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Why did Sodapop drop out of high school and why does Darry worry about Ponyboy more...

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jenbug001 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 15, 2009 at 8:57 AM via web

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Why did Sodapop drop out of high school and why does Darry worry about Ponyboy more than Sodapop?

I just wanted to know because i didnt understand some parts in the book... and thank you for answering!

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 15, 2009 at 9:18 AM (Answer #1)

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Sodapop, Ponyboy and Darry are the three handsome Curtis brothers in Susan Hinton's teen novel "The Outsiders." Sodapop drops out of high school when his greaser girlfriend Sandy gets pregnant. He finds out that the father is another girl, but he wants to marry her anyway; she ends up moving to Florida. He winds up working in a gas station with his best friend, fellow greaser Steve Randle. Darry worries about Pony more than Soda because he is younger and has no common sense. Additionally, he fears that his involvement in the greaser lifestyle will get him killed, just like the Curtis's parents, who died in a car accident. Darry cannot stand the thought of losing his younger brother.

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terrencefully | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 29, 2009 at 8:34 AM (Answer #2)

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sodapop drooped put of high school to help darry and darry wory about ponyboy more than sodapop is because ponyboy is little and rarry does not want him to get into trouble or harm

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