Fighting In The Outsiders

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The Outsiders Essay

Why all the fighting? It doesn't solve anything. It just causes more problems necessary. There's always so much of it, it's hard to make it go away. When the Greasers and Soc's fight, have you ever noticed how no one ever wins? The book, The Outsiders, by S.E Hinton is about brother hood and friendship. Is also about two gangs called the Greasers and the Soc's constantly arguing and fighting. Constantly fighting about their gangs placement in their cities, girls, and where they can and can't go. In the first chapter, fighting comes up right away. Ponyboy was walking home from the movies when about 5 Soc's drove up to him and jumped him. They pulled a switch blade on him. They cut his hair and even his neck. This
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This chapter includes something awful. It was about two o'clock in the morning. Ponyboy and Jonny lost track of time and fell asleep. Jonny woke up Ponyboy to tell him that he should probably go home. Ponyboy took Jonny's advice and went home. No longer then a few minutes later Ponyboy went running to Jonny and telling him that they were running away. After Jonny finally calmed Ponyboy down, he got it out of him that Darry had hit him. Ponyboy told Jonny that he could go home after he cooled down. As they were walking to the park nearby, they noticed the same car they had seen previously that night when they got caught by a couple of Soc's trying to walk their girls home after they had ditched their boyfriends after they were drinking. As the guys pulled up and got out of their car, Ponyboy noticed that they were drunk. The Soc's kept harassing the boys and they knew a fight was about to happen. So, Jonny reached into back pocket to make sure he still had the switchblade they were lucky he had. Ponyboy clearly said something that the Soc's didn't like and they went after them. As a couple of the Soc's were kicking and beating Jonny, the remaining Soc's were trying to drown Ponyboy. He was struggling but managed to get loose. They caught him and continued to drown him. The guys who were beating Jonny, stopped and ran to help the Other Soc's with Ponyboy. Now that Jonny was loose. He had no choice. He took out his switchblade and ran after the Soc's. He…show more content…
In other words, fight. They decided to have this rumble for many reasons. One reason would be to figure out what places the other gang can't go, and just because the gangs were tired of each other. They wanted to solve all their problems. The greasers decided to dedicate this rumble to Jonny. They wanted to win this rumble for Jonny. Because when Jonny killed Bob, Jonny and Ponyboy decided to run away. They did this so they wouldn't get caught and thrown in jail. They knew it was self defense but they didn't want to take that risk. So, they went to Dally and they got some money or food, a gun, and a jacket for Ponyboy. They went to Dally because they knew if they wanted to get out of town and away from prying cops, they knew Dally would be the person to make it happen. While they were in the church Dally had sent them to a week prior, Jonny fell asleep with a cigarette still lit without Jonny realizing it. Later that day, Dally showed up and took them to lunch for some real food. After lunch they went back to the church , it was on fire. While pulling up, Ponyboy overheard how a bunch snuck into the church before it set flames. Jonny and Ponyboy knew it was their fault, so they jumped out of the car and bolted into the church. As Ponyboy was getting the last kid out of the window, the roof started to cave in while Jonny was still inside. Jonny had a broken back, sever burns and ended up
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