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Who is the Shepard gang?

Who is the Shepard gang?

Shepard’s Gang is a gang of Greasers led by Tim Shepard. At the night of the rumble, this gang sides with Ponyboy’s gang to help defeat the Soc’s gang.

How does Ponyboy describe Tim Shepard’s gang?

Ponyboy thinks of Tim as an alley cat, hungry and restless. Tim does not appear in the novel until the night of the rumble, when his gang sides with Ponyboy’s. Ponyboy sees Shepard’s gang as real street hoods and criminals, and realizes that his own gang is little more than a group of friends fighting to survive.

What’s the difference between Tim Shepard’s gang and Ponyboys gang?

Ponyboy says that the Shepherd Gang “had a leader and were organized”, while Ponyboy’s group “were just buddies who stuck together – each man was his own leader”. Each member of Ponyboy’s “gang” had a personal stake in the fight, and that gave them the upper hand.

What is unique about Tim Shepard’s gang?

Tim is proud of his bad reputation. Ponyboy says he looks like the type of street kid you see in movies. Tim ran his gang with strict discipline and his members were used to him making decisions. Shepard’s gang is used to fighting with all types of weapons, including bottles, bike chains, knives, pool sticks, and guns.

What animal did Tim Shepard remind ponyboy of?

Tim had the tense, hungry look of an alley cat— that’s what he’s always reminded me of, an alley cat— and he was constantly restless.

What are Pony’s observations on the differences between Tim Shepard’s gang and his own what is he really noticing?

As the greasers gather together at the vacant lot, Pony compares the other greasers to his own gang. His gang never uses weapons and has never really hurt anyone. Pony realizes that they (his gang) are not hoods, and they don’t belong with this group of future convicts.

What does Johnny’s last words to ponyboy mean?

Johnny’s words refer back to the poem that Ponyboy recited while they were hiding out in the old church. Johnny is trying to tell Ponyboy to stay innocent and pure. He knows that Ponyboy is smart and has great potential to do something beyond the gang life.

What does Johnny mean when he tells Ponyboy to stay gold?

“Stay gold” is a reference to the Robert Frost poem that Ponyboy recites to Johnny when the two hide out in the Windrixville Church. One line in the poem reads, “Nothing gold can stay,” meaning that all good things must come to an end. Here, Johnny urges Ponyboy to remain gold, or innocent.

Is Randy A SOC or a greaser?

Randy Adderson is Bob’s best friend; he is a fellow Soc. After Bob’s death, Randy stops Pony on the street and tells him that the fighting between the Socs and the greasers is pointless. Randy refuses to fight in the big rumble because “Greasers will still be greasers and Socs will still be Socs.”