A group of boys in the 1950’s orphans allowed to stay together as long as they stay out of trouble. Social Groups: Greasers- poor, East side, disliked by adults. Socs- rich, West Side, bad behavior excused by adults.
Pony boy Curtis vs. The Socs. His parents die, and he is worried about going to the orphanage. Always wants to please Darry. All the events that occur with the Socs.
Pony boy and Johnny go back to the church that caught on fire to save children that are trapped inside.
Pony boy becomes very ill. The Greasers and Socs have a rumble. The Socs are beaten very badly. Johnny passes away.
Dally is chased and killed by the police. Soda learns that Sandy moved away. Ponyboy must go to trial because of what happened with Bob.
Ponyboy is acquitted of murder at the hearing. He reads Johnny’s note about the meaning of the poem Nothing Gold Can Stay .The meaning is that one should not take things for granted, that everyone needs to continue to look at the world as if it is brand new in order to appreciate it. He also writes that Pony still has plenty of time to make something of himself and that there is plenty of good in the world. Ponyboy writes his story for English class: The Outsiders