The Outsiders shows how difficult life can be for regular people. This book is about two social classes in one town that have an extreme rivalry. On the West Side live the Socs, a.k.a. the upper class people who are filthy rich and can do whatever, but still have to live up to their parents'... read more
The book starts with Ponyboy walking home from the movie theaters. While he is walking home he gets attacked by the Socs a gang made with rich kids who live in the west side of town. He is saved by his gang members. The next day Ponyboy, Johnny and Dally go to the movie theaters and meet... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
The book starts with Ponyboy walking home from the movie theaters. While he is walking home he gets attacked by the Socs a gang made with rich kids who live in the west side of town. He is saved by his gang members. The next day Ponyboy, Johnny and Dally go to the movie theaters and meet Cherry and Marcia. Later on Cherry asks Ponyboy to come with her to get some popcorn. While waiting Ponyboy tells Cherry about how Johnny looked when he was beaten by the Socs. After the movie Ponyboy, Johnny and Two-Bit walk the girls home when a blue mustang comes. Cherry and Marcia go with the Socs to prevent a fight. Johnny and Ponyboy fall asleep in the park and Johnny wakes Ponyboy at 2 O'Clock in the morning. Ponyboy goes home and gets yelled at and slapped by his older brother Darry. Ponyboy runs away from Johnny but they decided to turn back. As they wander around Bob, Randy and three other Socs attack them and try to drown Ponyboy. Johnny kills Bob and the Socs run away. After the killing they decide to go to Dally, who gives them money and a gun and tell them to catch a train to an abandoned church.
Ponyboy and Johnny go on a train to the abandoned church on top of Jay Mountain in Windrixville. On the first day Johnny goes to get a week supply of food, the book Gone With The Wind and peroxide. Ponyboy's hair gets dyed blonde and Johnny's hair is cut. Ponyboy reads the book since their is nothing to do. One day they wake up early to see the sun rising and Ponyboy recites the poem Nothing Can Stay Gold. Dally comes and tells them their is a fight going between the Socs and Greasers. Johnny decides to turn himself in. When they come back to the church they see that it's on fire. They save the kids from the burning church and are taken to the hospital. Ponyboy reunites with his brothers and is taken home.
The next day Two-Bit tells Ponyboy that he and Johnny are declared heroes but Johnny will be charged with manslaughter. Ponyboy and Two-Bit see Johnny in the hospital. After Ponyboy and Two-Bit see a blue mustang and Ponyboy and Randy talk. The rumble happens in the vacant lot and the Greasers win. Dally tells Ponyboy to come with him to the hospital to see Johnny. They go the hospital and Johnny tells Ponyboy to stay gold. After this Johnny dies. Dally is upset about this and robs a grocery store. He calls his gang members and they come to see Dally. Dally pulls out an empty gun and is shot by the police. Ponyboy faints and gets sick for a few days. After he recovers they go to the court and Ponyboy can stay with his older brother. Ponyboy is failing english so his teacher tells to write a theme and he'll pass him with a C. At home Ponyboy finds a note from Johnny in the book Gone With The Wind. After this Ponyboy writes his theme about the recent things that happened.
“Stay Gold, Ponyboy, stay gold.”Amanda
“You take up for your buddies, no matter what they do. When you're a gang, you stick up for the members. If you don't stick up for them, stick together, make like brothers, it isn't a gang any more. It's a pack.”Ponyboy (Pony) Curtis
“When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home.”Ponyboy (Pony) Curtis
“I don't care about Darry. But I was still lying and I knew it. I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.”Ponyboy (Pony) Curtis
“Let me tell you something, Ponyboy, it might come as a surprise but things are rough all over.”Cherry Valance
“Nature's first green is gold,/Her hardest hue to hold./Her early leaf's a flower;/But only so an hour./Then leaf subsides to leaf./So Eden sank to grief,/So dawn goes down to day./Nothing gold can stay.”Ponyboy (Pony) Curtis
“Dally? Shoot, he ain't got no more manners than I do.”Ponyboy (Pony) Curtis
“Johnny was last and least. If you can picture a little dark puppy that has been kicked too many times and lost in a crowd of strangers, you'll have Johnny.”Ponyboy (Pony) Curtis
“Tough, loud girls who wore too much eye makeup and giggled and swore.”Ponyboy (Pony) Curtis
“You know what a Soc is? White trash with mustangs and Madras.”Ponyboy (Pony) Curtis
“Man that was a tuff car. Mustangs are tuff.”Johnny
“"Nothing gold can stay"”-Ponyboy Curtis
“''Oh, Ponyboy, your hair... your tuff, tuff hair,"-Sodapop Curtis”
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