"You kept asking for me and Soda. Sometimes for Mom and Dad, too. But mostly for Soda."
The neighborhood in The Outsiders has a huge impact on Ponyboy. A reason why the neighborhood affects Ponyboy is that they act like a family. They all have each other back and are willing to take each other in, (105). I think this is important because it really shows how much the gang cares about each other.
Johnny helped Ponyboy take away his innocence. When Johnny killed Bob they both couldn't stay because of the cops coming and finding them (51). When this happened Ponyboy's reputation of being innocent was gone. I chose this because this was the first encounter Ponyboy had with trouble.
Darry helps Ponyboy grow and see different sides of people. In the house, Ponyboy was talking to Darry about the hospital, he said Ponyboy mainly asked for Soda. Ponyboy then worried that he didn't ask for Darry at all at the hospital (156-159). I chose this because Ponyboy thought that Darry didn't care about him but at the end, he realized Darry did care because Darry was upset when Ponyboy didn't ask for him. This made Ponyboy realize that people have different sides.