“ ...while the Socs had so much spare time and money that they jumped us and each other for kicks, had beer blasts and river bottom parties because they didn’t know what else to do” (Hinton 43). This shows that Greasers have problems with wealth and why they are in groups such as gangs. This also shows that they do not have anything what the Socs have as they come from poor families with parents that neglect them or they passed away. Moreover, in the article “The Allure of Gangs,” “Feelings of being caught in a trap in a hopeless situation, in a poor neighborhood with no way out…,” (para 7). This shows that kids in poverty are and why they join gangs. This also shows why kids would join a gang to escape society and the world they live in. The kids who come from the poor side of town join gangs to escape their problems they
Have you ever been in a situation that someone does something and then you do the same thing and get into trouble? Like if someone tells you not to touch something and your friend touches it and then when you touch it you get in trouble. In S.E Hinton's book, The Outsiders, it it's kind of the same. The socs get away with things much easier than the greasers because they are upper class. In The Outsiders it says on page 11,” Only Socs. And you can’t win against them no matter what because they have all the breaks and even whipping won’t change that.” In The Outsiders, The greasers are thought to be worse than the socs. But in reality the socs are worse because of their abuse of privilege, lack of relationship, and senseless violence.
This particular article discusses the Greaser's use of gang fights and violence as a way to show dominance and pride. The boys of the gang are troublesome as they try "to someday find a comfortable place for themselves in society" (Inderbitzen, 3). They cause fights, fires, and even deaths, but Inderbitzen's article offers that violence might be the only thing they know. Inderbitzen discusses the aftermath of the potent rumble: "They beat the Soc's at the rumble, but the elation is fleeting as they are all battered, bruised and broken, and basically no better off than they were before" (Inderbitzen, 4). Many times, the Greasers show their dignified personalities. S.E. Hinton shows the Greasers' pride in the rumble as they chant "I am a greaser, a JD, a hood. I blacken the name of our fair city... a menace to society... victim of environment, underprivileged, rotten, no-count hood" (136). The Greasers' lives go around in a cycle: the boys do something illegal, they get caught, and then they receive resentment from society which only makes them want to do something illegal again. The reality of proper resolution is not apparent to the Greasers, and the boys continue to act in violence. Michelle Inderbitzen's article attempts to provide an understanding of their society: "Being labeled a greaser put in motion a process by which all Ponyboy's behavior would subsequently be judged, whether he consented to it or not" (Outsiders and Justice Consciousness 3). The Greasers try to achieve personal justice and assurance of their pride by using violence and
In the book The Outsiders there are 2 rival gangs: The greasers and the socs(socials). The greasers hate the socs because they are more privileged than them and they are rich kids who boast about what they have. The socs hate the greasers
How are the kids dropping out of school compare and contrast to kids joining gangs relate to the novel, The Outsiders. Like in “The Allure of Gangs” Ponyboy, Johnny, Sodapop, Darry, and all the Socs were in gangs and they hated each other. “Alarming Number of Teens Are Quitting School to Go to Work” is related to The Outsiders because Sodapop quit school to provide food and shelter for Ponyboy and Darry. Three things that will discussed are why the Greasers and the Socs are in gangs, why Sodapop quit school, and why the Socs think that they are way better than the Greasers. Hope you enjoy this essay.
This hurts the image of the gang overall feeding into the stereotype that the greasers don’t have any manors at all and that they’re causing more harm than good to the town. Johnny gets Darrel to stop messing with the girls which helps them regain some good reputation. The gang later attempts to take the girls home unfortunately they were met by a group of socials who threatened them with violence and they were forced to turn over the girls (pg45). Later Johnny and Pony were attacked by a group of socials that ganged up on them. The group of socials almost drowned Pony in a nearby fountain; when Johnny saw Pony being drowned it forced his hand and he stabbed one of the socials, killing him(pg57). This saves Pony by scaring the socials away but this seriously hurts the image of the greasers; to an individual who was not informed this was self-defense this makes the greasers look like criminals. The group does redeem their reputation when they save a group of school kids from a fire that was started in a church. This causes one characters to die; he sacrificed his life for these children(pg91-93). The final action that affect how society views the greasers is that Dally stole from a grocery store and is shot by the police for having a weapon on
In the story, the author says, “We were as good as they were; it wasn't our fault that we were greasers.” The greasers feel that it is unfair because they are people just like the socs. Socs and greasers are all different, but one thing they have in common is that they are all people. In the story, the author says, “Greasers will still be greasers and socs will still be socs.” No matter what both sides were going to be the same people that they are. They are going to stay the same because that is what they are. Greasers have a tough life because of how the socs treat them, but some people think socs have it
“Greasers will still be Greasers and Socs will still be Socs” pg.117 -Randy, “The Outsiders”. “The Outsiders” was written by S.E. Hinton. In this novel, we are introduced to two characters with very similar characteristics, however, they also displayed many other personality traits that were very opposite as well. Dally was a Greaser, who always got in trouble. Bob was a Soc, who got away with whatever he wanted . Bob and Dally came from different sides of town, their parents didn’t care what they did and they both died violently.
Did you know, gangs can be organized based on race, territory, or money making activities, which are mainly made up of member ages, 8-22 ? In the book The Outsiders, written by S.E Hinton, is about, a boy, named Ponyboy, who is a member of a gang, they’re known as the, “Greasers.” The “Greasers,” are reckless and have disciplinary problems. They are also, rivals, with the the “Socs.” The “Socs,” are a vicious group of rich kids, who beat up the “Greasers,” for fun. Both the Greasers and the Socs, struggle with, parent issues, money, and the opposing gang.
Being engaged in constant conflict is never a good thing. In S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, it is no secret that the Greasers and the Socs do not like each other. Main character Ponyboy states, “I’m not saying that either Socs or Greasers are better; that's just the way things are.” (pg.3) This novel is all about two groups of teenagers, the Socs and the Greasers, who loathe each other. The book tells the story of Ponyboy Curtis, a greaser, and the dangers he is put in because of the Socs. When reading the book, people automatically assume that the Socs are to blame for everything that goes wrong the book. However, the Greasers cause most of the fights between the two groups. In the novel, The Outsiders, much of the turmoil and conflict in the
To begin with, the greasers care about each other. In particular, when Johnny was jumped by a small group of Socs, the gang immediately knew something was wrong. The quote, “Somehow the gang sensed what had happened” shows this. When they saw Johnny, they concluded that it wasn’t his parent’s beatings. The injuries Johnny had were worse, so he must have been jumped. And when they arrived, they immediately showed signs of concern. Therefore, the gang cares for each other as if they were family.
In The Outsiders, two gangs known as the socs (socials) and greasers fight one another for many reasons. On page 133, Ponyboy starts off by asking his brother, Sodapop Curtis, why he fights. Sodapop responded by saying, “It’s action. It’s a contest. Like a drag race or a dance or something.” Steve chimed in and said he wanted to punch the soc’s heads in and beat the other guys real bad. Next, when Pony asked Darry, he didn’t answer, so Soda spoke for him and said that he fights to show off his muscles. When Ponyboy asked Two-Bit why he fights he gave a simple answer, “Shoot, everybody fights.” Ponyboy came to the conclusion that Sodapop fought for amusement, Steve fought for anger and hatred, Darry for pride, and Two-Bit for conformity (because everybody else does it). However, he still doesn’t understand the point for fighting because he knows that the greasers will never truly win. Pony wrote ”No rival gangs, only Socs. And you can't win against them no matter how hard you try, because they've got all the breaks and even whipping them isn't going to change that fact.” This quote means that even if the greasers do win the fight, the socs will still be rich and the greasers will still be poor.
Although both gangs, “The Greasers” and “The Socs” both have company, they have increasing problems. Both “The Greasers” and “The Socs” deal with many problems most of their problems are the same. Even though, “The Socs” are drinking alcohol in a different area it doesn’t mean “The Greasers” aren’t doing the same. In the novel, “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton, the gangs of the story, “The Socs” and “The Greasers” both deal with problems including money, free time, and territory.
In the book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, there is a conflict between two Greasers and
Things are rough all over, but some people have it rougher than others. In S.E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders the greasers and Socs are two rival gangs. Throughout the story, both gangs have had pretty tough breaks, including confrontations with one another, deaths of friends, and a huge rumble towards the end. There is no doubt these two gangs have had very hard lives. However, the greasers undeniably struggle more than the Socs because the greasers are poor, unfairly judged, and can never feel safe.