The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton Character Comparison Game: Would You Rather?
You’ve probably played the simple game of WOULD YOU RATHER before… where you answer a series of questions that ask would you rather pick one thing or another? For example, would you rather be a SOC or be a GREASER?
In this activity, students will first answer a number of “would you rather” questions about themselves. Then, they will answer those same questions based on what they think Ponyboy Curtis would choose. This requires students to critically think about character motivations and personality traits—plus, it’s great fun.
Afterward, students will write about what they share in common with Ponyboy and how they consider themselves different.