When you're a kid everything's new, dawn. The other boys know that when they are in trouble, he will know what to do. The unofficial leader of the greasers, he becomes an authority figure for Ponyboy. After being involved in so much violence, it probably made him feel clean and new, at least to some degree. Syme Ponyboy's English teacher, who assigns the semester theme that becomes The Outsiders. He loves them dearly, though has a bit of a weird way of showing it. Whenever a fight starts, he is always trying to stay out of the way; however, when Ponyboy ends up nearly getting killed by the Socs, he doesn't hesitate to save his friend from near death.
The Greasers Dallas Winston is the toughest and meanest of the Greasers. He had big black eyes in a dark tanned face; his hair was jet-black and heavily greased and combed to the side, but it was so long that it fell in shaggy bangs across his forehead. It would've been very hard for him to live with himself if he hadn't tried to help and the kids had then died. Yet, Johnny's words show us a case of deep self esteem problems; he doesn't think that his life is worth as much as the kids'. He then promptly gets a Coke thrown at him by Cherry and leaves.
He has a scar along his right cheek because a bunch of socs the rich kids jumped him and one of them was wearing rings when he slugged Johnny across the face. This shook up Gruelle so much he retreated into fantasy cartoons- creating Raggedy Anne in the process. Johnny is the very shy and scared one. Are the lives of five children worth more than the life of one teenage Johnny? He craves family and finds it with the greasers. Johnny's courageous acts and words, as well as his premature death, inspire Ponyboy to write about his experiences and to pursue a better path in his life.
When Johnny accidentally kills a Soc in a rumble in the park, he and Johnny have to go on the run. His hair was black and greased to the side except for the bangs that ran across his forehead. The combination of abuse at home and violence between the Greasers and the Socs have left him jumpy and ''scared of his own shadow. He writes, Listen, I don't mind dying now. And now he was a dead juvenile delinquent and there wouldn't be any editorials in his favor. He wanted to see what the better side of life was before he was gone.
Dally didn't like haircuts nor hair oil, so his almost white-blonde hair fell over his forehead in wisps. Marcia is Randy's girlfriend and Cherry's best friend. He has won grammies, and oscars. He is the one who is always looking behind his back worrying of what bad will happen next. Ponyboy and Cherry have a great deal in common, and Ponyboy feels comfortable talking to her. Bob Sheldon Cherry Valance's Soc boyfriend, whom Johnny Cade kills to defend Ponyboy. At 14 years old, he is the youngest of the Greasers.
He likes sunsets, nature, and the peace of the country. His parents have given in to him his whole life, and have never set any boundaries for him. They've met and they don't hate eachother, they're more of acquaintances. It's just when you get used to everything that it's day. His old man hits him constantly so he is afraid of his own shadow. He has dark skin and dark hair, and is the shortest, youngest looking in the gang. Ponyboy realizes this truth after Johnny's death.
Though Johnny does not succeed in school, he approaches intellectual matters with steady concentration. Dally was proud of him. His dark complection made him look dirty and he had a scar on his cheek along with bruises and cuts all over his body f … rom being beaten. Gruelle witnessed an extremely violent crime- either a suicide or a bank robbery. Sodapop dropped out of school to work as a mechanic. He is lost in a world full of strangers. In the days preceding the rumble, Cherry becomes a spy for the greasers.
He is kind-hearted and wants there to be peace between the greasers and socs. The gang makes up Johnny's entire support system, but since they're struggling kids themselves, this support is far from sufficient. I reckon we're wilder, too. Also, it was self-defense, so I would consid … er that a good enough reason to fight back. She cried when Steve went to jail, before the story starts.
You don't know what a few months in jail can do to you. His dad is described as abusive. He works as a roofer. Johnny Cade is a 16 year old, dark skinned greaser. He then later appears after Johnny killed Bob; he was at a party in 's house in the bedroom trying to get some sleep.
Cherry: Johnny is friends with Cherry, but not very close friends. Furious and scared, Johnny kills Bob, the leader of the gang. Johnny is 16, a close friend to Ponyboy, and beloved by the entire gang. Johnny Cade Johnny Cade is a vulnerable sixteen-year-old greaser in a group defined by toughness and a sense of invincibility. Pony boy wakes up, realizing that it's past his curfiu, and rusheds home.