He finds Johnny, and the two boys heads for the park. That is where a plot diagram with some leading information can be helpful. Pony wanders around for hours distraught, until a kind young man stops him and drives him home. Ponyboy is a kid from the wrong side of the tracks a greaser who's parents were killed in a car accident. It can be seen as a tenuous cause of the Spanish Armada in 1588. Hinton's extraordinary success as a young adult writer was not always a sure thing.
In this stage, both the rivalry with the Socs as well as Pony's struggle with Darrel become much more complicated. Each corner is one square meter, and each length of sidewalk without two corners is the same as the dimension of the plot, times one meter. Johnny mentions turning themselves in, and Dally disagrees. When Cherry weeps, Ponyboy tells her they both see the same sunset. In the end the uncle's plot to kill Hamlet almost … succeeds, but before he dies, Hamlet completes his revenge. Ponyboy and Johnny run in and save the children, but Johnny is caught across the back by a burning piece of timber. The sky was lighter in the east, and the horizon was a thin golden line.
Partly for this reason, Ponyboy's oldest brother Darry yells at him for going to the movies unaccompanied, and Pony relates that he feels that he can never please Darry. Though Hinton does not refer directly to any historical or political events in her work, the book seeks to elevate public awareness of marginalized groups and to validate the voices and experiences of young people. Dally helps him out, and Ponyboy gets knocked unconscious. She did, and she produced some of her most admired works as a result. Ponyboy finds a letter that Johnny wrote for him before he died.
There, they run into two Soc boys and get into a fight. Syme, says he will pass him if he writes a decent theme. After she had established herself as a writer, Hinton continued to use the pen name in order to protect her privacy. Before they can, however, the church catches fire and several small children are trapped inside. Bob and the greasers exchange taunts, but Cherry prevents a fight by willingly leaving with Bob. He often yells at him to do better in school.
To conclude I would like to say that the book has made me see the way people that are living on the streets-in the wrong side of the town- behave and feel within themselves. Sure, they might have accidentally started the fire in the first place with their cigarettes, but that's not what motivates them to do the heroic act. An outsider is someone that doesn't fit in quite well. He feels that, for the first time, he and his two brothers form a family. The greasers have good reason to fear the Socs, a group of whom beat their friend Johnny so badly that he began to carry a switchblade wherever he went.
In the second paragraph, however, he explains that he is different f … rom other greasers in his love of movies and books. The socs almost drown Ponyboy, and Johnny, defending Ponyboy, stabs bob, one of the socs to death. After talking to Dally and getting some money, a new shirt, a jacket, and instructions, Pony and Johnny hide in an old church on top of Jay Mountain in Windrixville, after catching a train. She angers Pony when she says she won't visit Johnny in the hospital because he killed Bob. Boys who live on the East Side of town, Greasers, are targets for rich Socials, a gang of boys from the West Side. Dally calls the Curtis house from a payphone to say that he's robbed a grocery store and the cops are chasing him.
In the hospital, Ponyboy learns Johnny has been charged with manslaughter and a juvenile court will decide if they should live in a group home. The crisis brings out all that is honorable and good inside them. In the descriptions there are less simple words and more descriptive and artistic words look at Setting and Character Development for examples. They stay there for a few days, reading to each other and talking about poetry and sunsets. This story deals with two forms of social classes: the socs, the rich kids, and the greasers, the poor kids. Controversy The Outsiders was a controversial book at the time of its publication; it is still currently challenged and debated. When Johnny dies, Dally loses control and runs from the room in a frenzy.
Pony plans to confess to killing Bob at the hearing inquiring into the incident, but he is not questioned about it. The next day, he goes to see a movie with Two-Bit, Dally, and Johnny. Ponyboy, a good student, and an athlete to boot, feels like everything he does is wrong in Darry's eyes. They were two other reasons for why it was hard to relate to the book: the first reason is that my life is not like the lives of the characters in the book. He is a bit naive sometimes, like in page 45 when he tried to convince himself that the only difference between socs and greasers is that greasers like Elvis and do not like the Beatles and socs like the Beatles and do not like Elvis. It could be just the other way around - half of the hoods I know are pretty decent guys underneath all that grease, and from what I've heard, a lot of Socs are just cold-blooded mean - but people usually go by looks.