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Pony boy ( main character ) lives in a bad town where there is a rivalry between the Greasers ( pony's family and gang ) and the Soc's ( the rich kids ) . He and his older brothers take care of him since their parents passed away. Pony and his friend get into a fight with the Soc's one night at the park because the Soc's had been drinking too much. His friend, Johnny, stabs one of them to prevent them from drowning Pony boy in the fountain. They then have to leave town and live in a old abandoned church. One day, a fire starts in the church while a group of students is taking a field trip to it. Pony and Johnny, heroically rescue the students from the flames, but it crashes down on Johnny. He eventually passes away in the hospital. The greasers have one final fight against the Soc's at the park. The greasers win. One of the greaser gang , who is known for getting in trouble with the law and is furious over the death of Johnny, gets shot by the police.
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the summary of the book is that at the ending the story begins, right. Well the book The Outsiders is suppose to be Ponyboy's whole english paper. So the whole story is … a circle. -J.M.C
well you read it, and then you td together all the importan parts and there you go you got your BIG or LONG summary into a SHORT one :D
The Outsiders Chapters 3-4 Summary: Chapter 3 Ponyboy, Two-Bit, and Johnny walk to Two-Bit's house with Cherry and Marcia so that they can give the girls a ride home. As they …walk, Ponyboy and Cherry talk about Ponyboy's 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. After Ponyboy tells Cherry about Sodapop's 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 common-for 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. A blue Mustang cruises by the group. The Mustang belongs to Bob and Randy, Cherry's and Marcia's 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 won't see Dally again, because she thinks she could fall in love with him. Ponyboy walks home and finds Darry furious with him for staying out so late. In the ensuing argument, Darry slaps Ponyboy. No one in Ponyboy's family has ever hit him before, and Ponyboy storms out of the house in a rage. He feels sure now that Darry does not want him around. It is after two o'clock in the morning. Ponyboy finds Johnny in the lot where the greasers hang out, and he tells Johnny that they are running away. Johnny, who lives with his abusive alcoholic father, agrees to run away without hesitating. The boys decide to walk through the park and determine whether they really want to leave. Summary: Chapter 4 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. 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. When he regains consciousness, the Socs have run away. He is lying on the pavement next to Johnny. Bob's bloody corpse is nearby. Johnny says, "I killed him," and Ponyboy sees Johnny's switchblade, dark to the hilt with blood. 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. That is a detailed version but this is a shorter version: CHAPTER 3: In the third chapter, Ponyboy, Two-Bit, and Johnny walk to Two-Bit's house so they can give the girls a ride home. A blue Mustang cruises by the group. Randy and Bob get out. Bob wears three heavy rings on his hand. The girls agree to leave with the Socs to prevent violence. Ponyboy falls asleep in the park and Darry's mad at him for not using his head. Darry slaps Ponyboy and he runs out of the house. Ponyboy tells Johnny that they are running away and Johnny runs away without hesitating. The boys later decide to walk through the park to cool off. CHAPTER 4: The park is deserted and Ponyboy and Johnny go to the fountain. The boys see the blue Mustang. Five drunken Socs jump them. A Soc grabs Ponyboy and holds his head under the water of the fountain and Ponyboy blacks out. When he regains consciousness, he is lying on the pavement next to Johnny and Bob is dead. Johnny killed him. Ponyboy and Johnny decide to go to Dally. He gives them supplies and Ponyboy and Johnny get on a train. When they get there, they hop off the train and find the church, where they fall asleep.
"The Outsiders" People will hide there true life from others and present there fairytale life to make it easier for others. This is presented in S.E Hinton's The Outsiders.… Throughout the book Ponyboys perspective of Dally, Jonny, and the Socs changes. Ponyboys opinion of Dally changes through out the story. In the beginning pony looks at Dally and sees this mean greaser who jumps kids, and steels and doesn't give a Yankee dime about anyone but himself. Pony explains that "He had been arrested, he got drunk, he rode in rodeos, lied, cheated, stole, rolled drunks, and jumped small kids." Pony thinks' of him as a drunken no good Greaser and that he dose not like or respect him as a person. Later in the story Pony fides out that his opinion of Dally wrong. This is clear when Dally starts to show his sensitive and caring side to Jonny when he warns him about jail and that he can't turn himself in. He explains that "you get hardened in jail. I don't want that to happen to you like it happened to you like it happened to me." All these years Dally tried to keep his true self anonymous while putting his though image at a high peak and now it is finally revealed to Pony. Not only dose pony's opinion of Dally change but it also changes with Johnny's experiences with Pony. In the beginning of The Outsiders Pony looks at Jonny and sees this abused Greaser who gets beaten by his parent's everyday. Pony realizes this when Jonny says "I think I like it better when the old man's hittin' me. At least then I know he knows who I am. I walk in that house, and nobody says anything. I walk out, and nobody says anything. I stay away all night, and nobody notices. At least you got soda. I ain't got nobody." When Jonny says this all he wants' is someone to love him and give him some attention. Later in the story Johnny's mom comes to see him when he is in the hospital and he tells the nurse "I don't want to see her; she's probably come to tell me about all the trouble I'm causing her and about how glad she and the old man will be when I'm dead. Tell her to for once leave me alone." This shows that Jonny is through of his parents he can't stand them and he is done with them. Johnny show's that he is tuff he can stand up for himself and that he is not a little shy kitten. Not only dose his opinion of Dally and Johnny change but it also changes with the Socs. In the beginning of the story Pony look's at the Socs and see's these mean snobby rich kids that have no worries of life what so ever. This is shown when pony say's "Even if they did have their own troubles. I really couldn't see that Socs would have to sweat about good grades, good cars, good girls, madras and mustangs and corvairs - Man, I thought if I had worries like that I'd consider myself lucky." This shows that he dose not like them and thinks it's not fair that they get everything easy and the greasers don't. Later on he meet's this Soc named Cherry and finds out that the Socs life's are not all that perfect like he expected. This is explained when Cherry says "Socs are always behind wall of aloofness careful not to let their real selves show through." After that Pony realizes that greasers and Socs lives are not all that different the only difference is wealth. In the beginning of the story pony's opinion of the characters is wrong. Later on he get's to know them better and his opinion changes and there true identities are revealed. In the beginning pony looks at Jonny and saw this shy little kitten that later faced his parents and was the first one to run into the fire to save these total strangers. Pony looked at Dally and saw this carless Drug bug, and later found out that he is a sensitive caring guy who made many mistakes and wanted to keep his true identity hidden until his death. Pony looked at the Socs and saw these snobby rich kids who he thought were so different to the Greasers but later found out that they are the same. Reading the story the reader should get a sense of the real world and that life dose not have a fairytale ending but it is worth risking in finding out the truth and darkness of the outsiders.
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Plot Summary The Greaser Gang The Outsiders opens with the recollections of Ponyboy Curtis, the narrator of the story. He tells the reader in the first paragraph that he is a …"greaser," from the poor neighborhood of his hometown. In the second paragraph, however, he explains that he is different from other greasers in his love of movies and books. Ponyboy is daydreaming after a Paul Newman movie when he is jumped by a gang of upper-class rich kids, known as socials, or "Socs." It is only the intervention of his two brothers and their friends that saves Ponyboy from being badly injured. The greasers have good reason to fear the Socs, a group of whom beat their friend Johnny so badly that he began to carry a switchblade wherever he went. Partly for this reason, Ponyboy's oldest brother Darry yells at him for going to the movies unaccompanied, and Pony relates that he feels that he can never please Darry. On the next night, Pony and Johnny accompany Dallas Winston, the most hardened member of their gang, to a drive-in movie. There Dally begins to harass two Soc girls who are there without dates. After one of the girls, Cherry Valance, tells Dally to leave them alone, he leaves she and Ponyboy strike up a conversation. Dally returns, and when Johnny tells him to leave the girls alone, Dally stalks off for good. Later Two-Bit will join them, scaring Johnny in the process. Later Cherry asks, and Pony tells, why Johnny seems so jumpy and scared. After hearing how the Socs nearly killed Johnny, Cherry tells Ponyboy that "things are rough all over," but he does not believe her. Greasers Vs. Socs After the movie, Cherry and Ponyboy share their thoughts on the differences between Greasers and Socs, and Ponyboy is surprised to find that they have similarities, too. The three greaser boys are walking Cherry and her friend Marcia to Two-Bit's car when they are spotted by the Socs. In order to avoid a fight, Cherry and Marcia agree to go home with the Socs and Two-Bit also goes home. Johnny and Ponyboy remain at the lot and talk about how things should be different before falling asleep. After Pony arrives home late, Darry confronts, then slaps him. Pony runs out of the house, and he and Johnny go to the park so Ponyboy can cool off before returning home. In the park, Johnny and Ponyboy are accosted by drunken Socs. After they try to drown Ponyboy, Johnny kills one of them with his knife. The two decide to run away, and Dally helps them by telling them where to hide and giving them money and a gun. They hop a train to their hideout, a church in the country. There they cut and bleach their hair to disguise their identities. Pony feels that in losing his hair style, he has lost his identity, a feature that made him a greaser: "Our hair labeled us greasers, too --- it was our trademark. Maybe we couldn't have Corvairs or madras shirts, but we could have hair." Ponyboy and Johnny pass a lonely and bored four or five days at the church, reading to each other from Gone with the Wind. One morning the two boys watch a sunrise, which reminds Ponyboy of a Robert Frost poem, "Nothing Gold Can Stay," though he feels that the poem's deeper meaning escapes him. The next morning, Dally arrives and tells them that Cherry Valance will testify on their behalf. This prompts Johnny to say that they will turn themselves in. Dally tries to talk Johnny out of it, not wanting jail to harden him, but Johnny is determined. They are on their way back to the church when they realize that it is on fire and that a group of kids is trapped inside. Hoods and Heroes Ponyboy and Johnny manage to rescue all the kids in the church, but Pony faints after Johnny pushes him out the window. When he wakes up in ambulance, one of the teachers tells him that in spite of Dally's heroism in pulling Johnny from the flames, Johnny is in critical condition. Pony tells the disbelieving teacher that he and Johnny are wanted for murder. At the hospital, Pony is reunited with his brothers; when he sees Darry crying, he realizes the depth of Darry's love and concern for him. Because of the publicity, Ponyboy realizes that he and his brothers could be separated. He also finds out that Sandy, Soda's girlfriend, has left town, and it is implied that she is pregnant. Later, Pony and Two-Bit encounter Randy, one of the Socs, who is tormented by his part in what has happened. He tells Pony that he could never have gone into the fire to rescue someone as Ponyboy and Johnny did. Two-Bit and Ponyboy then go to the hospital, and Pony realizes that Johnny is dying. Johnny's eyes glow when Pony tells him he's being called a hero, but when Johnny's mother comes to see him, he passes out from the strain of trying to refuse her visit. When Pony and Two-Bit then visit Dally in his room, Pony thinks of Dally as his buddy for the first time. Later, Two-Bit and Pony run into Cherry Valance, who assures them the score-settling rumble with the Socs won't involve weapons. She angers Pony when she says she won't visit Johnny in the hospital because he killed Bob. When Cherry weeps, Ponyboy tells her they both see the same sunset. The rumble begins later that night when Darry squares off against an old friend of his from high school. Dally runs up to join the rumble and helps Pony fight one of the Socs. He then takes Pony to see Johnny at the hospital to tell him of their victory. Johnny tells them that fighting does no good and then instructs Ponyboy to "stay gold" before he dies. The one thing he loves gone, Dally runs out of the room in agony. After Ponyboy arrives home, the gang gets a call from Dally, who has just robbed a store. They arrive at the vacant lot in time to see Dally killed in a shootout with the police, and Pony faints at the scene of Dally's death. "staying Gold" Ponyboy is still recovering when he is visited by Randy, who leaves when he realizes that Ponyboy is trying to deny that Johnny is dead. Pony plans to confess to killing Bob at the hearing inquiring into the incident, but he is not questioned about it. Pony and his brothers are granted permission to remain together, but Pony continues to have trouble recovering. He tries to write an essay so he can pass English, but finds all the possible topics either meaningless or too painful. After Pony and Darry argue again, Soda uncharacteristically explodes in anger, and Ponyboy learns that Sandy was cheating on Soda. She will not answer Soda's letters, and the baby she is carrying is not his. Ponyboy has been oblivious to Soda's pain, and after Soda tells them that without each other, they'll end up like Dally, they vow to fight less often. Shortly after the family reconciliation, Ponyboy picks up Johnny's copy of Gone with the Wind. Inside, he finds a letter from Johnny, in which he tells Pony to let Dally know that it was worth it to rescue the children from the church, and that Pony can be whatever he wants to be in life, even though he is a greaser. Ponyboy finally realizes what it means to "stay gold." He begins to write his English theme, thinking of all the kids who need to know there is good in the world. He begins with the day that he walked out of the Paul Newman movie, forever changed by all that has happened since.
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In the story is begins with a 14 years old boy who is called Ponyboy Curtis and he sturrles with right and wrong is a society in which is an outsider. As Ponyboy , his brother…s,and lower class gang of "Greasers",the battle the "Socs",the rich kids.....
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 Newman's 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. 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. Ponyboy says he does not participate in typical greaser mischief because his oldest brother, Darrel (known as "Darry"),would kill him if he got into trouble. Ponyboy's 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 sixteen-year-old brother, Sodapop, whose charm and cheerfulness he admires. 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. Ponyboy's 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. The brothers and the other greasers 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 Sodapop's girlfriend, Sandy, whom Sodapop hopes to marry one day
A short summary of the story An Episode of War by Stephan Krane is that it is about a the struggles of wartime. A wounded Lieutenant still helps with his soldiers as he di…vides up coffee for his men. The story takes place during the Civil War.
What happened in chapter six is Ponyboy ran down into the burning church they were staying in for the past couple of days to go save the children because he probobly started i…t with his cigerette. They get the kids out but ponys arm catches fire but his coat saved him from any major burning,but got a bruise on his back from dally hittin him so hard. A beam that had caught fire fell on johnney causing him to catch fire completely from neck down,so he is in critical condition during this chapter,and dalley got his arm burned pretty bad but ok enough to fight in the rumble. Ponyboy is passed out for awhile,and at the end of the chapter he is reunited with darry and sodapop. Are you just using this to gett out of reading the book for school? It really is great, its my favorite book, i read it a few times a week.
The reporters and the police interview Pony in the hospital while he, Darry, and Soda wait for news of Dally and Johnny. Finally, the doctor tells them that Dally's arm is bad…ly burned and will remain scarred for life. Johnny, on the other hand, is in a critical condition; he is in severe shock, suffers from third degree burns, and has a broken back. If he lives, he will be crippled for life. Since there is nothing that they can do, Pony, Darry, and Soda return home. The next morning Two-Bit and Steve show Pony the newspaper. There are articles on what had happened the night Johnny killed Bob and on how Johnny and Pony had rescued the children from the burning church. One of the parents has stated that the children would have been killed if it had not been for Johnny and Pony. Cherry, in an interview,confirmed that Bob was drunk on the night of his murder; Randy Adderson added that the Socs caused the fight and that Pony and Johnny had fought back in self-defense. As a result of these confessions, Johnny was only being charged with manslaughter. The newspaper also featured a story about Pony and his two brothers, mentioning that Pony was a very good student and explaining how Darry worked two jobs to support his brothers. The article ended with the comment that the three of them should not be separated. The article makes Pony realize that he is in danger of being taken away from Darry and sent to a boy's home. Two-Bit and Pony go out for a walk. They notice that a blue Mustang is following them; it is the same one that followed Pony and Johnny. When the boys stop to buy cokes, the car comes to a halt near them, and several Socs emerge. Randy Adderson takes Pony aside and tells him that he admires him for saving the children and that he did not know that a Greaser could be so heroic. He admits that he might not have been as brave if he had been in the same situation. Randy adds that he is tired of the violence, but knows that he will be "marked chicken" if he does not take part in the rumble, still planned for later in the evening. After the conversation, Pony decides that "Socs were just guys."
It's funny cuz i had the same question but the answer is when Dally Winston comes to meet Johnny and Ponyboy while they are eating Johnny says I think we shoyuld hand ourselve…s in. Dally doesnt say anything about not handing them ion but just says the police is harsh with the GREASERS. Late when they head back to church it's on fire and ponyboy and johnny go in to help kids until the roof caves in and hurts johnny and ponyboy but while saving ponyboy dally's arm get burnt. When going to the hospital in the ambulance ponyboy asks and and the person helping him"nurse"tells him that johnny may survive but dally wil be alright. ponyboy meets darry and sodapop and apologizes! hope this helps :)
The Police goes to the hospitalt talk to them.
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