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What are some examples of imagery in The Outsiders?
Some examples of imagery in The Outsiders include the descriptions of Pony’s brothers and other members of the gang, the description of locations like the church, the imagery of the fights they engage in, and the imagery of Johnny’s death.
What is Chapter 9 about in The Outsiders?
Summary: Chapter 9 Tim Shepard’s 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, Darry’s high school friend and football teammate, steps up to challenge him.
What major events happened in chapter 10 of The Outsiders?
- Dally leaves in the car, and Pony walk around, making himself believe Johnny isn’t dead.
- Pony stumbles around for “for hours” (10.2) when a young man in a car stops and offers Pony a ride.
- He asks what happened to Pony and he says he was in a rumble.
What does Dally say when Johnny dies?
Had Johnny been more selfish, he would be alive. After the rumble Ponyboy and Dally go to the hospital to see Johnny. Dally was in a hurry to tell Johnny that the “Greasers” had beat the “Socs. ‘ When they got to the hospital Dally said, “We won,” “We beat the Socs.” A few minutes later Johnny died.
What do Bob’s rings symbolize in the outsiders?
Bob’s Rings The rings in this story represent the physical power that accompanies wealth. By using his rings as combative weapons, Bob takes advantage of his economic superiority over Ponyboy and the other greasers, using his wealth to injure his opponents.
What do eyes represent in the outsiders?
Green eyes symbolize how people can differ from first impressions. They also symbolize people’s tendency to prejudge others based on appearance or assumptions, as Ponyboy initially says he hates most guys with green eyes.
Why does Darry hate Paul Holden?
Darry hates Paul Holden because Paul was given the opportunity to attend college and play football, and he was not. Ponyboy mentions that Darry wasn’t only jealous of Paul Holden; he was also ashamed to be representing the Greasers. He is now a working man who struggles each day to make ends meet – a Greaser.
What were Johnny’s last words?
What do Johnny’s last words mean? Right before he dies in the hospital, Johnny says “Stay gold, Ponyboy.” Ponyboy cannot figure out what Johnny means until he reads the note Johnny left. Johnny writes that “stay gold” is a reference to the Robert Frost poem Ponyboy shared when they were hiding at the church.
Why did ponyboy keep repeating that Johnny wasn’t dead?
Ponyboy denies Johnny’s death as a survival mechanism, because he has so much grief, pain, and disappointment to deal with. Denying Johnny’s death helps him to compartmentalize his emotions, allowing him to deal with the tragedy at his own pace and time.
Why does Darry hate Paul Holden so much?
Darry hates Paul Holden because Paul was given the opportunity to attend college and play football, and he was not. Ponyboy mentions that Darry wasn’t only jealous of Paul Holden; he was also ashamed to be representing the Greasers. Paul is essentially the epitome of what Darry wishes he could have become.
Who kills himself in the outsiders?
When the Greasers run out to meet Dally, the police surround him and he commits suicide by pulling an unloaded gun from his waistband.
Why was the outsiders banned?
It was ranked #38 on the American Library Association’s Top 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990–1999. This book has been banned from some schools and libraries because of the portrayal of gang violence, underage smoking and drinking, strong language/slang, and family dysfunction.