After running from the police when johnny stabbed Bob a soc they find themselves in an abandoned church. When Ponyboy returns to society after being in the hospital. He finds himself meeting with Randy, Bob's best friend. Pony is suppried when Randy tells him that he's sorry for Pony and how Bob's parents never gave him limits. This changes Pony’s belief that all socs were evil because”Randy was too cool to feel anything yet there was pain in his eyes.”(116)Pony continues to hate the socs but this changes his view on the socs and reminds him they're human too.
First, Lee introduces Burris Ewell in Scout’s first grade class. He is not taken care of and is not even able to spell his own name. Lee uses the narration by Scout and direct description, “The cootie’s host showed not the faintest interest in the furor he had wrought. He searched the scalp above his forehead, located his guest and pinched it between his thumb and forefinger.” (Lee, 29), to show the reader he goes unnoticed, and is dirty. Scout describes Burris as, “The filthiest human I had ever seen” (Lee, 29) and describes him by saying, “His neck was dark gray, the backs of his hands were rusty, and his fingernails were black deep into the quick.” (Lee, 29).
In this quote, Wes Moore, the narrator is speaking from his house in Baltimore. Wes does not have many memories with his father because his father died when Wes was a little boy.This reveals that Wes had a difficult childhood. Wes looked up to his father because he was his protector. Wes’s only memories with his father are when he made him apologize to his mother and sister for hitting his sister and watching him die In this quote, Wes Moore, the narrator is speaking about the other Wes Moore and his brother Tony. Wes and his brother Tony both have rough lives and grow up taking drugs and hanging out on the streets.
Stereotyping is an unfair way to judge people because you never know their whole story. It is wrong to judge someone just by who they hang out with. In The Outsiders, Cherry, a Soc, and Ponyboy, a greaser, start talking at a Drive-in movie. As they are walking to grab snacks, Cherry is telling Ponyboy that not all Socs are bad; Just like not all greasers are bad. “‘That’s like saying all you greasers are like Dallas Winston.
His own girlfriend, Cherry Valance is against it although he doesn’t care and still gets crazily drunk. “His parents let him run wild” and didn’t set boundaries. Bob doesn't work for anything, but he ironically gets everything he wants. PonyBoy wonders if it’s "because they loved him too much” or they loved him “too little?" Bob was also the main soc responsible for the beating of Johnny, and him and his gang was responsible for almost drowning ponyboy which led to Johnny stabbing
It seemed like anytime there was trouble and no one knew who did it, he would blame Darius. I was too young to understand why he was so rude to Darius, I was only four. Now, at fifteen, I know enough to find that he was racist. This was the first time in my life I found out about the “wonderful” ideals of racism. Racism is also found in the book To Kill a Mockingbird.
Ocean Vuong’s relationship with his father does not come across as a strong one. Vuong’s father was sent to jail when Vuong was just a child for domestic abuse. “... Don't worry. Your father is only your father until one of you forgets…” Vuong’s mother was always a big role model in his life. They moved from Vietnam to the United States, completely illiterate, poor, and working at a nail salon.
Then “suddenly it was deathly quiet, we had all frozen. Nobody in my family had ever hit me, nobody”(Hinton 50). Darry didn’t mean to hit Ponyboy, however, as the eldest brother in this family, he was so angry that his little brother challenged his authority at that moment. Darry always gets mad at Ponyboy without asking the reason for Ponyboy’s affairs. Darry still treats Ponyboy as a little child who doesn’t understand anything, but Ponyboy is already a teenager, he has his own thoughts.
Later on in the chapter, Atticus tells Scout how Bob’s alcoholism affects his family negatively. Atticus says, " it's certainly bad, but when a man spends his relief checks on green whiskey his children have a way of crying from hunger pains" (Lee 41). This shows how Bob only cares about himself as he would rather spend his checks on him than an essential need for his kids. In Chapter 19, Tom Robinson is on the witness stand and tells the court that Mayella brought him to her room and kissed him on the cheek. Tom also says that Mayella told him that she has never kissed a grown man before.
He feels Darry doesn’t care for him the same way as Soda does(Soda is Ponyboys other older brother). Prior to this quote Cherry Valence, a character in the book was asking Ponyboy about his family. Ponyboy said,”He is as hard as a rock and about as a human(chapter 5). This shows that in the beginning of the novel ponyboys view on Darry was negative, as he described Darry as a rock.
The abusive, cruel, petty monsters, and he had never known anything else. He met his now-deceased adoptive father, Mana Walker, at seven years old. Mana was a completely crazy clown! But, he was also the only person in the world who had ever shown kindness to the deformed little boy, and very considerately named him “Allen”, after the deceased animal that he thinks the boy is. And thus, Allen now portrays himself the way his father taught him, to be kind to others, to smile happily and take the bad things in life in stride, and today Allen has taken those lessons to heart.