Darry characterizes Ponyboy as lacking common sense. He is smart at school, but sometimes he just doesn't think properly.These occasions get Ponyboy into trouble that he could avoid.Then the rest of the greasers return and the seven chat for a bit.
He has a good build for his size and is a fast runner.
At the beginning of the novel, Ponyboy's hair is long and squared in the back, but after his haircut in Windrixville, his hair is short and bleached blond.
Ponyboy and Cherry become comfortable with eachother and discuss the social class situation between the socs and greasers, a situation both find unfair.
After the movie, the boys offer to drive Cherry and Marcia home in Two-Bit's car, but their boyfirends, Bob and Randy, respectively, show up and claim their girlfriends.
Bob and Randy insult the greasers which cause Two-Bit to take out a knife, gives one to Pony and challenges the Socs to a fight.
Cherry doesn't like fights and she and Marcia just decide to go with their Boyfriends to avoid any trouble.
This aspect of his character evolves throughout the story into maturity.
He is fairly quiet, and only opens up to a few people.
A while later, Two-Bit parts ways with Pony and Johnny.
Pony and Johnny go to an empty lot where Johnny sleeps on a regular basis(since his parents abuse and neglect him) but Pony accidentally falls asleep as well which causes him to go to return to his own houses.
Darry asks Ponboy if he is alright, to which Ponyboy, through in reality shaken up, answers yes.