Book summary for the outsiders Ponyboy Curtis belongs to a lower-class group of Oklahoma youths who call themselves greasers because of their greasy long hair. Walking home from a movie, Ponyboy is attacked by a group of Socs, the greasers’ rivals, who are upper-class youths from the West Side of town. The Socs, short for Socials, gang up on Ponyboy and threaten to slit his throat. A group of greasers comes and chases the bullies away, saving Ponyboy. Ponyboy’s rescuers include his brother Sodapop, a charming, handsome high-school dropout, and Darry, Ponyboy’s oldest brother (Darry assumed responsibility for his brothers when their parents were killed in a car crash).
After a childish prank he pulled when he was a young boy, his father incarnated him for may years. Boo can be referred to a style 'mocking bird'of the story as he is one of the townss most judged members, but is actually just an innocent caring man. Boo has very little contact with the outside world. When he starts leaving toys and objects in a hollow tree trunk for jet and scout, it's one of boos first interactions with anyone other then his father and brother. Attics, scout jem and society all misjudged boos shy personality for so,e crazy killer man.
“Someone had challenged their god, humiliated him” (42) Hassan points the slingshot towards Assef, and it is very significant. Assef is frightened, but more importantly, a Hazara is standing up for himself, not a Pashtun. 7. “I never slept the night before the tournament. I'd roll from side to side, make shadow animals on the wall, even sit on the balcony in the dark, a blanket wrapped around me.” (49) Amir’s insomnia is significant throughout the novel.
They are considered rich, spoilt and lucky. Most of the Socs go to college and seem to have a perfect life but they too have problems. Bob got himself killed because he had no rules and his parents would let him get drunk and get into trouble. Cherry Valance, a Soc, and Ponyboy, a Greaser are also good examples of how stereotypes aren’t always true. Cherry teaches Ponyboy that Socs and Greasers aren’t that different like when she says “All Socs aren’t like that, Ponyboy”.
I lied to myself believing that Sonny was getting better and that he was making progress. But I could see in his eyes that he was unhappy and he was not getting better, and that it was taking every ounce of him not to use drugs again. The night that Sonny died, I went and looked in his room while he
The two men were forced out of their home town in Weed, due to Lennie being accused of rape. Lennie is a large, lumbering, childlike migrant worker. Due to his mild mental disability, Lennie completely depends upon George, his friend and traveling companion, for guidance and protection. George is the opposite, a miniature, intelligent man, always alert and focused. Lennie is like George’s child, imitating his wise skilful actions.
Because his parents have died in a car accident, Ponyboy lives with his brothers Darry and Sodapop. Darry repeatedly accuses Ponyboy of lacking common sense, but Ponyboy is a reliable youth. Throughout the novel, Ponyboy struggles with class division, violence, innocence, and familial love. He matures over the course of the novel, eventually realising the importance of friendship and the feeling of respect. Though he is only fourteen years old, he understands the way his social group functions and the role each group member plays.
Nothing could ever make up for all the bad things Sonny does but at least he does somewhat realize the bad things he does. If he did not realize his bad deeds, he wouldn’t be telling Cologero not to be like him. I know that Sonny has trust issues but that does not affect him being a good person or not. Sonny’s having trust issues is just his way of trying to protect himself from getting taken advantage of, and keep control. The reason why he has these trust issues is probably because he was taken advantage of in the past, and does not want it to happen again.
Last we checked, riding in rodeos was no crime, but jumping little kids is pretty bad. I were also a tad shocked when Dally got out of the hospital by holding a knife to a nurse's throat. With all of this Dallas (Dally) Winston, was a hard nut but he loved Johnny and when he blamed Johnny’s death because of his actions he couldn’t take it and went on a all out suicide mission to die. Ponyboy isn’t sure why but Darry as we are told through Ponyboy thinks that Johnny was loved by all, but throughout the book Johnny looked up to Dally who when Johnny died couldn’t take
The social norm got a hold of Hoke and in the end I ceased to move. Hoke was put in this situation and acted just the way society expected him to. Even though I could tell he was bothered by my actions he still drove me home with the conversation kept to a minimum and the radio was left to fill the empty space of the awkwardness. During the experiment I felt as if I was being annoying and troublesome to Hoke, ultimately leaving me wondering if following social norms makes it easier on everyone. Why is this an uncomfortable situation?