The Outsiders

Darry gets mad at ponyboy when he stays out late with johnny

Why does Darry react so angrily when ponyboy stays out late with Johnny. What effect does darrys discipline have on ponyboy.

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Darry is the father figure of the family. He is good looking, tough as nails and as responsible as any young adult could be. Darry and Pony clash over the same parent/teenager issues that happen in any other home. Darry has the added pressure of Social Services threatening to take Pony away if he gets into trouble. When Darry gets angry at Pony for being out late, Pony leaves the house and looks for Johnny.