ruefully - causing sorrow or pity
hermit - any person living in seclusion; recluse
premonition - a feeling of anticipation of or anxiety over a future event
It was the middle of World war 2. Jimmy, a small 9-year-old boy was in a small bomb shelter beneath his house. He was feeling ruefully and mobbed around waiting for his fathers arrival. He has been gone for 2 days searching for supplies for him and Jimmy because their food supply was decreasing and all that was left was a 3 cans of beans a couple pieces of stale bread. Jimmy resembled a hermit and was scared and alone just waiting for he father appearance. Jimmy finally had calmed himself to get some sleep because he’s been two whole days without it. He dosed off for a couple hours and was awoken by a small creek. The premonition arose onto him as he saw his fathers face peek into the shelters opening. He was no longer alone.
1. Q: What does Pony mean when he says the socs were "reeling pickled"
on page 54?
A: When the Socs were “reeling pickled” Pony meant they were very drunk. When they said pickled it meant he was a raw as something that was pickled so he was zombie-like and reeling means that slurring and roaming about. This resembles a drunk person very well.
2. Q: What major event happens in this chapter?
A: In this chapter Johnny and Ponyboy were out late at night from previous problems, they found themselves in some major trouble. While they were walking through park, the Socs came riding by in their blue mustang. They were angry at Ponyboy and Johnny for being with their girlfriends and partly drunk which caused then to rage against them. They dunked Ponyboy’s head into the a fountain located in the middle of the park, causing him to nearly drowned. This lead up to a major incident, Johnny stabbed and killed Bob with his switchblade in his defense.
3. Q: How did the author foreshadow that Johnny would use his knife in Chapter 2?
A: The author foreshadowed that Johnny would use his knife in Chapter 2 when he said that how traumatized he was by the last time he got jumped. That this scared Johnny so much and he would never walk alone again. So, the next time he were to get jumped he would use his switch blade and even kill the person. Which is exactly what happened. They got jumped and Johnny ended up killing Bob the Soc.
4. Q: What would your advice be to Johnny and Ponyboy if they'd come to you for help instead of Dally? Explain.
A: The advice that I would give to Johnny and Ponyboy if they’d come to me for help would be admit to your mistakes and turn yourself into the police. I believe if they just told them what the story that happen and Johnny’s doings were an action of defense then I think they might understand. They had the evidence that they were trying to kill Ponyboy and what previously happened to Johnny could also be used in the case against the Socs.