On the way home, Two-Bit and Ponyboy see Cherry. Im more like my dad because we both share the love for hockey and sports, my dog, cars etc. The cool colors representative of Ponyboy's gang emphasize that they are continually forced to be outsiders looking in. It is ironic that as Pony turns his back on Darry, another person steps in to question his judgment, and thereby prompts Pony to see Dally's perspective, and maybe Darry's, of himself. Ponyboy awakens on the pavement gasping for air. However, as the boys leave, they notice that the abandoned church where Ponyboy and Johnny have been staying has caught fire.
You'd have saved them the same as we did. But, he also makes lots of hasty generalizations—some of which are resolved at the end of the book. I mean like he was before. Life from an outsider's perspective is not only one of the main themes, but the one for which the novel is named. A minor theme prevalent throughout Western literature and established here in Chapter 1 is the power of three.
It means he drinks a lot of pepsi. Ponyboy and Johnny were jump in the park by a group of Socs boys 2. When she sees them, she tells them it is their fault that Johnny was hurt. These Socs had threatened Two-Bit, Johnny, and Ponyboy earlier in the evening when they found them walking with Cherry and Marcia. Also when he was at the churchhe had a mental breakdown which shows his sensitivity because hestarted crying. No, I thought, maybe it would make Soda stop, but not Steve. This aspect of his character evolves throughout the story into maturity.
However, he gained respect from a Greaser, Ponyboy, from doing so. Dally storms out and Ponyboy and Johnny befriend the two soc girls, named Cherry and. A very creative fourteen year old boy who reads and writes alot but somehow is mixed up in a world of greasers and soces. He believes that it is the hair that makes him who he is, a Greaser. Johnny sees Dally as what he will never be, and what he likely wishes he was. He brings Ponyboy a letter from Sodapop, in which Sodapop writes that Darry is worried for Ponyboy and very sorry for hitting him.
Ponyboy decides that he and Johnny will go to a double feature at the drive-in with their friend Dally. He is then suddenly rescued by the rest of his gang, who chase the socs away. Ponyboy is late getting home, and his brother Darry is furious with him. Ponyboy barely knows where he is or what he's doing: I wasn't scared. He finally relents, but when he sees himself in a mirror, he feels miserable.
Sodapop falls asleep and leaves Ponyboy awake to wonder. He felt better about being a greaser and he learned that Darry did love him. Pony realizes he doesn't like Dally because Dally's not like anyone else he knows. The man tells him it's his h … ead. The fantasy of life in the country hits Pony square in the face as he and Johnny hop off the freight train. The nurse tells Ponyboy he has to leave, and turns Two-Bit away as he arrives with the copy of Gone with the Wind.
He has suffered a concussion from a kick to the head at the rumble and has been delirious in bed for several days. Dally agrees to drive Ponyboy and Johnny back home. Then you do things to make them notice you. After the movie, the boys offer to drive Cherry and Marcia home in Two-Bit's car, but their boyfirends, and , respectively, show up and claim their girlfriends. Ponyboy theorizes on the motivations and personalities of his friends and describes events in a slangy, youthful voice. But if a Greaser had a problem with their family they couldn't really do much but either forgive and forget or run away and join a group that could have a bad history. These occasions get Ponyboy into trouble that he could avoid.
The author wrote that Johnny said if they came again he'd kill them. At last, Sodapop tells Ponyboy that he Sodapop is angry and frustrated because of the tension at home. Chapter 6: Vocabulary: Bewildered: Causes someone to become confused. Ponyboy regains consciousness to find himself lying on the ground. The Socs' lives had appeared to be better than theirs, and now the country life appears wonderful with gold-touched hills and meadowlarks singing. As he walks, he notices a red Corvair trailing him.