Darrel “Darry” Curtis was a 20 year old boy who took responsibility and parented his brothers while keeping two jobs.

In the book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, Darry was a grown up boy, smart and brawn, who was the leader of a gang called the Greasers and was a guardian for his brothers. Darry took this role as a guardian or father of his brothers Sodapop and Ponyboy Curtis after the death of their parents. The Greasers were in a heated rivalry with another gang called the Socs. Darry took responsibility for his family and gang members while working two jobs.

Through the ups and downs Darry protected his brothers. Darry, as a 20 year old boy, had enough responsibility to parent his brothers because Darry had two jobs to provide his brothers, Darry was protective, and he was also intelligent.Darry’s responsibility showed through the way that he worked two jobs and still parented his brothers. Ponyboy stated,“Darry works too long and hard to be interested in a story or a book” (page 2). Ponyboy also said , “Darry worked two jobs at once and made good at both of them, and kept an outstanding record at school” (page 108).

This shows that Darry worked so long helping his brothers and keeping two jobs that he did not have enough time to do little things like reading a book. Darry also kept his grades up when he was in highschool and he even got a scholarship , but for the sake of his brothers he didn't go to college. So while in highschool he had to worry about all his grades and sports he still did good working two jobs and parented his brothers. Darry worked long and hard for his brothers but sometimes he had to be protective and got on to his brothers when they did something that could have impacted their lives in a bad way.

Darry was protective of his brothers and yelled at them for doing the wrong thing and he did that just because he loved them and did not want anything to happen to them. “Darry would kill me if I got in trouble with the police”, Ponyboy stated (page 3). This shows that Darry kept his brothers from trouble and was protective about what they did. Ponyboy tells us (page 165) ,” Darry is a good guardian ,he makes me study, he knows where I am and who I am with all the time”. Ponyboy is saying that Darry was protective about where they were and who they were with and that Darry was protective about Ponyboy’s school work and made him study which would help him in the future. Darry was a good responsible guardian and good guardians are intelligent.

Darry was an intelligent student and athlete, so he would be able to use his smarts and muscle to run the household. “Darry is broad-shouldered and muscular”,“He was the captain of the football team”, Ponyboy tells us (page 16). This gives us the idea that Darry must have been a leader and Darry could have used that leadership towards fathering his brothers. Also Darry must of been physically strong and muscular which means he could protect his brothers from the dangers of the outside world. Ponyboy states (page 6) “Darry won a scholarship” , this gives us the idea that Darry was smart but also he had common sense and would know what to do during dangerous situations.

Darry could have used his intelligence and leadership skills to help him parent his brothers.Darry loved his brothers and would Do everything he could to give them the best. Darry was responsible enough to be a guardian for his brothers because he worked long and hard to provide, he was muscular and protective and he was also intelligent and a leader. Darry worked two jobs to provide for his brothers and he kept responsibility for both. He was brawn and protective which means he could protect his brothers. Darry was scholarship worthy which shows he was smart and had common sense and that would help him know what to do to give the best to Sodapop and Ponyboy.

Darry loved his brothers dearly, he would do what was possible to give his brothers the best , he provided for his family and he was school smart and common sense smart. Darrel “Darry” Curtis was responsible like a father and could take care of his brothers.