Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Outsiders

Chapter 9


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?

He means that society is judging people on their family life, their friends, their looks and everything like that. They don't take the time to get to know your personality or what you're like before they judge you.

2. Why do the boys fight? Why is Pony different?

The boys fight because if the Greasers win the Socs have to leave them alone and stay out of their territory. If the Socs win they dont have to go anywhere and the Greasers have no territory.Pony is Different because he is the smallest and the youngest out of all the Gresers and the Socs.

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?

The difference was that his gang was more disicplined and hard-looking characters, they had a leader and were orginized Ponys gang was just a bunch of buddies that hung out.

4. What do you think Johnny's last words to Pony mean?

I think Johnnys last words to Pony "Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold..." ment you should stay true to yourself. Also to not let anyone tell you who you are, and that you should never give up on yourself.

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