The new novel starts with Ponyboy, the fresh new narrator, leaving the “dark of your flick domestic.” He’s got simply viewed a beneficial Paul Newman flick. He makes reference to themselves on audience, physically, and you may notes his house problem: he lives together with his elderly brothers, Darry and you will Soft drink. The parents was indeed murdered in a car accident, as well as the guys is also “stand along with her only as long as i respond.” He along with relates to his social status, which is that of a beneficial “Greaser”.
Ponyboy develops afraid that he is taking walks by yourself, as Greasers commonly get sprang from the Socs, “the latest jet-set, south-west-front steeped kids.” Once they have it believe, a purple Corvair initiate following the him, and then he initiate sweating and receiving frightened. Continue reading