In the Outsiders, Darry is one of the main characters in the book. In the beginning, Darry was very strict and mean to his youngest brother, Ponyboy. And he changes his personality throughout the story through an indirect approach. Now he is sympathetic and more kind to his brother. is He changes his personality and to others.
In the beginning of the book, Darry is mean and strict. An example of him being strict to Ponyboy is this. When Ponyboy has Bs, Darrel wanted As. When Ponyboy was playing sports , Darry said he should be studying. He would never be proud of Ponyboy. This shows how strict Darry is about school and house rules generally. Another example is when he was mean to Ponyboy. When Ponyboy was at home at 2 am because he was sleeping at the lot. Darry was mad. He even slapped him across the room, which caused him to run away. This shows how at the beginning of the book, Darry was mean and strict.
However, at the end of the book Darry is now sympathetic and nicer to Ponyboy. An example of that is this. When Ponyboy was sent to the Hospital, and Darry saw, he realized he needs to be more nice to his brother. Another example is when Sodapop telling Darry that to stop treating Ponyboy like a kid. Darry now realizes he needs to show more affection to Ponyboy.
In the Outsiders, Darry is a important character in the book. He was mean and strict to Ponyboy. But now, he is sympathetic and loving to Ponyboy. He changes throughout the story through an indirect approach with conflict and dialogue.