- "Nature's first green is gold,
- Her hardest hue to hold.
- Her early leaf's a flower;
- But only so an hour.
- Then leaf subsides to leaf,
- So Eden sank to greif,
- So dawn goes down today
- Nothing gold can stay."
- ― Ponyboy Curtis, Nothing Gold Can Stay (Robert Frost)
Darrel Curtis Sr. (Dad) (Died in a car accident)
Mrs.Curtis (Mom) (Died in a car accident.)
Darrel "Darry" Curtis Jr. (oldest brother) Darry is 20 years old and would be a Social if it wasn't for his brothers.
Sodapop "Soda" Curtis (other brother) Soda is 16 going on 17, and is idolized by Pony.
Apperence: Ponyboy is described to have reddish- brown hair that is long in the front and short in the back. He keeps his hair greased back. He has greenish-gray eyes but wishes they were more gray because he says "I hate most guys with green eyes..."
Ponyboy gets good grades because of his brother Darry (he is very smart, he skipped a grade in school) , Likes to read, watch movies, and look at sunsets. Is on the quiet side which is probally why he gets along with Johnny so well.
Friends or gang member:
Johnny Cade: A quiet boy who is 16 but that looks 14, is Ponyboy's best friend and the gangs pet because he was jumped and beaten half to death by 5 "Socs". (Is a "Greaser")
Dallas "Dally" Winston: Is Johnny's idol and is "A bad boy" and is part of the gang, he is 17 years old. (Is a "Greaser")
Keith "Two-Bit" Matthews: Is the jokester of the gang is described to always have to get his "Two-bit" in, he is 18 and 1/2 but still a junior in high school. (Is a "Greaser")
Steve Randle : Is Soda's best friend, he dislikes Ponyboy because he thinks of him as a tag along , he is 17 years old. (Is a "Greaser")
Darry: Is part of the gang and Ponyboy's oldest brother. (Would be a "Socs" if it were not for his brothers and the gang.)
Soda: Is also part of the gang and his best friend is Steve Randle. (Is a "Greaser")
Sherri "Cherry" Valance: A girl "Soc" who helps bring peace between the "Socs" and "Greasers". Cherry's age is never said but most likely 16 or 17.
Marcia: Cherry's friend who meets Ponyboy at the movies and has fun with Two-Bit. Most likely the same age as Cherry. (Is a "Soc")
Robert "Bob" Sheldon: Tries to hurt Ponyboy, he is Cherry's boyfriend. (Is a die hard "Socs")
Randy Adderson: Is Bobs best friend tries to hurt Ponyboy also but later regrets it and tries like Cherry to create peace between the Social classes. Also he is Marcia's boyfriend.( Is a "Soc" but at the end does not want to be labled either a "Soc" or a "Greaser".)