The Outsiders Character List & Flashcards

The Outsiders Character List & Flashcards
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A high school drop-out, this character works in a gas station with his best friend so that he can help pay the bills for his family.
Sodapop 'Soda' Curtis
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This character is the middle brother in the Curtis family. He tries to keep the peace when things get tense, even though he is only 16 years old.
Sodapop 'Soda' Curtis
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In order to support his family, this character turns down a college education and a football scholarship and goes to work to earn a living.
Darryl 'Darry' Curtis
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The eldest of the Curtis brothers. Due to the death of his parents in a car crash, he is now the legal guardian to his two younger brothers.
Darryl 'Darry' Curtis
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The traits that set this character apart from his family and from his friends are that he is smart, likes to read, and doesn't see the value in fighting other gangs.
Ponyboy Curtis
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This character narrates the novel The Outsiders.
Ponyboy Curtis
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At the beginning of the story The Outsiders, this character gets jumped by a rival group of teenagers as he is walking home from the movies.
Ponyboy Curtis
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The boys in this family are orphans, not fully grown up yet, and belong to a gang called The Greasers.
The Curtis Family
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Flashcard Content Overview

The Outsiders is a story about class and teenage life set in the 1960s. The characters are loving and supportive and scared and overwhelmed and real. Learn more about the characters in this story and how they interact with each other as you use this flashcard deck to test your knowledge of S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders.

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The boys in this family are orphans, not fully grown up yet, and belong to a gang called The Greasers.
The Curtis Family
At the beginning of the story The Outsiders, this character gets jumped by a rival group of teenagers as he is walking home from the movies.
Ponyboy Curtis
This character narrates the novel The Outsiders.
Ponyboy Curtis
The traits that set this character apart from his family and from his friends are that he is smart, likes to read, and doesn't see the value in fighting other gangs.
Ponyboy Curtis
The eldest of the Curtis brothers. Due to the death of his parents in a car crash, he is now the legal guardian to his two younger brothers.
Darryl 'Darry' Curtis
In order to support his family, this character turns down a college education and a football scholarship and goes to work to earn a living.
Darryl 'Darry' Curtis
This character is the middle brother in the Curtis family. He tries to keep the peace when things get tense, even though he is only 16 years old.
Sodapop 'Soda' Curtis
A high school drop-out, this character works in a gas station with his best friend so that he can help pay the bills for his family.
Sodapop 'Soda' Curtis
Because this character is treated so poorly at home, the members of the Greaser gang are this character's surrogate family.
Johnny Cade
This character is timid and jumpy at the beginning of the novel due to being beaten by his father and by the Socs, the rival group of thugs who were often on the prowl looking for a fight.
Johnny Cade
The girlfriend of Bob, she must help make peace between the Socs and the Greasers after Bob is killed.
Sherri 'Cherry' Valance
Even though this character is a Soc, she is sweet and thoughtful and connects emotionally with Ponyboy, blurring the lines between the gang rivalries.
Sherri 'Cherry' Valance'
The most dangerous member of the Greaser's gang. He has served time in prison.
Dallas (Dally) Winston
Even though this character is extremely tough, fighting with others often, he has a very soft spot in his heart for Johnny Cade, who he treats like a little brother.
Dallas 'Dally' Winston
After the loss of close friend Johnny, this character gives up all hope and allows the police to shoot him to death without a fight.
Dallas 'Dally' Winston
The boyfriend of 'Cherri'. He gets in a fight with the Greasers and is killed by Johnny Cade.
Bob

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