The Outsiders tells us that Greasers are “almost like hoods; we steal things and drive old souped-up cars and hold up gas stations and have a gang fight every once in a while”. Naturally they are supposed to do the bad thing, in which case that should have ran from the fire not even caring that it might be there fault. Dallas was the perfect example he wanted to get out of there but Johnny and Ponyboy took the other path in the fork in the road and went to make up for their
I think this because everyone thought the greasers were no good scum who were terrible people but they turned out to be nice. An example is johnny, Johnny was thought to be a very shy person. Then he stabbed bob in self defense and socs thought he was evil. Then when ponyboy saved the kids everyone was shocked that a greaser helped kids out of a burning
Then there 's the Greasers, who live poorly and get blamed for most of the things that go down in the city. Ponyboy, and Johnny, two Greasers, that at first, clang to the fact that they hated Socs. All they wanted to do was fight the other gang to look tough and earn respect. In the beginning of the story, Ponyboy wishes he looked tough.
But greasers have limitations. They can only defend themselves, they could never allow themselves to start a fight with the socs because they would not get away with it like the socs do. When Ponyboy and Johnny were having a walk with Sherry and her friend, Bob and his friend Randy show up and demand that the girls leave with them instantly. Sherry
In particular, the Ponyboy, Dally, and Johnny showed their love for stealing and making fun of others when they went to the store to hang out before watching the movie. Ponyboy states, “We bought Cokes and blew straws at the waitress and walked around eyeing things that were lying out in the open until the manager got wise to us and suggested we leave” (19). Somebody who believes that the Greasers are dishonorable would say that this proves how disrespectful the Greasers are to others excluding people among themselves. However, the Greasers actually are honorable because they do respect others outside of their gang. Specifically, they showed respect and care for other people when they chose to risk their own lives to save the kids in the church.
He was also being humble. Greasers are used to gloating about their own accomplishments and actions. Ponyboy’s feelings and attitude towards the Socs changes throughout the novel. Ponyboy’s initial attitude towards the Socs was all about looking cool and tuff all the time. The forces behind Ponyboy’s change in attitude towards the Socs are the willingness of the Socs to show their softer side to him.
While some may state that Ponyboy is a normal person, I view Ponyboy as a greaser, because of the way he acts and relates to other greasers. As stated previously, Ponyboy is stereotyped as a greaser. This is because of how he looks, where he lives, and who he associates with. For example, Ponyboy lives on the East Side of his town, where money is far more scarce, and he only lives with his two brothers. Due to this disposition, Ponyboy becomes more susceptible to stereotyping.
They regularly hurt the greasers, and have never meant good. CD #1: Following one of many times Johnny had been jumped by the Socs, the group of greasers found Johnny. After many minutes of calming down, “between sobs, Johnny managed to gasp out his story.
The greasers gang sticks together like brothers at makes sacrifices at great costs. Ponyboy says, “You take up for your buddies, no matter what they do. 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.” (Pg. 26)
In the novel The Outsiders , there are two social groups, the Greasers” and the Socs. Greasers are considered stupid, dirty, rowdy, and overall horrible. Socs think all Greasers are the same. Greasers think that all of the Socs have perfect lives and they are all happy with no struggles. Neither of them are right, there are struggles on both sides of town.
As Ponyboy was getting attacked, the rest of the Greasers (Dally, Steve, Darry, Sodapop, Two-Bit, and Johnny) showed up at the scene to protect Ponyboy. The gang had successfully outnumbered and scared the Socs off by hurling rocks at them, saving Ponyboy. This shows that the gang takes pride in making sure that they are together when tensions rise. Another event that conveys how the gang fought to defend
Running off in the middle of the night, peer pressure to smoke and drink, friends who wait until you leave the room to make fun of you all faced Sandy at the party. These encounters come together to create an authentic atmosphere to the movie. The characters and the setting become more relatable when real life situations become involved. Consequentially, by having the main character come in contact with the dilemmas that many students face, it connects with the audience, specifically those who have faced or are facing similar predicaments. Even though there are some elements that may raise questions, once they are passed over the movie, Grease overall is a great movie that evokes feelings of nostalgia in the audience.
They are dubbed so because they always style their hair with grease. Socs can never cease bullying the greasers and greasers are always carrying a weapon close to them, be it a blade or a broken pop bottle, to fight the enemies off. Their hatred eventually leads to first, the death of Bob. Bob, the leader of Socs who is responsible for the enduring scar of Johnny, compels Johnny to stab him with a switchblade when he is drowning Ponyboy. Following his death are the imminent demises of Johnny, on the day that he plans to turn in himself, and Dally, on the day that Johnny dies.
In the novel, the main conflict was caused by the Greasers and the Socs, them and the Greasers disdain one another. This was mostly dependant on how different they were relating to their social and economic classes. The Socs were rich and had a luxurious life whereas the Greasers were poor and recognized as troublemakers. Ponyboy expresses that “[he’s] not