Differences Between Cherry And The Outsiders

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Furthermore, S.E Hinton conveys the idea that one does not have to solely be a greaser to be an ‘outsider’ but rather, anyone who is perceived as different is in fact an ‘outsider’. For instance, Ponyboy and Cherry are ‘outsiders’ within their own group due to the fact that their personal characteristics are different when compared to the rest of their group members. By way of illustration, Ponyboy briefly introduces Sodapop and Darry in the very beginning of the novel and then goes on to explaining that he really enjoyed reading and watching movies, unlike everyone else in the gang:
“I had a long walk home and no company, but I usually lone it anyways, for no reason except that I like to watch movies undisturbed so I can get into them and …show more content…

It is revealed by Cherry that Soc’s did not feel anything towards anyone, including each other. This personality trait that Soc’s shared would make it harder for them to find beauty and joy in sunsets or being in solitude. Ponyboy and Cherry both share similar character traits as they both are compassionate, sentimental, and sensitive. Greasers are portrayed as being tough, violent hoods, while Soc’s are depicted as being conceited, aggressive, and phlegmatic. This major difference contrast between the two and their own groups makes them …show more content…

For instance, the author delineates how people judge those who seem to be different from themselves, as well as how individuals often revert to classism and hatred whenever differences arise. These situations lead to giving others the title of being an “outsider”. The same way as S.E Hinton never uses the term ‘outsider’ despite it being the title, relates back to everyday society as people do not verbally call out others for their differences. Rather, their actions towards a different member in society expresses their opinions of them being different, or in other words an outsider. For example, it is constantly implied throughout the novel that the greasers were considered to be outsiders, even without the use of the term. To demonstrate this statement, at the drive-in movie theatre Cherry and Ponyboy talk about the main differences between Socs and greasers. In this section of the novel, Cherry reveals to Ponyboy that the main difference between the two was their set of values and emotions. In a brief paragraph, Cherry elucidates her point: “It’s not just money. Part of it is, but not all. You greasers have a different set of values. You’re more emotional. We’re sophisticated---cool the point of not feeling anything. Nothing is real with us…” (Hinton, pg. 38) Although Cherry notes how the two groups are

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