Ponyboy Curtis x Cherry Valance (The Outsiders) - The Shipper's Manifesto
Ponyboy and Cherry's relationship is very much on the emotional/mental level. Their friendship is based on talking with each other, communicating, which is the . Ponyboy is the youngest kid brother of Darry and Sodapop who all live together of Dally to go around for everyone and no one can resist (not even Cherry). . stuck up cheerleader but she and Ponyboy develop a special relationship and. Cherry connects with Ponyboy and provides insight about struggles faced by Socs. Feeling a connection to Pony, she discloses things she has never felt safe.
Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. He is a truly tuff-greaser and nothing can touch him but that is why we love him. Dally is the toughest, greasiest, roughest, most juvenile greaser of the bunch.
There is enough of Dally to go around for everyone and no one can resist not even Cherry. Who doesn't love his dark yet free spirit? Dally may be the toughest greaser yet but that doesn't stop him from loving his friends.
His parents don't give a hoot what or where he is but his friends love him despite it all. His free spirit lives on in all of us. Beating Socs, getting in trouble, getting out of trouble, smoking, helping out his friends Dislikes: Hospitals, deaths, missing out on rumbles, little kids Our favorite Dally quote: We gotta get even with those Socs. Let's do it for Johnny, man.
We'll do it for Johnny! Johnny is everyone's pet, everyone's kid brother. He is everyone's friend but Ponyboy is his best friend who gets caught up with him in their messy adventure and struggle and battle against the Socs.
He lives the life of a tough greaser but the poor kid struggles with his home life and the Socs, like Bob and Randy, who beat up on him. You gotta love that deep down softy old pup Johnny Cake really is. Johnny leaves Ponyboy with advice that you're gold when you're a kid, like green. When you're a kid everything is new, dawn, and it's when you get use to everything it's day. In the end, Johnny remains gold forever. Gone With the Wind, watching sunsets, smoking Dislikes: Socs, fighting, running and hiding, police Our favorite Johnny quote: Sodapop is a greasy sweetheart and everyone loves him.
Sodapop, a great brother and great friend, has a very important role in the Outsiders. He is Ponyboy's mentor and best friend and he always seems to do things right. He is a high-school drop out who works full-time at a gas station and probably will for the rest of his life and he loves every moment of it. Sodapop is a great brother between Darry and Ponyboy but struggles keeping their small family together after their parents died.
Between his loving personality and devilishly good looks, who could not love Sodapop Curtis?? His girlfriend Sandy, his horse Mickey Mouse, his brothers, rumbles, working Dislikes: He is the eldest brother of the Curtis brothers and since their parents died he works like an old man. Although he is usually stressed and mad at Ponyboy, he cares very much about his brothers and only wants what is best.
Back in school Darry was very popular and had great potential but he gave it all up so that he could work and look out for his kid brothers. But Darry doesn't like taking crap from anybody and not a lot of people test that when you can see his muscles through his shirt which he loves to show off at big rumbles. No matter how much he may nag Ponyboy he only means best. Ponyboy's smoking, worrying about his brothers, stress, deaths Our favorite Darry quote: Our favorite wise-cracking greaser of all.
For big-mouthed and joker Two-Bit, life is one big joke and he can bring a smile to anyone's face. He's the oldest of the group but the youngest at heart.
Two-Bit loves getting in trouble with Socs, whether it's a fight with the guys or a fight for the girls. He watches out for everyone in the gang and is a sucker for Johnny and Ponyboy. Life is Two-Bit's party and he lives it up just for the kicks. He keeps everyone laughing at themselves and everything else. Jokes, blondes, school, fights, chocolate cake and beer, Mickey Mouse, his jet-handled switchblade Dislikes: Two-Bit comes along and starts flirting with Marcia while Ponyboy and Cherry go get some refreshments.
After Ponyboy tells her what happens, she defends her class and says that not all of the Socs are like that, and that is the equivalent to saying all greasers are like Dally. Ponyboy, at first, is reluctant to believe this, but soon does after Cherry says Dallas has probably jumped people.
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The redheaded girl also tells Ponyboy that the lives of the Socs aren't perfect and they have to work hard as well, and that they have problems that greasers have never seen. Ponyboy tells her that he believes her, and they head back to the movie and their friends.
Throughout the rest of the movie, Marcia and Two-Bit hit it off while Johnny, Ponyboy and Cherry sit quietly and enjoy the film. After the movie, the greasers realize that the girls have no ride home. Two-Bit persuaded them to let him drive them home, so they started to walk to his house to pick up his car. As they walk, Cherry opens up to Ponyboy, telling him things that she's never told any other person before. She raves on about the differences between Socs and greasers, and other things.
Ponyboy thinks to himself, admitting that Cherry is the only person besides Sodapop who could get him talking. After a few minutes of silence from Cherry, she asks Ponyboy if he reads a lot, which he does.
Cherry says she could tell, and infers that he watches sunsets as well, another true fact. She also says she used to before she got too busy and had no time. Her and Ponyboy's thoughts are interrupted by Marcia, who alerts them of a familiar blue mustang headed their way. Cherry told everyone to act normal, and the mustang cruises on by. Cherry goes back to her casual talk with Ponyboy, and asks about Darry.
The other greasers and Ponyboy get into an argument over his answer while Cherry and Marcia stayed silent. The blue Mustang makes a reappearance, this time spotting the girls. Cherry's boyfriend Bob says she can't leave because they got a little drunk. Cherry retorts saying they were more than just a little drunk and she's told him she's not going out with him while he drinks and she means it. Marcia's boyfriend, Randy, tells her that them getting drunk is no excuse for the girls to go walking around with the greasers.
Tension rises between the Socs and the greasers, and Cherry then reveals that she dislikes fights.
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Ponyboy pulls her to the side and says he could never cut someone. Cherry says she knows, but has to go with her boyfriend anyways. She also tells Ponyboy to not get offended if she doesn't say hi to him in school because of their parents and their reputation.
Before she leaves, she says she could fall in love with Dallas, and she hopes to never see him again because she will. She and Marcia get into the mustang and drive off, leaving Ponyboy shocked. He also thinks that it would be a miracle for him to love her back. He tells Johnny that he could only tell those type of things to him Sodapop, and maybe even Cherry.
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Dallas comes to visit Ponyboy and Johnny in the church, and takes them out for food. While they are eating, he tells the boys that the greasers have a spy, who is revealed to be Cherry. Johnny and Ponyboy are surprised by this, and Dally tells them that she came over to the vacant lot. Some of them wanted to jump her, but they didn't because her boyfriend had been killed recently. Cherry thinks that the whole situation was her fault, and that she would testify that the Socs were drunk and looking for a fight when they attacked Ponyboy and Johnny.
On the day of the rumbleCherry is sitting in her red Corvair in the vacant lot. Ponyboy and Two-Bit are walking home at this time, and they run into Cherry. Two-Bit asks her how the Socs are going to fight in the rumble, and she says it would be all fair; no weapons.
Two-Bit thanks her, and she stops Ponyboy so they can talk. She tells Ponyboy that Randy wasn't going to participate in the upcoming rumble because Bob was his longest and best friend and he is tired of all the fighting. Cherry asks how Johnny is doing, and Ponyboy tells her that he isn't doing good and asks if she could visit him. Cherry declines this, and says she can't because Bob was her boyfriend and he was murdered by Johnny.
Cherry explains to Ponyboy that there was a side of Bob that not everybody saw that made you want to follow him. Ponyboy knew that she saw this in Dally, and that was why she was afraid to see him and love him.
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Ponyboy quickly forgave Cherry, but insulted her saying he doesn't want her to see Johnny because she is a traitor to the Socs and not even loyal to the greasers, and that it doesn't make up while she sits in her car while Soda has to drop out of school to survive, and that she never feels sorry for them.
Ponyboy sees Cherry's face, and she is about to cry, which makes him feel ashamed.
Ponyboy hated seeing girls cry.