They often fight with the Socs, the group of wealthy, privileged boys who beat them up for fun. Ponyboy is shy and quiet. He gets good grades. His oldest brother Darry takes care of the family, since their parents died in a car crash. He is very serious, works most of the time, and is very hard on Ponyboy.
Outsiders Novel Questions Chapter 1-4 Alexandra MacDonald Ponyboy: Ponyboy is a 14 year old boy. He doesn't think that he is tough, but he doesn't think he is bad looking. He is a greaser, and is in a gang with his two brothers, Darry (Darrel) and Sodapop. He has a pretty high IQ and has skipped a grade. Darry: Darry's real name is Darrel but everybody calls him Darry.
Darl is also brings humiliation for Anse because other townsfolk are always talking about Darl and how strange he is. His parents aren’t the only ones who have a troubled relationship with Darl. Jewel absolutely hates his brother Darl. Darl frequently torments his younger brother giving reason for Jewel to shun Darl. Dewey Dell hates Darl because she can’t keep any secrets from him, because he can look at her and know what she’s hiding.
Ponyboy’s rescuers include his brother Sodapop, a charming, handsome high-school dropout, and Darry, Ponyboy’s oldest brother (Darry assumed responsibility for his brothers when their parents were killed in a car crash). The rest of the greasers who come to Ponyboy’s rescue are Johnny,
Dill Character Essay In the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the author Harper lee introduces characters that are faced with racism, stereotypes, snap-judgments, and scarce money, while growing up in the 1930’s. Dill or Charles Baker Harris is a very optimistic young boy who draws friends easily with his imaginative stories. Two of these friendships include two well-known characters in the book, Jem and Scout. Lee creates in dill a character that is very curious and confident, but ironically seem to be struggling with abandonment, which he starts to come face to face with throughout this unforgettable novel. Dill was the only child of his parents.
They are considered rich, spoilt and lucky. Most of the Socs go to college and seem to have a perfect life but they too have problems. Bob got himself killed because he had no rules and his parents would let him get drunk and get into trouble. Cherry Valance, a Soc, and Ponyboy, a Greaser are also good examples of how stereotypes aren’t always true. Cherry teaches Ponyboy that Socs and Greasers aren’t that different like when she says “All Socs aren’t like that, Ponyboy”.
The boy, nicknamed Ort, tells his story in the first person; readers will either find this charming or off-putting, depending on taste. Ort, whose parents are remnants of the hippie culture of the 1960’s, cannot cope with the town school and its slightly more sophisticated denizens. Though he lacks the toughness of his older sister Tegwyn, he reveals his strength of character by his mature reaction to his father’s death. Now lacking a paternal role model, Ort soon makes good the
Curley uses violence to emphasise his masculinity to both the other ranch hands and his wife, and take advantage of anybody who he thinks is weak, hence why the mentally-slow Lennie is his usual target. Curley took a strong dislike upon Lennie the moment that they met, simply because Lennie was bigger than him. Curley doesn't like feeling belittled so constantly feels the need to aggresively harm anybody whom he feels threatened by and almost control them, this quote said by Candy backs this up: "Curley's like a lot of little guys. He hates big guys. He's alla time picking scraps with big guys.
Essay Draft Self worth and feeling a sense of acceptance and belonging are some of the issues many teens face on their journey toward adulthood. In the novel The Outsiders by SE Hinton 1967 various themes of identity, acceptance and family are explored and revealed. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders, is based around the life of Ponyboy, 14 year old greaser, growing up in the 1960’s. Pony lives with his brothers, as their parents have died. He narrates the difficulties growing up in gangs, and being accepted, and the importance of family. After getting into trouble with the police, Ponyboy starts to realise he is different from gang, and enjoys different things like, poetry and reading and sunsets.
Falling into Adulthood In the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield, a 16 year old boy, struggles to mature and conform to the expectations of society as he enters adulthood while he tries to cope with the death of his little brother, Allie. Holden doesn’t like what he sees as he starts to meet new people and venture into the world. His travels in New York City cause him to lose his childhood innocence from encounters with people who are phonies that only care about money and sex. These losses of innocence are shown by a recurring motif in the story, falling.