Friendship In S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders

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In the novel The Outsiders, written by S.E Hinton Ponyboy, a Greaser, is the narrator and main character. He is a bit smarter than most Greasers and it is evident that it is so, yet that is true, throughout the novel Darry says Ponyboy does not use his head and by that he means he has very little to no common sense. The three topics addressed in the inconsistent yet interesting novel are the fight between rich and poor, the journey from youth to adulthood, and what friendship is. First, it is clear to see there is a big fight between the rich and the poor, between the Greasers and the Socs.”Then it occurred to me then that they could kill me.” (5). This is important because Ponyboy is showing he just understood how dangerous the situation had become and as throughout the book any situation with Greasers and Socs is a dangerous one. This is also important because it shows a thirteen year old kid can get into something like that. “‘If you're looking for a fight…’Two-bit cocked…show more content…
For pete’s sake, johnny, don’t point that thing at me. heres fifty bucks.’" (60). This is important because it shows how Dally is willing to risk his freedom by helping Ponyboy and Johnny. This is also important because it takes no begging to get help, Dally wanted to help his friend and brother. “Since Mom and Dad were killed in an auto wreck, the three of us only get to stay together only as long as we behave. So Soda and I stay out of trouble as much as we can" (3). This is important because it shows how close Ponyboy and Soda are to getting separated and how hard they have to work to stay together although they are family they are friends too. This is also important because if Ponyboy and Soda were taken from their home then it would not only affect Darry, but Dally, Two-Bit and
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