Greasers And Socs In S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders

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“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. Dally was a Greaser and Bob was a Soc. The Greasers lived on the east and didn’t have very much money. They wear blue jeans, white t-shirts and leather jackets. The Greaser’s were almost like hoods because they would steal, drive souped-up cars and have gang fights. The Soc’s lived on the west side and were rich. The wore nice clothes like madras, khakis and sweater vests. The Soc’s drove mustangs and were always looking for a fight with the Greaser’s. They …show more content…

Bob was murdered by one of the characters named Johnny Cade. Bob was trying to drown Ponyboy so Johnny stabbed Bob so Pony wouldn’t die. Bob was drunk and all he wanted was someone to tell him no and finally Johnny did that. Dally had been killed by the police after Johnny died. Johnny was the only thing Dally ever loved and once he died Dally couldn’t cope. The difference between Bob and Dally’s death was that Dally had planned to die. He had robbed a store knowing that cops would come after him and as soon as he pulled his heater out they shot him. Bob never wanted to die he just wanted someone to stop him but Dally had nothing left to live for. “He died violent and young and desperate, just like we all knew he’d die someday”pg.154 -Ponyboy Curtis. When Bob died his parents were very upset along with his girlfriend Cherry and all his other friends. When Dally died his parents probably never even found out but his whole gang was

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