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  • Similarities Between The Socs And Greasers

    Greasers and Socs are stereotyped. The Greasers are the poorer people that live in the ghettos on the east side and they also slick their hair back with grease. The Socs are the rich people that live on the west side and have everything they want, good grades, cars, and the ability to get away with almost anything. The greasers are stereotyped as the violent hoods and criminal, whereas the Socs are seen as the smart, athletic kids. When talking about, The Outsiders, stereotypes influence and change the way people act. Stereotypes played a big role in the actions of the Socs and Greasers. Greasers and Socs thought of each other differently based on the expectations placed on their groups. For instance, when Pony was in biology at school, he…

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  • Greaser Co-Culture Analysis

    The Greaser Co-Culture From the first time the movie Grease premiered, an image for the 1950s was created (Kleiser, 1978). Young girls spent days trying to learn how to dress just like Sandy, and even made their own little gang of Pink Ladies with their friends. Even before the premiere of that movie in 1978, in 1967 the novel The Outsiders was written by S.E. Hinton. The story told of a gang of Greasers in rural Tulsa, Oklahoma, just trying to make their way in society. Greasers are what…

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  • Francis Ford Coppola's Movie 'The Outsiders'

    Have you ever thought about what life in the 60’s? Well if yes then let Francis Ford Coppola’s movie of The Outsiders take you there. A book written by S.E. Hinon is called The Outsiders. It is a story about a greaser named Ponyboy and his story about what happened when he and his friends fight against the rich kids called the socs. When Pony and his friend walk 2 girls around, a car pulls up and it turns out to be socs and so are the girls. So after some fighting all the socs and greasers get…

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  • The Curtis Brothers In The Outsiders

    1. The Greasers: the extended family of the Curtis brothers in The Outsiders. The main characters present in The Outsiders are young men ranging from fourteen year-old to twenty year-old. They are very few adults or female characters in the novel. The Greasers’ parents are dead, indifferent, apathetic or abusive. Most of them have to learn to live with poverty and violence The Greasers share the feeling that they don’t belong anywhere. As we have seen previously, The Outsiders, does not only…

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  • The Outsiders Theme

    rival gang, while walking home from the movies. Ponyboy describes how this gang likes to get drunk and jump the greasers, their gang, for fun. The themes of change, family, and fitting in are shown through hard changes with his best buddy Johnny dying, having to stick together with his brothers no matter what happens, and having to deal with the Socs acting better than them and hurting them. Robert Frost’s poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay” shows an example of how nothing amazing and beautiful, such…

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  • Social Groups In The Outsiders

    “The Outsiders” Social Groups Every group of people has a different way to show who they are and how they act. Some groups are different by where they hang out. Other groups show how they are different by how they act and dress. Although that is not the case for the Socs and the Greasers from “The Outsiders”. Each group either had an easy or hard time, but they both had a hard time at least once. “In the book Cherry says that both groups have a hard time(34.)” Initially I will tell you…

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  • The Outsiders Quote Analysis

    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…

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  • Heroism In The Outsiders

    The Outsiders by S.E Hinton is a realistic fiction novel. This book is about Ponyboy, a fourteen year old boy, who is being raised by his older brother because his parents have passed away. Ponyboy and his brothers are members of a gang called the Greasers who are in constant conflict with the Socs, an opposing gang. The greasers proved to be the heroes in the story, not the beloved Socs, the three greasers who showed the most heroism are: Ponyboy, Darry and Johnny. Ponyboy has shows multiple…

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  • Choices In The Outsiders

    Choices are the hinges of destiny.’’-Lydia Sweatt. Our choices shape the future way our destinies work.In the story ‘’The Outsiders’’ a choice like hitting Ponyboy, Changed the entire outcome and shaping of all the characters in the book, like a tree which is heavily affected by the way it grows.. Choices can change the ways we think, act, and live. The choice that most affected Ponyboy occurred when darry hit him, after he returned home late. Darry made the decision to hit Ponyboy. Because…

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  • Greasers In The Outsiders

    Throughout the story, The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, the readers are told about the two gangs, the Greasers and the Socials, and how they affect each other’s lives. Throughout the book, Hinton shows us how the Greasers and Socials are different. The book states how the Greasers are less wealthy than the Socs and even the middle class. Believe it or not but the Greasers and the Socials are very similar. An example of this is through Ponyboy and Cherry's love for books, literature, and popular…

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