Outsiders essay about Darry

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A Boy with a Father 's Responsibility Darrel “Darry” Curtis was a 20 year old boy who took responsibility and parented his brothers while keeping two jobs. In the book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, Darry was a grown up boy, smart and brawn, who was the leader of a gang called the Greasers and was a guardian for his brothers. Darry took this role as a guardian or father of his brothers Sodapop and Ponyboy Curtis after the death of their parents. The Greasers were in a heated rivalry with another gang called the Socs. Darry took responsibility for his family and gang members while working two jobs. Through the ups and downs Darry protected his brothers. Darry, as a 20 year old boy, had enough responsibility to parent his …show more content…

Darry was a good responsible guardian and good guardians are intelligent. Darry was an intelligent student and athlete, so he would be able to use his smarts and muscle to run the household. “Darry is broad-shouldered and muscular”,“He was the captain of the football team”, Ponyboy tells us (page 16). This gives us the idea that Darry must have been a leader and Darry could have used that leadership towards fathering

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