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Certainly Pony struggles with Darry. Darry is trying to be a father-figure to pony and Pony resists. He feels Darry bosses him around and treats him like a child. Really, Darry is just trying to keep the family together. Soda is happy go lucky. Pony and Soda have a friendly brotherly relationship.
Ponyboys relationship with Sodapop is better because Ponyboy said he loved soda more than his own parents and Sodapop and Ponyboy are more closer.Ponyboys relationship with Darry is not close because Darry and Pony do not get along.Also Darry really does not understand Ponyboy.Also Darry is more hard and firm while Soda is more fun and outgoing of a person.On page three it says "Soda tries to understand, at least, which is more than Darry does. But then, Soda is different from anybody; he understands everything, almost. Like he's never hollering at me all the time the way Darry is, or treating me as if I was six instead of fourteen. I love Soda more than I've ever loved anyone, even Mom and Dad."
The Outsiders By S.E. Hilton http://nisbah.com/summer_reading/the-outsiders_se_hinton.pdf