Pony and Johnny rush in and save all the little kids. Ann knows that Faro thought that David will be with Ann but unfortunately no. Darry asks Randy to leave. His East Side neighborhood is patrolled by bullying Socials, rich kids from the West Side of town. I never could please him. Hinton uses the technique of anecdote to reveal to the reader the story of Johnny's attack. Ponyboy is walking home from the movies by himself, which is a dangerous thing for a greaser to do.
However Ponyboy hair was still cut and dyed to hide his identity while Johnny's hair was just cut. When Ponyboy wakes, Darry is at his side. Then she says something which is surprising to Ponyboy, which is while Socs lives look good to outsiders, they too have problems. Roger's conditioning of the old world is still present but will soon wear off. They walk to the park and a gang of Socials, including Randy and Bob, attack them.
Still shaken by his fight with the Socs, Ponyboy climbs into bed with Sodapop. A Soc grabs Ponyboy and holds his head under the water of the fountain and Ponyboy blacks out. Note that Dally and Johnny's childhoods were both fraught with violence, signaling a connection between those two. Pony muses that it hurts his feelings when people, especially girls, write him off as a 'hood,' but thinks greasers brings a lot of it on themselves by breaking the law and fighting. It terrifies young Ponyboy, but he is rescued by his brothers and the rest of their gang.
When they get to Windrixville, they hop off the train and find the church, where they collapse into exhausted sleep. Darry pulls Pony to his feet, asking him urgently whether he's okay, and shaking him. Ponyboy panics, but Johnny remains calm. Once there, they see two other Greaser gangs. Pony just stands there, trying to think of what to do.
Sitting here writing this makes me want to cry again. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. Ponyboy voices his frustration that the greasers have terrible luck while the Socs lead comfortable lives and jump the greasers out of sheer boredom. Outside the room is a doctor, who tells Dally and Pony that Johnny is dying. At home, Ponyboy, who loves to read, reads Great Expectations and thinks about how his life resembles the life of Pip, the main character in Great Expectations. The story is placed in Oklahoma during the 1960s. Ponyboy and Johnny decide to go to Dally.
Soon he is surrounded by Socs. Walking home alone, Ponyboy thinks about how none of his peers, including his two brothers Sodapop and Darry, appreciate reading books, watching movies, and drawing pictures like he does. When they walk by themselves, greasers attract the harassment of Socials, or Socs, the rich West Side crowd. Tim Shepard is the leader of another greaser gang. When they get there, they hop off the train and find the church, where they fall asleep.
More details of the greasers' code of conduct are revealed when Two-Bit talks about what makes for a fair fight. Analysis The narration of this story by a 14-year-old boy allows for the novel to be written in an easy-to-read format. Pony and Johnny decide to go to the movies with Dally tomorrow night. They get there early, and have time to shoplift cigarettes from the drugstore. Darrel, or Darry, is always yelling at Ponyboy and never seems to try to understand him.
Dallas Winston runs up, straight from the hospital. Johnny revealed that a group of Socs in a blue Mustang threatened and beat him for no apparent reason. There are some Socs at the drive-in, and the boys sit down behind two Soc girls. It is after two o'clock in the morning. Ponyboy steps back from his story to explain that walking alone is unsafe for greasers, the East Side gang of friends to which he belongs. She also tells him that Socs have problems just as the greasers do, but Ponyboy does not believe her. Darry slaps Pony, who then runs back to Johnny.