I 'd just as soon tease a full-grown grizzly; but for some reason, Darry seems to like being teased by Soda.” However, they often disagree regarding Ponyboy’s safety and education. Sodapop is quite lenient towards Ponyboy whereas, Darry resents this behavior. Sodapop and Darry’s disagreements are often present in the novel but, it is truly perceptible on two occasions. The first time occurs right after Ponyboy is attacked by the Socs, he is criticized by Darry who doesn’t understand his brother’s behavior. Sodapop immediately defends his younger brother against his older one which leads Darry to remind Sodapop that he is the one in charge “When I want my kid brother to tell me what to do with my other kid brother’, I’ll ask you – kid
He uses “his brother” to show the family influences to both him and his brother.As states in the the story “ Mieyo, on the other hand, was casting himself into deeper and deeper isolation, into a place where I could not help him as I once did as a kid brother”(201). Baca mentions “as I once did” which hints that he knows what his brother faces because they have the same issue that they hardly communicate to others. And this shows Baca no longer puts himself into deeper and deeper isolation. He overcomes what his brother is struggling right now.He comes further and further away from his brother. On the other hand, his relationship with his brother also comes further away because his brother has draw an uncrossable line and separates himself from people around him.To support that, Baca writes “ I could not help him.”Baca smartly writes about his brother who not only compares their similarities on the same experiences but also distinguish their differences in order to show that his changes, and the reinforcement of the power of reading.
However, Darry’s anger is often misinterpreted for hatred. Unforeseen, in the hospital, “In that second what Soda and Dally had been trying to tell me came through. Darry did care about me, maybe as much as he cared about Soda, and because he cared about Soda, and because he cared he was trying too hard to make something of me” (Hinton 98). Ponyboy understands that Darry harsh “father-figure” on him is only because he cares and wants to keep the family together by further executing substantial sacrifices for his brothers. Furthermore, as Ponyboy’s and Darry’s relationship remedies, Ponyboy continues to reshape his character to become a more resilient and pragmatic
In the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton the character Darrel Curtis is unquestionably influenced by his gang as it prevents him from being successful to becoming the father of the gang, and overall being someone to look up to. Darrel, or Darry has always wanted to become something amazing in life, but sadly when his parents died in a fatal car crash, he was left to raise his two younger brothers, Sodapop, and Ponyboy. More specifically, Darrel chooses his gang over his potential future to care for his friends but sadly, “. . .
When it comes to his family, Jason aligns his ideals with and draws his inspiration almost entirely from his mother and Julia. While certain scenes present the father in a tolerable light, the chapter ‘Souvenirs’ stands as a symbol for the discourse in their father-son relationship. Jason’s dad is actually far to similar to his son, as shown by the quickness with which he shirked from an altercation with his boss, to serve as a proper role model. In the later half of that same chapter, however, Jason recounts “I had no idea mom could be so bulletproof”(193) when depicting how she stood up to the spoiled, highschool thieves. Far more than just a juxtaposition to the father’s frailness, the mother’s action serve as an idealized metaphor for Jason’s own struggles.
Mccandless sense of self confidence while trying to find his identity helped him to progress in life, but was also his greatest downfall; Into the Wild demonstrates self confidence as not an unacceptable trait to have, but the significance of the negative or positive effects it can possess. Confidence played a big role in Mccandless life, so much that he created relationships with his family and other people that caused him to go on his adventures. Throughout this book Mccandless expresses his hate towards his parents. When he was old enough to realize that his dad had cheated on his mom this particular aspect changed him. He wanted nothing to do with his parents.
Before the rumble Ponyboy realized the difference between his gang and the Socs.“That was the difference between his gang and ours- they had a leader and were organized; we were just buddies who stuck together- each man was his own leader. (Hinton 138)”. The Socs were just a group of adolescents together for social reasons and were engaging delinquent behavior. The greasers stood up for more than that; they stood up for Johnny, for the hard times they’ve been through, for their respect. Even though Johnny was going through his last hours alive he did not want to see his mother, he wanted to see his family: the gang.
“My father’s hands are quick, that’s the kind of guy he is” (Pg: 4). That was a quote from the book “Okay for Now” which explains Doug’s father perfectly. Doug takes all his dad’s bad influence and turns it into something good. Doug doesn’t want to become his father, so he tries his best to not take his anger out on other people. Doug takes his father’s abuse and changes it into a lesson so he can overcome other challenges in his life.
While the pride of Brother fills him with the undying effort or pressure as seen by Doodle, it compels Doodle to perform such action his brother deem is worthy of practicing and performing on the regular. The basis for my argument is the direct mentioning of how Doodle is obviously abnormal to every other child of his age. Falling behind in basic skills, and as well as social ones; Doodle continues to fall short of being regular and brother efforts seems to divulge into pride more than care. Of the many examples that was shown in the short story, I have decided to pull three of them for purpose of giving truth to his self evident pride of Doodle in relation to the struggle that Doodle faces. These examples are as followed; “It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable” (Pg 595).
Unlike older brothers, who had to figure out life for themselves, younger siblings who, because of their age are relatively naive, constantly rely on the knowledge of their brothers to make up for their own inexperience. An example of this type of behavior occurs in the opening chapters of We The Animals. Specifically, in one scene the eldest brother begins speaking and the younger two crane their neck and lean in to soak up all his wisdom. The narrator goes on to explain their action“He was two years older than Joel and three years older than me. We waited for his judgment…” (22).