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Lifestyle In S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders

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When you are a part of a gang and life is just not going the way you want it to. What if you lived with your two older brothers in a terrible neighborhood while being apart of a gang and still trying to go to school. You smoke, get into fights and have no parents. This is just like the story of a boy named Ponyboy the main character of S.E Hinton 's book The Outsiders. The Socs and the Greasers are very different in many ways. The Socs are more upper-class and have a lot more money than the Greasers. The Greasers are the East-side kids that are much poorer and live in what we would call the hood, or the bad neighborhood that you always pass on your way to school. In the book the gangs get into fights and people die, but whose fault is it. In this…show more content…
They cause the Greaser lots of trouble and this could be why they are always getting into fights. You never know what they are going to do next. They just always want to fight the Greasers for some odd reason. In the earlier parts of the book Ponyboy, Johnny and dally go to the movies and meet two girls. They start talking and everything goes very well for Ponyboy and Johnny. But here come the Socs drunk and ready to fight. Even though Ponyboy and Johnny didn 't know that the girl were there “girlfriends”. The Socs decide that it is time to fight just because they were talking to two lovely girls. “He snacthed up and empty bottle, busted off the end, and gave it to me, then reached in his back pocket and flipped out his switchblade”(45) This shows that the Socs were mad and ready to beat them up. At least they had protection, the girl Cherry saved them a beating by deciding to go home with the Socs so they wouldn’t fight. It was for the best but I am so sure that they could have taken them. The Socs are just ready to fight no matter where they are or who they are with they just hate the sight of
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