S.E. Hinton’s Characters in “The Outsiders”

1. Introduction

S.E Hinton has several characters in her book “The Outsiders”. Each character is unique and has his own story. In this essay, we will discuss Ponyboy, Dally, Darry, Dallas Winston, Cherry, Jonny and Randy. We will also talk about socs and bullies.

2. Ponyboy

Ponyboy is one of the main characters in the book. He is a greaser and the youngest member of the gang. Ponyboy is a good student and intelligent boy. But he is not good at fighting. He is a very sensitive person and he doesn’t like violence.

3. Dally

Dally is another main character in the book. He is a greaser and the oldest member of the gang. Dally is a tough guy. He doesn’t care about anyone or anything. He is a troublemaker and he likes to fight.

4. Darry

Darry is Ponyboy’s older brother. He is the leader of the gang. Darry is a very responsible person. He takes care of his brothers and tries to protect them from danger.

5. Dallas Winston

Dallas Winston is another main character in the book. He is a greaser and the second oldest member of the gang. Dallas is a tough guy like Dally but he is also intelligent and smart. He knows what he wants and how to get it.

6. Cherry

Cherry is a soc girl who becomes friends with Ponyboy and Johnny. She is different from other soc girls because she doesn’t dislike greasers. She even has a boyfriend who is a greaser.

7. Jonny

Jonny was Cherry’s boyfriend before he died. He was a good guy and Ponyboy liked him. Jonny died because he saved children from a burning building.

8. Randy

Randy was one of the socs. He was rich and lived in a big house. But he wasn’t happy because his parents didn’t love him. When he met Ponyboy, they became friends.

9. Socs

Socs are rich kids who bully greasers. They are often violent and they don’t care about anyone.

10. Bullies

Bullies are people who enjoy making others suffer. They are often mean and aggressive.

S.E. Hinton has several characters in her book “The Outsiders”. Each character is unique and has his own story. In this essay, we have discussed Ponyboy, Dally, Darry, Dallas Winston, Cherry, Jonny and Randy. We have also talked about socs and bullies.

FAQ

Ponyboy's relationship with his brothers is very important to him. He looks up to them and wants to be like them.

Ponyboy's perception of the world changes after he meets Cherry Valance because she shows him that there is more to life than just fighting and being tough.

Johnny Cade is such an important figure in the novel because he represents hope for Ponyboy. He shows him that there are people out there who care about him and want to help him, even if they are from a different social group.