The exposition of the novel "The Outsiders" by S. E. Hinton is the introduction of the gang (Ponyboy, Johnny and Dally)
One example of rising action is when Ponyboy, Dally and Johnny meet Cherry Valance at the drive in. This event adds suspense and excitement to the story plot because it the first mention of Cherry in the novel. This event helps them become friends with Cherry and they fins even ground.
Another example of rising action is when Johnny kills Bob. This event adds suspense to the story because it leads up to the turning point in the novel. This leads both Johnny and Ponyboy down a certain path that may or may not have happened if not for this event.
The climax of the novel is the rumble. This is the turning point of the novel because it ends the war between the greasers and socs.
One Example of falling action is when Dally dies. This is an example of falling action since his suicide stemmed from guilt and sadness over Johnny's death. This event caused Ponyboy to act hard and tough as he lost 2 friends.
In the end of the novel, Ponyboy breaks a bottle to defend himself from being jumped. Afterwards, he cleans it up while explaining ''I don't want nobody getting a flat tire'". This is the resolution because it shows that Ponyboy isn't "hard" or "tough" he's caring, he has changed and decided to be good and "stay gold". It also shows us the book is really Ponyboy's essay.