Characterization of Ponyboy-You need to answer BOTH questions. Spend time thinking about your answer and how you will push yourself to a higher limit. Challenge yourself!

1. After reading the first two chapters, do you see Ponyboy as an outsider? Give specific examples from the novel to support your opinion.


For example, I think Ponyboy is an outsider among his friends because he likes movies that other people just don't understand. I believe this to be true because S.E. Hinton stated on page 2, "...I'm not like them. And nobody in our gang digs movies and books the way I do. For a while there, I thought I was the only person in the world that did. So I loned it." You can see by the quote I selected that Ponyboy even questions his interests and compares himself to his brothers and gang members. You can tell he feels different from the other greasers.


2. What is your impression of Ponyboy? Give three adjectives to describe Ponyboy and provide examples from the book to support your opinion. (Each adjective should be a paragraph)




REMEMBER: YOU ARE BEING GRADED ON ORGANIZATION AND IDEAS AND CONTENT:

ORGANIZATION
  1. strong introduction to paragraph
  2. effective sequence
  3. smooth flow
  4. Inviting leads and strong conclusions
IDEAS AND CONTENT
  1. topic is narrow and manageable
  2. maintains a clear focus
  3. quoted examples to provide support