Many of the important parts in this story have affected their maturity and way of life. There was a quote from Alice In Wonderland that relates to this book, Alice asks “Where should I go?” and the cat tells her “That depends on where you want to end up”. I think that shows just how this coming of age has gone with Ponyboy growing up wondering where he should go. As the two gangs start to realize they are the same, kids who grew up roughly who have the same problems.
The Outsiders CEC In the novel, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy faces multiple deaths changing his life which affects Ponyboy to mentally grow up fast. While Ponyboy dreams about the country, Ponyboy realizes that “Darry would lose that cold, hard look and be like he used to be...before Mom and Dad were killed” (48). Without the death of Ponyboy’s parents, Darry would still be just a brother to Ponyboy. These dramatic changes resulted in Ponyboy to “get hard” or grow up without a brother or true parents to lean on.
Ponyboy, a greaser, was one of the young boys that was matured throughout the book because of his hardships. Ponyboy 's relationship with his older brothers, Darry and Sodapop, is a key factor in how Ponyboy matured throughout the book. An example of Ponyboy almost maturing from the influence of Darry and Sodapop, is when their parents were killed in a car crash. When their Parents died it caused them to get closer and look out for eachother more (#3).
“Oh pony, I thought we’d lost you… like we did with mom and dad. That was his silent fear, of losing another person he loved.” This quote was from when Darry went out of his way to look for Ponyboy when he ran off. After the passing of Darry’s parents, Darry then gained a fear a losing a loved one. From then on he did his best to protect the closest people to him.
In the novel entitled The Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton, fourteen year old Ponyboy Curtis is faced with the deaths of his beloved parents. Now under the care of his oldest brother Darry, Ponyboy and his other brother, Sodapop, are forced to stay out of trouble to avoid being taken away to a boys’ home. However, these brothers are members of a gang referred to as “greasers”, which poses a threat to their good reputation. Throughout the novel, Ponyboy struggles to determine whether or not it would benefit his brothers if he were to be taken away to a home. Though it is difficult for the family to live a somewhat normal life, Ponyboy deserves the opportunity to stay with his brothers.
Ponyboy Curtis is a teenage boy who learns valuable lessons about life. Although, he is the one who stood out the most to me in the book, “The Outsiders.” He is the youngest brother out of the little family they have. He has the most dramatic changes, in his feelings and attitude. Ponyboy’s reasoning for his changes are by the forces of the Socs.
In page 56 it states “ I’m drowning, I thought, they’ve gone too far …” and “ I killed him,” he said slowly. “I killed that boy.” This shows where Johnny saved Ponyboy from drowning. Johnny is also a hero when he helped get the little kids get out of the church that was on fire. In the text it states “ He looked over his shoulder and saw that the door was blocked by the flames, then pushed open the window and tossed out the nearest kid.”
How “The Outsiders” written by S.E Hinton is coming of age novel During life, people will go through tragic experiences, difficult period of time and pressured by the society around them that eventually their innocence will fade with age. This can be clearly shown in the novel “The Outsiders” (written by S.E Hinton) in which the characters who are living in an area (East side of Oklahoma) full of gang society and violence;….Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade and the rest of his friends and siblings are forced to mature and grow up quicker and earlier than most of the average people due to the traumatic/tragic experiences that they had to face during their everyday conflict between “The Socs” (their rival social group). First of all, before Ponyboy Curtis had met the two girl Socs in the cinema (Sherry Valance and Marcia), he had thought that every person who are a member of their rival’s social group were very wealthy, but very threatening towards The Greasers.
In the novel, “The Outsiders” that was written by S.E Hinton, one of the characters within the book that has changed a lot was Ponyboy Curtis. Ponyboy Curtis’ change was a slow process, but a lot happened to him throughout the novel. He goes through many events at the start, middle and at the end of the novel too. At the start of the novel, Ponyboy was just an innocent and smart kid who lived with the gang known as, “The Greasers”, but by the end of the novel, Ponyboy is a different person compared to how he was in the beginning. The events that took place in the middle of the novel has some key events that make him change his personality and opinion on life, and that the reader learns that his personality and opinion changes because of the dramatic events he goes through like how Johnny Cade and Dallas Winston’s death.
Darry and Ponyboy have a substantially complex relationship, with many fluctuations in their feelings towards each other, or their perception of those feeling throughout the book. In the beginning of the book, it is thought by Ponyboy that Darry is hard and apathetic towards him. As Ponyboy says in the book, “My face got hot as I bit my lip. Darry… what was Darry like? “He’s…” I started to say he was a good ol’ guy
Carlos’ Outsiders Essay When you change the way you look at something the things you look at change, to give you a wider perspective of what you see. Ponyboy Curtis learns this the hard way. One theme in The Outsiders by S.E Hinton is that as people grow up experiences force them to see life in different perspectives and look beyond their bias. This essay will demonstrate how Ponyboy’s point of view changes throughout the book.
The Outsiders, by S.E Hinton, is a novel that explores the challenges faced by Ponyboy Curtis and his fellow gang members, growing up in the town of Tulsa, Oklahoma whilst living in the crossfire of two rival gangs: the Greaser and the Socs. During Ponyboy's journey he learns many important lessons, but after several tragic events, three key lessons stand out from all others. These are: to “stay gold,” not to judge others too quickly others and the pointless of violence. One of the most important lessons Ponyboy learns in The Outsiders is to, “Stay gold.”
In the book, Outsiders, I noticed the most character development in Ponyboy Curtis. Although he didn’t realize many things until the end of the book, I think once everything registered within himself, he took everything that had happened to him in the past couple weeks as a lesson. One thing that Ponyboy finally grasped was that his oldest brother Darry actually cared for him. At first Ponyboy had always thought that Darry didn’t like him and that Darry would rather him be gone. However, after his friends repeatedly reassured Ponyboy that his older brother had been hard on him because he really loved and cared about him, Ponyboy slowly started to realize that, even though the two still fought a bit.
(pg. 72). Even through this small comment, you can see Ponyboy’s concern for Johnny’s safety. He also shows his worriedness and protectiveness over Johnny on page 102, “Dally’ll be okay I thought. Dallas is always okay.
And if you did have to go by yourself, you should have carried a blade.” (P.12) Of course Ponyboy does not understand this, he is not mature enough to get Darrel’s true intentions. Ponyboy thinks that Darrel does that because he is not like his brother, but that is not even where Darrel is coming from. “Me and Darry just didn 't dig each other. I never could please him.