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The Outsiders - Plot Diagram
Updated: 8/14/2020
The Outsiders - Plot Diagram
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  • Exposition
  • I wish I looked like Paul Newman...How am I gonna get home...
  • Conflict
  • Need a haircut greaser?
  • Rising Action
  • I killed him Pony...I had to
  • This can't be happening
  • Ponyboy has two brothers and lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His parents died in a car crash leaving his eldest brother to take care of him. He is a greaser, part of a gang of boys who don’t have much money and take care of each other. On his way home from the movies a red corvair follows him and a bunch of Socs beat Ponyboy up. His fellow greasers come and save him, scaring of the Socs.
  • Climax
  • The Socs are wealthy and privileged, they jump greasers, wreck houses and throw beer blasts for kicks. Greasers steal things, drive old souped-up cars, hold up gas stations and have gang fights every once in a while. There has always been a rivalry between the Socs and the greasers, to do with wealth and class.
  • Falling action
  • When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind...
  • Ponyboy goes to the drive-in with Two-bit and Johnny and they meet a couple of Soc girls. After the movie, they meet their boyfriends. Ponyboy and Johnny fall asleep and when Ponyboy finally gets home Darry is angry and hits him. Ponyboy and Johnny run away and get cornered by a bunch of Socs. The Socs hold Ponyboy under in the fountain and Johnny kills one of them.
  • Resolution
  • After rescuing children from a fire at the church they were taking refuge at, Johnny breaks his back and a few days later he dies.
  • ...Stay gold Ponyboy
  • Dally is angry over Johnny's death and robs a grocery store, the police corner him in an empty lot and kill him.
  • Ponyboy talks to his brothers and figures out all the problems that have been going on. Ponyboy has to write a composition for school and he writes down the events that happened in the past weeks. In his journey, he has figured out a lot of important things.
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