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.
“If I brought home B's, he wanted A's, and if I got A's, he wanted to make sure they stayed A's. ”(12),Pony sees Darry as more of a controlling hand over his life rather than his older brother who is trying to give him the opportunities that he never had. "I reckon it never occurred to you that your brothers might be worrying their heads off and afraid to call the police because something like that could get you two thrown in a boys' home so quick it'd make your head spin. And you were asleep in the lot? Ponyboy, what on earth is the matter with you?
First, he needs care for himself. In foster care he would learn to trust people. According to the book it says he trusted no one but himself. Foster care will believe in him and trust him because his bothers were never there for him. Ponyboy there will get help and support for his nessary and for himself.
Ponyboy would come home from school and see Darry or Sodapop getting ready for work then leaving and being gone for the rest of the day but they come back when he is usually sleeping. Foster care is the best option for Ponyboy. When he is there he will be fed three times a day, and he will have his own bed to sleep in. He will not be in fights all the time and get jumped by random people. Ponyboy can learn and not get fun of because when he was
Pony sees the article about him in the paper, and realizes he needs to be present at court for his actions. This risks the chance of the three brothers being allowed to continue living together. Surprisingly, all they said about Dally was how he was a hero. Soda tells Pony that they are going to have a party after the rumble where the greasers get rid of the Socs for good, after this everyone leaves and Two-bit is left to babysit Pony. While out with Two-bit, Pony spots a few Socs, Randy (Marcia’s boyfriend) being one of them.
It is a turning point in their relationship, as Ponyboy begins to regard Darry as more than just an authority figure, but also as a carer and protector. Ponyboy's reflection, "I had never thought about it before, but Darry had been a good parent" (p, 88), is another emotional phrase that highlights Ponyboy's development with Darry. Ponyboy's understanding of the challenges and responsibilities Darry faces in his role as a parent is highlighted by this realization. It represents his new respect for Darry's efforts and love. Ponyboy learns the value of familial support and the depth of Darry's dedication to their
I am sure that Soda and Darry love him, but his life would not be as good with his brothers. In the foster home Pony could learn how to grow up and be the good guy, whereas if he stayed with his brothers it might not be possible. Pony's life would be amazing! It is possible that if Pony does not go to foster care that he will go to jail or he may be killed. Pony deserves a good life.
In the beginning the book ponyboy grows up hating the Socs. The Socs have have all the power and money and ponyboy hates them for this and also hates them because they are always picking on and fighting greasers. They do this because they think that they they’re better than the greasers. He hates them even more after he gets jumped. “I fought to get
All of Pony’s greaser gang rescues him and chases the Socs away. Pony is okay, but shaken up. Later in the novel, Pony, Johnny, and Dally go to the Nightly double and meet Cherry Valance and Marcia. It, for the most part, goes well.
As a result of this, Ponyboy had to be raised by his brothers Darry and Sodapop. Even if it still his family, nobody can replace his parents in his heart. To make matters worse he lives in a gang and has to deal with it every day. Probably when Pony gets older he will not know how to be a good father or what its like to have a parent comfort him. In the Thought Catalog, an article website, there is an article about folks who have had traumatic childhoods that messed them up for life.
Ponyboy lived with his two brothers Darry and Sodapop after his parents were killed in a car accident. Ponyboy had some friends in the gang: Steve, Two-Bit, Dally but his best friend was a boy named Johnny who was considered the gang`s mascot. Ponyboy was a boy who always wanted to be tough but an accident that happened in the story might make him change of mind on what he wanted to be. He also finds a way of how to finish the gang that was taking place from many tima.
Sodapop said "I mean I can't take sides. It'd be a lot easier if I could be I see both sides".(pg 150). Sodapop said this because all they do have left is each other because their parents died and they are on their own now. Finally, Ponyboy learns about keeping and appreciating his family especially when johnny died. This taught him that family isn't forever, but you can make it last a long time.
Pony-Boy Curtis and Randy Anderson 's conversation completely changes Pony 's perception on how things are only rough for the Greasers. Pony was always convinced that the Socs had no struggles. The first time Pont was opened to the idea was in chapter two when Cherry Valance said, "Things are rough all over." In my opinion, Pony-Boy never understood the actual meaning of that saying. Pony had accepted the stereotypes on the Greasers and the Socs, that the grasers are the average bad boys and that the Socs a rich patier.
This is partly because of his daydreams and the scenarios he thinks of in his head. He tends to become lost in these dreams and needs to be pulled back to reality. On page 48, Ponyboy begins talking about the country, “I loved the country. I wanted out of the towns