In S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, two different gangs, the Greasers and the Socs detested each other. The author uses Ponyboy Curtis to demonstrate a Greaser’s opinion of the Socs. Ponyboy had an evolving conception of the Socs. At the beginning, he disliked the Socs because they are rich and have no problems, but he changes his opinion because of some discussions he had with a few of the Socs. His final opinion is that the Socs are just people after all, and they have problems too.
The community has certain rules that don’t allow them to do everything they want to do. In document E, it states “ Then he laughed a little. “I know it’s not important, what you wear. It doesn’t matter. But — “ “It’s the choosing that’s important, isn’t it?” The Giver asked him.” In document E it also explains that people aren’t able to choose their mates or jobs.
I declined to return the blow and walked out. It was hurtful and painful that she did not honour my request, I was disappointed in myself that I did not stop the situation and its progressive pace. However as I become more aware of my lack thereof, I am slowing putting and keeping to my boundaries. I have decided to set aside time for myself and start considering my needs as important too. Certain people are finding ways to respect my new found rules, even with my ex roommate I respect my space and I have asked that it is respected.
The fact that he sees others as “phonies” keeps him away from closely contacting with others. He believes that people are actioning in way that is more beneficial for their social status rather than being honest. This is a problem for him in making connection with other people, in other words making friends. It could be said that he used to be friends with some of his old classmates, but in my opinion it was a way of surviving. He used to spend time with others in order to benefit himself, not due to the fact they were his friends.
Sometimes it can mean saying more than the truth, and saying what the human emotions feel. We do this in our everyday lives, actually. It makes our lives easier. Sometimes we say things that are not completely true because it is the “right thing to say”, or it’s what is “socially expected to say.” With Meursault, however, what you see is what you get. He did not say or do things to be politically correct or to end up on good terms with anyone.
…… and I went down into a peaceful darkness” (Hinton 93). Johnny considers Ponyboy’s security as the most important thing, so he pushes him out first, and gets burnt terribly. Moreover, Dally saves Johnny without hesitation as a big brother would do. There are a lot of similar cases in the novel that show the great care among the greasers. It is social divide that forms different gangs, while gangs are units that closely stick together.
He came to me because I was his friend, he said “I don’t know what to do..” Amazing how two choices presents itself but a person could not choose. This caused me to be sad, it’s really bad for a person to fall in “between” two or more choices when he/she has to choose for the sake of his/her own life, and I can relate, it’s very hard indeed to be indecisive because you are scared of the consequence and how it might affect the future ahead and
Hinton tells us about two enemy gangs. The Socs, one of the many provocative gang groups, kids who live lavish lives and get away with the crimes they commit because they look clean cut and look like good innocent kids on the outside. 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.
It exists on distant dyads (strangers) but not with close dyads (friends). Distant dyads tend to took responsibility of success to themselves and failure to their partner, because they did not know each other. They do not have an idea on the characteristics of their partner. But on close dyads, they already have an impression of their partner, which means they already have an idea on his or her characteristics. This impression affects their decision making on whether they credit themselves for success and blame their partner for failing the task.
The author felt that nowadays people making friends through social media blindly without knowing each other. They just shared and downloaded nothing through the social media. I can feel that the author had doubt about the meaning of friendship in today’s society because contemporary friendship were not same as his time in which is replaced honest with friends by the “watch and click” (4) through the social media. I felt that author cannot accept this kind of friendship. Besides that, author also had written that “lack of friendship that makes an unhappy marriage.”(4).