Parental Guidance In The Outsiders

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Most of the characters in “The Outsiders” lack parental guidance which causes them to make different decisions. One thing most of the characters do is smoke cancer sticks (cigarettes) , and drink alcohol. They end up making inarticulate decisions and are not as successful as they could be. Also, the Greasers and the Socs get involved in fights and someone always ends up getting hurt. The characters are always watchful of getting jumped. Lastly, not having anyone to look up to impacts what the Greaser's think about people who are different.

Right off the bat, the Greasers and the Socs are always smoking and they are oblivious of what damage cigarettes can do. An example of this is when Ponyboy thought this to himself,”All I could think
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