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Why did Darry call Ponyboy at the end of chapter 11? Why was this so important to Ponyboy?
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Toward the end of the novel (particularly chapter 11), Ponyboy has become extremely depressed. He is upset over everything that has taken place in the past few days, especially the death of his best friend, Johnny. Darry has begun to recognize this and tries to ease some of Pony’s pain. The reason that Darry’s reaching out to Ponyboy is so important is because Pony goes through the entire novel feeling that everything that he does upsets or disappoints his big brother. He is constantly fighting with Darry and by the end of the novel (chapter 12) Ponyboy feels a closeness to Darry that he never felt before. This closeness seems to heal Ponyboy’s pain and depression and helps him to see past all of the bad things that have happened recently and allows him to have a positive outlook on the future.
Posted by dneshan on April 30, 2009 at 10:57 PM (Answer #1)
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