They are as exhausted as Pony. Since we see the struggle through Pony's eyes, though, we can only guess about Darry's journey based on the details Pony provides. GradeSaver, 31 May 2009 Web. He's the oldest of the Curtis brothers and, even though he's over the hill by Greaser standards, is movie star gorgeous. Cherry is both offended and intrigued by her encounter with Dally Winston at the drive-in. There's only half an hour before the rumble.
Cherry thanks Johnny, and says Dally had her scared to death. He pulled an unloaded gun in order to force the police to shoot him. Glossary stupor a state in which the mind and senses are dulled; partial or complete loss of sensibility, as from the use of a narcotic or from shock. Both boys focus on the future of Ponyboy; ensuring his success is the driving force of the family. Afterward, Pony and Dally hurry back to the hospital to see Johnny, but he dies moments later and a maniacal Dally runs out of the room. It ain't fair that we have all the rough breaks! Sodapop loved Mickey Mouse as if he was Soda's horse, and Mickey Mouse loved Soda; he'd only come when Soda called. The Greasers take care of Johnny.
He doesn't have a care to the world and to him, stealing androbbing isn't a bad thing. Although he loves Johnny, he cannot separate himself from the violence that is part of his personality, and he expresses his frustration by fighting Socs. He tells Johnny that he could only tell those type of things to him Sodapop, and maybe even Cherry. Hinton was 15 when she started writing the novel but did most of the work when she was 16 and a junior in high school. Ponyboy gets home at two in the morning, enraging Darry until he suddenly slaps Ponyboy. Darry is protecting Ponyboy, and Ponyboy decides to help Dally since one of his arms is unusable. Being an outsider is a matter of perspective.
He doesn't sound like himself at all. Darry And Pony Ponyboy's feelings toward Darry are conflicted and complicated: they struggle to understand each other. When Tim Shepard reaches Ponyboy, he asks about how he and Johnny killed the Soc; Ponyboy pretends to be proud of it. Soda and Darry are different in one obvious way Soda understands Pony. Over the course of the novel, Darry learns how to show Ponyboy that he cares about him. In the days preceding the rumble, Cherry becomes a spy for the greasers. As they attempt to leave, they notice the church has caught fire and several local schoolchildren have become trapped inside.
Pony has missed a lot of school, he has missed track, and the threat of being placed in a boys' home is still a very real possibility. Set in the 1960s, S. Tim Shepard - The leader of another band of greasers and a friend of Dally. I am a menace to society. Ponyboy enjoys reading and is a good student.
However, he tends to daydream and not always use his common sense. All Pony can think about are the Southern gentlemen who were going off to certain death in the war — just like Dally. They race to the lot to the accompaniment of sirens wailing in the streets. His parents are wealthy and for kicks he likes to beat up Greasers. Johnny felt like Dally was his big brother. He loves them dearly, though has a bit of a weird way of showing it. They find Dally at the house of Buck Merril, his rodeo partner.
When asked by his younger brother why he liked to fight, he simply replied that it was fun and a challenge for him. However, her love for Bob keeps her from visiting Johnny in the hospital before his death. Ponyboy quickly forgave Cherry, but insulted her saying he doesn't want her to see Johnny because she is a traitor to the Socs and not even loyal to the greasers, and that it doesn't make up while she sits in her car while Soda has to drop out of school to survive, and that she never feels sorry for them. Ponyboy feels himself drowning and blacks out. The blue Mustang makes a reappearance, this time spotting the girls. Ponyboy thinks to himself, admitting that Cherry is the only person besides Sodapop who could get him talking. The telling not only demonstrates how Ponyboy feels comfortable talking to Cherry, and revealing to her a story he's never told anybody else, but characterizes Soda as capable of intense love for something that he cannot own.
Marcia invites the boys to sit with them, and both decide to sit next to Cherry, Ponyboy sitting in between both girls. . At the hospital he discovers that he and Dally are not badly injured, but a piece of the church roof fell on Johnny and broke his back. Paul Holden steps forward from the Soc side; he is one of Darry's ex-friends from high school, and now he looks at Darry with a mixture of contempt, pity, and hate. Pony resents Darry's constant nagging and discipline. No, it wasn't Cherry the Soc who was helping us, it was Cherry the dreamer who watched sunsets and couldn't stand fights. Wouldn't you try to help me if you could? He is the main troublemaker in this whole bookand has been in and out of jail quite a few times since he was just10 years old.
After Ponyboy tells her what happens, she defends her class and says that not all of the Socs are like that, and that is the equivalent to saying all greasers are like Dally. However, Ponyboy doesn't tell Cherry about the part where his brother cried. Darry repeatedly accuses Ponyboy of lacking common sense, but Ponyboy is a reliable and observant narrator. Controversy The Outsiders was a controversial book at the time of its publication; it is still currently challenged and debated. A blue Mustang cruises by the group. It turned out that she was moving to Florida because her parents didn't approve of the idea of Soda marrying her.
I blacken the name of our fair city. If it's not, delete it. Darry has high expectations for Ponyboy, and Ponyboy's occasional failure to meet those expectations causes tension between the brothers. We saw the same sunset. However, he thought Johnny was too shy and timid and caring so he felt Johnny was going to get hurt more than anyone. She smiles through teary eyes and thanks Ponyboy.