Darry then decided to step up and “come of age” to try to be a father like figure for Ponyboy. Ponyboy doesn’t seem to think that Darry cares for him because of the way Darry treats Ponyboy so Ponyboy turns to Sodapop more, “Sodapop is different from anybody; he understands everything...almost. Like he 's never hollering at me all the time the way Darry is, treating me like I’m six instead of fourteen,” (#2). This shows that Ponyboy is annoyed of Darry 's strict father-like figure because Darry is always telling Ponyboy what to do instead of being their for him. But Darry’s strict Father-like figure isn 't so bad, it did do some good…..
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.
Ponyboy and his gang are constantly getting into fights with the Socs. This causes Ponyboy to think poorly of all socs. He thinks they are rich kids who have perfect lives. By the end of the book, he realizes that not all SOCS are the same when he meets Cherry and Randy. When Cherry treats Ponyboy well and when Randy talks to Ponyboy like he is a human and not anything less, he realizes that not all socs
Ponyboy should be put in foster care. Fifteen percent of adolescence are out in Foster Care. Also result of the guidance twelve percent become successful adults. Ponyboy is a bad guy at the beginning and at last he was a self confident guy. Now let tell you why he should be in foster care.
Because Darry got so upset and lashed out on Pony, he ran away. He and Johnny go to a park to cool down. Johnny ends up killing a soc, and they flee. They leave because of the murder, but Pony decides to join because he didn't want to face Darry. Had the circumstances been different, meaning if Darry hadn't slapped Ponyboy, maybe Pony would feel confident in confiding in Darry and turning himself in.
The evidence also shows that Ponyboy is an outsider because he gets put into A classes with other socs because he's supposed to be smart. Ponyboy is an outsider because he’s not like others in his class and others in his class think it’s funny how they put him in A
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 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
First, when Pony meets Cherry he realizes that even Socs have problems- that gets reinforced when he has a conversation with Randy. He finally breaks through his bias about the Socs and starts to see that the groups are ridiculous, when he reads Johnny’s letter. No one ever really understands a person until you consider things from where they
he learned about friendship when Johnny stabs Bob for the sole purpose of Bob drowning his friend. Also when the Socs attacked them,they both stood their ground instead of running. And finally, when Ponyboy ran inside the burning church to save johnny,he knew he could have been injured but he also knew that if he didn't go into that church then johnny would have burned to death.
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.
The narrator of the novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy Curtis, is a complicated and emotional character. He goes through numerous changes in the book and you get a good idea of his feelings through actions towards others. He proves to be empathetic, caring, and a dreamer. He shows this during situations with his brothers and even with the other Greasers. During the story, Darry is always telling Ponyboy, although he is a intelligent kid, that he needs to use his head.
Darry is a hard worker and keeps working hard to maintain or keep what he does have; Darry has never given up on his family. This shows Darry’s main perspective on life, to appreciate what you have and work for what you want because he is constantly working for his loved ones and himself by improving all of their lives. This is also known because in the story The Outsiders the author says this in Pony’s perspective about Darry on page 4, “It drives my brother Darry nuts when I do stuff like that, ‘cause I’m supposed to be smart; I make good grades and have a high IQ and everything, but I don’t use my head.” This shows Darry as a character and his perspective on life because Pony does have brains and is smart, but he doesn 't use what he has, and doesn’t appreciate it either. 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.