If you read The Outsiders or watched the movie, you’ve probably wondered if Ponyboy should be sent to a Foster home or stay with his brothers. Well if you say Ponyboy should be sent to a foster home, this essay isn’t for you. This essay explains how Ponyboy should stay with his brothers and not in a foster home. One reason that he should stay is because they’re brothers and they have each others back. Another reason he should stay with his brothers is because he might have never had all the fun he does with his friends and brothers. Ponyboy should be allowed to stay with his brothers because they care for each other. “Where were you ponyboy?-his voice was rising-”Where in the almighty universe were you?” (Hinton 49). This quote shows that even if Darry might not like Ponyboy so much they still look out for each other. They also show that they give him expectations but he doesn’t really listen to them and that’s his problem. If he had done what Darry said, then there wouldn’t be any trouble for him. Of course Ponyboy should be able to live with his brothers because he doesn’t need to, he has everything he needs to live. “Darry had cooked dinner:baked chicken and potatoes and corn- two chickens because …show more content…
“I went on walking home, thinking about the movie, and then suddenly wishing I had some company. Greasers can’t walk alone much or they’ll get jumped.”(Hinton 2). This quote shows how Ponyboy he could probably get hurt out in the streets because he’s alone. But if he has a weapon, he will be able to protect himself. He can defend himself which he has to learn eventually so he can go out whenever he wants and nobody goes with him. That’s why he shouldn’t be sent to a foster home because then he would never learn to use self
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“Since Mom and Dad were killed in an auto wreck, the three of us get to stay together only as long as we behave (2).” This explains why Ponyboy, Dally and Sodapop did not have parents. In the novel, this really effected their life and character. "…It was Darry. He hit me. I don't know what happened, but I couldn't take him hollering at me and hitting me too... He didn't use to be like that... we used to get along okay... before Mom and Dad died. Now he just can't stand me (2)." This shows that not having their parents anymore effected Darry’s character and how he treated Ponyboy, which in return effected how Ponyboy felt about himself in comparison to how he was treated. This illustrates that Ponyboy believes that Darry picks on him all the time. This shows that Darry was like a caring parent in a tough way,
It is understandable that people may think that Darry is too young to take care of a 14 year old boy, or that Ponyboy should be taken care of by someone he doesn’t fight with so much. People in a gang do have a greater tendency of getting in trouble, however putting Pony in a home could cause him to act out, which would
On page 51, after Darry slapped him because he came home late, he ran away to find Johnny. Later he mentions how he “ran for several blocks until (they) were out of breath. Then (they) walked. (he) was crying by then”. However, Ponyboy wasn’t crying because he hurt physically, he was crying because he hurt mentally that Darry would slap him. If anyone he didn’t care about slapped him, he wouldn’t feel hurt the way he did that night. Also, on page 98, there is confirmation that he cares about Darry. When he was in the hospital after the church fire, he see's Darry in the doorway. After a moment’s hesitation, he shouted “Darry”, then said, “and the next thing I knew I had him around the waist and was squeezing the daylights out of him.” He may have had mixed emotions about Darry, but it is evident that Pony truly cares about him. Dally is another example of someone he had mixed emotions about, but when he died, Ponyboy said, “My stomach gave a violent start and turned into a hunk of ice.” He thought he didn’t care about Dally, but when he died, Ponyboy realized how much he admired
“ But we just didn't have the money for him to go to college, even with the athletic scholarship he won. And now he didn't have time between jobs to even think about college. So he never went anywhere and never did anything anymore, except work out at gyms and go skiing with some old friends of his sometimes,”(15). This shows that Darry puts Ponyboy’s and Soda’s needs above his own, and that he is willing to sacrifice his social life in order to have financial stability for his two younger brothers. Also it demonstrates that Darry obtains two jobs in order to give Ponyboy the chance to make something of himself, and not be stuck in the slums for the rest of his life. Even though Ponyboy staying with his brothers is the obvious choice, others may argue that Ponyboy should be put into a boys home. “...but he can't stand me. I bet he wishes he could stick me in a home somewhere, and he'd do it, too, if Soda'd let him,”(37) This shows that Ponyboy thinks that Darry doesn’t love him, and that he would get rid of him if he got the chance. However, this perception was proven wrong when Darry was crying when Ponyboy finally came home,
They are their own family. Once again, Ponyboy states another quote early in chapter 1. Pony says “Since mom and dad got into an auto wreck, the three of us get to stay together as long as we behave. So Soda and I stay out of as much trouble as we can, and we are careful not to get caught when we can’t.” (Hinton Pg 3) Ponyboy is saying that he wants to stay with his brothers and he deserves to, as long as he does not do anything stupid and get caught when he shouldn’t be doing something. Pony really wants to stay with his family, but he has to go through a major events to make sure that he is not going to get into enough trouble that he will get sent to a boys
Ponyboy doesn’t act like any regular greaser who is tough and likes to pick fights. Ponyboy cares about other people and will do things to benefit others. “I didn’t know what he was talking about, so I just went on picking up the glass from the bottle end and put it in the trash can. I didn’t want anyone to get a flat tire.” (pg. 172) Instead of leaving the
If I was a judge I would make the other members of his gang is also family to him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. At foster care none of his family would be their. Pony Boy would more than like not know anyone that is also in foster care. Throughout the time that he would be there, if he was sent there,could be treated badly and a lot of other bad things could happen. So, my advice is that Pony Boy Curtis should stay with his family and brothers where he is safe and is not choice to let Pony Boy stay with his brothers. Pony Boy Curtis has saw and been through some tough times. Even though he has a tough life, his brothers has always been there for him no matter what. Pony Boy Curtis would not bored with his life.
Ponyboy will have his brothers and his friends to rely because if Ponyboy were to get jumped all he would have to do would scream and all of his gang will be there in a second. Ponyboy would also have them to rely on because if he needed to talk or just hang out than no one would ask he why or say not right now. If Ponyboy were to get into trouble than his
In the novel, The Outsiders, by S. E. Hinton, Ponyboy Curtis has suffered from the loss of his parents, and is staying with his brothers, Sodapop and Darry. Ponyboy is facing a difficult situation, because he might be taken away from the last of his family. Darry and Sodapop have both turned down great opportunities to save their little brother. With Darry and Soda filling in as the role models, they push Ponyboy to be the best that he can be. Since Darry had the best grades, he doesn’t want Ponyboy to take advantage of school while he can before college. Sodapop, unfortunately, dropped out of school to take care and to be there for Ponyboy. Darry and Sodapop aren’t the only ones who support Ponyboy, due to the gang, where Ponyboy feels
He didn’t have a problem with it, and he wouldn’t resist violence. We are shown this when Ponyboy is with Two Bit and Steve and they are approached by some socs, “... a car drove up and three Socs got out … Big deal. I busted off the end of my bottle and held on to the neck and tossed away my cigarette ‘You get back into your car or you'll get split’” (Hinton 171). This quote shows us that Ponyboy is fine with violence. If somebody was to get hurt, or he was to hurt somebody, it wouldn’t bother him. This proves that the events in the book have changed Ponyboy to think that it is okay for people to suffer or be harmed because of
Pony and Johnny have difficult home lives, and don’t sense strong connections with people in their own family. Ponyboy has a difficult time with his home life. His oldest brother, Darry has been turned tough after their parents died in a car crash. Darry
He is told “you’re too young” to be smoking by Jerry. Ponyboy doesn’t realise that he’s too young because he’s use to seeing all of his peers smoking, provoking him to think that it’s normal. Another example would be that all his mates had a reason to fight in the rumble, this caused him to wonde why he fought in the first place if it wasn’t for self defense. Sometimes the problem with having a peer group, can be that those around the individual can start to cause peer pressure.
Ponyboy is from the Greaser gang and automatically looked as a troublemaker, and a poor kid. The Socs don't treat him very well he is sometimes jumped by the Socs. But the Socs don't really see how smart Ponyboy is and how he not like the other members in his gang. But Ponyboy shouldn't be treated they way he is being treated because he doesn't deserve that.
This boy hadn’t quite came to the point that Darry only was harsh on him was because he cared for him and his future. Darry had thought that Ponyboy could’ve done better and since he had good grades that he should be able to have at least a little bit of common sense. Ponyboy had thought that Darry was tough on him because he hated him. What would’ve done if you were in Ponyboy’s position? Ponyboy’s other older brother, Sodapop tried to emphasize throughout the book that Darry was only harsher on him because he cares for him. It wasn’t til further in the story, one late night when Darry and Ponyboy had been arguing with each other. Not soon into the argument the two had been trying to make Sodapop pick a side, so in that matter Soda storms out of the house. Pony and Darry chased him until they were able to stop him. Sodapop started to explain what they each were doing when they were arguing, mainly why they were arguing. After that event Pony starts to look at Darry at a different angle, realizing why Darry yells at him and Darry was so tough on him. I furthermore believe that helped Ponyboy and Darry to grow as
Ponyboy Curtis struggles growing up as a poor youth with his two brothers. One night while he is out with Johnny, Ponyboy is attacked by the Socs. Johnny ends up killing one of the Socs. They both flee from the scene before the news gets out. They are caught in a fire and Johnny and Ponyboy become heroes for saving some children. The story has a tragic end for Johnny but Ponyboy realises that he is fortunate, having family and friends that love him