Sodapop is described as having “movie star looks.” He is cheery and always making jokes. He’s also the most caring one in the family. Towards the end of the novel we learn that when Ponyboy and Darry fight, Sodapop takes it very hard, and that he is affected by the tension his brothers cause. Throughout all the fighting between his brothers he is always there for them no matter what happens. Darry Curtis: Darry is twenty years old and the oldest brother in the Curtis family and the oldest Greaser.
THEMES Major Themes The major theme of the novel revolves around the purposelessness of any gang of teenagers. The book centers on the foolish gang rivalry existing between the Socs, the rich kids from the west side of town, and the Greasers, the poor kids from the east side. Pony, the protagonist of the story, is bitter about the fact that the wealthy Socs have nice cars, fancy clothes, and girlfriends; things are simply easier for them than for the Greasers. Because the Socs are convinced that they are better, they constantly pick on members of the Greasers, who fight back. During one squabble, Bob, one of the Socs, is murdered by Johnny in self-defense.
In The Outsiders, there are two types of people: “the west side rich kids” (p.2) and the “Socs” who are the poorer, tougher east side greasers. Ponyboy curtis and his brothers Darry and Sodapop live on the poor side of town and this causes them a lot of trouble. In spite of his troubles, Ponyboy grows as a character and sees that lifestyle distinction doesn't matter as much as he once thought. For this and many other reasons such as his individuality and his interactions with other characters, Ponyboy curtis is the most noteworthy character is S.E Hinton’s novel, The Outsiders. Ponyboy is noteworthy in his background, behavior, and in his physical characteristics.
Bravery,Uniqueness,Intelligence Have you ever read the book,The Outsiders,written by S.E Hinton. The story is mainly about a gang of boys called Greasers who all stick together through thick or thin. The Greasers have a rivalary with another group of upper class kids called Socs. The rivalary leads to many breathtaking problems for both groups. The story focuses on the main character,Ponyboy Michael Curtis and the many problems he has to oveercome.
Biff, said to his dad “you are a fake; you are a liar, a liar” (Miller, 1958). The infidelity hurt Biff so much that he lost all respect for his dad. Biff failure in life is a result of Willy’s Loman infidelity. Happy and Biff reminisce about the good old days when they were young. Although Happy, thirty-two, is younger than Biff, he is more confident and more successful.
Evidence of Suffering in The Catcher in the Rye In The Catcher in the Rye Holden suffers from the death of his beloved, younger brother, his self-imposed alienation because of his inability to feel comfort around people and his nervous tendencies towards sex and sexuality. In the novel, Holden frequently reflects on Allie and praises him on his intelligence, kindness and attraction from others. Holden describes Allie as the perfect child and loved by all of his teachers. Unfortunately, Allie died from leukemia when Holden was thirteen. When Allie died, Holden smashed every window in his garage; his violent action foreshadowed his later self-destructive personality.
Malachy is always bursting with energy and he tends to be playful. The color attributed to his liveliness is green. In one instance, Malachy is determined to go to the playground in New York to swing, and he convinces Freddie Leibowitz to push him. “He’s [Malachy] happy, laughing when he swings to the sky … they laugh every day” (McCourt 23). Malachy is also loyal to his older brother Frank.
He is described as drunk and dirty with battered knuckles; “With a palm caked hard by dirt” (14), “Was battered on one knuckle” (10). The speaker uses playful words to help us understand that the boy has fun dancing with his father. He also uses the mother to help paint the picture of a father and son who “romped until the pans/Slid from the kitchen shelf” (5-6). This playfulness makes the mother frown but she does not cry or yell which indicates that the father isn’t doing any real harm. The father, although he is drunk, is not angry or mean, he is just trying to be playful.
• Curley is the confrontational, mean-spirited boss's son who picks on Lennie (until Lennie crushes his hand in a fight). Curley symbolizes the bullying of the weak by the privileged. He suffers from little-man's syndrome. If Curley from Of Mice and Men were alive today, he'd have the biggest truck, biggest dog, and biggest mouth on the block. Everybody would hate him and secretly make fun of him behind his back.
The gang is the only family he has. Terry is not confident, as his body language displays rounded shoulders and hands in pockets. When Joey is crucified he is upset and feels that the gang mislead him, “I thought they was just gunna rough him up a little but’ he said with his had over his heart, whilst showing signs of guilt. “He could sing but he couldn’t fly” a gang member said, they all laughed as if the tragedy meant nothing to them. When he meets Edie he is obviously attracted to her, the more time he spends with her you see his loving, protective side.