The Outsiders Compare And Contrast Essay

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Everyone is similar and different in one way or another. In the novel, “The Outsiders,” written by S. E. Hinton, characters, Dally and Darry are similar and they are also different. Both of them are leaders and they help guide people. However, they are also different because Darry is tough and cold because his parents passed, making him responsible for his brothers while dally is cold and tough because of his time spent in prison. Both Darry and Dally are similar because they are both leaders. Daryy’s parents passed which held Darry responsible for caring and protecting his brothers which as a result led to Darry growing up too fast. In support, “Darry gone through a lot in his 20 years, grown up too fast.” Additionally, when Ponyboy and Johnny needed help, Dally provided them with solid help for them to escape the police. As it states, “Hope the three- fifteen freight to Windrixville,” Dally instructed. “There’s an abandoned church on top of Jay Mountain. There’s a pump in back so don’t worry about water. Buy a week’s supply of food as soon as you get there- this morning, before the story gets out, and …show more content…

While Dally and Darry are both tough, the reasons for that are different. Darry is tough because he has to protect his brothers but Dally’s cold and tough because of his time in jail. For example it states, “I reckon it never occurred to you that your brothers might be worrying their heads off and afraid to call the police because something like that could get you two thrown in a boy’s home so quick it’d make your head spin. And you were asleep in the lot? Ponyboy, what on earth is the master with you? Can’t you use your head? You haven’t even got a coat on.” However, for Dally he explains to Johnny, “You get hardened in jail… Like it happened to me…” This shows that Darry yells at Ponyboy to teach him the dangers because he has to since their parents died but Dally is the way he is because of

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