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If Dally didn't have Soda and Ponyboy, why would he be a Soc in The Outsiders?

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luiss123 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 6, 2010 at 9:12 PM via web

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If Dally didn't have Soda and Ponyboy, why would he be a Soc in The Outsiders?

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rockyc95 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted January 19, 2011 at 6:51 AM (Answer #1)

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First of all Dallas or Dally is not one of the Curtis brothers. It's Darry or Darrel who is the eldest of the three brothers and to answer your question Darry was better fit to be a Soc than a Greaser because he was in with their crowd back in school his best friend Paul a member of his old football team is a Soc. Darry even got a full ride to college on a football scholarship.

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lolo9449 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted December 17, 2010 at 8:49 AM (Answer #2)

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first of all its not dally who would be a soc its darry

and second its because.............he............hmmmm?

hes just soc material ok


ps:im not really in grade 9 im in grade 6

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kiwi | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted November 8, 2010 at 12:35 PM (Answer #3)

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Dally tells his brothers this, and there is some substance to his argument. Firstly, Dally was intelligent enough to stay on at school unlike the lovable but empty-headed Soda. We also discover that Dally gave up a football scholarship to get a job to support his family. Dally had taken on the role of head of the household as their parents had been killed in a car accident.

Dally also has a little more in common with the Socs in that he has his hair neat and is clean-shaven. This could be interpreted as part of the sacrifice that he has to accept in order to keep his job, or it could be him keeping some of his identity beyond that of a gang member.

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