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Why did Darry want to fight in the rumble?

Before the rumble, Ponyboy asks some of the boys why they fight. Soda says that Darry likes to “show off his muscles,” but Ponyboy realizes that Soda is telling the truth. Darry likes to show his strength. Two-Bit’s reason for fighting is simply because it’s what everybody else does.

Does Darry start the rumble?

Twenty-two Socs arrive in four carloads to fight the twenty greasers. Darry steps forward to start the fight, and Paul Holden, Darry’s high school friend and football teammate, steps up to challenge him. After a long struggle, the greasers win. When the rumble ends, Dally and Ponyboy go to the hospital to see Johnny.

Which greaser started the rumble?

To start the rumble, Darry issues a general challenge to any Soc. His old high school football buddy, Paul Holden, rises to meet his challenge, and the two begin to face off. Pony can “feel their hatred” (9.81) even though they used to be friends.

What was the purpose of the Rumble in the outsiders?

The planned rumble at the end of The Outsiders gave both greasers and Socs an opportunity to seek vengeance on their friends behalf; the Socs wanted to avenge Bob’s death, and the greasers wanted to settle the score for Johnny.

Why is Darry so strict on ponyboy?

Ponyboy realizes that Darry does care about him; Darry is strict because he loves Ponyboy and wants him to succeed. Ponyboy runs across the room and embraces his brother, thinking that everything will be fine once he gets home.

What is Darry most scared of?

Darry displays genuine terror when Ponyboy reveals he’s had another one of his nightmares. After their parents died, Ponyboy was plagued with terrifying dreams that left him screaming and his brothers shaken. Now, on the eve of a court date, Darry seems to fear Ponyboy’s nightmares have returned as a bad omen.

Why is Darry so worried about ponyboy and sodapop getting in trouble?

Darry becomes upset with Ponyboy on different occasions because he perceives the potential that his youngest brother has and is frustrated when Ponyboy does not utilize his gifts. In Chapter 3 when Ponyboy is out until nearly 2:00 a.m., like any parent Darry becomes worried and anxious.