Examples Of Stereotypes In The Outsiders

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Stereotypes can confine people to a box and make them feel that they have limits to who they are. Assumptions can have a negative effect on people, and change how people think of themselves. Stereotypes are explored in the novel The Outsiders, by S.E Hinton. The novel touches upon ways rich and poor people are different, but also have their similarities. When examining their lives, their actions do not match up to their appearance, and they have pretty similar lives after all. The lower class Greasers are often seen as unintelligent, and criminals, and the Soc’s are seen as the rich kids with perfect lives. The novel breaks down these stereotypes by demonstrating that the Greasers can be heroic and intelligent, and the Socs can be people who
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