Also, most of the characters changed: Two-Bit; Ponyboy became more belligerent; Soda Pop changed for Sandy; Darry’s and Ponyboy’s relationship was mended. The other themes that also work for this particular story is society and class, loyalty, love, violence, appearances, and choices. Many of these themes ran along with the story, and sometimes were demonstrated
Even Sodapop sacrifices his future for his Pony- he becomes “a dropout so he [can] get a job and keep [Ponyboy] in school” (38). It is important to Darry and Sodapop that Ponyboy receives a good education, unlike the ones that they gave up to take care of the family. They also want Ponyboy to live an ordinary life without having to carry the burden of his brothers’ responsibilities. Darry and Sodapop are willing to do anything to give Ponyboy the possibilities of a future that they never
Chapters 1-2 Outsiders Summary: 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.
Darry is hard on Ponyboy because he doesn’t want him to become a high school dropout like Soda. “Darry had cooked dinner; Baked chicken, potatoes, and corn. Two chickens because all three of us eat like horses” (Hinton, 131). Generally Speaking, Darry doesn’t just work too, Sodapop actually dropped out of high school to work with Darry to support all three of them. Soda and Darry work to make sure Ponyboy has a meal on the table for him, a nice bed, and a clothes.
In the book, the outsiders by S.E. Hinton ponyboy embarks on the hero 's journey facing many heartaches and growing from them. In the beginning, Ponyboy is an orphan, an outcast from his friends and family, and even his school. Ponyboy then becomes a caretaker fending for himself and others around him. In the end, he has words of the wiser to leave the readers stunned and inspired. Ponyboy goes through the first stage of the hero 's journey as shown when he claims he is different from his family and friends and he has good grades which its stereotypical for people of his status not to have good grades.
At the beginning of the novel Ponyboy's parents were killed in a car accident. Resulting in his older brothers to take care of him. His 2nd oldest brother Sodapop was very nice to Ponyboy and always encouraged him to do well in school. His oldest brother Darry on the other hand was not kind at all to his brothers.
DARRY OR SYSTEM ? In the novel The Outsiders, Ponyboy may think he's fine living with his two older brothers Darry and Sodapop but, he doesn't know what trouble can come his way. This shows that Ponyboy is better off in the system because of the bad influences in his life and his living conditions. Two examples of this is that Darry lets Ponyboy smoke and lets him be in a gang also, they eat chocolate cake for breakfast.
In this book report I will talk about the book “The outsiders” written by S.E. Hinton, I will do a review of the story, the point of view, theme, symbols and my opinion about this book I really liked to read for the English class. The story is about a boy named Ponyboy who lived in a small town in Texas with his two brothers Darry and Sodapop were a gang war was taking place between two different social class people: The Socs and the Greasers. Ponyboy will learn the consequences bad acts can bring to your life in the middle of a gang war. The greasers were a middle class and not so social kind of people who liked to get in trouble and The other gang The Socs were a most of them a high class or middle-high class group of people who where they went they will always go in groups of like three or four people.
Introduction The Outsiders is a novel written by S.E Hinton in the first person point of view: that of Ponyboy. The novel follows the conflict between the Socs and the Greasers, two different groups of boys from different classes of society. Ponyboy struggles to fit in throughout the book, juggling right from wrong. While in the church hiding, Ponyboy recites from memory the poem, ‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’.
In The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton tells a coming of age story about a young man named Ponyboy Curtis. He finds himself to be an Outsider different from everyone else in the community, and changes through the course of the story. In The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton uses the character of Ponyboy Curtis to explain how he is a dynamic character who changes from the beginning of the story to the end. In the beginning of the book Ponyboy had a rough relationship with Darry, but towards the end it changed.
Pony is always made to do his homework and get good grades. Sometimes when Darry and Soda go out, Pony is made to stay home and do school work. Since Darry makes him study, Pony gets all A´s and B´s. However, foster homes might not care about Pony´s education. Also, Darry encourages Pony not to fight and to ignore what the Socs say about the Greasers.
Everyone will lose someone in their life, that's what happened to Ponyboy and his brothers. They lost what is most valuable to people, parents. When Ponyboy’s Older brother Darry steps in as the parental figure he can be very protective. Part of being proactive mean being rough, caring and being different than the other greasers to set a good example for pony and soda. The Outsiders, by S.E Hinton, is an empowering novel full of courage and epicness, with a pinch of sorrow and sadness.
In the novel “The Outsiders” Ponyboy and his brothers struggle between fighting too much with them and the socs and leads Ponyboy to runaway and hide In a abandoned church .The problem is that If Ponyboy doesn’t behave he and his brother Sodapop go to a system for boys and live over there meanwhile they are staying with their big brother Darry .What should happen is Ponyboy and Soda should stay with Darry because Darry always works and takes care of them and buys them food and helps Ponyboy with school and cares about his education. In the novel,Darry always is worried about what time ponyboy came home and where he went. In the beginning,Ponyboy went out with Darry and Johnny Cade To the movies and came back really late. One quote from the story
Him having a rivalry with Socs, living with his two brothers, due to his parents passing away, His non-sympathy brother Darrel Curtis, His Loving brother Sodapop Curtis. He does not think his life could get any better or worse. He is surprised with what goes on next in his life. Ponyboy is a greaser, who has no future and poorer than a majority of his environment. Ponyboy is a passionate character whose transformation from having a hatred for
Ponyboy has a philosophy about sticking together since he and his group of friends were more like a family than a “gang”. An act of loyalty was when their parents passed away and Darry worked a full-time job to support his younger brothers instead of going to college. Johnny 's friendship and loyalty toward Ponyboy seem to escalate too far when he kills a Soc, who started to drown Ponyboy after threatening them with a switchblade. Friendship is a two way street and each individual must do their part to contain a healthy relationship. Two friends who share the bond of