Bob is killed by Johnny. Skaters, I think they tend to be outsiders who seek a sense of belonging, but belonging on their own terms, and real respect is given by how much we take what other guys do, these basic tricks, 360 flips, we take that, we make it our own, and then we contribute back to the community the inner way that edifies the community itself. Running away from home, Ponyboy and Johnny wander into a park, where Bob and four other Socs surround them. I don't want that to happen to you. He would be really handsome if his eyes weren't so cold. E Hinton, Darry Curtis, Page 16 Ponyboy tells us. He looks older than twenty-tough, cool, smart.
He wants Ponyboy to grow up well and go to college since that is an opportunity he and Soda, the middle brother, missed out on. He is cocky and intelligent, tall and lean. Like a drag race or a dance or something. He is always happy, and plans to marry Sandy — a female greaser. In turn, the older boys, particularly Dally, are protective of him. He was brawn and protective which means he could protect his brothers.
When I get in a fight I want to stomp the other guy good. Hinton was 18 when the book was published. Darry tries his best to push Pony boy to the right thing but does it an a way that makes Pony despise him. We ought to be able to stick together against everything. A school group is there, apparently on some kind of outing, and little kids are trapped inside. Orderly as Dan Suhart Rest of cast listed alphabetically:.
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. And now he was a dead juvenile delinquent and there wouldn't be any editorials in his favor. Darry demonstrates that sometimes, pulling out of the cycle of poverty is an impossible task, even if you do everything right. The oldest of the Curtis brothers. Ponyboy doesn't understand the rest, because he's too sick. He has dark-brown hair that kicks out in front and a slight cowlick in the back-just like Dad's- but Darry's eyes are his own. There's still lots of good in the world.
This incident sets the tone for the rest of the story, because the event tells the reader that a fight between these two groups needs no provocation. He looks older than twenty; tough, cool, and smart. One day she murmured something that Dally couldn't hear. His parents are abusive and struggle with alcohol addiction, prompting him to see the greasers as his only real family. He lived on the streets of for three years. According to Pony, Darry wasn't like this before their parents died. Darry was an intelligent student and athlete, so he would be able to use his smarts and muscle to run the household.
Cherry is both offended and intrigued by her encounter with Dally Winston at the drive-in. Darry took this role as a guardian or father of his brothers Sodapop and Ponyboy Curtis after the death of their parents. He went outside the room to wait for them. He also notices he's the youngest one there, since Curly Shepard is in the reformatory for breaking into a liquor store. And I finally began like this: When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home.
When the gang gets to the vacant lot, Tim Shepard and his gang are already there. However, this is only because he doesn't want to lose them to a boy's home. Instead of being caring and understanding, he is stern and protective of them. But in the end of the book, he understands that Darry wants what's best for him, and grows closer to him. Six feet, two inches tall with broad shoulders, a muscular build, and a handsome face, the ''Boy of the Year'' received an athletic scholarship. Boy of the Year Exceptionally close to his father, Darry was the popular, captain of the high school football team.
Ponyboy realizes that Darry does care about him; Darry is strict because he loves Ponyboy and wants him to succeed. Darry was protective of his brothers and yelled at them for doing the wrong thing and he did that just because he loved them and did not want anything to happen to them. We get jumped by the Socs. After some heated talk, Ponyboy spits at the Socs, prompting them to attempt to drown him in a nearby fountain, but Johnny stabs Bob, killing him and dispersing the rest. Ponyboy returns to school, but his grades drop. They head back to the church and discover that it is on fire.