Social Classes In The Outsiders

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In The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, there are two social classes. The greasers and the socs. The socs are seen as perfect and could never do any harm to the small neighborhood, but the greasers are seen as no good juvenile delinquents and they are always to blame for anything. The greasers are close knit and always stand up for their friends. They are also the ones with all the tough brakes. One of the greasers, Dally, was in jail at the age of ten and grew up in the streets with a dad who didn't care about him one bit. Dally may be labeled a greaser and a hood, but his actions and words prove he is still a good Dally cares about Johnny a lot and shows it throughout the book. Ponyboy says that Dally doesn't care about anyone but himself, "Dally didn't give a Yankee dime about anyone but himself, and he was cold and hard and mean." (Hinton 77), Dally shows throughout the book the exact…show more content…
When Dally hurt his arm trying to save Johnny and Ponyboy from the fire he burned his arm bad enough to where he has to stay in the hospital. "he burned one arm pretty badly, though, trying to drag the other kid out the window." (81). From this quote you also see that Dally dragged Johnny out of a burning building, although it would have been a given for any of us, it shows that Dally cares enough to risk his own life. Not only did Dally save Johnny from a building and get hurt, but he then went on and fought In a rumble.The rumble was to beat the socs, and Dally knew he had to fight in it, after all it wouldn't be a rumble without Dallas Winston,"the rumble was on. Dallas Winston ran to join us."(122). After this moment it was all coming together for Ponyboy, all the little things that Dally did was his way of showing he loved someone. Ponyboy didn't realize because he thought Dallas could never love someone, and no one could ever love
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