Pony Boy In The Outsiders

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In the story titled, “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton PonyBoy should stay with his brothers because they take care of him. Pony Boy should stay because they support him financially and they’re emotionally there for him. His brothers Darry and SodaPop work hard to bring income to keep the necessities such as roof over their head, a bed to sleep in ,and food on the table. Seeing how his parents are dead , this is the last bit of his family he has left. Try to imagine a young kids parents dying and only having those memories to hold on too. None the less , anyone would want to stay with the remnants of family they have left. Even though foster care might seem like a better choice, no one can know the outcome of a new home and family.

Ponyboy’s brothers care for him financially because both of them dropped out of school and got jobs to earn a income. “Darry trying to run a family and hold on to two jobs and never having fun”(p.43).This shows that his brother darry is dedicated to supporting ponyboy.Further,this also illustrates that Darry can afford the essentials such as food, medical, and clothing. “Soda Pop dropped out from school to get a job”(p.43).This
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“Darry did care about me, maybe as much as he cared about Soda, and because he cared he was trying hard to make something of me”(p.98).This shows that Darry cares for Pony as much as he cares for Soda. Furthemore, this shows that Darry was working hard to make sure Pony had a great future.”When he yelled pony, where have you been all this time ? He meant Pony, you’ve scared me to death. please be careful, because I couldn’t stand it if anything happened to you” (p.98). This also shows that Darry cares for PonyBoys safety and protection. Moreover, this shows that Ponyboy care about his safety and want him out of harm's way. As you can see, the overall well being of ponyboy is secured with his
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