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  • The Outsiders Theme

    how to stick together with the ones he loves even in very tough times in life. The book starts with Ponyboy getting jumped by Socs, a 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…

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  • The Outsiders Symbolism

    They were very violent and were always willing to hurt the other side; they completely despised each other. Those two gangs were the Greasers and the Socs, and they lived on opposite sides of town: the East side and the West side. However, the two gangs were complete opposites only when it came to their social classes. The Socs were very wealthy and the Greasers were very poor. However, when speaking generally and with the topic of life, they were all were people; they all went through hardships…

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  • Lawless Delinquents In The Outsiders

    protecting people, sticking up for one another, and more. In the book, The Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton, there are poor people who are considered lawless delinquents. These people are teens called Greasers. However, there aren’t just the poor teens. There’s the rich, who are called Socs. Greasers aren’t so bad, although, they do sometimes steal and run away from their troubles. They show honor by saving each other, saving random people, and standing up for one another. Although society…

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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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  • Ponyboy From The Outsiders

    in Ponyboy’s physical strength throughout the novel. Towards the end of the book, there is a big rumble between the Greasers and the Socs. Not only is this a good example of redeeming physical strength, but also mental strength when he is telling himself to persevere and keep holding on to the Soc. During their stay at the abandoned church while running away, Johnny, another greaser, and Ponyboy see a fire coming off of the building. “I didn’t pay any attention, although pieces of the old roof…

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  • Heros In The Outsiders

    age as Ponyboy. Finally one last hero I'm gonna talk about is Dallas Winston. His friends call him dally and he is the toughest one of them all. Some people like socs “the west side rich kids.”, according to Ponyboy, call all them on the east side greasers. One reason I said ponyboy is a hero is because he has the courage to live without his parents. If you have read the book you know that later on he also has the courage to live without two of his friends as well, one of these friends was his…

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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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  • 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 Quotes

    “Greasers can 't walk alone too much or they 'll get jumped, or someone will come by and scream "Greaser!" at them which doesn 't make you feel too hot if you know what I mean. ” ~ The Outsiders, Chapter 1, Page 2. This quote which kicks off the book helps to bring together what the narrator and main character Ponyboy character is as a Greaser. The Greasers are what the East side poor kids of Tulsa, Oklahoma with their slicked back long greased hair and switch blades, are called, kind of like…

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  • The Greasers Analysis

    Synopsis: The greasers and the Socs, two rival groups in the mid 1960’s, are facing many challenges throughout The Outsiders. Ponyboy, played by C Thomas Howell, is a young teenager living with his two older brothers Darry, Patrick Swayze, and Sodapop, Rob Lowe. He is part of the greaser gang, along with his closest friends Dally, Matt Dillon, Johnny, Ralph Macchio, Two-Bit, Emilio Estevez, and Steve, Tom Cruise. The two social groups do not get along, to say the least. Throughout the movie,…

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