Therefore, Pony boy will be better with his brothers than foster care. Like Darry and soda pop are good brothers to pony boy. Soda likes to help a pony boy the most. Darry pays the bills and has a good job. As Pony boy gets in trouble Darry wants him to use his brain too.
At least he knows I’m there” to Ponyboy. Even though he didn’t like being abused he thought it was better than being ignored. That is why he is shy and considered an outsider. The fact that he was gang up on and beaten by the Socials (the upper class people with the most power) contributes to the way he acts and behaves as an outsider. Charlie was molested by his Aunt Helen at a young age.
The main character’s definition of himself changes. To begin, the book’s main character is teenager Ponyboy Curtis. One page one, Ponyboy opens the story saying how he wished he looked like Paul Newman because Paul Newman is tough and Ponyboy is not. He explains he is different for him to see a movie with others because it feels like someone is reading over his shoulder. He always compares himself to his older brothers who he describes to be much cooler and much more tuff.
The depressed teenager cuts himself out from the rest of society because he can not stand how "phoney" most of the peers around him are. This is why Salinger included the red hunting hat throughout this novel because Holden likes to wear his hat backwards so he can be divergent from society. The boy will do anything to make him happy, or different "...I swung the old peak way around back-very corny, I'll admit, but I liked it that way. I looked good in it that way" (Salinger 18). J.D.
How every they are wonderful brothers Ponyboy's perspective is against his brothers Darry. This is very easy to associate but throughout the novel, they have shown love and care for each other even though they have fights. Judging a group is a generalization of the entire group specific members. For example, in the greaser gang, Ponyboy is pretty nice and subtle comparing to Darry and his rage. If one person views Darry of the stage they will generalize that the greaser gang is horrible. "
We 'll have to look after ourselves.” (pg 33) They realize that they will have to work together to survive without the help of adults. They are still innocent young boys when they arrive on the island, so their main concerns are getting rescued and having fun.”In the middle of the scar he stood on his head and grinned at the reversed fat boy. No grownups!” (pg. 8) This also explains why the boys dislike Piggy, he acts as a responsible and adult-like figure, which threatens the boys primitive instincts. In the beginning, the boys are still more accepting of rules due to the fact that
In this book great expectation, pip is a confused youngster who sets out a goal to change his life around and not be a common boy.as hi desire to be a gentle men was wanted so much he soon realizes being a gentlemen means more than being classified as higher class or how wealthy you are. As dickens makes us feel sympathy for pip because of him growing up with no parents and a heartless sister we learn pip grows to be a kind hearted man. As pip s portrayed as a good man he slowly starts to forget who he was but realized his mistakes before he was portrayed as good again. Through his relationship with Estella, his good personality overlooked by a few mistakes, and how everyone thought their lives could’ve have been the same to better without pip is what creates sympathy for a
Equality was also highly intelligent, smarter than his brothers, and he had potential to be an amazing member of the city, but he was never given the chance to be great. He was downgraded and placed as a street sweeper because he preferred to be a Scholar. Equality tried very hard to fit in a be like his brothers. It states, “We looked upon Union 5-3992, who were a pale boy with only half a brain, and we tried to say and do as they did, that we might be like them, like Union 5-3992, but somehow the Teachers knew that we were not.” (Rand 21). All the rules and controls that were placed over the city seemed great to everyone else but they restricted Equality.
Cop 223 (Qwie)- He is shameless, stupid guy who is very optimistic but also acts hopeless in the same time as in a ‘hopeless Romeo’. He is not ready to accept the isolated life, he often chats himself that shows how lonely he feels, he believes that everything comes with an expiry date so does his relationship, he buys pineapples with an expiry date of May 1 when is his birthday, so here he sets a timeline for himself to deal with the breakup, from these particular scenes we can understand his notions of romance is very cheesy and it also establishes Qwie’s hopeless romantic characteristics. He places a cosmic importance on those damn pineapple tins, a meaningless display that his ex girlfriend neither knows nor cares about that allows the polie officer to shape himself into the hero of his own personal narrative. When he finally realizes, with mere hours to go until his birthday he eats all 30 tins of expired fruit, as in he is eating away all his pain.
Arnold on the other hand has drunk parents, and no money, he doesn’t know what it’s like to be popular, until he meets Penelope and steadily gains popularity. He is so scared to let them know about him and his life. “ I couldn’t lie to her anymore, ‘Yes I said, I am poor” (Alexie 127). Arnold, hanging out with the popular kids and becoming one of them, finally let go to one of the people he cared most about, and she didn’t shun him, she accepted it. Oppression, it’s a big deal no matter how you are, there is something weighing down on everybody.
443). He is kind and gentle and loves Doc with all his heart, but he just cant seen to do anything right. When he attempts to steal jewelry for Doc because he has o money to buy him a gift, he is institutionalized. Frankie’s character arc is of the few tragic ones in the novel. He is poor and neglected and in attempting to remedy both of these things he is prosecuted.