S.C. Hinton wrote the novel, The Outsiders about two different groups with a different social class status. The Socs were considered the wealthy, sophisticated kids, while the Greasers weren’t liked so much by society. They were poverty-stricken and lived in poorly maintained neighborhoods. “Most greasers don’t have real tuff builds or anything. This is partly because they don’t eat much and partly because they’re slouchy”(Hinton 140). The two associations fought each other time and time again with an intimidating appearance. They may have on a hard face on the outside, but on the inside, they are people with emotions and are devoted to keeping their brotherhood safe. The Socs and the Greasers have a feud that has been going on for a long length of time. In the story, S.E. Hinton created characters that try to portray themselves as tough in the public eye, when actually they are normal human beings with a healthy spirit. After Johnny was hurt, …show more content…
The Socs and the Greasers know this, and that’s why they try to look as tough as possible, to intimidate the group they want to fight. “Half of the hoods I know are pretty decent guys underneath all that grease, and from what I’ve heard, a lot of Socs are just cold-blooded mean-but people usually go by looks”(Hinton 141). Under all the disguises and acts that humans use, there is a real person inside with feelings. The Outsiders written by S.E. Hinton is a book about two different groups that don’t get along, the Socs and the Greasers. The two unions may act like they are tough and have no emotion on the outside, but on the inside, they are full with feelings and are very caring people. After Johnny was hurt, Ponyboy says to himself “A pain was growing in my throat and I wanted to cry, but greasers don’t cry in front of strangers”(Hinton 102). The 2 social classes may put on a front in public, but deep inside they care about others and have
The Greasers and the Socs in S.E. Hinton’s novel “The Outsiders” aren't as different as you think. The Greasers are low class “hoodlums” who are part of a brotherhood like gang. The Socs are a large group of wealthy teen who have too much time on their hands. Both of them rivals and from complete opposite walks of life. Greasers and Socs may seem like complete opposites on the outside, but actually have more in common than you would think. They both have faced stereotyping and have a rough family life.
The book “the Outsiders” (S.E. Hinton) is based on the story of two gangs the Greasers and the Socs. These two groups of individuals have conflicts. the Greasers are the East side working class people. The Socs are the West side rich kids. they drive around in a blue mustang, they “jump” the greasers and injure them purely because they are lesser than the Socs. The Greasers are a interesting bunch of individuals. the story is based from their perspective. They aren’t rich but they get by, they steal they fight they smoke but they aren’t bad guys.
Did you know that wherever you go in the world, and there are groups, there are outsiders? That’s just humans’ nature. The book, The Outsiders, written by S.E Hilton in her junior year in Tulsa, Oklahoma, written because the Hilton was enraged at the way people separated themselves into socioeconomic groups (Doc A), but her rant about Greasers & Socs turned into a best-selling novel. This book showcases that Outsiders are not just the ones who assume they don’t fit into the society, but they are the ones who view life not as social divisions like Greasers and Socs.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is about a group called the greasers, a group called the socs and what’s different between the groups and what’s the same. The greasers are the kids with little money, who feel a lot, and are tough. The socs are rich kids with not enough emotions and they never get in trouble. The Greasers have it worse because they have broken families, are always getting jumped by the socs, and are expected to steal and be rude because of their backgrounds.
Could a person live in a world without people who love and care for them? Could people survive in a world where they were judged by how they were presented on the outside? S.E. Hinton, the author of The Outsiders, discusses many universal themes, such as friendship, stereotyping, and change. In The Outsiders, two rival groups, the socs and the greasers, are separated by social class. The friendship between the greasers will be tested when an unexpected event changes everything. The greasers must learn that people experience many tragic events, no matter who the person is. Based on the universal themes, the readers will begin to understand how the characters in the novel grow and change, and how friendship and family help along the way.
The Outsiders, an enthralling novel by S.E Hinton, is an excellent story about the hardships and triumphs experienced by the Greasers and the Socs two rival gangs. S.E Hinton tells a thrilling tale about the Socs and the Greasers that are two gangs and she characterize how they live. Ponyboy, his brother and his friends have to deal with the challenges relating to their environment. The three most important topics of The Outsiders are survival, social class and family support.
Since Socs have that mentality of being violent to Greasers they won't come to terms with them and break into violence by jumping Greasers or just stomping on people. Another example of violence is “I ducked and tried to run for it, but the soc caught my arm and twisted it behind my back, and shoved my face into the fountain. I had fought, but the hand at the back of neck was too strong and I had to hold my breath.” to further explain the quote, Ponyboy and Johnny have done nothing wrong, but Socs, is drunk and mad at them and almost kill ponyboy without truly thinking about it with their clouded judgement and if weren't for johnny both of them would have easily been killed. If the scenario happens where bob kills Ponyboy and Johnny the likes of the Socs being let off would be higher just because everyone stereotypes the greasers as mean, tough, and greased hair. It's like if a white male and a black male were put in court for stealing anything there is a very high chance that the black male would have been guilty, because that's just how society works it is influenced by people that can reconstruct it into their own
In S.E Hinton’s book The Outsiders the Greasers have it way harder because of the way the live and look.The Greasers are constantly stereo typed by the way they look ,people considered them as thugs, and hoods.Frank Gifford once said,Life is full of trouble it is not gonna be easy to fight but it is your life and you have to take the responsibility to fight for it. This quote ties in with the struggles because the both gangs struggle but the greasers struggle even more and they fight through all the pain and problems.For example the Curtis brothers lost they’re parents , so Darry and Soda quit school to pay bills and work their butts off.Another detail i.s the Greasers are always fighting with their parents for example Johnny gets abused by his parent and he fights threw the pain.In conclusion the greasers fight threw the pain and
In the book The Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy, along with his brothers and friends, has to face the daily struggles of being a greaser among the Socs. This fiction book focused on Ponyboy’s life and the problems he ran into with the Socs. He and his gang of friends had fights with the Socs that happened often, and had to deal with a Soc being killed by one of the Greasers, though it was an act of self defense. The three topics addressed in this intriguing novel are the fight between rich and poor, the power of friendship, and what it means to be a hero.
“Greasers can’t walk alone too much or they’ll get jumped” (Hinton, 1967, pg.2). This quote shows that something as simple and mundane as walking down the street alone can potentially be dangerous for the greasers. It is mostly the Socs, the highest class (financially), who jump greasers, beat greasers, and cut their long, prized, and greasy hair. “Johnny was scared of his own shadow after that” (Hinton, 1967, pg. 4). This quote shows how negative the beatings from the Socs can be, especially when greasers are alone which means they are more vulnerable. The Socs jump whoever they want, whenever they want. The Socs’s beatings can scar a person for life, mentally and physically. They have no justification for their
The Outsiders is a book about Greasers And Socs. The Greasers are the poor east side kids they would wear their hair long and greasy and they will dress in blue jeans, T-shirts, or wear they shirttails out and wear a leather jacket and tennis shoes or boots. The Socs are the rich west side kids that worn nice clothes, drove nice cars, and had all the pretty lady’s. They both was gangs in Oklahoma. The Socs they would jump Greasers, wreck houses, and throw beer blasts for kicks.
I feel as though the novel The outsiders has many themes, but the most important one is belonging. The greasers are a group of poor, low class youth that don’t have much and live on the wrong side of town. They are always held accountable for their actions. On the other hand, the Socs are a bunch of high class youth that are very privileged and aren’t held accountable for their immature actions.
The author, S. E. Hinton, wrote that book to convey her feeling toward the gangs in her high school, and the story spread like wildfire. That book is one of the most used books that show social injustice as well as persecution. That shows the impact of a high school writer that can be used as an example for the rest of the world. This impact literally changed the world, and made it take a step in the right direction. The Outsiders is a work that personifies the cruelty and malice, as well as the love and friendship in everlasting bonds. Basically, The Outsiders is a book that has been used for over 50 years as an example to social inequality, and it still in use for that same reason
In the outsiders we learn that the Greasers and the Socs aren't so different because they feel the same way about teenage issues. Both Greasers and Socs want the other one gone. They both wants what’s best for their gang.They both feel the same about issues. In the beginning of the story the Socs and the Greasers seemed like totally different people, and I thought the Socs were just rich snobs and the Greasers were just hoodlums. In the Middle of the Story Randy confronts Soda and tells him that he doesn’t want to fight and that he’s sick of all the fighting. At the end of the story the Greasers and the Socs kind of make peace because they both lost friends just because of all they’re fighting and they realized that all of this fighting is