In S.E Hinton's "The Outsiders", Ponyboy is a fourteen-year-old that has a lot to say about himself and the environment around him. When he got introduced in the story, the first thing we knew was that he was living with his brothers Soda and Darry, and his parents had died in a car accident. In his perspective, he knows what's he doing, but he forgets stuff pretty quickly. For example, he admitted that he doesn't use his mind: "one of our gang would have come to get me in his car if I had asked him, but sometimes I just don't use my head"(3, 4). Whenever he has to make a choice, he's imprecise about it and does things that don't appeal to him.
The 4 month old baby died at the hospital after the parents decided to take him off of life support. This affected the whole family. This little boy lost his baby brother, and the parents lost their baby child.To imagine making the decision to take your baby off of life support, knowing that he will not make it, and none of it was your fault.In conclusion, driving drunk does not just affect the driver that chose to drivedrunk. It affects the people they hit and sometimes kill. These people are innocent and didn 't chose to serve the consequences of the drunk.
Yes any of the greasers can be a hero by just doing one little thing and they don’t even realize that they are a hero. Darry is a hero because after his parents died, he had to take care of his siblings Ponyboy and Sodapop. The text states on page two it states “ Darry’s hard and firm and rarely grins at all. But then, Darry’s gone through a lot in his twenty years, grown up too fast.” This shows that he had to take care of his siblings when his parents had died. Darry is also a hero when he took care of Ponyboy when he was sick.
The family that took him in after his adoptive mother died last November said that they knew he was lonely, depressed and a bit odd but saw no warning signs of a coming massacre (Levenson). They allowed Cruz to bring his firearms into the home, and they made him buy a locking gun safe thinking that it was secure because the family had the only key to the safe, but later on after the shooting, the family realized Cruz kept one for himself (Levenson). The family did try to help him but evidently, they haven’t helped him hard enough to be aware of what was going on in his life. Millions of young adults like Cruz are suffering from bullying, depression, anxiety, mental illness, and lack of social issues. A great number of young adults especially high school students can realize the unrealistic expectations that are set high upon themselves within this society.
Perhaps things could have been different if Bowkers friends were in town, or not going to school somewhere else. O’Brien states, “Sally Kramer, who picture he had once carried in his wallet was one who married” (132). And his father whom was a baseball fanatic didn’t help him. Often he didn’t have anyone around; he continues his old habits that he recalled about the war. Humping around the lake alone with no one to vent about how the war.
This neighborhood was full of violence, all other kids were up to no good. However Geoffrey and his three brothers weren't, they came into the neighborhood as a clean slate.They moved here around when Geoffrey was four years old and this where the term “violence” was introduced. With their mom raising them with no dad that lead for the boys to grow up with no guidance from a male figure in this tough neighborhood.The quote “Paradise didn’t last long the day after our arrival my mother sent my brother Daniel to the store with ten dollars...Dan, only nine, came back solemn and scared, and announced he’d been robbed” (13) proves that even though Geoffrey and his brothers were young that didn’t mean anything. They still would still get into altercations like this as if they were older and it’s shocking to Geoffrey. Not knowing what to do they called police because they’re not used to this behavior, the beginning of the quote where it says “paradise didn’t last long “ shows they’re new to the neighborhood wasn’t expecting something like this to happen.
The famous “hood slide” was an accident. When Tom Wopat slid across the hood for the first time, he got caught on the antenna, and was injured. The first horn that played Dixie was heard by two directors as they were eating breakfast. They followed the car and bought the horn for $300.00. Between 255-360 different cars were used for the “General Lee” because they wrecked so many in the show (www.neatorama.com).
He walked around for a second appalled of what had happened and he saw a gas station that said Chicago Entry Gas. He went in and asked the clerk “How far am I from the University of Chicago and he said “You are pretty far from here but my cousin is headed out there he could give you a ride. Will said “Of course thank you.” So after a long ride he was there finally at the school. He forgot to ask the man what is the date and he said “June 12, graduation day”. Will was puzzled about how he spent a month at that place but there was no time he had to go propose.
The final challenge presented itself to Obama on November 24, 1982, Nairobi, Kenya, a green Chevrolet collided with a vehicle. Inside was Barack Obama Sr. the future president 's father had just passed away in a tragic car accident. At first, Obama did not take the absence of a father in the family very well. To quote him in an interview, "I didn 't have a dad in the house. And I was angry about it" This only further amplified his frustration of the society around him and he began to struggle.
Late last night yet another incident has occurred at High Bridge. Joshua Mayhew was travelling late last night when he decided to take a shortcut across High Bridge Road by himself. Joshua states “I have no idea why I did. My family practically forbids me to drive over the bridge since it’s a death trap.” Before he was about to cross the bridge he said, he became distracted, and he believed he saw something in the river but when he looked back at the road something darted out in front of him, a deer or bobcat, maybe.Joshua swerved to miss it when he lost control and the car spun out across the bridge. He then explains “I must have hit my head on the steering wheel because I really don 't remember any part of the crash after that.” Joshua’s friends arrived quickly on the scene.