"The Outsiders" Greaser Character Description

Topics: The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton, Nothing Gold Can Stay Pages: 2 (803 words) Published: October 23, 2012
The Outsiders – The Greaser Gang

Ponyboy Curtis - The youngest Curtis brother, 14 years old. He is the narrator of the story. Ponyboy is very smart and interested in culture and movies, different from his other brothers. Ponyboy gets good grades and due to that he doesn’t get along with Darryl (Darry) his older brother because Darry wants to push Ponyboy to be good in school unlike him and his other brother Soda. He loves his brother Sodapop more than he even loved his own mom and dad. He is the only member of the gang who is smart and is a good student.

Sodapop Curtis – The middle Curtis brother, 16 years old. He gets along with Ponyboy and Darry. He is very sweet, smiley and “happy-go-lucky” and always is there to break up fights between Darry and Ponyboy. He is a very bad student and recently has dropped out of school. However Soda is very handsome, in Ponyboy’s words: “movie-star handsome”. He has a girlfriend called Sandy that he wants to marry. He is waiting until Ponyboy gets out of school and Sandy graduates so they can get married. Soda works at the gas station and he is also waiting to get a better job before he gets married.

Darryl Curtis – The oldest of the Curtis brothers, 20 years old. He has been caring for his brothers since their parents died in a car crash so he now took the “Parent Role” in Sodapop and Ponyboy’s life. He is six-feet-two, a broad-shouldered and muscular. Darryl is always expecting more from Ponyboy than he is from Sodapop because he knows that Ponyboy has more potential. He has dark-brown hair and Blue-Greenish eyes. He has a tough/cool attitude and Ponyboy sometimes thinks he too uptight.

Johnny – Not a Curtis brother, he is another gang member. 16 years old. His full name is Johnny Cade. He doesnt have brothers and he is abused and neglected by parents at home. He is very shy and is considered the “mascot” of the gang. The gang is kind of like his family, they are the ones that provide him the love and...
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