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According to Ponyboy, what does Darry think of him?

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Ponyboy can't see the responsibilities Darry now has and doesn't understand his reactions. He wants Darry to simply be his older brother, but the dynamics have changed and that's impossible. Darry's nagging, corrections, and anger lead Ponyboy to believe that Darry can't stand him.

"I don't very often. It was Darry. He hit me. I don't know what happened, but I couldn't take him hollering at me and hitting me too. I don't know... sometimes we get along okay, then all of a sudden he blows up on me or else is naggin' at me all the time. 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."


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