Table of Contents Plot Overview Ponyboy Curtis belongs to a lower-class group of Oklahoma youths who call themselves greasers because of their greasy long hair. The Socs, short for Socials, gang up on Ponyboy and threaten to slit his throat. A group of greasers comes and chases the bullies away, saving Ponyboy. The next night, Ponyboy and Johnny go to a movie with Dally.
Summary Analysis The park is deserted. As Johnny and Ponyboy walk and talk, the blue Mustang suddenly appears. Bob, his friend Randy, and three other Socs jump out of the car. All of them are drunk. Johnny, terrified, pulls out his switchblade and Ponyboy wishes he had the broken bottle.
Bob insults greasers by calling them white trash with long hair.
Ponyboy, furious, responds that Socs are white trash with mustangs and madras plaid shirts, and spits at the Socs. Ponyboy's desire for the broken bottle suggests that the conflict around him is making it harder for him to preserve his inclination towards nonviolence.
Notice how, once again, when it comes to conflicts between the two gangs, the participants focus on the opposing gang's superficial characteristics. One forces Ponyboy's head underwater in a nearby fountain. When he comes to, the Socs are gone and he's on the pavement next to Johnny and Bob's dead body.
Johnny says, "I killed him. Johnny and Ponyboy go from the youngest and most childish members of the greasers to people who have fought and killed Socs. They are forced to grow up in an instant. The question is how they'll deal with it.
Active Themes Ponyboy panics, but Johnny is calm. He decides that they should go to Dally for help. They find Dally at a party at the house of Dally's rodeo partner, Buck Merril. When he learns what's happened, Dally gives them warm clothes, fifty dollars, a loaded gun, and directions to a hide-out in an abandoned church in the small rural town of Windrixville.
He asks Ponyboy if Darry and Sodapop know what happened. Ponyboy tells him not to say anything to Darry. To society, Dally is a villain or thug, but he is incredibly generous and protective of his fellow greasers. Yet the fact that Johnny and Pony go to Dally rather than Darry indicates that the killing has pushed them in the direction of growing up to become more like Dally than like Darry.The Outsiders Chapter 3 Summary.
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