- Describe each of the characters in this chapter and their relationship with one another. (Ponyboy, Darrel (Darry), Sodapop (Soda), Steve, Keith, Dallas, Johnny)
- Who are the Socs? Who are the Greasers?
- In what ways is Ponyboy’s relationship to his brothers, Darry and Soda, different? Explain.
- Why is the gang important to Johnny?
- Do you think that Darry loves Ponyboy? What explanation could there be for the way Darry treats Ponyboy?
- What does Ponyboy mean when he says “I lie to myself all the time.” Do you ever lie to yourself? Why or why not?
- What is your personal identity? What is your group of friend’s identity?