“Greasy Lake” by T.C. Boyle follows a group of well read college students desperate to portray themselves as hardened badasses by drinking cheap alcohol and cruising around town till the break of dawn. On the third night of summer vacation, the boys fid themselves at Greasy Lake going toe to toe with a shady character they mistakenly identified as a friend. The ever-worsening situation results in the shady individual collapsing from a tire iron to the head, sending the group of boys into a destructive fervor. The boys narrowly escape persecution from a group of true greasers by plunging into the woods and waters of Greasy Lake where the narrator brushes shoulders with a water logged carcass and emerges changed by his experience. “Greasy Lake’s”
In the short story “Greasy Lake” by T. Coraghessan Boyle, three boys embark on a journey to the greasy lake, where kids would go to perform illegal activities. At the time it was good to be bad, it was cool to drink and smoke. The unnamed narrator, Jeff, and Digby think that going to the greasy lake will make them look cool to society. The trouble begins when the boys pull a prank on a guy who they think is their friend but turned out to be a “bad greasy character.” The narrator thought he killed the bad character, but really he was just unconscious.
What is human nature and how do young people overcome or accept it? This is the question that T. Boyle’s “Greasy Lake” asks. Between the misconstrued thoughts of adulthood and superficial attempts of establishing independence, the story walks through a short period of time where the Narrator is caught in the middle of such occurrences and through this the literary elements of setting and perspective truly shine. However, before looking into the underlying meaning of the piece, examining the plot at a surface glance is a crucial place to start.
Life of the Greasers Ponyboy has grown up in a rough society, but when he finally breaks, things get from bad to terrifying in a matter of minutes. Ponyboy is the protagonist of The Outsiders, a book by S.E. Hinton. Ponyboy is considered as a normal boy in his neighborhood, he is part of a gang and lives with his two older brothers. Ponyboy and his gang stick together through everything, allowing them to survive their rough lives. The bond of loyalty between Ponyboy and his gang is vital for survival, shown by the way that the gang responds to the violence between the classes, what Ponyboy and his gang do to survive, and how they help each other survive their social class rivalries.
It’s The Greasers’ Fault The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, is a book full of realistic conflict, in that it goes against the stereotypical happy ending. The Outsiders is about the Greasers, a teen gang in Oklahoma who are rivals with the Socials, struggling to find their way in life. When Johnny and Ponyboy, two Greasers, get involved in a fight that results in the death of a Soc, they are forced to run away. Throughout the book, the Greasers are forced to overcome the challenges of their gang lifestyle. Above all, the Greasers’ violent ways of life are to blame for most of the consequences that they face in the book.
Ponyboy Michael Curtis- This is the main character of the story and is also the the narrator. He is described as having light brown hair and greenish gray eyes. He identifies himself as a greaser because of his style of clothing. ¨When
We read the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, and the poem “Nothing Gold can stay” by Robert Frost. The Outsiders is about two groups of people that fight a lot, and “Nothing Gold can Stay” is about life. The theme of The Outsiders is divided community, and the theme of the poem is that nothing good can stay forever. The theme of chapter one is divided community. The soc’s like to jump the greasers.
When Golding writes, “The dispersed figures had come together on the sand and were a dense black mass that revolved” (pg. 92), he is displaying a symbolic representation of the boys being what is known as the “beastie” on the island. In the previous pages of the book Golding writes, “Ralph turned involuntarily, a black, humped figure against the lagoon” (pg. 88). Golding compares the delinquent boys to this mysterious animal, which represents the destruction that the boys are going to cost the island, which will impact their survival. Piggy mentioned that “What I mean is… maybe it is only us” (pg. 89). In this quote Golding uses Piggy’s thoughts to provide for another possibility of what the “beastie” really is.
Imagine having to watch your back everywhere you go somewhere and must have someone with you everywhere you go. In the story The Outsiders there are two sides of town that are separated by poor and rich people. The state is Oklahoma in 1967 and there are Greasers and Socs too. Johnny, Ponyboy, and Darry are greasers because they are poor. Darry is a hard worker but is very protective of his brothers, Ponyboy is smart but hates where he lives, and Johnny carries a blade for safety or incase he gets jumped by socs their enemies.
ceremonies and rituals are often unique, varying from every culture. The practice of people participating in rituals and ceremonies date back to the beginning of human civilization. Ceremonies and rituals are usually cultural traditions, but not all. The variations between every culture’s rituals and ceremonies are what gives a group or custom their identity and twist of uniqueness, often giving significance to their ceremonies or rituals. A ritual or ceremony could be as simple as a monthly meeting among co-workers at the nearest bar to gather in fellowship or as significant as a wedding ceremony that hopefully occurs only once in a lifetime.