In the first chapter of the book you are introduced to the main character of the book Ponyboy, who is a part of the East side gang that consisted of greasers .Greasers style was to wore their hair long and put grease in it. They try to dress tough, and are considered as criminals in their town. They often carried switchblades, mainly to help them stand their ground against the Socs who are the rival gang .Soc stands for Socials, the Socs are considered to be good citizens and most of them were wealthy. As Ponyboy is walking home from a movie he is jumped by a car full of Soc's, and then pony boy screamed for help. Suddenly Darrel, Ponyboys brothers appears with his other brother and the rest of their gang and chase away the Soc's. In this chapter you learn that Ponyboys parents had died in a car crash and he has been raised by his brother Darrel, or Darry for short. Darry tries to keep Ponyboy from going into the crime that comes with being a greaser. Ponyboys other brother Sodapop is always happy and acts as the peacekeeper between Darrel and Pony when Darrel comes down to hard on Pony. In this chapter we get to see that hate between the two groups and it foreshadows the problems of the book.
In this Chapter Pony and his Friend’s Johnny and Dally go to a drive in Movie. They end up parking behind a pair of Soc girls and Dally try's to talk to the girl's and starts to make suggestive comments .Pony then started to talk to Cherry, who was one of the girls in the car. She inquires about what happened to Sodapop, who had dropped out of school to work at a gas station to try and support their family. After this conversation Dally returned with coke and asked if cherry wanted one. She said yes then quickly through it in Dally's face. He then walked off, and minutes later Two-bit who was one Pony’s friends said that Dally had slashed the tires of another greaser and he was going to have to fight him. In this chapter it is shown that there are Soc's that aren’t like the guys who had attacked pony. We also learned of the greaser code: always stick together and never get caught.
The movie comes to an end and the boys offer to take the girls home but they have to go to Two-bits house to get his car .Cherry shares what she believes separates the two gangs with Pony. She believes not only money but how the two groups think separates them. The Soc's lack strong emotions, just the same as the greasers. Ponyboy is amazed how similar the two gangs really are; and realize that they share some aspects with each other. As they are walking a blue mustang goes by and stops beside them. Two Soc's get out of the car and the two sides almost started fighting but the girls broke up the conflict and agreed to go home with the Soc's to stop Two-bit and Ponyboy from getting hurt. As he gets home from the movie's Darry is sitting at home aggravated that Pony had stayed out so late and he hits him. Pony then runs from the house to a local greaser hangout spot and find Johnny and tells him that they are running away .Johnny is the son of alcoholic parents, so he didn’t really have a problem with running away. Johnny believes his true family are the greasers because they care for him, unlike his parents. Reed 2
The boys are walking around the park thinking whether or not it would be a good idea for them to run away when the same blue mustang appears. Inside their was 5 drunk Soc’s, they confronted the boys saying “that greasers are white trash with long hair” and Pony responses with “Socs are nothing but white trash with Mustangs and madras shirts” and then he spits at them. The Soc's then fight with the boys and they try to drown Ponyboy and then he blanked out. When he woke up, he sees Johnny sitting next to him and then Bob's dead body near them . The boys try to find Dally as they believe he will be able to help him. Dally gives the boy's a loaded gun along with 50 dollars and the...