The Outsiders

The Outsiders

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  • In Tulsa, Oklahoma, Ponyboy Curtis (Greaser) the main character is introduced as he is going to the movies when he is jumped by Socs, members of a rivaling gang. However, he is saved when a group of greasers come to the rescue.
  • Exposition
  • There is a rivalry between two major gangs: the Socs and the Greasers. The Socs are wealthy while the Greasers are poor.
  • Conflict
  • Johnny kills a Soc to protect his friend. This causes Johnny and Ponyboy to flee. While they are gone tension mounts between the gangs. Johnny and Ponyboy find refuge in an old church. One day the church catches on fire while some young children are inside. Johnny attempts to save them but is badly injured.
  • Rising Action
  • Johnny Dies from his injuries.
  • Climax
  • A major battle between the gangs happens and Dally dies. Ponyboy was knocked unconscious and wakes up after several days, at home. He then reconciles with his brother Darry.
  • Falling Action
  • In the end, Ponyboy recovers from the emotional and physical trauma that has occurred. The novel ends with the novel beginning; as Ponyboy decides to write the account of what happened as his term paper for English class.
  • Resolution
  • Paper Due Next Tuesday!!
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