The greasers win the brutal fight. Soda,Darry, and Pony argue and Darry ends up hitting Ponyboy and says he didn't mean it but Ponyboy runs off, finds Johnny, and they run to the local park. Sherri Valance, or Cherry as everyone calls her because of her red hair, is a strikingly beautiful and popular cheerleader. After the movie, the boys offer to drive Cherry and Marcia home in Two-Bit's car, but their boyfirends, and , respectively, show up and claim their girlfriends. Ponyboy and Johnny are aware that they're taking a risk by socializing in public with Soc girls. Ponyboy knew that she saw this in Dally, and that was why she was afraid to see him and love him. Randy eventually sees that not all fights are worth having, and later goes on to humanize the Socs by expressing that many of them have redeeming qualities.
When Dally is away, the Soc girls, Ponyboy, and Johnny seem like they could be friends. Ponyboy runs toward the church, throws a rock through a window, and pulls himself inside. No, it wasn't Cherry the Soc who was helping us, it was Cherry the dreamer who watched sunsets and couldn't stand fights. Also, Cherry loves watching sunsets because she enjoys the beauty of them, and she also enjoys reading books. Cherry tells Ponyboy she liked him from the start because of the way he talked and because he is a nice kid, which are rare in those days, and she wanted to help him and the other greasers.
And you can't blame them. Ponyboy tells her that he believes her, and they head back to the movie and their friends. And she is, perhaps, until her boyfriend, Bob, is killed. Cherry's relationship to Dally is she doesn't wanna see his face again because she is afraid she'll fall in love with him. Sodapop then shares with Ponyboy his plan to marry , his girlfriend.
Cherry is a cheerleader and is very popular, and she values these roles. Cherry asks why they don't see Sodapop at school anymore, to which Pony reluctantly admits that he is a dropout. Johnny dies of his injuries. He also thinks that it would be a miracle for him to love her back. She is courageous because she had the courage to do what was right in the tough situations she went home just so the socs wouldn't get into a fight with the greasers.
Then one day Mickey Mouse got sold, and Soda had cried all night. She smiles through teary eyes and thanks Ponyboy. She also says she used to before she got too busy and had no time. The Socs haven't noticed them. Cherry is truthful because she admitted to Ponyboy that if she saw Dallas again, she would fall in love with him instead of Bob.
He is more compassionate than some of the other greasers, piting the socs several times in the novel and questioning the purpose of fighting between the two social classes. She is part of the Social group, also known as the socs. Ponyboy always keeps in mind her contention that, despite the superficial differences between them, the Socs and greasers see the same sunset. They fall asleep, and when Johnny wakes Pony up it's 2 a. Those scenes being: Ponyboy and Johnny looking at their reflections in the lake and talking about their hair, attempting to catch a rabbit, and playing poker.
Ponyboy and Two-Bit are approached by a Soc named Randy, Bob's best friend, who expresses remorse for his involvement in the gang war, lacks confidence about the rumble ending the feud, and says he will not participate. Cherry also says that she recognizes Sodapop from rodeos, and Ponyboy remarks that she is good at barrel racing. Cherry is open-minded, sensitive, and courageous. Ponyboy sees Cherry's face, and she is about to cry, which makes him feel ashamed. He then sends them off saying he'll check on them after a week or so. Ponyboy is eventually cleared of wrongdoing in Bob's death and allowed to stay with his brothers.
The greasers run inside the burning church to save the children, but Ponyboy is rendered unconscious by the fumes. His keen interest in literature and strong academic prowess set him apart from the rest of his friends. Despite being a hardened young man who used to run with real gangs in New York, he does not subscribe to the same greasy appearance as his friends. She tells Ponyboy that Randy wasn't going to participate in the upcoming rumble because Bob was his longest and best friend and he is tired of all the fighting. She is not filled with hatred unlike other socs. She also tells Ponyboy to not get offended if she doesn't say hi to him in school because of their parents and their reputation. Ponyboy and Cherry become comfortable with eachother and discuss the social class situation between the socs and greasers, a situation both find unfair.
She gives him an unbelievable look, and throws it in his face. History Cherry is first introduced at the movies. Cherry acts as a spy for the greasers, and in doing so wants not only to help the greasers, but the Socs as well. Caught in the middle is third brother Sodapop, who dropped out of school to work full time. Syme talking to Ponyboy, and Sodapop, Ponyboy and Darry in the park. He sees his oldest brother cry for the first time in years. Ponyboy learns that they have no car since their had gotten drunk and left, and this made Cherry annoyed.
The Socs are the same ones, Bob and Randy plus others who arrive. In the end, Coppola added the scenes taking place in court, Mr. Pony and Johnny go to a vacant lot to hang out before heading home. In the extended version of the film, she is shown seeing Ponyboy at school but doesn't say anything to him, and walks away with her friends. As they walk, Cherry and talk about the differences between Socs and Greasers, and how it goes beyond money.