Ponyboy In S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders

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In the dramatic story “The Outsiders” Ponyboy is always in a dangerous situation, ever since his parents passed away his older brother Darry has been taking care of him and his second older brother Sodapop who is also under Darry’s custody, which proves that he’s not only dealing with one teenager, but with two, and being a young man himself, he has his own problems. Reading the story “The Outsiders,” Ponyboy has always been worried if he would be taken away to a boys home but he doesn't understand that it might be better for him even if he is taken away from Darry, some readers are wondering what is best for him should he stay or should go into a boys home. Ponyboy is better off in a boys home because he will be better taken care of.

Ponyboy should go into the system because Darry is proven to be hostile towards Ponyboy. “You don’t yell at him! Darry wheeled around and slapped me against the
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“I went on walking home, thinking about the movie, and then suddenly wishing I had some company. Greasers can’t walk alone much or they’ll get jumped” (S.E. Hinton 2). Thus resulting that Ponyboy is left unsupervised by Darry, when Darry could have have came and picked him up. For the most part Darry knows what could happen to Ponyboy but dosen’t bother to even go out and look for him. “Our front door is unlocked incase one of the boys is hacked off at his parents and needs a place to stay” (S.E. Hinton 105). For this reason a soc could walk in the house or worse a murderer could walk in at any time and harm Ponyboy at any time. For the most part Darry has the decision of choosing to lock the door because he is the head of the house, because he chooses not to lock the door he is putting his family in danger of an intrusion. In conclusion Darry is not aware of the danger he is putting Ponyboy in, some readers still think that these examples still aren’t a good enough excuse to take Ponyboy into the
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