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

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mlsldy3 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

In the book The Outsiders, Darry has a job working in roofing. It is also mentioned that he has another job as well. When their parents died, Darry took on the responsibility of taking care of his brothers, Soda and Pony. Darry is the oldest and most mature and everyone looks up to him.

Darry is strict with Pony. He knows that Pony is smart and could have a real future ahead of him. Pony and Darry constantly butt heads because of this. Darry feels like he has to be the "parent" for Pony, but Pony still sees him as just his big brother. Darry feels a tremendous amount of pressure since his parents died. He feels he had to grow up really fast, but he was willing to do what he had to do to keep him and his brothers together.

Although Darry and Pony are at odds with each other most of the time, Darry truly loves Pony. He wants only what is best for him. Darry mourns and comforts Pony the best he can when they lose Johnny. Pony realizes that Darry is the one who has always been there for him, and they truly are family. 

ladyvols1 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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.

dedrington eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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

user7870940 | Student

Darrel works for a roofing company which can be identified when ponyboy and sodapop tease him about not carrying too much and hurting his back.

ayubabshir | Student

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