He portrays gang violence more than anything. He constantly harrases the greasers accompanied by his gang. Additionally he wears several rings to scratch greasers so they go through more pain. Bob verbally offends the greasers by calling them “White trash with long, greasy hair.” Furthermore, Bob was a heavy drinker, who was “reeling and passing out in the streets” often.
A large part of the novel is devoted to Ponyboy’s escape. Through that time the main character of The Outsider is separated from his older brothers and he has to face many dangers which involve hand-to hand combat, fire knives and even guns. Right after being separated from his siblings Pony is attacked by one of the Socs who grabbed him and hold his head under the frigid water of a fountain, Ponyboy almost drowns, when he wakes up, he finds out that Johnny killed the boy who almost killed him. This death will lead to more violence between the gangs who will fight in order to defend the honor of their own. Without meaning to, the two young boys started initiating events, and worsen tensions.
Ponyboy’s vs the Socs The fiction book the,”The Outsiders,” by S.E. Hilton tells the reader about the ongoing fighting between the west side and the east side in Tulsa Oklahoma in 1965. Hilton writes about a young greaser or east sider and his family fight against the Socs or West siders. In the novel you see ponyboy’s view of the Socs and how it evolves from the beginning of the book to the end.
Then there 's the Greasers, who live poorly and get blamed for most of the things that go down in the city. Ponyboy, and Johnny, two Greasers, that at first, clang to the fact that they hated Socs. All they wanted to do was fight the other gang to look tough and earn respect. In the beginning of the story, Ponyboy wishes he looked tough.
The first example of these fights is between the greasers and the Socs. Both classes disliked each other, just because of prejudice. The greasers assumed that all Socs were condescending, egocentric, and gaudy, and all the Socs identified the greasers as dangerous hoods. Therefore, lots of Socs would jump the greasers and vice versa. The next example of prejudice and hate is the fact that Ponyboy hates all guys with green eyes (page 1, chapter 1) only because he associates green eyes with Socs.
The full of experience always makes him to be a rational person. Pony boy start to want to the fight between Socs and Greasers to stop, here are basically three reasons that why he thinks so: They got psychological damage, it cause the death of his friends, and their gangs are very dangerous. First of all, one of Pony boy’s changes throughout the novel is influenced by fighting. Johnny was for self-defense, so he killed Bob. This passage in the novel shows us the psychological change of Pony boy : “A panic was rising in me as I listened to Johnny’s quiet voice go on and on ‘Johnny!’
"The Destructors" tells the story of a gang of teens in England, after the war, who want to destruct an old man 's house. Throughout the story there were many conflicts between the two main characters Blackie and T. Through the influence of the main character ‘T’, the gang destroys an old man’s house, for no other reason than to destroy something beautiful. This can be viewed as disturbing, as it is not something most kids would spend their free time doing; which starts to give the idea that the story may be a depiction of something greater. Greene uses symbolism to show that the gangs meeting place as a bombed out parking lot is relevant because the place where they meet up is a site of destruction. Graham Greene’s short story, “The Destructors” utilizes symbols and conflict to display the theme of loss of innocence and power.
The differences between the groups cause great conflict during the story. In the Outsiders, it states “ Not like the Socs, who jump greasers and wreck houses and throw beer blasts for kicks” (Hinton 3). The given quote shows how the Socs deal with the differences between them and the the Greasers. The Socs, believing they are better, deal with their differences by attacking the Greasers. Similarly, the Savages deal with their differences by defying the rules of the conch and defying ralph’s rules.
The drama begins with the actor (Odarion also known as OD) giving an insight about his tragic death, preparing the audience for the devastation that lie ahead. It seems to be that gang relations are the only forms of social connectivity that we engage in. As a result, youth are the “hot topic”in headlines of the local newspaper – “ Nineteen Year Old Male Gun Down!”. No longer are we able to settle disputes as civilized individuals, but rather resort to violence. Violence and social decay have become realities on our Bahama island, where chaos and greed have consumed a generations people who have little hope left.
Throughout the novel, the story of the Earnshaws is rough and violent. The moment when Heathcliff arrived at Wuthering Heights set an inferno-like life for the members of the family who had to bare his father’s favoritism towards that strange creature that had no resemblance with them. Besides, Heathcliff had to be tough so as to resist Hailey’s abusive behaviour and eventually, that neglected childhood contributed to the development of his evil nature and his extreme hate towards his enemies. As regards Catherine, she was savage and loved mischieving with Heathcliff. All in all, the life in Wuthering Heights might be depicted as chaotic and obscure.
This causes sadness in Harry, leading him to get in a fight with Craig Randall over the snide comments made about the house, "even though I [Harry] agreed with every word. " This exchange shows how Harry must face the challenge of whether to go along with what everyone else says, or defend his family 's honour. Another example of the challenges faced through growing up from childhood to adolescence is of Harry 's classmate Johnny Barlow. Johnny’s family consists of a drunk father and a brother who has ended in jail many times, leading to the people in the town thinking that Johnny himself is, “Good for nothing.” Due to all the gossiping, Johnny feels that he must leave the town temporarily for he feels alone and disconnected.
In 145th Street, the chapter Fighter is about a man named Billy Giles who sneaks out of his house to wrestle. He wrestles so he can make money for his family. Though his wife Johnnie Mae doesn’t like that he does this, he lets him do it because Johnnie Mae wouldn’t be
The Socs go up and hurt Greasers who were minding their own business, doing things such as playing football and walking down the street. Sometimes the Socs put them through unfathomable agony, like
This novel by S.E Hinton, The Outsiders shows a crucial point that everybody is special in some way and should be known as who they are individuality not as a group. The Outsiders is a book that describes 2 gangs , the luxurious Socs, and the hoodlum Greasers. While they have conflicts with each other, the protaganist, Ponyboy, finds his identity outside of the gang. The important message of the story is that everyone has a unique personality that are developed by being in a group of people away from home, this identity can shape anyone’s way of life and the path they may take in the future. First of all, Socs and greasers have a trademark that showed who was part of their gang, Socs are know for Mustangs, Madras, and leather jackets;
Imagine having to watch your back everywhere you go somewhere and must have someone with you everywhere you go. In the story The Outsiders there are two sides of town that are separated by poor and rich people. The state is Oklahoma in 1967 and there are Greasers and Socs too. Johnny, Ponyboy, and Darry are greasers because they are poor. Darry is a hard worker but is very protective of his brothers, Ponyboy is smart but hates where he lives, and Johnny carries a blade for safety or incase he gets jumped by socs their enemies.