Darry has to take care of his brothers and he does with his friends too .Darry lets his friends sleep on the couch when they don't have anywhere to go . Darry works two jobs just to be able to take care of his fam . Darry manages to keep a roof over his family's head . Darry somehow is unappreciated by his youngest sibling Ponyboy he is so ungrateful.
Mr. Cranton is the principal of Lansing High School who believes the girls’ sorority to be “undemocratic” which ultimately “disturb[s] the routine of school work” (241). He is a static, flat, and direct character.
Darry, the oldest brother have had many conflicts with Soda and Pony, which made him change during this novel. First, one event that made Darry change was when he slapped his little brother, Pony when he came home late. Pony ran away for a few days because he thought that Darry didn’t want him as a brother anymore. Darry was so sorry, sad, and mad at himself for slapping Pony.
In a world in which abortion is considered either a woman's right or a sin against God, the poem "The Mother" by Gwendolyn Brooks gives a voice to a mother lamenting her aborted children through three stanzas in which a warning is given to mothers, an admission of guilt is made, and an apology to the dead is given. The poet-speaker, the mother, as part of her memory addresses the children that she "got that [she] did not get" (2). The shift in voice from stanza to stanza allows Brooks to capture the grief associated with an abortion by not condemning her actions, nor excusing them; she merely grieves for what might have been. The narrator's longing and regret over the children she will never have is highlighted by the change in tone
Sylvia Plath uses her poem, Daddy, to express deep emotions toward her father’s life and death. With passionate articulation, she verbally turns over her feelings of rage, abandonment, confusion and grief. Though this work is fraught with ambiguity, a reader can infer Plath’s basic story. Her father was apparently a Nazi soldier killed in World War II while she was young. Her statements about not knowing even remotely where he was while he was in battle, the only photograph she has left of him and how she chose to marry a man that reminded her of him elude to her grief in losing her father and missing his presence. She also expresses a dark anger toward him for his political views and actions
In 1963 on a cold winter day of February 11th, Sylvia Plath ended her life. She had plugged up her kitchen, sealing up the cracks in doors and windows before she was found with her head inside of her gas oven inhaling the dangerous fumes. She was only thirty years old, a young woman with two small children and an estranged ex-husband. A tragic detail of her life is that this is the second time she had tried to commit suicide. Plagued with mental illness her whole life, which is evident within her poetry. She would write gripping, honest portrayals of mental illnesses. Especially within Ariel, the last poetry book she wrote, right before she took her life. Although it’s hard to find a proper diagnosis for Sylvia Plath, it is almost definite that she at least had clinical depression with her numerous suicide attempts and stays in mental hospitals undergoing electroshock therapy. Sylvia Plath is now famously known for her writing and the more tragic parts of her life. Such as the separation from her husband, Ted Hughes, mental illness, etc… Plath may not have intended for her life and art to become inspiration to many people but that has become the end result. Sylvia Plath writing shows symptoms of her suicidal thoughts. To study specific moments in Sylvia Plath’s life, it can be connected to certain writing’s of her’s, such as “Daddy”, The Bell Jar, and “Lady Lazarus”.
It tends to be the trend for women who have had traumatic childhoods to be attracted to men who epitomize their emptiness felt as children. Women who have had unaffectionate or absent fathers, adulterous husbands or boyfriends, or relatives who molested them seem to become involved in relationships with men who, instead of being the opposite of the “monsters” in their lives, are the exact replicas of these ugly men. Sylvia Plath’s poem “Daddy” is a perfect example of this unfortunate trend. In this poem, she speaks directly to her dead father and her husband who has been cheating on her, as the poem so indicates.
After the death of his parents, Darry ineptly takes on the responsibility of raising his brothers, yet Ponyboy Curtis does not understand why he is so hard on him. Soda attempts to convince Ponyboy that Darry loves him, but Ponyboy simply thinks “Darry thought I was just another mouth to feed and somebody to holler at. Darry love me? I thought of those hard, pale eyes. Soda was wrong for once, I thought. Darry doesn’t love anyone or anything, except for maybe Soda. I didn’t hardly think of him as being human. I don’t care, I lied to myself, I don’t care about him either”(18). Ponyboy simply sees Darry as a brother who is unhappy with being forced to raise him when in reality, Darry is attempting to take on a responsibility that he’s not ready for yet, but is trying to do his best with it.
In the text on page 50 it states, “He should never yell at Soda. No one should ever holler at my brother. "You don't yell at him!" I shouted. Darry wheeled around and slapped me so hard that it knocked me against the door.” This is when the relationship took a turn for the worse, Darry out of anger hit Ponyboy because Ponyboy got home extremely late. On page 50 it also states, “It was plain to me that Darry didn’t want me around. And I wouldn’t stay if he did. He wasn’t ever going to hit me again.” This shows that the one little mistake that Darry made, is the end of the straw for Ponyboy. On pg 51, it states "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.” This shows that Darry is struggling to cope with the loss of his mom and died as much as the others. He feels that it is his job to be like the parent, and because of Ponyboy being the youngest, he gets to have the “parent” Darry and not the “brother” Darry, their relationship with each other suffers from
Imagine going to the mall with all of your best friends on a Saturday, you go to all of your favorite stores. You walk into PacSun because you saw the cutest pair of jeans, so you went to try them on. Once you’re in the dressing room, you pick up the jeans, then immediately feel dizzy, you are about to faint. Every time you touch something you have a great chance of fainting. Once you witness a murder, what do you do? Do you tell the authorities and family or keep it a secret? This is what goes on in Sylvia’s life in the book Slide by Jill Hathaway.
To begin with, Darry and Sodapop are Pony’s older brothers. They both have a very strong and loving bond with him. Is Darry a good enough guardian or not? Their actions towards him are affectionate and warmhearted. “I don’t know if you ought to be in this rumble, Ponyboy”… “You fight real good for a kid your size. But you were in shape before. You’ve lost weight and you don’t look so great, kid. You’re tensed up to much.”(Hinton, 133-134) As shown above, Darry
Harper Lee wrote in To Kill A Mockingbird, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.” His words explain how you can not judge or make a conclusion about a person until you look at a situation from their point of view, or perspective. This can lead to striking opinions, creating conflict and tension between two people. Similarly, in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, the narrator, Ponyboy has never felt much of a connection with his oldest brother Darry, as S.E. Hinton portrays their relationship as strain. After their parents died, Darry was left to raise his two brothers by himself. Since he had to play the roles of a mother, father, and big brother; he had a lot on his
An impoverished child is likely to pick up on some bad habits, the most common being foul language. Additionally, Sylvia refers to her friends as “Big-Butt, Flyboy, June bug, Rosie Giraffe, Sugar, Mercedes, and QT.” This combines with the cursing demonstrates a lack of propriety afforded those of a higher economic class This aids in revealing that Sylvia simply
As is inherent within the tradition of confessional poetry, a subgenre of lyric poetry which was most prominent from the fifties to the seventies (Moore), Sylvia Plath uses the events of her own tragic life as the basis of creating a persona in order to examine unusual relationships. An excellent example of this technique is Plath’s poem “Daddy” from 1962, in which she skilfully manipulates both diction, trope and, of course, rhetoric to create a character which, although separate from Plath herself, draws on aspects of her life to illustrate and make points about destructive, interhuman relations. Firstly that of a father and daughter, but later also that of a wife and her unfaithful husband.