The Outsiders

chap 12

How did people behave toward Ponyboy when he returned to school after being ill?

opinion: the peolpe he knew did not talk to him and the people he did not know kept asking questions

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When Ponyboy returned to school, his friends wouldn't talk to him, and people he didn't know were rude enough to ask details about things that were none of their business. Ponyboy was also disconcerted because some people acted as if they were afraid of him.

People I knew wouldn't talk to me, and people I didn't know would come right up and ask about the whole mess. Sometimes even teachers. And my history teacher--she acted as if she was scared of me, even though I'd never caused any trouble in her class. You can bet that made me feel real tuff.


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