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What does Cherry tell Ponyboy about the Socs?
Greasers have a different set of values and are emotional while the Socs are more sophisticated. Socs will say they like things they really don’t like just to be cool. Socs are always going and going; can’t be satisfied; don’t let their real self show through. They feel “too violently”
Relate the story of Mickey Mouse and Soda. Why do you think it was included in the novel?
Both Mickey Mouse and Soda loved each other.
It was included to show that the Socs always get something they want, but greasers can’t. (Answer may vary)
Explain the reference to the watching the sunset. Why is it an important part of the buildup of the relationship between Cherry Valance and Ponyboy?
Cherry and Ponyboy have something in common, even thought they came from different backgrounds.
Give your opinion of Cherry saying, “…if I see you in the hall at school or someplace and don’t say hi, well, it’s not personal…” Explain the reasons for your point of view.
When Cherry said what she said, it kind of proved that Socs think that they are better than greasers which is shame because they are pretty much the same as the greasers. I think this because if she didn’t think that she would have said maybe we should talk sometime or she wouldn’t have said anything at all. She thought it would be embarrassing to talk to a greaser in school.
What do Pony and Johnny do instead of going home after the movies, and what is the result?
Johnny and Ponyboy stay outside and watch the stars and smoke , and Ponyboy ended up falling asleep and that made him late coming home. Ponyboy got in trouble by Darry because Pony was home really late.
Why doesn’t Darry call the police when Ponyboy doesn’t arrive home until 2:00 a.m.?
If he called the police it might have gotten Ponyboy and Johnny thrown in a boys’ home.
Why do Ponyboy and Johnny run away?
Johnny and Ponyboy ran away because Darry slapped Ponyboy and it aggravated Ponyboy.
Why does Johnny say he likes it better when his father is hitting him?
Johnny said that he liked when his father was hitting him because at least then Johnny knows that his father knows who Johnny is.
Paraphrase why Darry seems like such an angry person.
Answer may vary, Possible answer: Darry seems like an angry person is because Darry doesn’t want anything to happen to Ponyboy and he’s actually considered as the guardian now