It actually doesn't mean a lot … to the book. If it's 100 degrees outside, you'll never get there. Whether someone defines himself or herself as an outsider or insider depends on his or her personal perspective or viewpoint. Pony and Johnny go see Dallas, who tells them to jump a train out of town and hide out in an abandoned church. Authors convey the setting of a story in two ways.
The film was released in March 1983. Colors in a black and white world. Throughout the novel, Ponyboy struggles with class division, violence, innocence, and familial love. However, Ponyboy wants Darry to be supportive, regardless of the grades he receives. In this sense, sunsets separate, whereas in other parts of the novel they connect; Hinton thereby hints at how we might imbue everyday occurrences and objects with our own hopes, wishes, and emotions. They find Dally at the house of Buck Merril, his rodeo partner.
In this chapter, Ponyboy analyzes the Socs' lives through his own eyes, an outsider's perspective, which can only see and understand one view. At the park, Cherry's and Marcia's boyfriends reappear. Randy is a handsome Soc who eventually sees the futility of fighting. When his English teacher tells him to write an essay—one from the heart, about something meaningful to him— he realizes that he can share the story of the three dead boys with the world, and maybe make a difference in the lives of others. It is about a gang of teenage boys who are called the Greasers. We first meet our narrator, fourteen-year-old Ponyboy, as he's walking home from the movies—alone, which is something we know he's not supposed to be doing.
After the confrontation, Cherry and Marcia leave with Bob, and Pony and Johnny hang out in a vacant lot. Luckily his older brothers—Darry and Sodapop—and the rest of his gang—Steve, Two-Bit, Johnny, and Dallas—come to his rescue and chase away the Socials. When he gives up pretending, he realizes that is gone, and has left a note in the dust on the floor that he's gone to get supplies. Then it will cool you down just fine, but you'll have humidity probl … ems. It is just that the author wanted to kept it that name.
Meanwhile, the police, led by Sherriff Houghton make it to the top of Shay Mountain. They then return to the house and find his son Caleb lying on the couch asleep. The whole gang runs to the vacant lot, and sees Dally approaching from the other side, followed by cop cars. Many of the characters feel like outsiders and believe that life isn't fair to them, but the novel shows that the reality is a matter of perspective. I reckon we're wilder, too. But in real life, it mostly means someone who is from another country or city and has some trouble adapting to the environment in the new city or country.
Dally comes to meet them eventually, and takes them out to get burgers. In the first chapter, Ponyboy introduces himself and gives a brief history of his family. Johnny, who lives with his abusive alcoholic father, agrees to run away without hesitating. When denied his right of ascension, Farrell takes dangerous action to secure his power and to try to eliminate Asa, whom he considers to be a traitor to his family. After it catches fire and burns down, they return to their hometown, where Johnny dies in a hospital. Pony misunderstands his motives and is hostile towards him through much of the book.
When he regains consciousness, the Socs have run away. Tension escalates after the Socs catch Ponyboy and his friend, Johnny, escorting two Soc girls home from the movies. While they are out, Johnny decides to turn himself in. He is well known for being a shoplifter and carrying a black-handled switchblade. When you're a kid everything's new, dawn.
The Greasers win, and Pony and Dallas who got out of the hospital in time for the fight rush to the hospital to tell Johnny. Houghton attempts to warn his superiors that any sort of eviction process will be bloody, result in loss of life on both sides, and will eventually devolve into a lengthy siege with the Farrells holding the advantage through their extensive knowledge of the mountains. When they get close, they jump out into a field and ask a farmer how to get to Jay Mountain. Summary The Outsiders is narrated by the main character, Ponyboy Curtis. At home, Ponyboy tells the other greasers about Johnny's death and Dally's disappearance. It's possible that Hinton chose these surroundings for her novel about teenagers because of her familiarity with this setting; like the characters in her book, she grew up in the midwest in the 1960s.
Ponyboy and Johnny stay at the church for about a week, during which time they cut off their long Greaser hair as a disguise and subsist mainly on baloney. One morning, Ponyboy wakes up early and goes to sit outside and have a smoke. Two Socs, Bob Sheldon Garrett and Randy Adderson Dalton , confront Johnny, Ponyboy, and Two-Bit, who are talking to the Socs' girlfriends, Cherry Lane and Marcia Meyrink , at the drive-in. Additionally, remember that, if you so desire, manual shutoff valves can be placed in the heater hose lines please consult a qualified mechanic as water from a vehicle can and will scald and burn you! He's fallen in love with Sally-Ann, a black resident of Blackburg. Thanks to Dally, the police think that the boys are headed for Texas.
Ponyboy is eventually cleared of wrongdoing in Bob's death and allowed to stay with his brothers. Johnny and Pony take a freight train to Windrixville. When she was 18 the novel was published for us. For example, in the novel, Darry wants Ponyboy to get all A's and expects nothing less. If you don't stick up for them, stick together, make like brothers, it isn't a gang anymore.