Exposition We learn about the relationship between the SCO's and the Greasers
Inciting incidents Johnny Stabbed Bob
Rising action Johnny and Ponyboy ran away
" We're poorer than the SCO's and the middle class. I reckon we're wilder, too. Not like the Sco's, who jump Greasers and weak houses and throw beer blast for kicks, and get editorial in the paper for being a public disgrace one day and an asset to society the next."
Climax The church went on fire
" I Killed him, I killed that boy said, Johnny."
Falling Action Johnny's death
" Then for the first time, really, I realized what we were in for. Johnny had killed someone."
Resolution & Denovement Ponyboy's essay topic for English
" I Jerked loose and ran on. All I could think was we started it, we started it, we started it."
"Stay gold Ponyboy. Stay gold... The pillow seemed to sink a little, and Johnny died."
"I wondered for a long time how to start that theme, how to start writing about something that was important to me. And finally began like this: When I stepped out into the bright sunlight..."