Chapter 9 Fact Sheet

"The Outsiders" Chapter Summary

Significant Events

o Sodapop and Steve put on extra hair oil before the rumble to show

There greasers (trying to make themselves proud of being greasers).


o Ponyboy takes five aspirins before the rumble


o Ponyboy starts to see he isn’t proud of being a greaser, and only pretends to be.


o The rumble occurred.


o Dally gets out of hospital to fight in the rumble .


o Greasers ‘win’ the rumble.


o Johnny tells Ponyboy to stay gold before he dies .


o Johnny dies.


o Ponyboy asks the gang if and why they like fights.


o Darry starts of the fight with Paul Holden a soc he used to be on the same football team with but now there on opposing sides and hate each other because of where they live.


o Dally lies to policemen.


o Dally shows signs of losing it before Johnny’s death.


o Dally thought he should of taught Johnny to be tough like him.


o Dally tells Johnny that they bet the socs but Johnny says it was useless.


o Dally tells Johnny he is proud of him.


o When Johnny dies dally loses it.


Character Development

o Dally loses it


o Ponyboy’s mental state heads downhill


o The greasers lift in confidence after beating the socs in the rumble


Characters Involved

o Johnny Cade


o Dallas Winston


o Two-Bit Mathews


o Darry Curtis


o Ponyboy Curtis


o Steve Randall


o Sodapop Curtis


o Paul Holden


o Tim Shepard


o Curly Shepard


o The Brumby Outfit


o The Nurse


o The Doctor


o The rest of the socs


o Cop


Settings

o Abandoned lot


o The Curtis household


o Hospital


Themes

o Fighting/violence


o Death


o loyalty


o friendships


o gangs/rivalries


Important Quotes

o “you like fights, don’t you, soda” “yeah I like fights”


o “what kind of world is it where all I have to be proud of is a reputation of being a hood, and greasy hair?”


o “I don’t want to be a hood, but even if I don’t steal things and mob people and get boozed up, I’m marked lousy”


o “right then the most important thing to me, was whipping the socs”


o “I’d seen too much of what drinking did for you at Johnny’s house”


o “Why do I fight? I thought, and couldn’t think of any real good reason.”


o “you fight real good for a kid your size. But you were in shape before. You’ve lost weight and you don’t look so great, kid. You’re tensed up too much”