Ponyboy’s feelings and attitude towards the Socs changes in many different ways throughout the novel. His initial attitude towards the Socs was all about looking cool and tuff all the time. It was how things were. The forces behind his change in attitude are the softer sides of the Socs. His final attitude towards the Socs were softened, even though his gang still hate them.
The characters that S.E Hilton writes about are very well devolved for a short novel like this one, they are also memorable to the readers. Ponyboy Curtis is the main character and the narrator of the book, and he talks a lot about how he feels about various things throughout the novel. He isn 't like the stereotypical guy who bottles up their emotions to seem more like able by the ladies, and actually, a lot of women look for a guy like Ponyboy because he shares how he feels. Johnny Cade is a kid that gets beat up by his family but he is never really angry about it. He has a friendly but paranoid demeanor to his personality, and he is loved by his second 'family ', which is just Greasers.
In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, the moral empathy is not adequately represented towards other Maycomb County folks. People are just people and no one is naturally different from anyone else, excluding the fact that there are some people who take advantage of their power. Early in the novel, the author introduces the readers to a divided society in which both, the young and old, are heavily
Through others and himself, Huck shows signs of maturity. He is empathic, comforting, and caring throughout his adventures. Huck accomplished lots of deeds: helped return the money to the girls, comforted Mary Jane and Aunt Sally. Huck felt sorry for the king and duke for being tarred and feathered and protected Jim. Huck has made some mistakes and lied to the watchman, king and duke, but it was all done with the right intentions and attitude.
In S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, two different gangs, the Greasers and the Socs detested each other. The author uses Ponyboy Curtis to demonstrate a Greaser’s opinion of the Socs. Ponyboy had an evolving conception of the Socs. At the beginning, he disliked the Socs because they are rich and have no problems, but he changes his opinion because of some discussions he had with a few of the Socs. His final opinion is that the Socs are just people after all, and they have problems too.
However, during this conversation Pony 's mind was completely compelled similar to a light switch. Off to on. While talking, Randy commented ," I would have never believed that a greaser could pull something like that." Even
As Bob Marley once said, “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” Integrity is the quality of being honest and upholding one’s morals and principles. Living in a fast-paced and ever-changing society, human beings have come into contact with adversity and hardship all throughout history. Those who act with integrity during tough times have a major influence on those around them, and taking a stand and upholding ones’ beliefs and morals at great self sacrifice can inspire and encourage others to do the same. Arthur Miller’s 1953 play, The Crucible is a prime example of upholding integrity, and the characters within the play face difficult choices between doing
These boys have a very difficult life, and this is one of the many challenges, but with each other, anything can be overcome. These challenges only bring them
The Outsiders is a book based solely on the point of view of Ponyboy, the main character. The book revolves around the brotherly love of Ponyboy’s brothers and the rich gang, the Socs, who despise the Greasers－what Ponyboy is－because they are of lower social status. The Socs often remark the Greasers as ‘greasy’ and always needing a haircut. The Greasers, in retaliation, declare the Socs as cold-hearted and selfish. In truth, these remarks aren’t reality.
Before the rumble Ponyboy realized the difference between his gang and the Socs. “That was the difference between his gang and ours- they had a leader and were organized; we were just buddies who stuck together- each man was his own leader.(Hinton 138)”. The Socs were just a group of adolescents together for social reasons and were engaging delinquent behavior. The greasers stood up for more than that; they stood up for Johnny, for the hard times they’ve been through, for their respect.
Bob Ewell 's pusillanimity of blaming his actions on Tom, who is underprivileged because of his status, impaired Tom 's life resulting in his death. Transition When Atticus represents Tom in court, he defends Tom as an innocent man, not as a black man. Harper Lee demonstrates this in the novel in multiple ways throughout the novel. When the mob gathers at the prison intending to kill Tom, Atticus waiting outside portrays
Courage is having the strength to stand up for it, no matter the consequences. Both are demonstrated among the lawless in S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. Examples of this are when Two-bit explains to Cherry and Marcia what the code of honor is and when Ponyboy and Johnny get into trouble, Dally helps them out by giving them supplies and finding them a place to hide, no questions asked. The third illustration is when Two-Bit commits a crime that would get him arrested, but Dally takes the heat for it.
Later on in the story we find out the two groups aren’t so different after all. In the story the Socs feel as if they are the outsiders because in Doc. C, cherry opens up to Ponyboy about the differences between the Socs and the Greasers without having to keep her guard up. Ponyboy thinks to himself, “Socs were always behind a wall of aloofness, careful not to let their real
Cherry’s recognition of Ponyboy being “more than just a greaser” leaves Ponyboy thinking about how the two gangs aren 't so different, “We aren 't in the same class. Just don’t forget that some of us watch the sunset too” (pg 46 S.E. Hinton). Ponyboy’s conversation with Cherry fulfills him briefly until he realizes they are in different gangs and cannot stay
People today could say that stereotypes aren't such a factor in life, but they don’t notice what's really around them. The book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, gives a realistic example of how stereotypes rule society. The Outsiders is about two groups of kids, the Socs, and the greasers. The story takes place in the east side of Tulsa Oklahoma, in the 1960’s. The main character Ponyboy is part of the greaser group, with Johnny, Darry, Dally, Sodapop, Two-Bit, and Steve.