Gangs, The Socs, And 'Greases In The Outsiders'

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The novel “The Outsiders”, is about two gangs, the Socs and the Greases. The members of each gang show that they’re unified. The characters in the novel are united by living in the same neighbourhood and being in the same gang. The appearance and language unites the characters, they look the same and talk a lot like each other. Violence in the novel is very common, this unites the characters, by fighting together this shows that they will always be there for each other. In the novel they are united at the start, but not at the end. At the end of “The Outsiders”, two deaths occur in the gang of greasers and a death in the Socs. The gangs were united internally, but not anymore. The characters in “The Outsiders” are united by living in the same neighbourhood and being in the same gang. “You take up for your buddies no matter what they do. When you're in a gang, you stick up for the members. When you're a gang, you stick up for the members. If you don't stick up for them, stick together, make like brothers, it isn't a gang anymore”. This quote that is written in the outsiders states that a gang has to be united to be one. This quote describes how a gang is united and that if you go down you all go together. Unity has been demonstrated through the characters being in the same gang and neighbourhood.…show more content…
“We wear our hair long and dress in blue jeans and T-shirts, or leave our shirttails out and wear leather jackets and tennis shoes or boots. I'm not saying that either Socs or Greasers are better; that's just the way things are”. Unity is shown in this quote, as it describes what Greasers wear. The appearance of a Greaser is critical, not good hair means you can’t be a Greaser. Greaser’s appearance shows that they are proud of what they wear and feel united with each other. A Greaser’s appearance unites them together, and makes them feel like
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