Only the last two cuts are any fun because both artists decide to induce a little corruption instead of merely thematicizing it. However cruel the noisy setting becomes, the xylophone never gives up.
The book drew a wide audience, especially among teenage boys who were reluctant readers. It was criticized at first for its, at the time, graphic depictions of violence, but it remains a classic work of young adult fiction that explores the universal struggles of growing up.
When looking at the characters in The Outsiders, let's first take a closer look at the Curtis family, the main characters of this story. Ponyboy Curtis is the story's narrator and protagonist. He's smart and bookish, which sets him apart from the other Greasers and helps him to see things more deeply, questioning why everyone wastes so much time fighting rather than focusing on what they have in common.
Darrel Darry Curtis is 20 years old and the eldest Curtis brother. He has been struggling to keep the family together since their parents' death in a car crash eight months before the novel begins. He's allowed to be Ponyboy and Soda's legal guardian as long as they can stay out of trouble.
Darry turns down a football scholarship to college and works to support his brothers. Sodapop Soda Curtis is 16 years old and the peacemaker of the family. He is happy-go-lucky, always listening and supporting his brothers and friends, and making everyone smile and laugh.
Soda's a high school dropout and helps Darry pay the bills by working with his best friend Steve in a gas station. The Curtis brothers' friends, Steve, Two-Bit, Johnny, and Dally, the other members of their gang, are like their family, especially after their parents' deaths. Johnny Cade is the gang's pet; his father beats him and his mother ignores him, so the Greaser boys are his surrogate family.
His beating at the hands of the Socs makes him paranoid, but when push comes to shove, he stands up for himself and his friends, killing Bob Sheldon , the Soc boy who beat him up, and sacrificing himself to save children from a fire. Johnny dies a hero's death in the hope of restoring some good to a very chaotic world.
Sherri Cherry Valance is Bob's girlfriend and the mediator, since she is the one who mediates the disagreement between the Greasers and the Socs after Bob's death. She's sweet and dreamy like Ponyboy and understands him in a way that makes him realize just how silly it is for the Greasers and the Socs to be constantly fighting.
She talks to Ponyboy about Bob after his death and tells him that she loved him because underneath that tough-boy exterior was just a sweet kid who wanted attention. If he hadn't been so hung up on his own popularity and bad-boy image, maybe he might still have been alive. Dallas Dally Winston is the most dangerous member of the gang. He's been in and out of prison since he was 10 and is constantly getting into fights.
Life on the streets has toughened Dally, but his remaining drop of humanity shows in his love and protectiveness for Johnny. Glenn Withrow. Diane Lane. Leif Garrett. Darren Dalton. Michelle Meyrink. Tom Waits. Gailard Sartain. William Smith. Director: Francis Ford Coppola. The original Outsiders were founded in Brave and the Bold July and had 6 founding members. They are Batman currently active , Black Lightning currently active , Geo Force currently inactive , Halo currently active , Katana currently active and Metamorpho currently active.
Another year later May a clone of Windfall deceased joined the team during The Outsiders The clone died in The Outsiders 20 June and the real Windfall joined the team. During Outsiders 1 Alpha November 3 new people joined the Outsiders. They were Faust currently active , Technocrat deceased and Wylde currently active. Then 2 issues later in Outsiders 3 Alpha January Dervish joined.
Then in September the super heroine Dr. Light joined the Outsiders. Then in a year following that another former Teen Titan Starfire joined the team during the issue Outsiders Another year from then down to the month November Captain Marvel Jr joined the team. The final member to join this team was Boomerang in The Outsiders 37 April Batman withholds the knowledge that Bedlam has been brought to life and retook Markovia with help from the Masters of Disaster and other Soviet forces.
This angers the team and leads Batman to disband the group. However, the team minus Batman travels to Markovia where they discover dead soldiers because of Bedlam. After beating Bedlam, they discover he has cloned Adolf Hitler, but the clone soon kills himself because of the horrors caused by his older self.
The team is soon branded as Markovian agents who gain funding from the country and they soon move to L. Geo-Force has divorced his wife Denise Howard and Looker and her husband are now separated.
Batman only leaves for 1 year. The team was also stranded on an island for three weeks, Geo-Force and Looker had an affair and he gives up his position as team leader on the island but the team is soon rescued.
The Looker is soon followed by a detective who learns of her real identity and tries to blackmail her. However, she hypnotizes him and forces him to leave her alone, but he was soon killed. Looker is arrested for the crime and the team is unable to clear her name of the charges. A multi-level English curriculum featuring cartoon animated videos, engaging games, interactive tests and a progress tracker. Take a tour now! Hundreds of PDF lesson plans. Grammar, reading, vocabulary, speaking.
All with comprehensive Teacher Notes included. As they are handing the kids outside to Dally, the burning roof collapses. Pony barely escapes, but a piece of timber falls on Johnny, burning him badly and breaking his back.
The boys, now viewed as heroes, are taken via ambulance back to town, where Pony reunites with his brothers. Johnny dies of his injuries. Dally is overcome with grief, and he robs a grocery store.
He flees the police and calls the gang from a telephone booth, asking them to pick him up in the vacant lot and take him to a hiding place. The police chase Dally to the lot, and as the gang watches, Dally pulls a "black object" from his waistband and the officers shoot him. The senselessness of all the violent events traumatizes Pony, but he deals with his grief and frustration by writing this book for all of the "Dallys" in the world.The Outsiders worksheets High Quality ESL Lesson Plans - Free Samples - $26 Membership Be a better teacher! Hundreds of PDF lesson plans. Grammar, reading, vocabulary, speaking. All with comprehensive Teacher Notes included. Zero preparation time required. Listening lesson plans with mp3 files also available.