers?
He idealizes the country to get away from his like problems and the stress of not knowing if you're going to get jumped or other things. I think it is wrong because there will always be problem no matter where you are.
Why does Ponyboy idealize the country while he and Johnny look at the stars in Chapter 4? Do
you think he is wrong or right about it?
Johnny notices that there are rings on Bob's hand. This tells pony boy that they were the Socs that beat Johnny up.
What does Johnny notice on Bob's hand? What does this tell Ponyboy?
Johnny say ps his parents treat him badly, and he would rather be noticed by Darry even for doing something wrong than never be noticed. Also, he would want to be cared for by Darry.
In Chapter 4, how does Johnny say his parents treat him? Why would he prefer to have Darry
than his parents?
Baloney, bread, candy bars, and the boy drink Pepsi. This tells them that at the time there were not many options to eat, and it tells you that the place where they are has not very many stores. And banana split and coke.
Chapter 5 is one of the few chapters in which the narrator pays attention to food. What do the
boys eat? What does this tell us about the time and place of the story?
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