Dally takes Johnny's death very badly. Ponyboy doesn't understand the rest, because he's too sick. The are shown at the beginning of the film in the style normally found in a published play. All he wants is for them to notice he is their son and not a punching bag. Darry characterizes Ponyboy as lacking common sense. Johnny later dies, causing a grief-stricken fellow Greaser, Dallas, to rob a store. Bob Sheldon Bob drives a Mustang, wears big rings, drinks heavily and gets away with quite a bit of mischief.
He is Bob's best friend and fellow Soc. Ponyboy is left unhurt by the fire, but Johnny succumbs to his injuries. Although they may believe they are different, they all must face some similar challenges in life. Soda has his own troubles when his girlfriend leaves him. He realizes that he has time to do great things in the world. Cherry's boyfriend Bob says she can't leave because they got a little drunk. Two friends of mine had died that night: one a hero, the other a hoodlum.
Randy after Bob's death changes his view of the social groups in his hometown. Appearences He is first seen walking with Pony boy from the movies. The unofficial leader of the greasers, he becomes an authority figure for Ponyboy. Johnny Cade - A sixteen-year-old greaser with black hair and large, fearful eyes. The brothers are greasers, a class term that refers to the young men on the East Side, the poor side of town. Valuable aspects of any work of literature are its themes, symbols, and motifs.
The reader is able to see the changes in Pony's viewpoints as he is dealing with many issues that are common in an adolescent's life. At thirteen years old, his parents died in an auto-wreck. Johnny stay behind and later Pony boy returns saying that Darry slapped him. Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries. Wouldn't you try to help me if you could? The rich kids, the West-side Socs.
Ponyboy quickly forgave Cherry, but insulted her saying he doesn't want her to see Johnny because she is a traitor to the Socs and not even loyal to the greasers, and that it doesn't make up while she sits in her car while Soda has to drop out of school to survive, and that she never feels sorry for them. Jerry Wood The overweight man at the church fire. He had his first arrest at the age of ten and has been jailed many times since then. A was produced in 1983, and a little-known short-lived appeared in 1990, picking up where the movie left off. She delivers information about the upcoming rumble.
The greasers find Dally deliberately pointing an unloaded gun at the police, causing them to him. He takes it upon himself to make their deaths mean something. He is 17 and works at the gas station with Soda. I didn't feel anything — scared, mad, or anything. Pony is really not into girls yet and has been warned by Two-Bit that the wrong kind of girl can get him into all kinds of trouble, but he connects with Cherry Valance, a Soc, as a friend. Randy tries to make peace with Ponyboy after Ponyboy saves the children from the fire, and he refuses to fight in the Soc-greaser rumble.
Johnny dies with the two people who mean the most to him at his side, Ponyboy and Dally. And falling asleep all the time isn't really a flaw, especially if you're as active as Ponyboy. My son is now 13 and single and is looking for a girlfriend. Cherry asks why they don't see Sodapop at school anymore, to which Pony reluctantly admits that he is a dropout. And now he was a dead juvenile delinquent and there wouldn't be any editorials in his favor.
Building on prior knowledge to achieve mastery level with our students is important. And while he is loyal to the rest of the gang, he often doesn't approve of their behavior. Tim Shepard - The leader of another band of greasers and a friend of Dally. Foley Artist and Crew: The Complete Novel. Those scenes being: Ponyboy and Johnny looking at their reflections in the lake and talking about their hair, attempting to catch a rabbit, and playing poker.