Appearance In S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders

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In S.E Hinton’s The Outsiders, One theme that was covered in this book is appearance can be deceiving. After Ponyboy describes Soc girls, he shares, “But most looked at us like we were dirt--gave us the same look that the Socs did when they came by in their Mustangs and Corvairs and yelled ‘Grease!’ at us” (Hinton 15). From this quotation, Ponyboy is sharing that since he is a greaser, he’s treated differently and looked at differently for not having enough money and fancy clothes. The greasers are stereotyped as being “dirty” and “hood” because of the social class they are in. In addition to the theme appearance can be deceiving, After saving the kids in the church fire, Ponyboy wakes up in an ambulance with Jerry; a man from the church shares

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