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. These 3 people are people I consider that are very important to the book.
A hero is a person who would risk their lives and put themselves in danger to help anyone they can, and is a person who cares about more than themselves. Ponyboy was a hero for two things, Dallas for two as well and Darry for one reason. In “The Outsiders,” Ponyboy, Dally, and Darry are all heros for what they have all done.
“Maybe the two different worlds we lived in weren’t so different. We saw the same sunset” (41). When Ponyboy thought of this quote in the novel The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, he was relating the two worlds of the greasers and the Socs. Ponyboy Curtis is the protagonist of the novel. He is split between the personalities of the greasers and of the Socs. In relation to his oldest brother, Darry, Ponyboy has the chance to acquire a bright future. They are both extremely intelligent and athletic, but Darry had to give up his dreams of going to college to support Ponyboy and Sodapop, Ponyboy’s other brother. Sodapop, a high school dropout, also believes that Ponyboy has the potential to be successful in the future. Similar to what Darry would have
The story is from the perspective of Ponyboy Curtis, a 14 year old boy. He is living with his two brothers Darry and Sodapop because both his parents died. Darry is 20 years old and Sodapop is 17. They both work to help support the family. Ponyboy and his brothers live on the poor side of town. They are called greasers and are not as privileged as the Socs who live on the rich side of town. Being a greaser is difficult because they are the lowest class. The Socs often harass and beat up the greasers. In the beginning of the story, Pony gets beat up by a group of Socs. Pony and his brothers are also part of a gang. This gang consists of Darry, Soda, Ponyboy, Johnny, Steve, Dally, and Two-bit. They are all greasers and they have been through hard times. One day, Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally go to the drive in movies. Dally
Should children really be taken away from their family and be put into a group home? Do people even care that children might get sent into a group home and never see their family again? In the book entitled The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, is the journey with the main character named Ponyboy Curtis and how he struggles with his life as a greaser. Ponyboy gets mixed up in a crime and runs away to escape the life of a greaser to a countryside where he always dreamed to be, until everything crashes down. The government is debating whether or not to put Ponyboy into a group home because the government believes his guardians, Darry Curtis and Sodapop Curtis, aren’t being the responsible adults they should be. Ponyboy shouldn’t be put into a group home
“You can’t win if you wip us. You’ll still be where you were before- at the bottom. And we’ll still be the lucky ones with all the breaks. So it doesn’t do any good, the fighting and the killing. It doesn’t prove a thing. We’ll forget it if you win, or if you don’t. Greasers will still be greasers and Socs will still be Socs.”
“It seemed funny, almost strange that the sunset she saw from her patio and the one that I saw from the back steps was the same one. Maybe the two worlds we live in werent so different. We saw the same sunset.”(Hinton 35) The Outsiders a book set in the mid-1960s, in Tulsa, oklahoma is about the clash of the greasers and socs. Ponyboy, his family, and friends try to figure out how they fit into this world. But others already know where they belong if it may be roaming the streets starting trouble or sitting in a fancy car looking for greasers. They are outsiders through and through. Dally is a wild child born from the streets. He does whatever he wants whenever he wants and no one tells him what to do. “The shade of difference that separates a greaser from a hood wasn 't present in Dally.”(Hinton 10). The only person that Dally ever loved was Johnny. Johnny is a vulnerable sixteen year old who comes from an abusive home.The greasers are the only family that he has ever known and he is the pet of the gang.
Virtuous people are always contemplated to be kindhearted and obliging around the population, but bad people are always seen as ill mannered and vindictive individuals and often are not respected by the public. The story shows us individuals who were considered awful, but did significant things during their lifetime, like some of the greasers were good human beings. A person doesn 't have to be upstanding to do honorable actions in his/her existence.
In the novel “The Outsiders” , by S.E Hinton, Darry made a choice that ultimately drove the plot. Ponyboy comes home late at night , and Darry caught and yelled furiously at him for being out late and as Soda tries to defend him he became angry and slapped Ponyboy. The moment when Ponyboy came home, Darry acts furious as the text states, “Where have you been? Do you know what time it is.’ He was madder than I’d seen him in a long time. I shook my head wordlessly .’ Well it’s two in the morning kiddo” (Hinton 49). As Soda spoke up Darry gave him a talking to as the text reveals,”Darry…” Soda began, Darry turned on him.’You keep your trap shut! I’m sick and tired of hearin’ you stick up for him” (Hinton 50). This triggered Ponyboy to freak out
No matter how belligerent things become, the significance of family clearly outshines the brutality of the coming world. This is shown throughout The Outsiders by S.E Hinton. It plays a crucial role in the book. It can be shown using several literary elements. The importance of family is can be blatantly observed through conflict, characterization, and plot.
“For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice- no power currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.” John Burroughs. One of the points he is making is that getting anything of value accomplished or done requires sacrifice. Making sacrifices requires one to get out of their comfort zone. In the book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, the characters make sacrifices and get out of their comfort zones for each other. Throughout the novel, characters serve and give of themselves for each other in order to protect the ones they love. Darry makes these kind of sacrifices for his brothers. Later, Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally risk their lives trying to save each other. The
Darry has always tried to keep Ponyboy out of trouble and focus on school. For example, “Ponyboy curtis, put out that cigarette!” This shows that Darry cares for his health and well being. This also shows that Darry tries to keep him out of trouble and away from drugs like cigarettes. Unlike if he is in the system they may not care what he does and he could end up with some serious sickness and then who would care for him? Furthermore, In the book it states “Please be careful because couldn’t stand it if anything happened to you!” This shows that Darry only wants the best for Ponyboy. This also shows he do anything for him. This is just another one of the reasons that prove that Darry is a good guardian for Ponyboy.
Author’s craft can be expressed as how the author builds the character throughout the story and what certain tool it used to make the character what it is. In The Outsiders, Darry is a dynamic character because throughout the story Darry’s personality and feelings towards Ponyboy change. Darry’s feelings towards Ponyboy go from making Ponyboy feel unwanted, to making Ponyboy feel loved and cared for. S.E. Hinton uses the author’s craft of physical characteristics, action or incident, and the reaction of others to build the character Darry.
“Family doesn 't necessarily mean that you have to have a mother, a father, a little brother, and an older sister. ”(Bindi Irwin) This is mostly true, a lot of people do not have a family due to a complicated relationship, or any other of possible issues that can occur, like even sheltering in our friends “There are just small groups of friends who stick together, and the warfare is between the social classes. (P.47) Ponyboy, the main character in the novel referring to friendship and loyalty, which is important in “The Outsiders”, including Ponyboy’s relationship with his two brothers.