The Outsiders

How does each character act? Also, Who were other members of Pony's gang?

Who were other members of Pony's gang? How does each of Ponyboy's gang act?


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The narrator of [I]The Outsiders, Ponyboy is fourteen years old and a greaser. He has "light-brown, almost-red hair and greenish-gray eyes," and wears his hair "longer than a lot of boys wear theirs, squared off in the back and long at the front and sides."


Ponyboy's second-oldest brother, who is sixteen. Ponyboy describes him as "always happy-go-lucky and grinning." He is extraordinarily handsome with a "finely drawn, sensitive face that somehow manages to be reckless and thoughtful at the same time."

Two-Bit Mathews

Two-Bit, whose real name is Keith, earned his nickname because "you couldn't shut that guy up; he always had to get hsi two-bits worth in." He is the oldest member of the the greaser gang, and "the wisecracker of the bunch." He is famous for shop-lifting everything he can, including his black-handled switchblade, which he is also known for. As Ponyboy describes him, "He was about six feet tall, stocky in build, and very proud of his long rusty-colored sideburns. He had gray eyes and a wide grin, and he couldn't stop making funny remarks to save his life... He liked fights, blondes, and for some unfathomable reason, school."


Dally's real name is Dallas Winston, and he is the toughest member of the greaser gang. Ponyboy describes him as having "an elfish face, with high cheekbones and a pointed chin, small, sharp animal teeth, and ears like a lynx. His hair was almost white it was so blond, and he didn't like haircuts, or hair oil either, so it fell over his forehead in wisps and kicked out in the back in tufts and curled behind his ears and along the nape of his neck. His eyes were blue, blazing ice, cold with a hatred of the whole world."

He is a jockey, and surprisingly doesn't fix races; it's "the only thing Dally did honestly." Although he is only seventeen years old, "the fight for self-preservation had hardened him beyond caring."


Johnny Cade is the second-youngest in the greaser gang, besides Ponyboy. He is "smaller than the rest, with a slight build. He had big black eyes in a dark tanned face; his hair was jet-black and heavily greased and combed to the side, but it was so long that it fell in shaggy bangs across his forehead. He had a nervous, suspicious look in his eyes... He was the gang's pet, everyone's kid brother."

But after being beaten badly by the Socs four months before the action of the story commences, he is "jumpier than ever." He was always "high-strung," living in a household where his parents beat him all the time. When the Socs attack him and Ponyboy, he kills Bob to stop them from drowning Ponyboy.