Examples Of Prejudice In The Outsiders

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The Outsiders Final 5 Paragraph Essay

S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders is a novel that follows a group of boys growing up in the 1960s who have to face prejudice and stereotypes on a daily basis. The author uses multiple examples of prejudice in the novel to demonstrate the destructive nature of prejudice on the characters in the story, such as fights between characters, friendships being torn apart, and people feeling ashamed of who they are and which social class they belong in. The first examples of prejudice shown in the novel are fights and hate between the two social classes.

As a result of prejudice, many characters got into fights and there was a lot of hate between the two classes. 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. This is a prejudice against individuals with green eyes since Ponyboy assumes that all guys with green eyes are automatically Socs, even if he has green eyes himself. The final example of prejudice and fights is the hate between Paul and Darry. On page …show more content…

In the novel, S. E. Hinton took all of the effects of prejudice and demonstrated them by using the characters in the story to show the reader the impact of prejudice on people's lives, and furthermore, on society in

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