The Outsiders - Mr. Standring's Page

The Outsiders - Mr. Standring's Page

The Outsiders Grade 9 English Unit Group Discussion Questions What is a gang? Who joins gangs? Why do people join gangs? Brainstorm what you know about gangs, in general. If you know anything about specific gangs, mention that also.

On the Sidewalk Bleeding by Evan Hunter Read the short story and answer the questions below: 1. What is the setting of the story? How do you know? 2. Using a plot diagram, outline the plot of the story. 3. Why dont any of the people who find Andy help him? 4. Why did Andy join a gang? Discuss Andys reasons and whether or not they make sense to you. On the Sidewalk Bleeding

by Evan Hunter 5. What is the climax of the story? What is the symbolic significance of the action Andy performs at this point? 6. What conclusions can you draw from the police officers comments at the end of the story? 7. Is Andy a round character or a flat one? Explain why you think so. 8. One goal of this story is to teach. What message(s) might the author be trying to make? How does your answer to Question 5., above, make the story more tragic, and so make the message to

the reader more clear? The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton The 60s The Importance of the Setting of a Novel: Having a clear idea of where and

when your story or novel takes place helps the reader to understand the characters thoughts, motivations and actions more clearly. On the Sidewalk Bleeding By Evan Hunter WHERE

Alley NY city WHEN Night 1980s or 90s The murder is easily accepted when we know it happened on the streets of NYC

especially when gangs are involved. This setting allows the author to focus on Andys thoughts, actions and changes in his character. It allows the author to teach a lesson and focus on theme. If the setting wasnt believable then it would take away from the character development and theme. What do you know about the 60s?

Music and Recording Artists Sonny and Cher Television Shows Movies, Theatre and Stars

1960 Ocean's Eleven Psycho 1963 The Apartment From Russia, With Love Spartacus The Time Machine It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Ma d World 1961

The Pink Panther The Parent Trap The Music Man Cleopatra West Side Story The Birds Splendor In The Grass How The West Was Won The Misfits Hud Breakfast At Tiffany's 1964

1962 To Kill A Mockingbird A Hard Day's Night The Manchurian Mary Poppins Candidate My Fair Lady Lawrence Of Arabia Goldfinger Dr. No The Miracle Worker Dr. Strangelove Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?

Lolita Movies 1965 The Sound Of Music Cat Ballou Help! Dr. Zhivago Hush..Hush, Sweet Charlotte

1966 Fantastic Voyage Batman Blowup Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? A Man For All Seasons Georgy Girl Alfie Born Free

1967 In The Heat Of The Night The Dirty Dozen Guess Who's Coming To Dinner Bonnie & Clyde The Graduate In Cold Blood Camelot Doctor Doolittle 1968

2001: A Space Odyssey Yellow Submarine Romeo & Juliet Planet Of The Apes Night Of The Living Dead Oliver! Rosemary's Baby Barbarella Funny Girl The Producers Finian's Rainbow

Movies 1969 The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid Midnight Cowboy Easy Rider True Grit Hello, Dolly! Paint Your Wagon Lifestyle, Products etc.

Christmas Gifts of the 60s *Barbie *G.I. Joe *electric can opener ($7.77) *Beatles albums *Beatles toy guitars, lunchboxes, etc. *Viewmaster ($1.75) *Super Balls *ladies stretch slacks

($3.97) *spy toys *sled ($3.00) *Hot Wheels *Poor Pitiful Pearl doll ($8.00) *Tonka trucks *Twister *Mrs. Beasley doll Fashion

Hairstyles Technology Electronics Home Decor Split level houses, ranch style

Tupperware Rotary dial phones, Rabbit ears, Metal TV. trays Politics and Society etc. J. F. Kennedy Integration of blacks Write down these subject areas in your notebook:

Music and Recording Artists T.V. Movies, Theatre and Stars Lifestyles, Products etc.

Fashion Technology Home Dcor Politics Research Assignment What was it like to be a person in the setting of The Outsiders? You have formed FOUR research teams. Your task is to learn about the context of the 1960s. You will be assigned a specific time period, and your job is to prepare an organized

report on the time period assigned, detailing aspects of the context of the time. Form a Research Team Your research team must have the following roles assigned to members:

Researcher All members of the group! Assign topics? Presenter All members of the group! Assign topics? Picture finder Presentation Preparer (Word) Presentation Preparer (Flipchart) In reality, all roles are assigned to all members, but the primary responsibility for that role must be assigned to one person in particular.

Research Assignment Goal: The goal is to create a presentation that informs the class of the context of the novel. Materials: 2 pieces of printer paper 1 page of flipchart paper You can fill up to TWO standard-size pages with information on your years. You must organize your information CONCISELY, and LEARN things to fill in the details.

Evaluation This assignment will be evaluated in three ways: 1) Classroom work Organizing, using class time effectively, and working well in a group. 2) Materials Preparation of information into useable form. 3) Presentation Presenting the information to the class. Every member of the group must have a part. Presentations must take no

more than 10 minutes per group. Schedule Day 1 Organize team, conduct research in Library and/or on computers. Homework: Conduct additional research if necessary. Day 2 Conduct additional research. Prepare presentation materials. Prepare presentation. Homework: Anything else that needs to be

for the presentation. done Day 3 Present 10 minutes per presentation! Journal What I thought about the presentations, the process of creating the presentations, what I learned in the presentations, etc. Your Assignment:

Group 1 1960-1962 Group 2 1963-1965 Group 3 1965-67 Group 4 1968-69 Assignment: A Letter to

the Future . . . Write a two-three page double spaced letter to someone in the future (2006). You, the writer, are a teen in the 1960s. Your focus will be on the specific year and topics given to your group. Explain in detail what your life is like

while incorporating the specific information required. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton About the Author S.E. Hinton was just 17 years old when she published the novel The Outsiders, a modern classic of

teen literature which has been alternately praised and condemned since it was first published in 1967. About the Book The story of the struggle between two groups of teens, the novel gained popularity among

readers and educators in the 1970s for its frank depiction of violence and cruelty in the social structure of American high schools. The book is frequently challenged for use in high school because of its portrayal of violence, language, drug and alcohol abuse, and the fact that "virtually all the characters were from broken homes."

Slang in the Novel Slang is a form of diction used by authors. It is used in the novel as an indirect characterization technique (i.e. to develop believable characters). Diction - word choice. Word choice can be formal, informal, colloquial or slang. Slang a newly coined word not accepted for formal usage yet, and is usually not found in the

dictionary. Indirect Characterization The author gives certain information and lets the reader draw his/her own conclusions regarding the character. Slang in the Novel cont. Copy the following definitions of slang into your notebook. Refer to them when you need to, as we read the book.

boozed To be drunk breeze An attractive girl/boy cooler Jail cancer stick A cigarette hacked off To be angry. heater A hand-gun

fly A cute girl Slang in the Novel cont.

fuzz Police/law enforcement jumped To be attacked; the Greasers use this to describe attacks by the Socs lift To steal, shoplift, or pick-pocket lighting up Smoking lone it Doing something alone rank Something uncool and not fun rolled To rob rumble A gang fight scrap To fight

tuff Something cool weed drug (In this novel it refers to cigarettes) Plot in the Novel climax rising action inciting force falling action denouement

Characters Practice Taking Notes Take brief notes on each of the characters. Write down the characters name on the left side of your page, and write three or more things about that character on the right. Note that the descriptions that follow are character sketches created from a close reading of the authors characterization techniques! Ponyboy Michael Curtis,

14: The youngest of the Curtis brothers and main protagonist of the novel, he is a daydreamer, painter, and a bit of a bookworm. A heavy smoker, Ponyboy is also a star on his school's track team and is best friends with Johnny Cade. Ponyboy is a deep analyzer, but sometimes overlooks the obvious. He is particularly

attached to his hair and was upset when Johnny told him that he had to cut it when they were on the run. Ponyboy hates fighting, and the stereotypes put on people, such as "Greasers" and "Socs." He often wonders what life would be like were there are no Greasers or Socs; no labels, just

people. He has a very close relationship with his second-oldest brother, Sodapop, who he feels is the only other person, besides Johnny, that he can confide in. His parents recently died in a car crash. Note-taking example Ponyboy Michael

Curtis 14, youngest bro

Reads,paints Smokes heavily Hair = important!! must cut it on the run Hates fighting + stereotypes /labels Close to Sodapop Parents died in car crash Johnny Cade, 16: "If you can picture a little dark puppy that has been kicked too many times and is lost in a

crowd of strangers, you'll have Johnny," says Ponyboy. Johnny is a small and timid boy. His shy and nervous nature stems from years of abuse from his parents, and a recent jumping from a Soc, who is later revealed to be Bob Shelton. Bob wore many large rings on his hand when he jumped Johnny, which scarred Johnny's face. Ever since then, Johnny never

walks alone, and carries a six-inch switchblade in his back pocket. He looks up to Dallas Winston and is prone to instability and emotional oversensitivity. Although he never finished school, Johnny is very good at analyzing things that many other people do not understand.

Johnny is the "gang's pet, everyone's kid brother," and relies on the Greasers for the love and affection he does not get at home. Dallas "Dally" Winston, 17: The tough guy of the group, Dallas is considered extremely dangerous. He spent his teenage years in jail, which hardened him

seemingly beyond caring. Although he is not muscular, even Darry Curtis is afraid to fight him. Dallas is the opposite of Johnny; he is prone to react rashly and violently, even to his friends, and avoids showing emotion as much as possible. He does, however, have a soft spot for Johnny, and is very protective of the younger

boy. Ponyboy on Dallas: "He had an elfish face, with high cheekbones and a pointed chin, small, sharp animal teeth, and ears like a lynx. His hair was almost white it was so blonde, and he didn't like haircuts, or hair oil either, so it fell over his forehead in wisps and

kicked out the back in tufts and curled behind his ears and along the nape of his neck. His eyes were blue, blazing ice, cold with a hatred of the world." Sodapop Patrick Curtis, 16: The middle Curtis brother, he is described as extremely good looking and is an undefeated

fighter, though he is not the runner his brothers are. Sodapop is very carefree, preferring to play around rather than do any work. He isolates himself and smokes only when he's upset; otherwise, he is social and hyperactive. Although he is generally very optimistic, when reality hits him, it hits him hard

enough to sink him into an extremely deep funk. Sodapop is always sticking up for Ponyboy around Darry and tells Ponyboy things he tells no one else. Sodapop is the only one who can tease Darry and get away with it. He has a

girlfriend, Sandy. Darrel "Darry" Shaynne Curtis, Jr., 20: The eldest of the Curtis boys, Darry is tall, broad-shouldered, and muscular. Darry is occasionally perceived as cold and uncaring, as a result of assuming the role of parental figure after the death of his parents, in order to keep the family together. Ponyboy had believed that

Darry did not love him, yet later realizes otherwise when Darry cried for him, since Darry did not cry at the death of their parents. Because of his build, Darry is often referred to as "Superman" or "Muscles." He roofs houses for a living. He is Ponyboy's opposite; he is as logical as Ponyboy is imaginative. He is attentive to Ponyboy's

grades, though not upset about Sodapop dropping out of high school. Darry is very bitter about the fact that he never went to college, even though he had been offered an athletic scholarship. Even though Darry is associated with the Greasers, he keeps his hair cut short. Ponyboy notes that Darry is very Soc-like and too "smart" to be a

Greaser, and the only reason that Darry was not a Soc was because he would not turn his back on his brothers or the gang. Keith "Two-Bit" Mathe ws , 18: He has been known as "Two-Bit" for so long that even his teachers have forgotten that his real name is

Keith. Two-Bit is the joker of the gang, always smiling and cracking jokes. Like Sodapop, he lives for action and fun. Though nearly 19 years old, Two-Bit is still a junior in high school because he finds school "entertaining." With his long sideburns

and deep grey eyes, TwoBit is known as both a shoplifter and a ladies' man, though he is not perceived to be as goodlooking as Sodapop. He loves fighting, his blackhandled switchblade, blondes, and flirting. He flirts with Marcia, even though he knows that she is the girlfriend of a Soc. Steve Randle, 17: He has thick greasy hair that he combs back "in

complicated swirls." Steve is tall, lean, cocky, and arrogant, though smart and skilled at driving. He is the only one of the gang who does not care much for Ponyboy. Steve has been Sodapop's best friend since grade school; the two even work at the same gas station. Steve and Sodapop often

bicker and get into wrestling/arm-wrestling matches to vent their excessive energy. Steve does not think before he speaks and sometimes says hurtful things to his friends, even if he does not mean what he says. On one occasion, he called

Darry "All Brawn No Brains," which infuriated Darry so much that he punched Steve in his jaw and nearly shattered it. He does not like it when Sodapop takes Ponyboy with them to places. Symbols As we read the novel, watch for

these symbols; that is, symbolic objects that carry a deeper meaning than they appear to on the surface: Hair Two-bits switchblade Bobs rings Cars Group Discussion Questions What is social class? Is there a relationship between social

class and gang membership? Explain your answer. Chapter One Chapter One - Questions 1. Describe each of the characters and their relationship with one another. 2. Who are the socs? Who are the greasers? 3. How do Ponyboy's relationships with Darry and Sodapop differ? Explain. 4. Why is the 'gang' important to Johnny? 5. How does Ponyboy react to what Sodapop tells

him about Darry? 6. Do you think Darry loves Ponyboy? Why does he treat Ponyboy the way he does? 7. What does Ponyboy mean when he says, "I lie to myself all the time"? Do you ever lie to yourself? Why? Review Chapter One Summary Courtesy

Chapter 1 - Exposition Ch. 1 Review Chapter One Summary Ponyboy Curtis, the narrator, begins the novel with a story: he is walking home one afternoon after watching a Paul Newman film, and his mind starts to wander. He thinks about how he wants Paul Newmans good looks, though he likes his own greaser look. He also thinks

that, although he likes to watch movies alone, he wishes he had company for the walk home. Paul Newman c. 1950s/60s Paul Newman c. 1950s/60s Review Chapter One Summary Ponyboy steps back from his story to explain

that walking alone is unsafe for greasers, the East Side gang of friends to which he belongs. When they walk by themselves, greasers attract the harassment of Socials, or Socs, the rich West Side crowd. Ponyboy says that greasers are poorer and wilder than the Socs, whom the newspapers condemn one day for throwing parties and praise the next day for good citizenship. Greasers wear their hair long and put grease in it. They dress tough, steal, and get into gang fights. They often carry switchblades, mainly to help them stand their ground against the Socs.

Review Chapter One Summary Ponyboy says he does not participate in typical greaser mischief because his oldest brother, Darrell (known as Darry), would kill him if he got into trouble. Ponyboys parents died in a car crash, so the three Curtis brothers live together by themselves, an arrangement possible only as long as they stay out of trouble. Twenty-year-old Darry acts as head of the family. He is strict with Ponyboy and often yells at him. Despite his intelligence, Ponyboy

lacks common sense, which frustrates Darry. Ponyboy feels great affection for his sixteenyear-old brother, Sodapop, whose charm and cheerfulness he admires. Review Chapter One Summary Ponyboy returns to the story of his solitary walk after the movies. As he walks, he notices a red Corvair trailing him. He quickens his pace as he remembers how badly the Socs beat his friend Johnny Cade. The Corvair pulls up beside Ponyboy and five Socs climb out and surround him. One of them asks, Need a haircut,

greaser? and pulls out a blade. The Socs begin to beat up Ponyboy, who screams for help. Ponyboys brothers and the rest of their group appear on the scene and chase away the Socs. Darry starts to scold Ponyboy for walking home alone instead of calling for a ride, but Sodapop tells him to stop nagging. What is a Corvair? Review Chapter One Summary The brothers and the other greasers and make

plans for the following night. Ponyboy decides that he and Johnny will go to a double feature at the drive-in with their friend Dally. Dally begins to talk about his ex-girlfriend, Sylvia, and Ponyboy thinks about the girls that socialize with the greasers. He wonders what it would be like to spend time with an upper-class Soc girl. At home, Ponyboy, who loves to read, reads Great Expectations and thinks about how his life resembles the life of Pip, the main character in Great Expectations. Still shaken by his fight with the Socs, Ponyboy climbs into bed with Sodapop. The brothers talk about Sodapops girlfriend,

Sandy, whom Sodapop hopes to marry one day. What is Great Expectations? Great Expectations is the story of Pip, an orphan boy adopted by a blacksmith's family, who has good luck and great expectations, and then loses both his luck and his expectations. Through this rise and fall, however, Pip learns how to

find happiness. He learns the meaning of friendship and the meaning of love and, of course, becomes a better person for it. titles/greatexpectations/shortsumm.html Notes on Chapter 1 (Exposition)

Narrator Ponyboy Curtis Point of view Ponyboy gives a first-person (limited) account of events, explaining how we should interpret events and people in the story. Tone (atmosphere) Youthful;

melodramatic; slangy; simplistic Setting (time) Mid-1960s Setting (place) Tulsa, Oklahoma Protagonist Ponyboy Major conflict Against the background of the clash between the poor greasers and the rich Socs, the greaser Ponyboy struggles to mature. Chapter Two

Chapter Two Vocabulary Find the meaning for the following words in this chapter: incredulous vaguely nonchalantly Chapter Two - Questions 1. Are the names Ponyboy and Sodapop nicknames? Explain. 2. Who are Cherry and Marcia? 3. Why doesn't Ponyboy like referring to

Sodapop as a dropout? 4. What is Ponyboy comparing Two-Bit to when he calls him a "chessy cat"? What figure of speech is this besides a simile? 5. Why does Dally look sick now? 6. What literary device does the author use to describe Johnny's mugging? Get into your discussion groups now. Review Chapter Two

Summary Courtesy Review Chapter Two Summary The next night, Ponyboy and Johnny go with Dally to a double feature at the drive-in movie theater. They sit behind a pair of Soc girls, and Dally begins to talk dirty in an attempt to embarrass the girls. The girl with red hair turns around and coolly tells him to stop, but Dally continues to make suggestive remarks. He goes to buy Cokes, and Ponyboy talks to the red-haired girl, Cherry Valance. They talk about the

rodeo and about Sodapop, whom Cherry describes as a doll. She asks what became of Sodapop, and although the admission embarrasses him, Ponyboy says that Sodapop dropped out of school to work in a gas station. Cherry and her friend Marcia invite Ponyboy and Johnny to watch the movie with them. Dally comes back and offers a Coke to Cherry, but she throws it in his face. Dally tries to put his arm around her. When he will not listen to Cherrys protests, the usually quiet Johnny stuns Dally by telling him not to bother the girls. At the drive-in Review

Chapter Two Summary Dally stalks off, and the boys sit with the girls and watch the movie. Two-Bit, one of Ponyboys friends, comes to announce that Dally has slashed Tim Shepards tires and is going to have to fight him. Tim Shepard is the leader of another greaser gang. Two-Bit explains the greasers two main rules: always stick together and never get caught. Cherry and Ponyboy go to get popcorn, and Ponyboy tells her about the time the Socs beat up Johnny. The leader of the gang that beat him, Ponyboy says, wore a fistful of rings. Cherry looks distressed and assures him that not all Socs are

violent like the Socs that beat Johnny. She also tells him that Socs have problems just as the greasers do, but Ponyboy does not believe her. Chapter Three Chapter Three Vocabulary Find the meaning for the following words in this chapter: aloof impersonally ornery resignedly

Chapter Three Questions 1. What does Cherry explain as the difference between the socs and the greasers? 2. What does Ponyboy mean when he says "Johnny and I understood each other without saying anything"? Have you ever had a relationship with someone who you understood, or who understood you, without having to say anything? 3. When and how did Pony's parents die? 4. What happens when Pony comes home after

his curfew? 5. Why does Johnny like it better when his father is hitting him? 6. At the end of the chapter, how does the author foreshadow that bad things are to come? Get into your discussion groups now. Review Chapter Three Summary Courtesy Review Chapter Three Summary Ponyboy, Two-Bit, and Johnny walk to Two-Bits house with Cherry and Marcia so that they can give the girls a ride home. As they walk, Ponyboy and Cherry talk about Ponyboys brothers. He notices how easy it is to talk to Cherry. When Cherry asks Ponyboy to describe

Darry, he says Darry does not like him and probably wishes he could put Ponyboy in a home somewhere. Johnny and Two-Bit are startled to hear that Ponyboy feels this way, and Johnny says he always thought the three brothers got along well. Chapter Three Summary After Ponyboy tells Cherry about Sodapops old horse, Mickey Mouse, the two move on to discuss the

differences they perceive between Socs and greasers. During this discussion, Ponyboy and Cherry find they have a surprising amount in commonfor instance, they both like reading and watching sunsets. Ponyboy voices his frustration that the greasers have terrible luck while the Socs lead comfortable lives and jump the greasers out of sheer boredom. Cherry retorts that the Socs situations are not as simple as Ponyboy thinks. They decide that the main difference between Socs and greasers is that Socs are too cool and aloof to acknowledge their emotions and that they live their lives trying to fill up their emotional void, while the greasers feel everything too intensely. Ponyboy

realizes that, although they come from different classes, he and Cherry watch the same sunset. Review Chapter Three Summary A blue Mustang cruises by the group. The Mustang belongs to Bob and Randy, Cherrys and Marcias Soc boyfriends. The Mustang pulls up beside the group, and Randy and Bob get out. Ponyboy notices that Bob wears three heavy rings on his hand. The greasers and Socs nearly get into a fight, but the girls agree to leave with their boyfriends to prevent violence. Before leaving,

Cherry tells Ponyboy that she hopes she wont see Dally again, because she thinks she could fall in love with him. Chapter Four Chapter Four Vocabulary Find the meaning for the following words in this chapter: ruefully hermit premonition

Chapter Four - Questions 1. What does Pony mean when he says the socs were "reeling pickled"? 2. What major event happens in this chapter? 3. How did the author foreshadow that Johnny would use his knife in chapter 2? 4. What would your advice be to Johhny and Ponyboy if they'd come to you for help instead of Dally? Explain. Get into your

discussion groups now. Review Chapter Four Summary Courtesy Chapter 4 Rising Action Ch. 4 Ch. 1

Review Chapter Four Summary The park is deserted at 2:30 in the morning. Ponyboy and Johnny go walking beside the fountain. It is cold out, and Ponyboy is wearing only a short-sleeved shirt. Suddenly the boys see the blue Mustang from earlier that night. Five Socs, including Randy and Bob, jump out of the car and approach them. Presumably, the Socs have come to get even with the boys for picking up their girlfriends. Ponyboy can tell they are drunk. Review Chapter Four Summary

Bob tells Ponyboy that greasers are white trash with long hair, and Ponyboy retorts that Socs are nothing but white trash with Mustangs and madras shirts. In a rage, Ponyboy spits at the Socs. A Soc grabs Ponyboy and holds his head under the frigid water of the fountain. Ponyboy feels himself drowning and blacks out. Review Chapter Four Summary When he regains consciousness, the Socs have run away. He is lying on the pavement next

to Johnny. Bobs bloody corpse is nearby. Johnny says, I killed him, and Ponyboy sees Johnnys switchblade, dark to the hilt with blood. Review Chapter Four Summary Ponyboy panics, but Johnny remains calm. They decide to go to Dally, thinking he might be able to help them. They find Dally at the house of Buck Merril, his rodeo partner. He manages to get the boys fifty dollars, a change of clothing for Ponyboy, and a loaded gun. He instructs them to take a train to Windrixville, where they can hide in an abandoned church. Ponyboy and Johnny get on a train, and Ponyboy goes to sleep.

When they get to Windrixville, they hop off the train and find the church, where they collapse into exhausted sleep. Chapter Five Chapter Five Vocabulary Find the meaning for the following words in this chapter: reluctantly sullen eluded imploringly gallant

indignant Chapter Five - Questions 1. Why does Pony have a problem with Johnny's idea to disguise themselves? 2. What does pony mean when he says, "I was supposed to be the deep one"? 3. Why does Johnny think is a hero? Do you think Dally is a hero based on what he did? 4. Why does Pony realize he doesn't like Dally? Can you explain what he means by this? 5. Examine Robert Frost's poem, Nothing Gold

can Stay. What do you think the poem is saying? How might this apply to the characters in the novel? Chapter Five - Questions 6. On page 78, Johnny compares Pony and his brothers to their parents. Which one of your parents are you most like? What similarities do you share? 7. What does pony mean when he says he drinks Pepsis like a friend? 8. What's a 'heater'? Why does Dally have one? 9. Why are the socs and the greasers going to

fight in the vacant lot? 10. Who's the spy for the greasers? Does this surprise you? Why or why not? Get into your discussion groups now. Review Chapter Five Summary Courtesy

Review Chapter Five Summary The next morning, Ponyboy wakes in the church and finds a note from Johnny saying that he has gone into town to get supplies. When Johnny returns, he brings a weeks supply of bologna and cigarettes, and a paperback copy of Gone with the Wind, which he wants Ponyboy to read to him. Ponyboy makes a wisecrack

and Johnny tells him he is becoming more like Two-Bit every day. Johnny insists that they cut their hair to disguise themselves, and he bleaches Ponyboys hair. Review Chapter Five Summary For the next week, the boys hide out at the church, reading

Gone with the Wind, smoking, and eating sandwiches. The boys admire the southern gentlemen in Gone with the Wind, and Johnny points out that they remind him of Dally. Ponyboy disagrees. He prefers the other greasers to Dally. Most of the greasers remind Ponyboy of the heroes in novels, but Dally is so real he is frightening. Later, Ponyboy recites a Robert Frost poem,

Nothing Gold Can Stay. The poem touches Johnny. Nothing Gold Can Stay Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. -- Robert Frost

Review Chapter Five Summary After about five days, Dally shows up at the church with a letter to Ponyboy from Sodapop. Dally says the police approached him about Bobs murder and he told them that the perpetrators fled to Texas. He takes Johnny and Ponyboy to the Dairy Queen and tells them that a state of open warfare exists between the greasers and the Socs, who are furious about Bobs death. He also lets slip that Cherry Valance, feeling responsible for the murderous encounter, has been acting as a spy for the greasers. He adds that in a days time the two groups will meet for a rumble.

Chapter Six Chapter Six - Vocabulary Find the meaning for the following words in this chapter: bewildered Chapter Six - Questions 1. Do you think Dally's parents have influenced the way he is; his personality? Explain.

2. Why doesn't Dally want Johnny to turn himself in? 3. What "other side" of Dallas is revealed in this chapter? 4. What's your own definitionof a hero? Do the three boys prove themselves to be heroes, according to your definition? Explain. 5. Why do you think Johnny wasn't scared, despite the obvious danger, on page 92? Review Chapter Six Summary

Courtesy Review Chapter Six Summary Johnny shocks Dally by telling him he wants to go back home and confess to his crime. Dally tries to change Johnnys mind, telling him he never wants to see Johnny hardened the way prison would harden him. Johnny is adamant and points

out that his own parents would not care what happens to him, but Ponyboys brothers care about him and want to see him. Review Chapter Six Summary Swearing under his breath, Dally begins to drive Johnny and Ponyboy home. As they drive past the church where Ponyboy and Johnny have

been staying, they see that it is on fire. Ponyboy thinks he and Johnny must have started the fire with a cigarette butt, so the boys jump out of the car to examine the blaze. At the church, they find a group of schoolchildren on a picnic. Suddenly, one of the adult chaperones cries out that some of the children are missing, and

Ponyboy hears screaming from inside the church. Acting on instinct, he and Johnny climb into the burning building through a window. At the back of the church, they find the children huddled together and terrified. As he runs through the smoky inferno, Ponyboy wonders why he is not scared. He and Johnny lift the children out of the window. Dally appears and yells that the roof is about to cave in. As they

lift the last child out the window, the roof crumbles. Johnny pushes Ponyboy out of the window, and then Ponyboy hears Johnny scream. Ponyboy starts to go back in for Johnny, but Dally clubs him across the back and knocks him out. Review Chapter Six Summary When Ponyboy wakes, he is in an ambulance, accompanied by one

of the schoolteachers, Jerry Wood. The teacher tells him that his back caught on fire and that the jacket he was wearing, which Dally lent him, saved his life. He says that Dally was burned but will probably be fine. Johnny, however, is in very bad shapehe was struck by a piece of burning timber as it fell, and may have broken his back. The man jokingly asks Ponyboy if he and Johnny are professional heroes. Ponyboy tells

him that they are juvenile delinquents. Review Chapter Six Summary Ponyboy has suffered mild burns. Jerry stays with him while he is in the hospital, and Ponyboy confides the story of Bobs death. Jerry agrees that Johnny killed Bob in self-defense. He tells Ponyboy he shouldnt smoke, something that no one has ever said to Ponyboy before. Darry and Sodapop arrive. Sodapop hugs Ponyboy, and Darry cries, shocking

Ponyboy. The anger he has felt toward Darry dissolves. Ponyboy realizes that Darry does care about him; Darry is strict because he loves Ponyboy and wants him to succeed. Ponyboy runs across the room and embraces his brother, thinking that everything will be fine once he gets home. Chapter Seven Chapter 7 Rising Action Ch. 7

Ch. 4 Ch. 1 Chapter Seven Questions 1. Explain what Pony means when he says Soda "reminds me of a colt". 2. What condition is Johnny in after the fire? 3. Why would being crippled be worse for Johnny than someone else? 4. "Maybe people are younger when they are asleep". What do you think about this comment?

Chapter Seven Questions 5. What is a juvenile delinquent? Find a definition on the internet, in a dictionary, or create your own based on your own knowledge. 6. Why would Two-Bit think Johnny, Dally, and Pony were heroes all along; before they saved the kids? 7. What was Bob's 'real' problem, according to Randy ? 8. Why did Pony think it was better to see

socs as "just guys"? What do you think he means by this? Get into your discussion groups now. Review Chapter Seven Summary Courtesy Review

Chapter Seven Summary The reporters and police interview Ponyboy, Sodapop, and Darry in the hospital waiting room. Sodapop jokes with the reporters and hospital staff, keeping the mood light with his antics. The doctors finally emerge and say that Dally will be fine but that Johnnys back was broken when the roof caved in. Even if Johnny survives, they add, he will be permanently crippled. Review

Chapter Seven Summary The next morning, Ponyboy is making breakfast when Steve Randle (Sodapops best friend) and Two-Bit come in with the morning papers. The papers portray Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally as heroes for rescuing the schoolchildren. They also mention Ponyboys excellent performance on the track team and in school. The papers mention that the state will charge Johnny with manslaughter and send both Ponyboy and Johnny to

juvenile court, from which Ponyboy might be sent to a boys home. The other boys reassure Ponyboy that his family will stay together. Ponyboy tells them he had his recurring nightmare which first occurred on the night of his parents funeralthe previous night. He never remembers the dream, but it makes him wake up in intense panic. Review Chapter Seven Summary Ponyboy asks Sodapop about

Sandy and learns that she got pregnant and moved to Florida. Her parents refused to let her marry Sodapop because of his age, so Sandy left to live with her grandmother. Sodapop and Darry go to work, and Two-Bit and Ponyboy go to get Cokes at the Tasty Freeze. A blue Mustang pulls up to the restaurant, and in it they see the group of Socs that jumped Ponyboy and Johnny in the

park. Ponyboy feels an immediate and intense hatred for them. Review Chapter Seven Summary One of the Socs, Marcias boyfriend, Randy, comes over to Ponyboy. Two-Bit reminds him that no fighting is allowed before the rumble, but Randy says he wants only to talk. He asks Ponyboy why he saved those children and says he would never have thought a greaser could do such a thing. Ponyboy says that it didnt have anything to

do with his being a greaser. Sick about the violence and Bobs death, Randy says he does not intend to fight at the rumble. Randy explains that Bob was his best friend, a good guy with a terrible temper and overly indulgent parents. Ponyboy feels reassured by his talk with Randy and realizes that Socs can be human and vulnerable. Chapter Eight Chapter Eight Questions 1. How does what the doctor first says, on page 119, foreshadow Johnny's condition?

2. "We needed Johnny as much as he needed the gang. And for the same reason" (p.121). What do you think Pony means, and what is the reason? 3. What does Pony mean on p. 123 when he says, "we could get along without anyone but Johnny"? 4. If Darry didn't have Soda and Pony, why would he be a soc? 5. What does Cherry mean when she says Bob "wasn't just anyone" on p.129? Get into your

discussion groups now. Review Chapter Eight Summary Courtesy Review Chapter Eight Summary Two-Bit and Ponyboy go to see Johnny and Dally in the hospital. Johnny, weak and pale, whispers that he would like Ponyboy

to finish reading Gone with the Wind to him. His mother shows up to visit, but she is a mean-spirited, nagging woman and Johnny refuses to see her. As Ponyboy and Two-Bit leave, she accosts them and blames them for Johnnys condition, and Two-Bit insults her. Review Chapter Eight Summary Dally is recovering nicely in the hospital, and for the first time ever Ponyboy

feels warmly toward Dally. Dally says that Tim Shepard, the leader of another gang of greasers, came in to talk about the rumble. Dally asks for TwoBits black-handled switchblade, and Two-Bit gladly hands over his prized possession without even asking why Dally needs it. Review Chapter Eight Summary

On the way home, Ponyboy and Two-Bit see Cherry Valance in her Corvette. She says that the Socs have agreed to fight with no weapons. Ponyboy asks her to go see Johnny, but she says she cannot because Johnny killed Bob. She says that Bob had a sweet side and was only violent when drunk, as he was when he beat up Johnny. Ponyboy calls her a traitor, but he quickly forgives her. He asks her if she can see the sunset on the West Side, and when she says she can, he tells her to remember that he can see it on the East Side too. Chapter 9

Chapter 9 Climax Ch. 9 Ch. 7 Ch. 4 Ch. 1 Chapter Nine - Questions 1. On the bottom of p.133, when Pony asks what kind of a world it is, what comment is he making about how society judges people? 2. Why do the boys fight? Why is Pony different? 3. What is the difference between Tim

Sheppard's gang and Ponyboy's? Explain how Pony feels this difference might give his group the upper hand? 4. What do you think Johnny's last words to Pony mean? Get into your discussion groups now. Review Chapter Nine Summary Courtesy Review Chapter Nine Summary Feeling sick before the rumble, Ponyboy swallows five aspirin and struggles to eat his dinner. The boys have bathed and made themselves look tuff, and leave for the rumble excitedly. Ponyboy feels a sinking feeling when he sees the other greasers. Tim Shepards gang and the others seem like

genuine hoods. Twenty-two Socs arrive in four carloads to fight the twenty greasers. Darry steps forward to start the fight, and Paul Holden, Darrys high school friend and football teammate, steps up to challenge him. As Paul and Darry circle each other, Dally joins the group. As Dally arrives, the fight breaks out in full. After a long struggle, the greasers win. Review

Chapter Nine Summary When the rumble ends, Dally and Ponyboy go to the hospital to see Johnny. A policeman stops them, but Ponyboy feigns an injury, and the officer gives them an escort to the hospital. Ponyboy and Dally find Johnny dying. Johnny moans that fighting is useless, tells Ponyboy to [s]tay gold,

and then dies. Dally is beside himself with grief and runs frantically from the room. Chapter Ten Chapter 10 Falling Action Ch. 9 Ch. 7 Ch. 4 Ch. 1

Ch. 10 Chapter Ten - Vocabulary Find the meaning for the following words in this chapter: indignantly Chapter Ten - Questions 1. How does Pony's dreaming, or lying to himself, finally work in this

chapter? 2. Why was Johnny's dying so difficult for Dally to handle? 3. Why do you think Dally would have wanted to die? Get into your discussion groups now. Review Chapter Ten Summary Courtesy Review Chapter Ten Summary After Johnnys death, Ponyboy wanders alone for hours until a man offers him a ride. The man asks Ponyboy if he is okay and tells him that his head is bleeding. Ponyboy feels vaguely disoriented. At home, he finds the greasers gathered in the living room and tells them that Johnny is dead and

that Dally has broken down. Dally calls and says he just robbed a grocery store and is running from the police. The gang rushes out and sees police officers chasing him. Dally pulls out the unloaded gun he carries, and the police shoot him. Dally collapses to the ground, dead. Ponyboy muses that Dally wanted to die. Feeling dizzy and overwhelmed, Ponyboy passes out.

Review Chapter Ten Summary When Ponyboy wakes, Darry is at his side. Ponyboy learns that he got a concussion when a Soc kicked him in the head during the rumble, and that he has been delirious in bed for three days. Chapter Eleven Chapter 11 Falling Action Ch. 9

Ch. 7 Ch. 4 Ch. 1 Ch. 10 Ch. 11 Chapter Eleven Vocabulary Find the meaning for the following words in this chapter: acquitted

Chapter Eleven Questions 1. Explain why Ponyboy might rather anyone's hate than their pity? 2. What do you think is going on with Ponyboy when he says, "Johnny didn't have anyhing to do with Bob's getting killed"? Get into your discussion groups now.

Review Chapter Eleven Summary Courtesy Review Chapter Eleven Summary Ponyboy is restricted to bed rest for a week after he wakes up from his concussion. He finds a picture of Bob the Soc in Sodapops high school yearbook. Bobs grin reminds him of Sodapops. Ponyboy wonders if

Bobs parents hate him, saying he prefers their hatred to their pity. Looking at the photograph and remembering conversations with Cherry and Randy, Ponyboy concludes that Bob was cocky, hot-tempered, frightened, and human. Review Chapter Eleven Summary Randy arrives at the house to talk to Ponyboy and behaves with shocking insensitivity. Not thinking of what Ponyboy has suffered, Randy says he is

worried about being associated with the violence. They discuss the hearing scheduled for the next day. Ponyboy, in a delirious state, says that he killed Bob himself and that Johnny is still alive. Darry asks Randy to leave. Chapter Twelve Chapter 12 Denouement Ch. 9 Ch. 7

Ch. 4 Ch. 1 Ch. 10 Ch. 11 Ch. 12 Chapter Twelve Questions 1. What 'circumstances' do Ponyboy's teacher refer to? What circumstances does Ponyboy think his teacher is referring to? 2. Why doesn't Ponyboy feel scared when the socs approach him and he threatens them

with a broken bottle (p.170-171)? How is this a dramatic change from the ponyboy we have seen up until this point? 3. What does Darry mean when he says, "you don't just stop living because you lose someone" (p.173)? Chapter Twelve Questions 4. How do we know Sandy didn't love Soda as much as he loved her? 5. Explain how Darry and Ponyboy play tug of war with Soda. 6. What do we learn was so special about

Johnny (p.178)? 7. What does Ponyboy end up doing for his English assignment? Get into your discussion groups now. Review Chapter Twelve Summary Courtesy

Review Chapter Twelve Summary Ponyboy does not have to speak much at the hearing, since his doctor has spoken to the judge about Ponyboys condition. The judge asks Ponyboy a few gentle questions about his home life and then acquits him of all wrongdoing and allows him to return home with his brothers. After the hearing, Ponyboy becomes detached and depressed. His grades suffer, he loses his coordination, memory, and appetite, and he resumes fighting with Darry. Ponyboys English teacher, Mr. Syme, says

that although Ponyboy is failing, he can raise his grade to a C by writing an outstanding autobiographical theme. Review Chapter Twelve Summary The next day at lunch, Ponyboy goes to the grocery store with Steve and Two-Bit for candy bars and Cokes. When a group of Socs accosts him, he threatens them with a broken bottle, saying he refuses to take any more of their intimidation. Ponyboys uncharacteristic show of hostility alarms Steve and Two-Bit,

and they warn Ponyboy not to grow hard like Dally was. They are relieved when Ponyboy bends down to pick up the broken glass, not wanting anyone to get a flat tire. Review Chapter Twelve Summary That night as Ponyboy and Darry fight about Ponyboys grades, Sodapop runs out of the house, upset that Sandy has returned a letter he wrote her unopened. Darry explains that Sodapop is not the father of Sandys child and acts puzzled that Sodapop never told Ponyboy.

Ponyboy reflects that he probably acted uninterested when Sodapop tried to talk about his problems. Worried, Darry and Ponyboy go find Sodapop. He tells them their constant fighting is tearing him apart. Sobbing, he asks them to try to understand each other and stop fighting. They promise to try. Ponyboy thinks that Sodapop will hold them together. Review Chapter Twelve Summary The boys run back home. Ponyboy looks at Johnnys copy of Gone with the Wind. He

finds a handwritten note from Johnny urging him to stay gold and saying that the childrens lives were worth his own. Ponyboy realizes that he wants to tell the story of his friends so that other hoodlums will not nurse their anger at the world and ignore the beauty in it. He begins to work on his English theme, starting with the words that begin The Outsiders: When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home.

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