"I let go of Soda and stood there for a minute. Darry didn't like me...he had driven me away that night...he hit me...Darry hollered at me all the time...he didn't a hand about me...Suddenly I realized, horrified, that Darry was crying." Ponyboy realized that Darry was crying because he loved Ponyboy so much
"Johnny had been quietly finishing his fifth barbecue sandwich, but now he announced: " We're goin' back and turn ourselves in." It was Dally's turn to gag. Then he swore awhile. Then he turned to Jonny and demanded: "What?" " this is a Contrast and Contradiction because Jonny never would have said that one because he is afrad of Dally and the cops.
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I had a nightmare the night of Mom and Dad's funeral. I'd had nightmares and wild dreams every once in a while when I was little, but nothing like this one. I woke up screaming bloody murder. And I never could remember what it was that scared me; But Darry never got over it, and every once in a while he would ask me if I ever dreamed any more.
" You can't win, even if you whip us. You'll still be where you were before-at the bottom. And we'll still be the lucky ones with all the breaks. So it doesn't do any good, the fighting and the killing . it doesn't prove a thing.