Similarities And Differences In S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders

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In the story The Outsiders written by S.E Hinton, there are two rival groups/ gangs, the greasers and the Socs. A young boy named Ponyboy explained his journey being a greaser and the sacrifices, consequences, and decisions he had to manage with. This story reminds me of William Shakespeare's story Romeo and Juliet of their similarities which are they gangs, fights, and loyalty and differences that are the wealthiness, behaviors, and between the two books. One of the similarities of the two books is the groups/ gangs, because in Romeo and Juliet there are the Montague and Capulets and in The Outsiders there are the greasers and the Socs. They are both enemies and try to sabotage and fight each other when every they have the chance to. Secondly, in one scene Johnny (greaser) kills Bob (Socs) because the Socs were going to drown Ponyboy and beat Johnny, so he took his pocket knife and stabbed him. Just like Romeo…show more content…
But the Socs are rich, while the greaser are poor and some don’t even have a good education because a couple dropped out of school to work and or they didn’t like school. Then the attitudes of the characters because in The Outsiders they have to act tough and mean no emotion towards the Socs showing that they are the alpha of the streets. But in Romeo and Juliet the groups they cannot fight around or in the houses of the very upper class families or else the family will be blamed for the death of whomever. The behaviors between the two books is very different. The characters in the Outside the have less manners because none of them respect each other at all because when they have the chance the gangs will strike like cobras In conclusion the two novels The Outsiders and Romeo and Juliet are both fantastic books. With the similarities being the gangs, fights, and loyalty and the differences that are the wealthyness, attitudes and
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