The Outsiders: Chapter One
Start studying Outsiders-Study Questions (Ch ). Learn vocabulary, terms How do Ponyboy's relationships with Darry and Sodapop differ? They are both his. Describe each of the characters in this chapter and their relationship with How does Ponyboy's relationships with Darry and Sodapop differ?. One of the most significant relationships in The Outsiders for Pony and his other brother SodaPop, after the death of their parents last spring. Darry is very protective over Ponyboy, but pony does not always see it this way.
Do you know what time it is? Darry is quite protective over Ponyboy which none of the characters realize until later on throughout the story. In the real world, teenagers often feel like their parents do not love or care for them because they insist on discipline.
But what teenagers do not realize is that discipline is enforced to protect them, not to limit the fun they have. This is what is happening in the situation with Darry and Pony.
Pony does not realize the only reason Darry is getting mad and enforcing these rules is because he cares, and wants to protect Pony. During this fight that occurs between Pony and Darry, Darry gets so angry he hits Pony across the face. This results in Ponyboy running away from home, and Darry having extreme regrets for hitting his younger brother. Pony meets up with his friend Johnny in the park and the readers find out Johnny is not having the best time at home either.
His eyes were huge.
Which shows the readers that Darry made a mistake and does care that he really hurt his brother. The reader learns that Darry made a big mistake hitting his brother, but that he is not completely heartless because otherwise he would not of been so remorseful.
In the real world, situations would occur like this in the homes of violent families, it is and will always be an ongoing problem. Sometimes teenagers in the real world would react the same as Ponyboy did; run away.
Probably the most unwise thing to do but in the situation he was in, Pony thought running away was best. This part of Darry and Ponyboys relationship is a vital part of The Outsiders because it is the turning point in their relationship, and creates the problem or issue in this novel.
The last, and most important part of this relationship between Darry and Pony occurs towards the end of the novel. Because Ponyboy comes to the realization, that his brother really does love and care for him, despite Pony thinking the complete opposite.
Pony realizes this when Johnny is in the hospital after being badly burnt in a church fire. Darry, Soda and Pony all reunite in a tight hug after Pony returns home from running away. They are grateful he is home safe, which gave the reader the idea that Darry really does care for him, and is not as heartless or cruel as he may come across. He has two brothers, one of Ponyboy's brothers names are Sodapop, who is the middle child and is sixteen-going-on-seventeen.
Darry is always serious and doesn't understand how people feel at times, because he works too long and hard to be interested in certain things, Darry like to hollar and threaten Ponyboy. Darry is six-feet-two, and broad shouldered.
He has dark-brown hair that kicks out in front and a slight cowlick in the back. His eyes are like two pieces of pale blue-green ice.
What is the relationship between Ponyboy and his older brother Sodapop
A boy named Paul Newman is one of the popular "Socs", who were the rich people unlike the greasers who were poorer than the Socs and the middle class. Johnny was the sad, small, frightened pet of the gang. Two-Bit Matthews is one of the gang members and never stops joking around. Dallas Winston is tougher and meaner than the rest of them. He is angry at the world and enjoys being a criminal. His nickname is Dally. Dally spent time in rough neighbourhoods in New York, but now he fights the Socs.
Who are the Socs? Who are the Greasers? The Socs are also known as the socials, because they are a gang of rich, violent boys. The greasers are the poor, tough gang of boys who fight with the Socs, and are poorer than the middle class.
The greasers are known as the greasers for their greasy, long hair. How does Ponyboy's relationships with Darry and Sodapop differ?