This storyboard illustrates three examples of symbolism found in S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders.
Micky Mouse is gone! *cries*
Guess so, Pony.
I guess we're safe, Johnny.
Bob's rings symbolize the fear Johnny has. Every time Johnny has a conflict with the Socs, he remembers the rings that cut him. The scene above shows Johnny right after Bob beat him up with his rings.
Soda loved Micky Mouse the horse. Though it was not actually his, he liked to pretend it was. One day Micky Mouse was gone. The horse represents all the things the Greasers can't have because of their social status.
After Johnny killed Bob, he and Pony ran off to a church. The church symbolizes a safe spot. It protected the two boys.
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