Dary In The Outsiders

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The chosen character is Darry. This character’s perspective on life is that you must work for what you will get, and you have to appreciate what you do have because nothing should be just given to you. This is known because in the story The Outsiders the main character Pony said in page 2, “...Darrel, who we call Darry, works too long and hard to be interested in a story or drawing a picture, so I’m not like them. … But then, Darry’s gone through a lot in his twenty years, grown up too fast.” These two pieces of evidence show how Darry worked for what he has and continues to work for it. By Darry stepping up and taking the role of the mom and the dad, Darry has to grow up faster than others. Pony actually straight-out says that Darry is an…show more content…
This goes against Darry’s main perspective on life, to appreciate what you have and by Pony having a high level of intelligence and not using it, is a waste- according to Darry’s standards. This proves how he gets upset when somebody doesn’t follow his perspective on life. This shows as well he wants his brothers to do as he did and work to get what they want to have, or they should be able to have. He wants his brothers, especially Pony, to get what he didn’t because he knows Pony has the ability and the intelligence to do so. In conclusion, Darry’s perspective on life is to be successful, you must work hard for what you have and to keep what you have, you must work hard too. In addition, you must appreciate what you do have. He believes that not everything in life is handed to you on a silver platter, and if it is, it shouldn’t be that way. Darry knows life is not fair, and doesn’t want it to be. Darry is the backbone of his household and the whole gang. Without Darry’s perspective on life, everyone would be different. Possibly more members of the gang than just Johnny and Dally would be dead. If Darry didn’t make Pony work hard for his grades, Pony would probably be a dropout like Soda and he wouldn’t be able to get a good job, and because of his age, maybe no job at

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