“Running away won 't help.” Johnny was right. Ponyboy had people that loved and cared for him... they just didn 't know how to show it!” In the book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, proves that no matter what type of Social class you are; Greaser or Socs, family is most important and will help you get through the difficult parts in life.
She elucidates how the Socs are comparable to the Greasers. But close to the middle of the novel, Ponyboy recalls Cherry revealing to him “Socs were just guys after all. Things were rough all over, but it was better that way. That way you could tell the other guy was human too”(Hinton 118). From this statement Ponyboy realizes that the Socs also face obstacles.
Usually people criticize others with a glance instead of talking and getting to know them. The Soc's and greasers classified each other into groups, they didn't get to know one another. All they really did was look, they didn't look on the inside. Ponyboy was having a conversation with Randy when he then realized what Cherry meant. "I remembered Cherry's voice: things are rough all over.
Ponyboy is set apart from the rest of the greasers because he likes to watch movies and books he describes his brothers as “never cracks a book” and “ works to hard to be interested in a story” he also states he isn 't like the other greasers because “ nobody in our gang digs movies and books the way I do”
In the novel entitled The Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton, fourteen year old Ponyboy Curtis is faced with the deaths of his beloved parents. Now under the care of his oldest brother Darry, Ponyboy and his other brother, Sodapop, are forced to stay out of trouble to avoid being taken away to a boys’ home. However, these brothers are members of a gang referred to as “greasers”, which poses a threat to their good reputation. Throughout the novel, Ponyboy struggles to determine whether or not it would benefit his brothers if he were to be taken away to a home. Though it is difficult for the family to live a somewhat normal life, Ponyboy deserves the opportunity to stay with his brothers.
In the book, “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton there are two main social groups, the Socs and the greasers. The Socs, and the greasers are enemies in the town of Tulsa and often get into fights just because they are different. Socs and greasers often stereotype each other just based on one experience with one their friends. To start off, there are many instances of greasers stereotyping Socs, but here are just a few examples. First, when Ponyboy was looking through Sodapop’s yearbook he stumbled upon a picture of Bob and thought to himself, “What was he like?
In The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, bullying is the normal thing for someone to do. Bullying is unwanted or unneeded actions or words that are said or done to hurt someone and their feelings. They may make the bully feel powerful and make the victim feel unsafe. Some bullying may be online and other times face to face. Kids are affected in different ways.
Most of them tend to have more street smarts than actual academical smarts, while the socs, the group that is higher up and opposes the Greasers, tend to be the other way around. But Ponyboy stands apart from this general way of thinking, unlike his fellow greasers he enjoys reading, running track, and even likes to watch sunsets. He has a heart like no other in this book, or in our world. Throughout the book, he is faced with many unexpected obstacles. Though it is hard on him, he manages to get up, dust himself off, and carry on.
Examining “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton Have you ever been 14 and feel like you didn’t fit in? Well, I’m working on the 14 part, but feeling like you fit in or belong is tough at any age. This is a realistic fictional novel told through the eyes of Ponyboy Curtis, a 14 year old boy living in Oklahoma during the 60’s. Even though “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton is not a new book, the themes of social class, loyalty and the power of choices make this story a classic with much to offer today’s youth.
One last reason why Ponyboy would have stayed a socs is because Ponyboy never wanted to be a socs or a greaser. In the story Ponyboy didnt like the fact that they were greasers and socs and he had allwayss thought and dreamed about there being a place where there is no greasers or socs. Just people. In the story Ponyboy says “Well I wont but I gotta do something.
The Greasers show loyalty to each other by standing up for one another. Ponyboy was walking alone from the movie house when a Corvair full of Socs pulled aside. They jumped him and when confronting him with a switchblade he yelled for were his brothers, Soda and Darry. Momentarily after, they were to run, from as if nowhere, along with the rest of their Greaser gang to stand up for Ponyboy. Most of the Greasers are outsiders in their own hidden ways.
In the beginning of the book it had Ponyboy starting out alone walking out of the movies. When he was walking home the Soc pulled up and started to harass him and beat him up. It is clear to the reader that the Soc hate the greasers when one of them says, "’Hey, grease,’ one said in an over-friendly voice. ‘We're gonna do you a favor, greaser. We're gonna cut all that long greasy hair off’"
People are usually not who everyone thinks they are. In fact, many people seem to fit a stereotype, but their overall character comprises of more, including a true self who tends to differ vastly from who others know. The majority of the people who meet them do not recognize this. S. E. Hinton carries this theme throughout every character in her novel. In The Outsiders by Hinton, Two-Bit (Keith) Mathews, who is part of a greaser gang on the poorer side of town, has a difficult and often confusing life.
Using The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton teaches the topic of good and evil to the reader. Ponyboy demonstrates characteristics of good and evil. The theme is “there isn’t a defined line between good and evil.” Greasers are stereotyped as rogue-like “hoods,” stealing things, getting caught up in fights, and a nemesis to the Socs, but according to Cherry Valance, Ponyboy is different. Although Ponyboy was raised as a Greaser his whole life, there is still good inside him.
In S.E Hinton's novel, The Outsiders, the author explores the idea that communities of people help each other like family. Johnny's real family acted like he didn't exist, so to him the gang was his family. Without the gang Johnny wouldn't be the the way he is. The gang acted like his family by caring for him, always being there for him, and treating him like a brother. Johnny was loved by the gang more than he thought.