Tulsa - During these past few days, Ponyboy has been in contact with one of the bumpiest roads in his life that could ever happen. To be under hiding as wanted by police for the manslaughter of Robert “Bob” Sheldon. Regardless, in recent measures is now being praised as a child savior from a recent fire in Windrixville. Moreover, Ponyboy no longer under the custody of his parents due to a horrific car crash has been living with his older brothers Darry along with Sodapop Curtis. These trio of brothers have been living in desperation as Darry has a life of two different occupations.
According to Sodapop, why did Darry get upset with Pony? p. 17-18 Darry got upset with Ponyboy because he went walking home from the movies on his own and got jumped by the Socs instead of asking for a ride. How were Ponyboy and his brother different from other hoods or greasers?
In the book “The Outsiders” by S. E. Hinton the character Sodapop changed for the better in the final chapters of the book. He changed by telling his brothers that they need to recognize that he has feelings and doesn’t always want to be in the middle of their fights anymore. In the beginning of the book we see very early that Soda is the one that is keeping Darry and Ponyboy together, this is shown on page 17 it states, “Listen, kiddo, when Darry hollers at you . . .
They run away to an abandoned church which burns down and Johnny is hurt when saving the kids inside. When Johnny is taken to the hospital, Pony reunites with his brothers, the greasers and the Socs have a huge rumble, he gets to know Randy, and Johnny and Dally die. Throughout the novel, Ponyboy’s views and
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.
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.
Furthermore, In the book it states “Please be careful because couldn’t stand it if anything happened to you!” This shows that Darry only wants the best for Ponyboy. This also shows he do anything for him. This is just another one of the reasons that prove that Darry is a good guardian for Ponyboy. Some might say that Darry is a bad guardian.
All family relationships revolve around sacrifice. This idea is shown in S.E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders when the Curtis boys must make ends meet after their parents die. Darry, being the oldest, takes over the parental role of the family, receiving frustration and hostility from Pony. He is hard on the boys, especially Pony, and struggles with the responsibility and pressure of raising two teenagers. In S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, Darry Curtis is a greaser who grows into the fatherly figure for Soda and Pony, and in doing so becomes strict, determined, and loyal.
This shows how Ponyboy isn’t really comfortable with Darry but values his uniqueness. When Ponyboy describes his other brother Sodapop he describes them as warm and lively which shows how he is comfortable with him and likes his liveliness. Ponyboy says he has “lively, dancing, recklessly laughing
¨And while I was thinking about it, I realized that I never had paid much attention to Soda's problems. Darry and I just took for granted that he didn't have any. ”(Hilton 174) Another point to add to the argument is that while all of this was going on, Soda still played the middleman in all of Darry and Ponyboy's arguments and he tried to smooth out the brother's relationship. He was the voice of reason in all of the duos spats, and worked on mitigating the
Ponyboy lived with his two brothers Darry and Sodapop after his parents were killed in a car accident. Ponyboy had some friends in the gang: Steve, Two-Bit, Dally but his best friend was a boy named Johnny who was considered the gang`s mascot. Ponyboy was a boy who always wanted to be tough but an accident that happened in the story might make him change of mind on what he wanted to be. He also finds a way of how to finish the gang that was taking place from many tima.
Have you ever experience the loneliness? Have you ever be an outsider? Do you care about other people feeling? The book “The Outsiders” written by S.E. Hinton’s novel, is about a boy named Ponyboy, which is on the greaser side. There are two main gangs of people.
So he sets an example by being different than the rest of the gang. On page 175 it states “Ponyboy, you don't think enough, you realize all Darry’s giving up just to give you a chance he missed out on. He could have stuck you in a home somewhere and worked his way through college.”. As you just read Darry had a lot of potentials, so if he was like any of the other selfish Greasers, he would not have taken care of Ponyboy. But Darry is not like the others, he does want Ponyboy to succeed in life.
But he did have a minor change, he began to expose a little of his warm-heartedness, after Johnny and Dally died, he didn’t appear much anymore in the story line, but the readers can picture him maturing every passing day but still kept his generous humor. The theme of The Outsiders is about adolescence—discovery, pain, loneliness since in this heart-rending novel, all of the characters suffered for 1. Johnny and Ponyboy had to hide away since Johnny killed Bob, 2. The class conflict between greasers and Socs, 3. Johnny’s and Dally’s death, 4.