"When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home." -Ponyboy Curtis
Climax The Fire
"Jonny!" I nearly screamed. "What are we gonna do? They put you in an electric chair for killing people!" -Ponyboy
Falling action The Rumble
"Well we got to get used to it," Johnny said with finality. "we're in big trouble and it's our looks or us."
Resolution & Denouement Ponyboy shares his story
"I jerked loose and ran on. All I could think about was: We stated it. We started it. We started it."
"We won," Darry announced in a tired voice. "We beat the Socs."
"It was too vast a problem to be just a personal thing... Someone should tell their side of the story, and maybe people would understand then and wouldn't be to quick to judge a boy by the amount of hair oil he wore."