Written by: S. E. Hinton
Ponyboy- Youngest of the Greaser gang, main character.
Johnny- Smallest one of the group, "gangs pet"
Dallas Winston- Ponyboy's oldest brother.
Sodapop Curtis-Ponyboy's other brother
Keith Matthews- Ladies man, thief.
Darrel Curtis (Darry)- Oldest of the three Curtis brothers.
How do they develop during the story?
They are always ready to help each other. Just like when Dallas helps Ponyboy and Johnny after they get into a fight with Bob from the Socs gang. He gives them dry clothes, fifty dollars, and a loaded gun.
Who would you cast to play your characters in a movie?
Matt Damon as Ponyboy
James Franco as Johnny
Liam Neeson as Dallas Winston
Patrick Swazye as Keith Matthews
Clint Eastwood as Darrel Curtis
I put all of those guys in there because they are all amazing actors.
The Soc's and Greaser's fight for territory.
Cherry and Marcia talk to Ponyboy and Johnny but are not able to because they are two of the Soc's members girlfriends.
Point of View
It is told in first person.
How does it effect the story?
It puts you in Ponyboy's perspective of how he is so close to all of the Greaser's and that he has a strong friendship with them.
"Stay gold Ponyboy."
Johnny gets hurt trying to save children in a burning church and is inside the hospital on the bed and says this quote to him.
I believe that the theme of the book was friendship.
How did the author develop the theme? Provide textual evidence.
S. E. Hinton developed the theme by stating that Jerry stays in the hospital with Ponyboy.
What is a song with a similar theme? How do they relate?
Hairy Nilsson- Best friend
It is a song about a man complimenting his best friend. Hence the name of the song "Best friend"
I definitely would recommend this book to a friend because it shows true friendship and that all of their friend group sticks together through everything and they are very loyal to each other.