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Gang Life In life teenagers and adults join gangs for difficulties in their life They feel that they need a group of people to understand and support them through the rough stage of their life In the novel The Outsiders by S E Hinton Ponyboy is a fourteen-year-old boy who is a part of the gang called the greasers His whole remaining family are greasers Gang life can lead to death and trouble In The Outsiders Ponyboy is in a gang with all of the people he grew up with in the neighborhood including his two brothers Sodapop and Darry In a fight against the socials the enemy of the greasers Ponyboy and another member of the greasers named Johnny were outnumbered five-two In order to save Ponyboys life Johnny killed a member of the socials named Bob This proves that gang life can lead to death After Johnny killed Bob they went to their friend Dally to help them get out of their situation Dally told them to go to an old abandoned church on the top of Jay Mountain Dally told them to stay there until he got there On the fifth day Dally got there and took them to get something to eat When they got back to the church the church was on fire As a crowd gathered around Ponyboy and Johnny realized that there were children trapped inside They both went in to rescue them As they made their way out a piece of timber caught him across the back and he was burned very badly Ponyboy didnt get burned but got knocked out by Dally when he tried to go back into the fire to save Johnny A couple of days later Johnny died If Johnny werent part of a gang he would have never killed Bob and he wouldnt have been at the church running away
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