Gangs In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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“The Outsiders” by S.E Hinton is a young adult fiction about two rival gangs. One of the rival gangs is from the East and the other from the West side. Social classes and territory are what divide the rival gangs, which causes the conflict in text. The protagonist is Ponyboy Curtis and the book is narrated from his point of view. The setting take place in Tulsa, Oklahoma during the 1960s.Ponyboy Curtis, a 14-year-old greaser, walked alone from a Paul Newman movie, and was jumped by the Socials or the Socs who are one of the rival gangs who own the West Side. The Greasers saved him, which led to the introduction to fellow greasers who are part of the gang Ponyboy is in. The gang members include Ponyboy's older brothers Sodapop Curtis also known as Soda who is the middle brother between Ponyboy's oldest brother Darry who is in charge of the gang. After them there is Keith Matthews also known as Two-Bit because he is always making wisecracks, then there is Johnny Cade who is known as the pet of the gang or the little brother. Johnny got into a terrible accident that has scarred him for life. Next is Steve …show more content…

As the two chilled there a blue mustang, which belong to, a group of Socs pulled up and in it were 5 Socs whom 2 of them were Randy and Bob who were Cherry and Marcia boyfriends. The two of them were the leaders of the group and were drunk at the time so they came to confront Johnny and Ponyboy. They were talking about them to not talk to their girlfriends and not being able to get their own kind. After that it led to mean remarks like “you know what a greaser is? White trash with long hair” which led to the Socs trying to drown Ponyboy. Johnny killed Bob. They found Dally after checking everywhere at Buck Meril house, once they got ahold of Dally told him everything Dally told them a hiding spot in a Church above Jay Mountain in

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