The Outsiders Quote Analysis

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On page 2 it says “We get jumped by the Socs. I’m not sure that's how you spell it, but it’s the abbreviation for the Socials, the jet set, the West- side rich kids. It’s like the term “greaser,” which is used to class all us boys on the East Side.” This quote is said by Ponyboy, while he’s walking home from the movie theater. He’s alone, and it is common for the Greasers to be jumped by the Socs. There is a Red Corvair following them and Ponyboy is suddenly getting nervous because that car behind him could be filled with Socs preparing to jump Ponyboy. In this quote he is describing how it’s has happened in the past and who the Socs are. This quote is important to the story and shows the background of the story. It describes the two groups and the Socs and the Greasers and sets the stage for conflict to happen between the two groups. This quote is preparing the reader for what is likely to take place later in the …show more content…
Besides, I like walking.” This quote describes the character of Ponyboy, the main character and narrator of the story He tells us about himself while walking home from the movie theater. This happens after Ponyboy’s been jumped by the Greasers. The quote says how Ponyboy brings home good grades, A’s and some B’s, but still doesn’t have much common sense. He might enjoy walking home from the movie theater alone, but he is still threatening his safety by walking home alone without a member of his gang. Darry, Ponyboy’s brother, character is shown here to. Darry is generally the strict one of the family. He supports the family by paying the bills and is basically the leader ever since their parents died. Ponyboy says how it annoys Darry when he does that, likely stressing him out and describing his character for the first time in the

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