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In the book the Outsider by S.E. Hinton Ponyboy is the main character, in the book he is mostly referred to as Pony. Pony has two brothers, Sodapop and Darry. Pony is fourteen and doesnít have any parentís, they died in a car accident. Pony and Soda and Darry all live in the same house, with Darry and Soda supporting them. He has long black greasy hair, he has hair like that because most of the people do in the gang their part of the ďGreasersĒ, and it probably fit with the time period, the fifties. Ponyís best friend Johnny who is also part of the gang; theďGreasersĒ that includes most of the kids that live around their part of town including Soda and Darry. Pony being part of the Greasers hates the Socs, short for socials; in the beginning the socs beat Pony for no reason just because he didnít dress like them or have money like them. The Socs are basically rich kids that dress nicely and beat the Greasers up. So far everyone likes Pony except the Socs. Pony is unlike all the other Greasers because he likes to watch movies and read books and look at the stars at night. The other Greasers donít give him a hard time about it sometimes theyíll even go to movies with him and look at the stars with him. Towards the end of chapter two Johnny, Pony, and Dally, (another one of the guys in the Greasers), met Cherry and Marcia. They were two girlfriends of some Socs that they met at the drive in movie theater. At the end of chapter three Johnny, Pony, and the girls were walking home when their boyfriends pulled up and started trouble with Pony and Johnny. Johnny got beat up really bad by the same guys before so he wasnít going to take any chances so he pulled out his switch blade and Soda had a broken bottle, but nothing happened except the girls went with the Socs so there wouldnít be any trouble. The guys didnít know that the girls went with them for that reason, and they got furious with them and never wanted to talk to them again. So far I think that something is going to happen to Pony, but I donít know what but I think its going have to do with Johnny.
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Culture, Fiction, Literature, Films, The Outsiders, Greaser, Grease, Symposium on Combinatorial Search
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