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Outsiders Character : Darry

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Eunseo Sung

on 7 January 2014

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Transcript of Outsiders Character : Darry

Darrell Curtis
Physical Description
Memorable quotes
Role in the novel
Relationship with other characters in the novel
Connection with characters/people outside of novel
songs and pictures
When he gets angry at Ponyboy for coming home late
“He doesn’t understand anything that is not plain hard fact.” (pg.7)
Doesn’t get jokes.
Loving brother
Before the rumble, “I guess you can. But be careful, and if you get in a jam, holler and I’ll get you out” (pg.135)
Worries about Ponyboy because he loves him
“Oh, Ponyboy, I thought we’d lost you… like we did Mom and Dad…” (pg.98)
“He was shaking me and I’d wish he’d stop…..Darry’s always rough with me without meaning to be.” (pg.6)
“Someone had me by the armpits and was hauling me to my feet. It was Darry.” (pg.6)
Percy Jackson: Luke Castellan
1) is seen as a good person first by the main character and is trusted
2) is hated by the narrator because of betrayal = kind of turns bad
different because Darry didn’t turn bad, he was only worried
loved his brothers and the gang
starts to reconcile and in the end, makes up
**Darry and Luke were both actually good people unlike what the narrator/main character was thinking**
Little Women: Meg and Jo
takes care of their sisters
has to act as their sisters`s parents
Sacrifices their lives for their family
love between siblings
gets angry at little sisters because of love and worry
Eragon; Eragon
leaves home to protect his family
Starts to fight even though he doesn`t want to because he knows that he is the only one that can protect his family
**Darry sacrifices his dreams and his future to support and protect his family
Gochisousan: Nishikado Yūtarou
Always does what he thinks is best for his family, not himself
Doesn't show his emotions on his face
Always thinks before he acts like Darry
Ponyboy's brother- like a father
Responsible for Sodapop and Ponyboy
Responsible for the gang
Leader of the gang
Tough to Ponyboy
"You're not going to dropout. Listen, with your brains and grades you could get a scholarship...." (pg.173)
Before the rumble

With Sodapop and Ponyboy
Brotherly love
Loves Ponyboy and Soda = just can’t show it well.
Stays with the greasers even though he could have just become a Soc
Symbol of closeness and distance between greasers and Socs
He was in the Social group at school
could have gone to university=become Soc
was very close to the socs, even though he was a greaser
He had to give up his future for his family
in the rumble=met his old friends
were totally opposite
Ponyboy wondered how he felt
could have felt embarassed or proud
Did not regret because he still loved his brothers
Darry’s eyes=icy blue
because Ponyboy was the least comfortable with him like Dally
Heart of Courage:
By Two Steps from Hell
Darry to Ponyboy
"Where the hell have you been; do you know what time it is? It's two in the morning, kiddo." (pg.49)
Represents Darry when he cares too much for Ponyboy

Darry to Sodapop
Shows Darry when he can't control himself

Darry to Ponyboy
"Oh, Pony I thought we’d lost you . . . like we did Mom and Dad . . .” (pg.98)
Shows Darry with his honest feeling
- Pony realizes that he cared about him as much as he did for Soda
"Because he cared he was trying too hard to make something of me" (pg.98)

Ponyboy Narration
"Darry had on a tight black T-shirt that showed every muscle on his chest and even the flat hard muscles of his stomach." (pg.132)
Represents Darry who tends to show off
Always have confidence in himself
Proud of himself
-"He likes to show off his muscles"(pg.133)
-"Darry liked anything that took strength, like weight-lifting or playing football or roofing houses, even if he was proud of being smart too" (pg.133)

Darry to Paul
"Hello, Paul" (pg.142)
showed his cold expression
-"Something flickered behind Darry's eyes and then they were ice again." (pg.142)
he often shows angry emotion without hiding
-first time to show his coldness
-"Contempt? Pity? Hate?" (pg. 142)
- little brother
Darry cares about him
-Pony thinks that he doesn’t
Darry proud of Pony
- Pony is bright student
Darry, very protective
-“Where the hell have you been; do you know what time it is? It's 2:00 in the morning, kiddo!
-Darry annoyed by Ponyboy
Treats him like a child
Acts like a father
Bosses him around
-“Darry did care about me, maybe as much as he cared about Soda, and because he cared he was trying too hard to make something of me.” (pg.98)
Pony notices that Darry cares about him

- other brother
Darry doesn’t mind being teased by Soda
Darry annoyed with Sodapop
-Soda takes Ponyboy under his wing

Paul Holden
Used to be best buddy of Darry
-best halfback on Darry's football team at high school
Fought Darry in Rumble
Rival now

Thank you :)
Mood is kind of dark, but at the same time hopeful

Shows Darry's strength and seriousness
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
By: Kelly Clarkson
Lyrics show Darry's personality
will not lose to anything
Darry became stronger through going through hard things in life
Parent's death
Responsibility for brothers
Darry really thinks that "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger"
Darrel Curtis
Shows Darry's loneliness and regrets

The difference between Darry and the other greasers

The resilience and the strength to continue living despite the circumstances
Hard looking
“He’s got eyes that are like two pieces of pale blue-green ice.” (pg.6)
“Darry’s gone through a lot in his twenty years, grown up too fast.” (pg.2)
Worked hard for twenty years
“Darry is six-feet-two, and broad shouldered and muscular. He has dark brown hair that kicks out in front and a slight cowlick in the back.” ((pg.6)
Doesn’t smile
“Darry’s hard and firm and rarely grins at all.” (pg. 2)
"He looks older than twenty-two, cool, and smart." (pg.6)

Darry, punishing Ponyboy
Darry hugs Ponyboy and Sodapop
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