Ponyboy CurtisIdentity: ●Smart, but lacks common sense○Has a brain, but he never uses it■said by Darrel and Soda Curtis●“Ponyboy, you don’t think enough, you don’t realize…”(pg.175)●Has a fixed mindset ○“ I have ….. And greenish-gray eyes. I hate most guys that have green eyes, but I have to be content with what I have.” ( pg. 1) ●Very insecure of things happening around him○He has to lie to himself for protection■When Johnny and Dally died, he lied to himself saying that they weren’t●“And then I remembered. Dallas and Johnny were dead. Don’t think of them, I thought...Try to think that Johnny is better off now try to remember that Dally would have ended up like that sooner or later. Best of all, don’t think. Blank your mind. Don’t remember. Don’t remember.”(pg.157)■When Randy comes to visit Pony, he talks about Johnny killing Bob. Ponytries to convince Randy that he was the killer.●“...Pony. You didn’t do anything. It was your friend Johnny that had that knife...I had it [Ponyboy]...I had the knife. I killed Bob.”(pg 165)●Begins to see the good in others○From the start of the book, Pony always thought of the Socs as ‘bad people’. Throughout the book, he learns that the Socs aren’t much different and they could be nice if you got to know them.