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The Outsiders

The Outsiders

by S.E. Hinton

Appearances Quotes Page 2

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Quote #4

You could tell by the way she said it that her idea of a good time was probably high class, and probably expensive. (2.80)

We aren't sure whether it's her body language, her eyes, or her voice that lead him to this conclusion. What do you think Pony might have in mind? Is he judging her unfairly?

Quote #5

"He's hard as a rock and about as human. He's got eyes exactly like frozen ice." (3.33)

Pony is dramatizing Darry's appearance to persuade his audience that Darry is cold and mean. He's also dramatizing it in his own mind because of the pain that Darry's actions have caused him.

Quote #6

It was my pride. It was long and silky […]. […] Our hair labeled us greasers, too – it was our trademark. The one thing we were proud of. Maybe we couldn't have Corvairs and madras suits, but we could have hair. (5.17)

Pony is really into his hair, and he talks about it a lot. In contrast to clothes and shoes, hair is free, and naturally good hair is priceless. Interestingly, Pony's change in hair coincides with the beginning of big changes for his personality.

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