“You can’t win if you wip us. You’ll still be where you were before- at the bottom. And we’ll still be the lucky ones with all the breaks. So it doesn’t do any good, the fighting and the killing. It doesn’t prove a thing. We’ll forget it if you win, or if you don’t. Greasers will still be greasers and Socs will still be Socs.”
Lastly, Sodapop is always there for his two brothers, he will drop everything for his family no matter what. For example, ¨ Soda just put his hand on my shoulder. "Easy, Ponyboy. They ain't gonna hurt you no more."¨ (Hinton, page 8). This proves Soda is there for his family, by confuting his little brother Ponyboy when he's scared and upset. Secondly, ¨…,and I had Sodapop to talk things over with¨ (Hinton, page 37). This is showing how his family already knows Soda is there for them no matter what, by Ponyboy saying he can talk things over with him. And lastly, ¨ Soda always takes up for me.¨ (Hinton, page 12). This is stating how Sodapop always sticks up for his brothers. Inclusion, Sodapop is always there and sticks up for his family.
Sodapop never winds up in these arguments, however he attempts to defuse the dispute. On page 175, Sodapop says “it’s like I’m the middleman in a tug o’ war and I’m being split in half.” Soda feels as if he is being tear apart since he does not want to take sides, a major element of peacekeeping. In spite of the burdensome of listening to his brothers quarrel, he constantly tries to settle the disagreement. Sodapop continues to state, ““Golly, you two, it’s bad enough having to listen to it, but when you start trying to get me to take sides…” Tears welled up in his eyes. “We’re all we got left. We ought to be able to stick together against everything,””(page 176). Another example of Sodapop demonstrating his role of peacekeeping occurs when he sends a letter to Ponyboy while Pony is in an abandoned church due to an argument with Dally. Soda writes, “Darry is awful sorry he hit you. You know he didn’t mean it,” (page 81). Even during dreadful situations, Soda attempts to sustain peace, regardless of Ponyboy being a distance away. In conclusion, being a peacekeeper is an ideal description of Sodapop and is one of the many important responsibilities he acquires throughout the
In the beginning of the book Ponyboy explains that the greasers always look after eachother and without that nobody would survive the life that they live daily. “When you’re in a gang, you stick up for the other members. If you don’t stick up for them, stick together, make like brothers, it isn’t a gang anymore.”There was a part at the beginning of the Book where Ponyboy talks about a time where Sodapop was attacked by a bunch of soc’s but luckily his family (the greasers) found him and took care of him until he was back to health.
Ponyboy has grown up in a rough society, but when he finally breaks, things get from bad to terrifying in a matter of minutes. Ponyboy is the protagonist of The Outsiders, a book by S.E. Hinton. Ponyboy is considered as a normal boy in his neighborhood, he is part of a gang and lives with his two older brothers. Ponyboy and his gang stick together through everything, allowing them to survive their rough lives. The bond of loyalty between Ponyboy and his gang is vital for survival, shown by the way that the gang responds to the violence between the classes, what Ponyboy and his gang do to survive, and how they help each other survive their social class rivalries.
They take care of each other and help each other out. “Soda will come in and drag me out of bed and wrestle me down and tickle me”(68). Soda is helping Ponyboy get out of bed to start their day. They are in a church because Johnny killed Bob so they are hiding out. The theme is family keeps people happy.
What is a hero? A hero is someone who is courageous and is willing to step up and fight when the time is right. A hero fights for is for the betterment of others, and not only to benefit themselves. Johnny, Ponyboy, and Dally are all heroes in "The Outsiders," by S. E. Hinton, although Johnny is the greatest hero of them all.
Like a drag race or a dance or something.” When Ponyboy asked Soda if he liked fighting, he said, “Yeah, sure. I like fights.”My fifth picture is a girl symbol because girls are attracted to Soda because on page 9 (Chapter 1) Ponyboy says, “Soda attracted girls like honey draws flies.” In addition, Soda loves Sandy, his girlfriend that moved to Florida. Speaking of whom, my sixth picture is sand with a heart made of seashells because this picture represents Sandy and Sodapop’s love for her. This represented on page 17 (Chapter 1) when Sodapop says, “I think I’m gonna marry Sandy.” Ponyboy later asks, “You in love with Sandy? What’s it like?” Sodapop replies with, “It’s real nice.”My seventh picture a heart made up of silhouettes with “family” stated in the middle because Sodapop loves his brothers, which is all of the blood-related family that he has left. My eighth picture is two kids with “responsible” (oldest child) and “innocent” (youngest child” with a kid who has “middle child over there head. I have chosen this picture because it represents that Sodapop is the middle child in his family and that he hates getting involved in fights between Darry and
A hero is a person who would risk their lives and put themselves in danger to help anyone they can, and is a person who cares about more than themselves. Ponyboy was a hero for two things, Dallas for two as well and Darry for one reason. In “The Outsiders,” Ponyboy, Dally, and Darry are all heros for what they have all done.
Heroes are generally humble. They do not brag about their deeds. When they save others, they show bravery and courage. Some heroes have their flaws which are part of their bad qualities. This could be selfishness and bragging. Although Ponyboy can be seen as a hero in The Outsider, Johnny is the most heroic in The Outsiders. He is willing to sacrifice his life to save multiple young children in a burning church. He nearly got killed because he got hit by a pillar on his back. Johnny is selfless, loyal, and daring.
Darry is the oldest brother of both of his other two siblings, Ponyboy Curtis, and Sodapop Curtis. He is twenty years of age. His parents departed him and his brother’s life at a young age because of a car crash. Darrel is raising Ponyboy and is more like a father figure than a brother. Darrel decided quit school to get two jobs and hold the family together. His relationship with Ponyboy is tough love. Sometimes there tension in their household. He remains his sanity while having much responsibility. Though Darry is strong he finds it hard sometimes because he misses his mom and dad.
In the past, as the story begins, Darry hurts Ponyboy by his words and actions. But when he comes back home, Darry shows his love and care for his brother. Darry always was a strict and rude brother to Ponyboy. But after he realizes the stress Ponyboy has been going through because of him, he decided to make it up to him. He decided to be a kind and loving brother like Soda. Moreover, before the rumble Darry talks to Ponyboy about how he doesn 't want him to be in the rumble. Darry thinks that Ponyboy is a lot weaker than he was before. In the Outsiders, the text says, “I don 't know if you ought to be at the rumble,Pony,” Darry said slowly. “ You have lost weight and you don 't look so great,kid. You are tensed up too much”(133-134). Darry didn 't care about Ponyboy before he ran away. After he comes back, Darry tries to be a caring brother for Ponyboy which is a fine thing to
Darry, Soda, and Pony are all waiting in the hospital to hear news of Dally and Johnny. They are bombarded with reporters, and Darry finally gets them to be left alone because Pony wasn 't’ feeling well. Pony takes a nap on Darry’s lap, and then the doctor finally came with news of Johnny and Dally. Dally would be good to go in a few days after his burns are taken care of, meanwhile Johnny is in critical condition, with not a great chance of making it out of there. On the way home, Pony falls asleep in the car and end up sleeping until the morning when Two-bit and Steve came over. 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.
Darry is hard on Ponyboy because he doesn’t want him to become a high school dropout like Soda. “Darry had cooked dinner; Baked chicken, potatoes, and corn. Two chickens because all three of us eat like horses” (Hinton, 131). Generally Speaking, Darry doesn’t just work too, Sodapop actually dropped out of high school to work with Darry to support all three of them. Soda and Darry work to make sure Ponyboy has a meal on the table for him, a nice bed, and a clothes. Who knows what his life could be like in a group home. Ponyboy may or may not get a nice bed, or even new clothes, so Darry really is his dad figure in their household. “I’d hate to see the day when I had to get my nerve from a can. I’d tried drinking once before. The stuff tasted awful, I got sick, had a headache, and when Darry found out, he grounded me for two weeks. But that was the last time I’d ever drink.” This quote shows that Darry is really aware of what Ponyboy does, and tracks most things he does just to make sure he’s safe not not getting into trouble as Darry thinks he is. Also, Darry is really making sure to discipline Ponyboy if he drinks, and does monitor Ponyboy when he smokes. To sum up, Darry really tries to help Ponyboy out, and truly does care for Ponyboy. He doesn’t want Ponyboy to keep growing up without his brothers by his side. Darry can really teach Ponyboy so
Ponyboy and Johnny meet up with Dally and go to the Nightly Double drive-in theatre. Once inside, they sit in the chairs by the concession stand, where they meet up with two female Socs. Cherry, Valance, and Marcia have left their boyfriends here at the drive-in because the boy's want to drink and the two girls do not. The girls are the target of Dally's nasty and rude comments, but he buys them sodas to "cool them off." Cherry throws her soda into Dally's face and the situation is tense until Johnny steps in to defend her. And Dally walks off. I think this destroyed their friendship because Johnny took the girls side, not his friends side, which can really mess up the relationship.