Should I run into the burning church to try and rescue those kids?- Page 91
Man vs. Man
You could use a bath greaser. And a good working over. And we've got all night to do it. Give the kid a bath David. -Page 55
Man vs. Society
I hope we don't get caught doing this. If the police catch me then I will be put in the electric chair. (Remembering Ponyboy from page 57)
This scene is man vs. self because Ponyboy is deciding whether to rescue the kids from the burning building or not. Page 91- (Ponyboy) "'I'll get them, don't worry!' I started at a dead run for the church and the man caught my arm. 'I'll get them. You kids stay out!' I jerked loose and ran on. All I could think was: We started it. We started it. We started it!"
This scene is man vs. man because Ponyboy and Johnny are being attacked by the Socs. Page 54- "Johnny's hand went to his back pocket and I remembered his switchblade."This quote shows that Johnny and Ponyboy are under attack because Johnny pulls a blade.
This scene is man vs. society because Ponyboy and Johnny are running away because they killed someone and the police is chasing them. Ponyboy- "'They put you int the electric chair for killing people!'" -Page 57