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How Does The Socs Affect The Greasers

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“I am a greaser. I am a JD and a hood. I blacken the name of our fair city, I beat up people. I rob gas stations. I am a menace to society. Man, do I have fun!” Sodapop chants as he flips off the front steps of his house. Making their way down to the empty lot, Ponyboy, his two brothers and the rest of his gang are about ready to crush the Socs’ heads in- the upperclassmen, west-side rich kids. In the novel by S.E. Hinton, much of the fights passing between the two groups is brought upon by the Socs, who hurt the Greasers just because they can. The Socs go up and hurt Greasers who were minding their own business, doing things such as playing football and walking down the street. Sometimes the Socs put them through unfathomable agony, like…show more content…
Many people would point fingers at the Greasers, saying that it 's their fault that the Socs’ are resentful and full of hate towards them. The Greasers did steal their girlfriends after all! However, people are not owned, and it is completely up to Cherry and Marcia, who they want to hang out with, and it 's not up to Bob and Randy, their boyfriends. “A little? You call reeling and passing out in the streets 'a little '? Bob, I told you, I 'm never going out with you while you 're drinking, and I mean it. Too many things could happen while you 're drunk. It 's me or the booze." (39) Cherry yells at Bob, when he confronts them, while driving around the movie house. In addition, Marcia asks the boys to "sit up here with us. You can protect us.”, showing that the Greasers just went along with what they said, they didn’t even know if they had boyfriends or not. They learned that, ‘They 'd come with their boyfriends, but walked out on them when they found out the boys had brought some booze along. The boys had gotten angry and left.’. Cherry says, “I don 't care if they did.", annoyed. Just because Pony and Johnny were hanging out with the girls didn’t mean that they liked them or were trying to steal them, they were just keeping each other company. Bob and Randy, then chasing the boys in the park, trying to hurt them were getting mad for a stupid reason, and it was
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