READ THE QUOTE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS BELOW!

"Johnny sat down and pulled out his knife. 'We're gonna cut our hair, and you're gonna bleach yours,' He looked at the ground carefully. 'They'll have our descriptions in the paper. We can't fit' em.' "

'Oh, no!' "My hands flew to my hair." 'No, Johnny, not my hair!'

"It was my pride. It was long and silky, just like Soda's only a litter redder. Our hair was tuff- we didn't have to use much grease on it. Our hair labeled us greasers, too- it was our trademark. The only thing we were proud of. Maybe we couldn't have Corvairs or madras shirts, but we would have hair." (pg. 71)



ANSWER THE THREE QUESTIONS. EACH QUESTION SHOULD BE ATLEAST ONE PARAGRAPH. TAKE YOUR TIME THINKING ABOUT EACH QUESTION. DO YOUR WRITING IN WORD. MAKE SURE YOU DON'T HAVE ANY GRAMMAR, SPELLING OR CAPITALIZATION ERRORS. REMEMBER TO LOOK AT THE RUBRIC.

1. Why do you think Ponyboy was so upset about cutting and bleaching his hair?

2. What does Ponyboy's hair symbolize?

3. What does it imply about our author?


Really dig deep. Maybe you may want to research about hair and different cultures. Ask yourself, why do some people shave their head or cover their hair? What would I feel like if I was forced to change my hair style? Is hair a big deal for you? These are questions to get you thinking about what you believe. Challenge yourself, dig deep to understand why you believe something. Have fun with this entry! Happy writing!

Ms. Rumford