Character Analysis Of Darry Curtis From S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders

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Darry Curtis from S.E. Hinton's the Outsiders is both a Greaser and Soc. Darry Curtis is part of a gang that consists of his brothers Ponyboy the smart and Soda Curtis the handsome, Two-bit Matthews the shoplifter, Johnny Cade the troubled, Dallas Winston the thug, and Steve Randal the car thief. Darry Curtis, the fatherly figure of the gang, has an average physical features, a weird role, and some, interesting personality Darry Curtis is a Greaser, except not your typical greaser. He Works too long and too hard which is a rarity for greasers. This is understandable because he had to grow up so fast to take care of his kid brothers since his parents died. He is tough cool and smart and Ponyboy says that he has “Dark brown hair that kicks out in the front and a slight cowlick in the back, Just like his dad’s” (Hinton pg 6). Darry Curtis rarely grins and he has eyes that are like two pieces of blue-green ice. Although this description suggests …show more content…

In the novel Darry Curtis in a way starts one of the main problems in the book. He causes this problem when Ponyboy comes home and falls asleep in the field. Ponyboy comes inside after waking and when Darry Curtis found out he got mad and hit him. So Ponyboy was so stupefied that he ran and didn't look back woke johnny and got out of there. Later they were mugged and johnny killed bob, and this was kind of the tipping point. Although it seems like he hates Ponyboy he doesn't really. At the end of the novel we get a rare glimpse into what Darry Curtis really feels for Ponyboy so that proves that he must love Ponyboy and everything he does is to protect him, and make him stronger like when Darry Curtis says “i reckon it never occurred to you that your brothers might be worrying their heads off and afraid to call the police because something like that could get you two thrown in a boys home so quick id make your head spin.”(pg.

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