One reason why Darry is a hero is that he supports his family in every way possible. After Darry graduated high school, his parents died in a car crash, and he had to get a job as a roofer and forget about his dream of going to college. Darry supports Ponyboy, his little brother by making sure he is always on top of his homework, and maintains good grades in school. The second reason that Darry is a hero is simply because he keeps watch over his family and makes sure that they don’t get split up. Darry is like the mother of the family, because he didn’t want Ponyboy to go to the rumble and get hurt.
They are constantly under attack from the west-siders, called Socs, who do it for the enjoyment of attacking someone. Throughout The Outsiders, S.E. Hinston causes readers to redefine their definition of heroism, by revealing the noble characteristics of individuals who would otherwise be classified as troublemakers or rebels; though they are different people, Johnny, Ponyboy, and Darry all exhibit heroic qualities. Johnny is a great example of heroism in The Outsiders. One reason he exemplifies this is because he saved Ponyboy’s life when the Socs attacked them by killing Bob, a Soc.
In the story The Outsiders written by S.E Hinton, there are two rival groups/ gangs, the greasers and the Socs. A young boy named Ponyboy explained his journey being a greaser and the sacrifices, consequences, and decisions he had to manage with. This story reminds me of William Shakespeare's story Romeo and Juliet of their similarities which are they gangs, fights, and loyalty and differences that are the wealthiness, behaviors, and between the two books. One of the similarities of the two books is the groups/ gangs, because in Romeo and Juliet there are the Montague and Capulets and in The Outsiders there are the greasers and the Socs. They are both enemies and try to sabotage and fight each other when every they have the chance to.
Although this does not sound like Ponyboy, you can never be too sure. Along with him being able to stay and learning how to protect himself there is one final reason for him to stay. Some people feel that Darry and Soda can take care of him better than a foster home. While this may be true he may not get enough attention from his brothers. Although some do believe that he does not receive enough attention, most people believe that he does.
At the first part of the story, there are some conflicts between Ponyboy and Darry. Though Ponyboy’s narration he though his brother is strict and stiff, sometime he even believe Darry doesn’t love him at all. When Ponyboy wen home late, Darry was very worried about him. As a family leader and a austere person, he was mad at Ponyboy. After Darry yells at Soda, who was try to stick up for Ponyboy, Ponyboy explored.
In The Outsiders one of the important object was a car but, in West Side Story cars were rarely shown. They also had the same type of weapons, they had guns and switchblades. The scenes in the movies were also comparable. In both movies there was a scene where a specific guy and a specific girl meet each other. In the Outsiders Ponyboy and cherry met at a movie drive in.
Throughout the novel, characters serve and give of themselves for each other in order to protect the ones they love. Darry makes these kind of sacrifices for his brothers. Later, Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally risk their lives trying to save each other. The
Darry is also a hero when he took care of Ponyboy when he was sick. According to the text on page 160 it says “ He crawled over me and flopped down and before Darry came back in with the soup we were both asleep.” This shows Darry is a hero because he was taking care of Ponyboy when he was sick.
When they come home from the movies one night and Ponyboy pasts the time he is supposed to be home, Darry gets very angry at him. Darry ends up hitting Ponyboy in the face being of his anger. Ponyboy gets overwhelmingly upset and runs away to Johnny. This shows that Ponyboy is closer and goes to Johnny when he needs help. As Ponyboy is with Johnny, Johnny stabs a Soc to try and save Ponyboy from getting drowned.