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Character Traits in The Outsiders

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Daniel Swerdlow

on 26 September 2013

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Transcript of Character Traits in The Outsiders

Internal & External
Character Traits
Darry
Curtis

Character Traits
Steve Randall
Character Traits
Johnny Cade
Character Traits
Internal Traits
- personality
- beliefs
- feelings & emotions
External Traits
- physical appearance
- skills
- clothing
External Traits
Light-brown, almost red hair (p. 1)
Long, greased hair (p. 1)
Greenish-gray eyes (p. 1)
Small with good build (p. 3)
14 years old (p. 4)
Sodapop Curtis
PONYBOY CURTIS
Sodapop
Darry
Internal Traits
Grew up too fast
Hard & firm
Rough, tough, cool, and smart
Determined
Rough without meaning to be
Yells at Ponyboy
Never has time to do anything
Works like an adult
Used to be popular in school
Was captain of the football team
Had athletic scholarships to college
Steve Randall
Steve
Two-Bit Mathews
Two-Bit
Dallas
Winston

External Traits
Trait One
Trait Two
Trait Three
External Traits
Trait One
Trait Two
Trait Three
Dally
Johnny
Cade

External traits describe characteristics that are seen:

Example:

Ponyboy says, “I have light-brown, almost-red hair and greenish-gray eyes. My hair is longer than a lot of boys wears theirs, squared off in back and long at the front and sides.” (1)

Different
Wishes he looked like Paul Newman (1)
Love Soda more than anyone (2)
Smart, high IQ, & gets good grades (4)
Does not use head (4, 13)
Internal Traits
Internal
Traits
16 yrs. Old
Always grinning
Movie-star handsome
Sensitive face
“lively, dancing, recklessly laughing eyes” (8)
attracts girls
External
Traits
Never cracks a book (2)
Different from everyone (2)
Understands everything & everyone (2)
Happy-go-lucky (2)
"lively, dancing, recklessly laughing eyes" (p. 8)
Drunk on living (p.8)
Isn't afraid of Darry (p. 9)
"Gentle and sympathetic one moment and blazing with anger the next" (p. 8)
Defends Ponyboy (p. 18)
Loves Sandy
External Traits
20 years old
Never grins at all
6'2" broad shoulders muscular
Dark-brown hair
Blue-green eyes
17 years old
Tall and lean
Thick greasy hair
External Traits
Soda's best friend
Good with cars
Lifts hubcaps quickly and quietly
Internal
Traits
External Traits
18 1/2 years old
6' tall, stocky build
rusty colored sideburns
gray eyes
wide grin
looks like Will Rogers
Wisecracker
Famous for shoplifting and switchblade
mouths off to cops
likes flights, blonds, and school
Internal Traits
DALLY
External
Traits
elfish face
high cheekbones
pointed chin
small sharp animal teeth
ears like a lynx
white blond hair
ice-cold blue eyes
Internal
Traits
eyes that “hate the whole world”
arrested at 10 yrs. old
3 yrs. in NYC
tougher, colder, meaner
wild & bitter (11)
smart
drinks, rides in rodeos, lies, cheats, steals, and jumps people
Johnny
External
Traits
16 yrs. old
small, slight build
big black eyes
dark tanned face
jet black greased hair
shaggy bangs across forehead
Internal
Traits
nervous suspicious look in eyes
“everyone’s kid brother”
father beats him up
his mom ignores him or yells at him
“if it hadn’t been for the gang, Johnny would never have known what love and affection are.”
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