Social And Financial Differences In The Outsiders

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The novel ‘The Outsiders’ by S.E. Hinton is an enthralling story about the hardships and triumphs experienced by two socially different rival gangs, the Greasers and the Socs. The novels title advocates the stories content, the Greasers, a gang of social outcasts and misfits. Outsiders. A theme of “The Outsiders” is, people, despite their social and financial differences, strive for the same things, enjoy the same things, share many similarities and don’t have to be enemies. Hinton expresses the connection of characters from the rival gangs through the use of literary devices as well as a detailed story line. While associating only with people of your social and financial state can be balancing and allow some to be more open, social and financial differences shouldn’t define…show more content…
Though in ‘The Outsiders’ Ponyboy, Cherry, Randy, Darry and Paul connected and could’ve been potential best friends, although the money difference they had prevented them from having such. Through the use of literary devices these relationships stood out and proved to be not rivals, but friends. Financial issues should have no impact in friendships and social lives because money doesn’t matter as much as friends and an opinion about someone isn’t about their money, rather their personality. Those with more money are not necessarily better than those with less. Such as, homeless people, they have so little, yet they are usually the ones giving more than those with a wealthier lifestyle. This proves that money doesn’t impact the type of person one is, just as seen in ‘The Outsiders’. Through this novel the gap between the rich and poor has been seen as possibly being bridged, although such as in the real world, there are still barriers preventing the gap from being
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