How is family important to Ponyboy, Sodapop, and Darry in The Outsiders?

Family is important to Ponyboy, Sodapop, and Darry in The Outsiders because their parents died in a tragic car accident and they recognize that their siblings are all they have left. The Curtis brothers demonstrate the importance of family by making sacrifices and supporting each other through difficult times. They are also willing to set aside their differences to get along and desire what is best for each other.

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The Curtis brothers are portrayed as dependable, appreciative siblings, who make sacrifices to support and comfort each other. Family is important to the three brothers, who lost their parents in a tragic car accident before the start of the story. Since the sudden death of their parents, each of the Curtis siblings recognizes the importance of staying together and looking out for each other. One of their biggest fears is being split up by the authorities, which is why Darry is strict with Pony.

In the opening scene of the story, Darry and Soda demonstrate the importance of family by rescuing Pony from getting jumped by a group of Socs. Darry and Soda also depict their love of family by making sacrifices to provide for their brothers while Pony tries his best to please Darry by earning good grades, excelling in sports, and helping out around the house.

Although Pony and Darry struggle to get along, Soda attempts to make them see eye-to-eye and is always willing to listen to each of his...

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