The first thing I learned was how keeping a secret from everyone destroys a person. “This feeble and most sensitive of spirits could do neither, yet continually did one thing or another, which intertwined, in the same inextricable knot, the agony of heaven-defying guilt and vain repentance” (Page 144). This quote is showing how Dimmesdale’s guilt and secret is destroying him, and turning him into a madman of sorts. I think this lesson still hold true in our society today. A majority of people have a very strong conscious, and when they are guilty of something, or they have a major secret and they don’t tell anyone, it will tend to destroy the person. People will feel really bad, and they will begin to battle with themselves over whether or
Virtuous people are always contemplated to be kindhearted and obliging around the population, but bad people are always seen as ill mannered and vindictive individuals and often are not respected by the public. The story shows us individuals who were considered awful, but did significant things during their lifetime, like some of the greasers were good human beings. A person doesn 't have to be upstanding to do honorable actions in his/her existence.
In the fictional novel, The Outsiders by S.E.Hinton, the character Two-Bit was given the life of a greaser, with the height of about six feet tall, stocky in build, long rusty-colored sideburns, laughing gray eyes and a wide grin. He was also funny and somewhat charismatic, with such clever jokes and the ability to lighten any tension.
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 book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy Curtis, a member of a gang called the “greasers” is leaving the movie theater when a group of Socs, short for social, jumps him and Two-Bit along with Johnny while walking Cherry and Marcia home. The two girls agreed to go with them if they don’t fight. Ponyboy and Johnny get to the lot and fall asleep, and don’t wake until 2 o’clock in the morning. When Ponyboy gets home his brothers, Sodapop and Darry, are very worried. Darry and Pony get in a fight and Soda tries to stand up for Pony, but Darry doesn’t like it. Darry slaps Ponyboy, and after soon regrets it because Pony runs out and tells Johnny that they’re running away. Once they get to where they want to go the same Socs that tried to jump them earlier go at them again, and Johnny kills one, Pony and
After Johnny kills Bob Soda-Pop starts to care more about Ponyboy. When Darry and Soda find out that Ponyboy has ran away soda writes Ponyboy a letter. In the letter Soda show he cares about Ponyboy by saying " Darry and me nearly went nuts when you ran out like that". That statement indicates that Darry and Soda were worried about Ponyboy.
Along with being brave and pulling his family together, Soda is constantly displaying his relentless compassion. This is established when Ponyboy is talking about each of
The quote is significant by connecting to an Essential question because Ponyboy and Darry’s relationship has been strained since their partners died and Darry became responsible for his little
Darry has to give up his dream of going to college to support his family. He “worked on two jobs at once,” showing how dedicated he is to his family (Hinton 91). Darry is determined to raise Soda and Pony the best he can, even if he has to make sacrifices for the good of the family. However, Pony has high grades and has the talent to “get a scholarship,” and Darry believes that he could help Pony financially get through college (Hinton 148). Darry believes that with hard work, Pony can do anything. Likewise, Darry is new to parenting. He was thrown into the situation when his parents died, and he does not want to fail and let them down. Darry has no experience, and feels responsible if anything bad happens to Pony. For example, when Pony does not use his head, it “drives Darry nuts” (Hinton 4). He knows the potential Pony has, but it frustrates him when he doesn’t use his head. Pony is smart in school, but does not have much common sense. Darry’s determination to sacrifice his needs for Pony and Soda allow him to understand his role as a
In this book report I will talk about the book “The outsiders” written by S.E. Hinton, I will do a review of the story, the point of view, theme, symbols and my opinion about this book I really liked to read for the English class.
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
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.
When I turned in my essay, my English teacher looked at my work in surprise. He flipped through my 7 pages of writing, and then set it on his desk. He said I could leave for the day, and that he would grade it as soon as he could. It was almost four o’clock, and Darry would kill me if I didn’t come home by four thirty. He didn’t want anything to happen to me again. He didn’t want me to have a fate like Johnny’s. Don’t think about it, I said to myself. Johnny has been dead awhile. Don’t think about it now. I reached our house and walked in through the front. Soda was sitting on the couch, watching the television.
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.
“Rather be caught with it than without it. Rather go to jail than die young” (Asante 96).