Although this does not sound like Ponyboy, you can never be too sure. Along with him being able to stay and learning how to protect himself there is one final reason for him to stay. Some people feel that Darry and Soda can take care of him better than a foster home. While this may be true he may not get enough attention from his brothers. Although some do believe that he does not receive enough attention, most people believe that he does.
Ponyboy “ said that he was late for supper” “Darry had cooked dinner: baked chicken and potatoes and corn,” Ponyboy said that he loves chicken, then Ponyboy said, “Then we hurried to take a shower and change clothes. Me and Soda and Darry always got spruced up before a rumble. And besides, we wanted to show those socks we weren’t trash, that we were just as good as they were. Then Johnny talks about why everyone fights. Darry fight for pride, Soda fight for fun, Steve fight for hatred, Two-Bit for conformity.
Since he is not allowed to stay out later than 12 am his brothers were very worried. Darry was very mad so he slapped Ponyboy. Pony was very shocked and ran away. He asked Johnny to run away with him but soon realized that was not logical. They decided to go to the park so Pony could cool down before going home.
Their lives are worth more than mine, they have more to live for for” (178). Johnny told Ponyboy before that he didn’t want to die, but just before he did, he wrote this letter to Ponyboy. Also in this letter, Johnny told Ponyboy to tell Dally several things. The saddest part is, Dally was already dead by the time Johnny read this letter. Ponyboy overcame the obstacle of having his best friend dead and not being able to fulfill Johnny’s dying
Darry, who is hard, firm and never grins at all, has a different idea of what good parenting is when it comes to Ponyboy. Many people believe, that Ponyboy, should go to the system, because his brother Darry has risked and has influenced him in bad ways. Darry, has influenced and risked Ponyboy, by letting him go out to the movies without any supervision, leaving the door wide open at their house for unwelcome and dangerous visitors, and putting him in hazardous situations, so that they gang
In the movie, Darry just shoves Pony, he doesn’t actually hit him. After Darry hits Pony, Johnny and Ponyboy decide to run away. Before they get the chance to get away, they run into the Socs. The Socs jump Ponyboy and Johnny but surprisingly, Johnny killed Bob Sheldon (The Soc) because he was drowning Ponyboy. Pony and Johnny both run away to a church on a hilltop.
In fact, Soda tells Pony “‘you don't realize all Darry's giving up just to give you a chance he missed out on. He could have stuck you in a home somewhere and worked his way through college’” (150). Darry gives up his chance at a bright future so that Ponyboy can live his own successful life. As the captain of the school football team with an athletic scholarship, Darry has his whole life ahead of him, but he gives it all up for his brothers. Even Sodapop sacrifices his future for his Pony- he becomes “a dropout so he [can] get a job and keep [Ponyboy] in school” (38).
Darry steps into the responsibility of guardianship, forfeiting college and working to enable the three of them to stay together. Not once does Darry give up on Ponyboy, but instead pushes him to reach his potential— even if he may be a little harsh. Darry can thus be classified as a mentor for not only Ponyboy but for the other Greasers
One of the main symbols that was used many times in this film was the “Big Fish.” Multiple times in this film talks about the big fish that he caught and we can link it to many things throughout the movie. One of the things that the big fish symbolizes would be his wife. He talks about how many times that it took him to catch this fish and it also took numerous times to get his wife to see him and to love him but eventually she fell just as in love with him as he was with her from the moment he saw her. Another symbol displayed in the movies was with the master in the circus. It shows him as being a werewolf but as we later learn he never was.
It has already been stated that the work has a framed structure with one main frame story. However, it should also be said that story within story technique is also used in the given masterpiece. This tool is used in the early Indian literature, however, in Nights it is improved. Usually, stories are narrated by Scheherazade, however, sometimes there is the narrator who present some another story within her presentation. For example, this pattern is used in the story The Tale of the Merchant and His Wife.