Relationship Between Ponyboys In The Outsiders

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“Family doesn 't necessarily mean that you have to have a mother, a father, a little brother, and an older sister. ”(Bindi Irwin) This is mostly true, a lot of people do not have a family due to a complicated relationship, or any other of possible issues that can occur, like even sheltering in our friends “There are just small groups of friends who stick together, and the warfare is between the social classes. (P.47) Ponyboy, the main character in the novel referring to friendship and loyalty, which is important in “The Outsiders”, including Ponyboy’s relationship with his two brothers. “The Outsiders” was written by S. E Hilton, first published in 1967 by the Viking Press, Hinton was only fifteen years old when she started writing the novel,…show more content…
“Darrel, who we call Darry, works too long and hard to be interested in a story or drawing a picture, so I 'm not like them.” (P.3) Darrel and Ponyboy are really different, both of their personalities clash with each other. While Ponyboy is creative and adventurous, Darrel is just too worked up and does not share the same likes of Ponyboy. The real reason they both fight is because of Darrel’s interest in Ponyboy’s well being, “You must think at school, with all those good grades you bring home, and you 've always got your nose in a book, but do you ever use your head for common sense? No sirree, bub. And if you did have to go by yourself, you should have carried a blade.” (P.12) Of course Ponyboy does not understand this, he is not mature enough to get Darrel’s true intentions. Ponyboy thinks that Darrel does that because he is not like his brother, but that is not even where Darrel is coming from.“Me and Darry just didn 't dig each other. I never could please him. He would have hollered at me for carrying a blade if I had carried one. 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. If I was playing football, I should be in studying, and if I was reading, I should be out playing football. He never hollered at Sodapop--- not even when Soda dropped out of school or got tickets for speeding. He just hollered at me” (P.12) Around Chapter 5, the beginning of Ponyboy’s realization of his brother true feelings are known. The…show more content…
As human beings we learn that in this life, we have to start from somewhere. Our emotions helps us to work things up, just imagine being someone with no emotions whatsoever, how would that even feel? It would be pretty boring. We need to express ourselves, and to make our own opinion. Even if those opinions are wrong. That is what make us different from everyone else, our own thoughts are ours, we share our ideas to other people. It is real nice when other people share those same thoughts. This is how we relate to other people, and how we befriend someone. The misunderstanding between Ponyboy and Darry is just something that regularly happens. Brothers normally tend to annoy each other and at the same time love each other equally. There is no generalization at all in this statement, but it is common that lots of brothers have arguments about the most ridiculous things. I love this book so much, it teaches a good message about life and brotherhood, it really inspires me to do something good for a change, to tell my loved ones how much I appreciate them. I am really glad that I was able to read this book, it is for sure one of

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