“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.”
He had been arrested he got drunk, he rode in rodeos, lied, cheated, stole, rolled drunk, and jumped.”This shows that Darry let’s his little brother hang with bad people who could have a bad impact on his life and his education.The bad influences Darry let's hang out with Ponyboy could get him in a lot of trouble or even not care about his living conditions and health.This shows that Ponyboy needs to be in the system because Darry isn't being a good guardian be letting Ponyboy smoke, have bad health, and hang with people who could have a bad effect on Ponyboy's
Most of today's middle class society can't even fathom what it would be like to live in such a hostile environment, struggling and fighting to keep safe or slide by. Living in the barren lands of Oklahoma leaves little room for dreams or a better future for anyone in such a situation back in 1965. Growing up living such lifestyle cookie cutters most into becoming at the very least a poor decision maker who cares naught for anyone. S.E. Hilton’s novel ¨The Outsiders¨ shows a different side of the ¨hoodlums¨ of the east side. In fact, most characters from the outsiders boast sound morals and are ready to do what was right at the drop of a dime. But Sodapops actions throughout the novel prove that he has the strongest moral compass because he
The first statement is that Ponyboy would be able to stay with a supporting family. This is being said because of the fact that Darry has two jobs, both with good pay. Another reason
Darry has always tried to keep Ponyboy out of trouble and focus on school. For example, “Ponyboy curtis, put out that cigarette!” This shows that Darry cares for his health and well being. This also shows that Darry tries to keep him out of trouble and away from drugs like cigarettes. Unlike if he is in the system they may not care what he does and he could end up with some serious sickness and then who would care for him? 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.
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 the novel The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, a situation occurs and a decision has to be made that can change Ponyboy’s life forever. Some would argue that he should stay with his loving brothers, others would argue that he should be sent into the system. Sending Ponyboy into the system may be a good idea in some ways, but he should ultimately stay with his brothers. If he stayed with his brothers, he would be under the care of his oldest brother Darry. If Ponyboy stayed with his brothers, he would feel cared for and would be supervised by a loving person.
Just after Soda escaped the quarreling between his brothers, Darry explains to Pony why Soda was worked up even before they argued. Darry confides in Pony this: “‘He wanted to marry her anyway, but she just left’”(Hinton 174). Sandy, Soda’s girlfriend, had been cheating on him and was going to have a child, so she went to Florida. Soda sent her a letter saying that he would marry her, and therefore, sacrifice his future for her, even though she betrayed him. This, to me, shows Soda’s ultimate virtue of heroism through his love and loyalty towards
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
In the dramatic story “The Outsiders” Ponyboy is always in a dangerous situation, ever since his parents passed away his older brother Darry has been taking care of him and his second older brother Sodapop who is also under Darry’s custody, which proves that he’s not only dealing with one teenager, but with two, and being a young man himself, he has his own problems. Reading the story “The Outsiders,” Ponyboy has always been worried if he would be taken away to a boys home but he doesn't understand that it might be better for him even if he is taken away from Darry, some readers are wondering what is best for him should he stay or should go into a boys home. Ponyboy is better off in a boys home because he will be better taken care of.
In the novel S.E.Hinton shows us through Darry that one person doesn 't have to be good during his lifetime to do good things. After Ponyboy comes back after running, Darry is kind and wants to stay with him instead of going to work. The text says, “I hate to leave you here by yourself , Ponyboy,” Darry said slowly. “Maybe I ought to take
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.
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
In general, Ponyboy feels that the Socs are all rich who are spoiled and get whatever they want. He thinks that “…the Socs ha[ve] so much spare time and money that they [jump] us [who are called the Greasers]”(Hinton 43).With no doubt, the Socs are affluent, have marvelous cars, and are in the newspapers because of all the ways they help or benefit the society, but the Greasers are antithetical from the Socs. The Greasers are recognized as creating tribulation in the community and poor. The colossal dissimilarity between the gangs causes Ponyboy to assume that the Socs have a impeccable life. But after encountering the Soc who is a cheerleader called Cherry Valence, Ponyboy’s sentiment alters. She elucidates how the Socs are comparable to the Greasers. But close to the middle of the novel, Ponyboy recalls Cherry revealing to him “Socs were just guys after all. Things were rough all over, but it was better that way. That way you could tell the other guy was human too”(Hinton 118). From this statement Ponyboy realizes that the Socs also face obstacles. For example, the socs drink a lot of alchohol when they are strained or tensed about something. In some instances the parents of the Socs do not need to heed to them. From this Ponyboy savvys that everyone’s life has drawbacks. Now that Ponyboy perceives that the Socs and Greasers have a lot in common, he needs to learn how to be
Some of the heroic characteristics that were present were sacrifice and caring. Darry exhibits sacrifice and care when he gives up a college scholarship in order to take care of his brothers. Ponyboy vouches for his brother’s character stating that Darry “had been a real popular guy in school; he was captain of the football team and he had been voted Boy of the year”, but goes on to lament that at this point in the story he “didn’t have time between jobs to even think about college”(16). Given Darry’s accomplishments, it is clear that he would have been a fantastic student and would have made his parents proud. Coming from a working class background, he would very likely have been the first person in his family to go to college, serving a role model for his younger brothers. Despite his parent 's death, Darry could have forgone his responsibilities, since he is an adult and still attend college, leaving his brothers to survive on their own in foster care, or a boys’ home. However, he does not take this option and instead, Darry assumes