Immigration Quotes From The Outsiders

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In S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, he writes about the experiences and difficulties of gang members. These gang members in this book have had many unfortunate incidents that are very similar to the life of immigrants. Immigrants are people who move from one country to another. They often have many struggles financially and must adapt to their new life. Both the gang in The Outsiders called the Greasers and people immigrating to a new country have matching feelings and struggles in their lives. One similarity between the Greasers and immigrants’ experiences is feeling like they do not fit in. Immigrants are coming to a new country and need time to adjust. Therefore, they often feel like they do not belong in their new country.There is evidence revealing this in “Immigrants Share their Stories,” when an immigrant girl is asked if she feels like an American, and she responds, “Not really.” This quote shows that the girl feels like she does not belong in America, because she…show more content…
In “The Latehomecomer” Yang’s family struggles to make enough money and are poorer than others. There is evidence in “The Latehomecomer” that says, “ We had been looking for houses a long time -some we had liked well enough; most we couldn’t afford.”(54) This quote shows that Yang and her family are struggling to make enough money for a new house. Also, Yang’s parents changed their work shift, so they would get a nominal increase in their wages. This connects to how the Greasers in The Outsiders live in a poor neighborhood and also struggled to earn enough money. Evidence that reveals this in The Outsiders is, “ We’re poorer than the Socs and the middle class.” The Greasers are poorer than others and have to work hard to make as much money as they can. Also, Greasers have a bad reputation because they are extremely poor compared to a Soc. Making enough money to get by is a big obstacle for both immigrants and the
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