Throughout the novel, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy 's perspective of Dally, Darry, and Sodapop changes. At first, Pony thinks Dally is rude and mean but he later realizes he is gallant. Ponyboy thinks that Dally is mean because of the way he acts to others. When Dally got mad at Johnny for yelling at him Johnny said, “You just didn’t tell Dally Winston what to do.
An example of one of these is Ponyboy’s internal desire to become like the other greasers versus the part of Pony that dislikes fighting and the other antics of the greasers. In this conflict, Ponyboy wants to fit in with the other greasers. An example of this is on the night of the rumble when ponyboy says,” Why do I fight? I thought, and couldn’t think of any real good reason. There isn’t any real good reason for fighting except self-defense.” This quote displays that Ponyboy dislikes fighting and most likely is doing it to either help his friends or to conform to the other greasers.
After a quick vote, Ralph was elected leader of the stranded boys, leaving Jack jealous and vengeful. Golding expresses in the novel how people can be made powerless and put in danger due to their self image. As a way to express this, Golding uses the character, Piggy, to give the audience a sense of what it feels like to have problems and conditions that create a separation between people. Piggy is a character with more of a sensible appeal to the problems that arise in this novel, but he is dramatically weakened after being caught time and time again envying Jack and Ralph. Piggy is described as a "fatly naked" (13) boy as he and Ralph are first scoping out and entering the pool, whereas when Piggy was exiting
On the other side, Cherry characterized the greasers to be too emotional which led them to antagonize the Socs and causing conflicts. Throughout the book, the theme rich vs poor reflected the Socs and greasers. As the conflict continues, it slowly came to an end when the Socs became more humanized by the death of Bob. As a gang, the greasers were always terrorized by the Socs which created many conflicts. For instance, Socs
Crooks hates the other men, so he gets mad at Lennie for invading his privacy. Crooks tells Lennie that he is very lucky to have George. Crooks believes that “a guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody” (Steinbeck 72). He is usually by himself. Crooks soon realizes Lennie’s mental condition and takes advantage of him by saying that George will not come back from town.
Maycomb is an injustice town because as every time the Jury said “guilty” it negatively affected Jem like he was being stab inside which illustrates how he was very confident in knowing that Tom will be acquitted & be found innocent but, after the verdict it had made realizes & lose hope on the members of his community. As the trial progresses Jem becomes tired and views his members of community with contempt. Jem is emotionally scarred after Tom Robinson is wrongly convicted. Jem firmly believes that there are differences between individuals, social classes and races. Which made Jem acknowledge what he thought Maycomb was, a safe place to live with people who care for each other and has loss faith on the neighbors and the people he knew due to large amount of prejudice
The characters in these books fight against the injustice to make their world more fair. Characters from The Outsiders experience injustice and fight against it. Greasers experience injustice in behalf of the fact that they are poor. This is confirmed with: “Greasers can’t walk alone too much or they’ll get jumped, or someone will come by and scream ‘Greaser!’ at them…”(Hinton 2). Greasers are judged for being poor, but the rich kids aren’t judged when they break the law for fun, when the greasers can barely obtain enough money to eat.
Eugene Lyons wrote about the realities of the idealistic notions of rags-to-riches. His life was riddled with hardship as he was growing up as an immigrant on the East Side of New York. In his essay, “Revolt against Ugliness,” Lyons spoke of how deep emotion feelings were invoked in people when they heard the stories of folks pulling themselves up by the bootstraps. He pointed out that the stories of success are not written by those who never get a leg up, but rather the “true or near true stories” are authored by the few and far between who make it out of poverty and hardship. The grim truth he spoke of was that even the youth had to work in order to help their family earn money for the bare necessities of food, shelter and clothing.
Through the struggles that they face, are the Socs’ and Greasers more similar than they have considered to have been? Within the novel the Outsiders by S.E. Hinton emphasizes the thoughts of Ponyboy, a teenage boy that resides in a gang named the Greasers who struggle with various problems,poverty being one of the most important.While on the opposing side are the wealth people named the Socs’ who enjoy jumping’ the Greasers in which is a never ending conflict between both sides.Both Socs’ and Greasers struggle with finding the sense of belonging, the approval of their parents, and with entertaining themselves. Regarding the struggles that they confront each day, one being they seek in finding the sense of belonging in society and so it
The main reason as to why Piggy is not respected by the other boys is due to his disapproval of the harsh conduct displayed by the rest of the group, which causes him to share his own thoughts and opinions even though they are never accepted. Although Piggy is repeatedly condemned, he stays true to his morals and doesn’t give up on trying to tame the group of boys with his advanced reasoning. Piggy’s useless arguments to help the group are his main way to express himself, which gave him a reason to refrain from the fierce lifestyle of the other boys, allowing him to maintain his