The Heroicity of Darry The book The Outsiders contains lots of characters with lots of heroic traits, but Darry could be considered a hero because of these two reasons. Darry gave up his chance to go to college to provide for Soda and Ponyboy. The other reason Darry could be considered a hero is because he has two jobs just to keep him, Ponyboy, and Soda.
In the book The Outsiders, S.E Hinton creates a character with a lot dignity, from his voice tone to his posture, everything shows his pride. Even though he is considered to be a greaser, Darry has a personality that most Socs have. First, we can get a better understanding of Darry’s pride through Ponyboy’s thoughts and questions to Darry. “How come you like fights Darry?... he was proud,” Ponyboy asks Darry.
He didn’t realise how much he cared for them and how hard Darry worked to live together as a family because the brothers knew they would get separated into boys' homes. Ponyboy loved Sodapop, he was his favourite brother and person, to him, Sodapop was his only family left and was affectionate. It wasn’t until Ponyboy was in the hospital waiting room when he saw Darrel crying because of him. “Darry did care about me, maybe as much as he cared about Soda, and because he cared he was trying too hard to make something of me.” Even if they had argued almost everyday, Darry was only looking out for his younger brother because no matter how much they fight, they will always be family.
One reason why Darry is a hero is that he supports his family in every way possible. After Darry graduated high school, his parents died in a car crash, and he had to get a job as a roofer and forget about his dream of going to college. Darry supports Ponyboy, his little brother by making sure he is always on top of his homework, and maintains good grades in school. The second reason that Darry is a hero is simply because he keeps watch over his family and makes sure that they don’t get split up. Darry is like the mother of the family, because he didn’t want Ponyboy to go to the rumble and get hurt.
After Ponyboy got rescued from the burning church and ended up in the hospital his brothers came to see him. Ponyboy and Darry fought an abundance of times, so Pony thought Darry disliked him. Ponyboy realizes that is not true when he and Darry embrace, “That was his silent fear then-of losing another person he loved. . . . I listened to his heart pounding through his T-shirt and knew everything was going to be okay. I had taken the long way around, but I knew I was finally home.
As George Bernard Shaw once said, "you cannot be a hero without being a coward". In The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton many characters think they are cowards but act like heroes and have heroic attributes in their own ways. Three characters are heroic in The Outsiders are Sodapop, Darry, and Dally. Soda pop is a hero because he keeps everyone happy and stops his brothers fights. Soda is always the middle man in fights so he is the one who has to brake them up, like in chapter 3 where Ponyboy got home really late and Darry was yelling at him and Soda had to step in and defend Ponyboy.
After that, Ponyboy finds himself in a situation that he personally can’t back out of. It’s the fire at the church. Ponyboy, starts running in to help save the children, but when he turns around, he sees Johnny. “Hey Ponyboy,” Johnny says. Johnny was following Ponyboy into the fire to help save the kids.
A hero can be anyone around you. A hero is a person who is strong, has courage, helps others, and does good deeds. Ponyboy deserves to be considered a hero. Johnny also deserves to be considered a hero too. Dally does not deserve to be considered a hero though, unlike Ponyboy and Johnny.
Darry dropped out of school to look after Ponyboy( the youngest) and Sodapop( the middle child). Ponyboy and his brothers lived in a neighborhood and they were Greasers. On the other side of the town the SOCS another gang who are the rich type get everything. Even though ponyboy was smart he still was a Greaser and that is how everyone saw him. Darry is protective because, he wants Ponyboy and Sodapop to be safe, he dropped out of school to watch over the house and to watch over Ponyboy and Sodapop, and because he ran after
“We’re all we’ve got left. We ought to be able to stick together against everything. If we don’t have eachother, we don’t have anything.” The quote is significant by connecting to an Essential question because Ponyboy and Darry’s relationship has been strained since their partners died and Darry became responsible for his little
A hero is anyone who makes the right decision to sacrifice for a person in need. For example, without heroes like firemen, wildfires and house fires would spread across the nation, costing lives and loss of worldly possessions. Firemen stand strong, risk themselves, and protect all for the well-being, safety of others, and personal property. In addition,
Darry has an extremely serious personality and loves Ponyboy with tough love. All three show love in different ways, but they still do love. Love is shown throughout all of the book The Outsiders in various ways, even though there is lots of violence. Dally and Johnny had a very close bond. They were very close all the time and really admired each other.
He was smart, athletic, and handsome. He hoped to go on to college because getting an education was important to him. Sadly, when his parents passed, that dream faded away. He was now an adult and a father figure to his two brothers, Ponyboy and Soda. This tragedy hardened Darry.