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In the novel The Outsiders, where does Darrel Curtis work?

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mskisses09 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 10, 2009 at 9:05 AM via web

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In the novel The Outsiders, where does Darrel Curtis work?

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted February 10, 2009 at 11:02 AM (Answer #1)

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In Chapter one of "The Outsiders," by S. E. Hinton, we learn from Ponyboy that Darry is working for a roofing company fixing roofs.  He sees Sodapop rubbing Darry's back and he says that

"Darry is always pulling muscles; he roofs houses and he's always trying to carry two bundles of roofing up the ladder.  I knew Soda would put him to sleep..." (pg 24)

Ponyboy talks about how Darry works too hard and he had to give up a scholarship to college in order to keep the family together.

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

Posted December 2, 2012 at 3:34 PM (Answer #2)

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in the book the outsider it only tells you he is a roofer

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dedrington | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted February 10, 2009 at 10:04 AM (Answer #3)

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Darrel Curtis (Darry) works as a roofer.  Ponyboy makes reference to Darry hauling stacks of shingles up a ladder.

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