The outsiders

The Outsiders

By CorinaS
  • Chapter 1

    Chapter 1
    The novel The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton takes place in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the 1960s where 14 year old, greaser Ponyboy Curtis is walking home from the movie theatre. On his way, he gets jumped by the Socs- a West-side, rich gang. The greasers- an East-side poor gang which consist of Darry and Sodapop Curtis- Pony's brothers who've taken care of him since their parents died in an autowreck, Two-Bit Matthews, Steve Randle, Dallas Winston, and Johnny Cade, come to his rescue.
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  • Chapter 2

    Chapter 2
    The next night, Ponyboy, the shy and quiet Johnny, the comical and witty Two-bit, and the tough and hard Dally sneak into the Nightly-Double Drive in where they meet two Soc girls, the pretty and sassy Cherry Valance and her friend Marcia. After Dally talks dirty to the girls, Ponyboy opens up to Cherry about the problems of Greasers and how Johnny was jumped by Socs.
  • Chapter 3

    Chapter 3
    After the movies, the greasers walk the girls home and when they're Soc boyfriends show up, they almost get into a fight. The girls prevent the violence by going home with them. Ponyboy begins to realize that Socs and Greasers aren't that different. He returns home after curfew because he fell asleep in the lot with Johnny and out of anger Darry slaps him, causing Pony to run back to the lot and wander the streets with Johnny
  • Chapter 4

    Chapter 4
    Pony and Johnny go to the park where they get jumped by Bob Sheldon- Cherry's boyfriend, and four other Socs. The West-siders attempt to drown Pony in a fountain but Johnny knifes Bob with his switch blade- killing him, to stop them and scare the Socs away. They seek Dally's advice and he tells them to hop the 3:15 train to Windrixville and stay at an abandoned church, also giving them a gun and 50 dollars. The boys arrive at Jay Mountain and fall asleep.
  • Chapter 5

    Chapter 5
    Ponyboy awakens in the church and realizes Johnny has gone to the grocery store- as indicates a note Johnyy left in the dust on the floor. He soon returns with peroxide, cigarettes, cards, Gone With the Wind and baloney. Johnny and Pony cut eachothers hair and Pony dyes his blond to disguise themselves. They discuss the poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost, play poker, smoke and read Gone With the Wind until Dally comes to take them to Dairy Queen, and deliver information to the boys.
  • Chapter 6

    Chapter 6
    When Ponyboy, Johnny and Dally return from Dairy Queen, they find the abandoned church atop Jay Mountain on fire. Ponny and Johnny go through a church window to save the children trapped inside. Ignoring Dally's crys to abandon the kids and save themselves, Pony and Johnny rescue all of the children and Johnny helps Pony out. Johnny is pulled out of the church by Dally when a piece of burning timber falls on his back. Pony, Dally and Johnny all suffer burns and Johnny, a broken back.
  • Chapter 7

    Chapter 7
    Pony gets interviewed by reporters at the hospital, where he, Soda and Darry discover that Johnny's in critical condition and Dally will recover. They go home and the next day, Steve and Two-bit inform Pony that he, Johnny and Dally are in the paper for being heros, and the Curtis brothers may be split up. Randy also befriends Pony and Two-bit at the Tasty Freeze where he tells them he wont fight in the rumble.
  • Chapter 8

    Chapter 8
    Ponny and Two-bit visit Johnny at the hospital and he refuses to see his mother when she arrives. After they leave and visit Dally, he asks for Two-bit's switchblade. At the bus station, Two-bit discovers that Pony is ill and Pony begs him not to tell Darry or he won't be able to fight in the rumble. Cherry shows up at the lot to update the boys that the Socs will be fighting fair and she tells Pony that she won't visit Johnny because he killed Bob. After talking about sunsets, Cherry leaves.
  • Chapter 9

    Chapter 9
    The greasers prepare and get dressed up for the rumble. Their gang and Tim Shepard's team up against the Socs in the vacant lot. Darry and Paul start off the fight and Dally joins them half way through after he pulled a switchblade on a nurse, threatening her unless she'd let him out of the hospital. The greasers win the rumble and Pony and Dallas go to the hospital to tell Johnny the good news. After Johnny says his good byes to both of them and tells Pony to "stay gold," he perishes.
  • Chapter 10

    Chapter 10
    Ponyboy runs home and tells the greasers about the death of Johnny. Darry recieves a phone call from Dally, informing him that Dally robbed a grocery store and the fuzz are after him. The boys run to the vacant lot, just in time to see Dally pull an unloaded gun on the police and get shot and killed under a street light. Dallas purposley did this because Johnny, the only thing he could ever love was gone so there was no other reason to live.
  • Chapter 11

    Chapter 11
    Ponyboy is sick in bed and looks through Darry's old year books where he finds a picture of Bob Sheldon. Randy comes to visit Pony and they discuss the hearing and Pony guiltly admits to killing Bob and denies that Johnny is dead. Randy leaves after Darry tells him that Pony is mentally and emotionally ill and still doesn't believe the events of the past week.
  • Chapter 12

    Chapter 12
    Ponyboy goes to the hearing and after the judge questions him about his home life, he's deemed innocent. Ponyboy's teacher informs him that his grades have dropped in school and he needs to write an English composition to bring his marks up. Steve, Two-bit and Pony go to the neighbourhood grocery store, where Pony is approached by Socs. He isn't affraid and scares them off with a broken bottle, though. Pony also learns that Soda isn't the father of Sandy's child and she loves someone else.
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    Chapter 12 Continued...
    Pony finds a note that Johnny wrote to him in his copy of Gone With the Wind, telling him that it was worth dying to save those kids and inspiring Ponyboy for his English assignment. Pony decides to write about the events of the past weeks to inform others about the life of Greasers. He begins his story like S.E. Hinton began the novel," 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."