Socs And Greasers In The Outsiders

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In the novel “The Outsiders” the characters are divided into two separate groups, the socs and the greasers. The socs are rich, always getting drunk, and constantly picking fights with greasers. Yet the greasers are poor, always going wild, and really caring for one another. Even people who seem to be complete opposites could always end up having something in common, in this case its socs and greasers. There are multiple times in the novel where it shows greasers and socs have something in common. One thing they have in common is the parenting shown by both sides. Neither the socs parents nor the greasers parents are very involved with their children's lives. Johnny’s parents ignore him, act like he isn’t even there for the majority of the story. Johnny is a greaser. While Bob’s parents never told him no, giving him no structure what so ever. Johnny is a greaser, and Bob is a soc. This is one example of socs and greasers, two separate social groups, having something in common.…show more content…
They know a relationship between them wouldn’t work due to the rivalry between their families and
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