Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Outsiders

Chapter One:

1. Describe each of the characters in this chapter and their relationship with one another.

Sodapop: Middle child, Blonde hair, 16-17 Years old, Dumb, Hot.
Darry: (Darrel) oldest child, smart, loving, hansome, girlfriend: Sandy, 6 foot 2.
Ponyboy: Smart(nose in a book), 14 years old, Parents Died, youngest brother and in gang, light brown / reddish hair.
Johnny: (Johnny Cade)Got beet up, younest next to Ponyboy, shy, parents were abusive.
Dally: (Dallas) likes to draw, hair ia whitish blonde, eyes are cold: blue/greyish, elfy face, high cheek bones, pinted nose, arrested at 10 years old, coller and leaner then the rest of the game.
Two-Bit-Mathews: (Keith Mathews) Part of gang, rusty colour side burns, oldest gang memeber, wisecracker, 6 foot tall, goes to school for the kiks
Steve Randle: Sodapops best friend, smart, cocky, tall, lean, thick hair.

2. Who are the Socs? Who are the Greasers?

Socs- richer than greasers, jump gresers, wreck houses, and throw beer blasts for fun, west-side rich kids, Public Discrace.

Greaser's- East-Side, pooper than socs, like a hood, steal things, drive souped up cars, have gang fights once and awhile.

3. How do Ponyboy's relationships with Darry and Sodapop differ? Explain

Ponyboys relationship with Darry and Sodapop differ because Sodapop has more fun with Ponyboy and includes him in activities that are going on in the gang and he trusts Ponyboy. While Darry is always on his back about everything he does and doesnt trust him and thinks he has to be a parent to him and he doesnt treat Ponyboy like he treats Sodapop.Even though Ponyboy knew that Darry cared about him and did everthing for a reason Ponyboy though Darry didnt love him as much as he loved Sodapop. Sodapop stood up for Ponyboy and didnt let anything happen to Ponyboy that he didnt like. Also because sodapop treated him like he was his age but Darry treated him like he was just a kid who played game and got in trroble and didnt think before he did things.

4. Why is the 'gang' important to Johnny?

The gang is so important to Johnny because his parents abuse him and he has no one to talk to and the gang is almost like his family. If Johnney ever had somthing on his mind he would tell the gang and he could trust them. They all would stick up for him and he was the one that kept the gamg together. Johnny got jump bad and evryone know that he's is a sensitive and shy no one fool around with Johnny.

5. How does Ponyboy react to what Sodapop tells him about Darry?

Ponyboy didnt believe what Sodapop was sayingabout Darry and how he means well and he knows Ponyboy is smart and he doesn't want him to do somthing stupid to take that away. Ponyboy knew that evertything Darry sayes is the truth.

6. Do you think Darry loves Ponyboy? Why does he treat Ponyboy the way he does?

I think Darry does love Ponyboy in his own way and different times. I beleieve that he doesnt want anything to happen to Ponyboy. I think that darry wants to make sure he dosnt end up like him and have a good life to throw it all away and Ponyboys knows that but he want to be treated his age not like a 2 year old.

7. What does Ponyboy mean on page 8 when he says, "I lie to myself all the time"? Do you ever lie to yourself? Why?

Pony mean by " i lie to myself all the time" by I alwaystell myself thing i know wont happen are things that arn't true but i still tell myself to believe it.

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