acquitted: "Then he said I was acquitted and the whole case was closed."
to express or show displeasure in a comment or event
1. Explain why Pony might rather have anyone's hate than their pity (p.162)?
Pony might have rather have anyones hate than their pity because he didnt want people to always say oh he's young he dosnt know any better, he knows better and he knows what he does so if it was against the law or to hurt someone he ment it and he dosnt want people to feel bad for him all the time.
2. What do you think is going on with Ponyboy when he says, "Johnny didn't have anyhing to do with Bob's getting killed" (p.166)?
I think Ponyboy said "Johnny didn't have anything to do with Bob's getting killed." because he wanted to believe that it wasn't his problem, and that Johnny didnt deserve for people to hate him and if thing would change and if he could believe to his lie he was telling himself.