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. Homeless people, they have so little, yet they are usually the ones giving more than those with a wealthier lifestyle.
All through the diverse communities around the world, lower social classifications are given unprincipled facades with regard to their valor, loyalty, and commitment. However this is proven incorrect throughout the novel ‘The Outsiders’, as the characters Ponyboy, Tim Shepard, and Dallas Winston all display forms of honor and integrity throughout the events that they encounter. The author, S.E Hinton gives readers an understanding of the many honorable and sincere actions and perceptions that individuals who are considered as hoodlums and louts by society are capable of. Despite performing delinquent actions, the greasers are all in possession of the trait of loyalty within their own social sets. In the early stages of the novel, Ponyboy’s connections grows into deeper matters with the soc girl Cherry Valance.
If they don’t do what they say they will likely have a fight. On the other hand the Greasers are like the citizens of the Socs town even when they try to fight for equality the Socs have complete dominance over them. In conclusion the differences and the similarities of the Greasers and the Socs and one can say that there are a lot of differences. But there aren't as many similarities. I have also discussed How Both groups have eachothers backs and comfort each other when they are going through troubles in their lives.
Stereotyping is an issue that affects all ages, genders, and races. Not all stereotypes are bad, but when you maliciously stereotype it becomes a problem. In S.E. Hinton’s young adult novel The Outsiders, stereotyping is a significant issue. There are two gangs in this novel, the “greasers”, and the “Socs”.
This determines that even though one might be diverse or stand out from a group of people, one never should be ashamed of the differences between them and society’s standards. Many Greasers don’t have a lot of money, drive the best cars, get the best girls, chances to go to college, and have a loving and supportive family life; that does not make them any less of an individual. The Greasers wear their hair long, put grease in their hair, and “...have a gang fight once in a while”(page 3). They embrace their unique characteristics even if it is different from the Socs. The song “Firework” clearly represents the novel The Outsiders written by S.E Hinton.
The Only True Generosity In “On Obligations,” Cicero’s generosity is, in some ways, not generous at all. Expectations of repayment in an equal or greater value actually make seemingly selfless acts entirely selfish, the single exception being when he says to give to those in the most need if all other factors that make a man worthy of it are of comparable value (18). Even familial kindness is an inescapable obligation as it is a never-ending cycle of repayment towards parents and expected repayment from children. When friends enter this context of self-centered benevolence, generosity becomes more complicated. Friends do not have to spend time, one of the most valuable commodities of this world, with a person, or bestow love or expensive favors
They are also similar in the way that both Mack and the boys and the homeless in general most often swindle whenever they have the chance, but they are also open to helping the other person rather than just taking and not giving back or being thankful. Overall, Mack and the boys hold many similarities to the common day stereotypes pf thieves and con artists’. In conclusion, John Steinbeck’s characters of Mack and the boys hold various similarities and differences to their stereotypical counterparts. Mack and the boys are similar in a way to the average person by the way they act in the story. They also are different due to the way that Mack and the boys are described by Steinbeck versus
It is evident that Do Won Chang did not have the advantages that most successful businessmen have-- rich families, connections with other businesses, or even the opportunity to go to college. Chang’s success story negates Gladwell’s original “Matthew Effect” ideal; he endured the difficulty of starting anew in a different country while living off of minimum wage, which indicates that arbitrary factors did not play a significant role in Do Won Chang’s success. Instead, his perseverance and hard work paid off in the
They do not want to go into debt because they know that they may not be able pay it back. But, even though they are poor, the Cunninghams “get along on what they have”. They do not ever take the pity gifts that society gives them because they want to earn everything honestly. They deserve the benefits of society because they do not have the opportunity that other families would have based on their social class. These respectable people are entitled to more than what they have because they are more honorable than the privileged of the
Rose Mary and Rex choose to be homeless. The sense of unexpected adventure and little responsibility is enticing. Homeless people do not partake in taxes or jobs. Some people may not know that being homeless is a unhealthy lifestyle, due to how they were raised. Other homeless people enjoy the sympathy and attention they are given.