The Outsiders Similarities And Differences Essay

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What’s The Difference? In the book, The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton, Greasers and Socs don’t exactly see eye to eye with each other. They have their differences, but doesn’t everyone? This leads me to believe that they are not much different from each other and that it could be argued that these two groups don’t have many attributes that could set them apart from each other. In the book, some of the greasers and socs get along in the beginning of the story. One example is Johnny and Cherry. They met at the drive-in, but went to the same school showing that these two never hang out with each other and that they have very separate lives, but love to see a movie when the day is done. This is a common thing to do, but something as small as this show that they don’t have just differences, but similar interest. To make things better, they even got along as Johnny stood up for Cherry Valance when Dally tried …show more content…
While some might get along better than others, the reality of it is that because of their few differences, they can and probably will get along with each other. Pony and Cherry both had some interests that really spoke to them and they really hit it off as friends. Johnny and Cherry both loved to end some of their days by going out to watch a movie with close friends. Pony and Randy, completely inverse social ranks, yet they had some of the most important things in common. They both saw the futility in fighting and ended up trying to make peace with each other. Both a greaser and a Soc realized that they are not very different and that the whole greasers hate Socs situation is just there because no one has realized that they are not that diverse from each other, whether it’s in an emotional, mental, or moral way, they all have something that matches up with each other's person and that’s the biggest piece of evidence proving that greasers and Soc are very much

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