Randy, Bob, and Cherry were classified as socs. The stereotypical behavior of greasers usually has something to do with breaking the law, or being uneducated, lower class criminals.The behavioral stereotype for socs was usually rich snobs that enjoy picking on people with less money. The gang were outsiders in this book. They were greasers, but they didn’t really act like it, especially Darry. Most greasers spent their life breaking the law, or in jail, but the gang was full of a bunch of kids that just happened to have a small amount of money, and/or bad living conditions like Johnny.
In the outsiders, the group ‘The Greaser’ are the outsiders to the rest of society. The name that the outsider boys have “greasers” shows that they aren’t as wealthy as others. The outsider boys are family to each other both literary and figuratively. There is a gang near the outsider neighbourhood called the Socials also known as the “Soc”. There are gang wars between these two gangs that will probably never end.
The fault is the Socs. Have you ever thought about why there are gangs? The author In the novel The Outsiders by S.E.Hinton is talking about the Greaser and the Socs. They are gangs that are enemies. The greaser are poor and the socs are popular and rich.
At least you got Soda. I ain't got nobody” Johnny claims (51). This allows the reader to understand that Johnny feels very alone and feels like he doesn't have any special bonds with anyone like Pony did with Soda. So being part of a group isn't always a good thing you can still very much feel alone just like Johnny and Pony did. Johnny and Ponyboys journey creates and understanding for why that sometimes is, but despite that, a smart girl once said “things are rough all over” ~Cherry Valance.
In particular, the Ponyboy, Dally, and Johnny showed their love for stealing and making fun of others when they went to the store to hang out before watching the movie. Ponyboy states, “We bought Cokes and blew straws at the waitress and walked around eyeing things that were lying out in the open until the manager got wise to us and suggested we leave” (19). Somebody who believes that the Greasers are dishonorable would say that this proves how disrespectful the Greasers are to others excluding people among themselves. However, the Greasers actually are honorable because they do respect others outside of their gang. Specifically, they showed respect and care for other people when they chose to risk their own lives to save the kids in the church.
In this quote, Ponyboy was being surrounded by a group of Socs when he exited the movie theater. Ponyboy was not offending or hurting the Socs in any way; Ponyboy was just minding his own business. The Socs don’t know Ponyboy personally. They assume he is bad because he is a Greaser. This proves that the Socs judge and stereotype Greasers.
For insance, people have opinions, biases, and experiences that will always affect how they act and think. So even though Gadamer insists that players must forget themselves to be truly involved in the game, it is unrealistic to believe that people can control how their own thoughts influence their character and conduct. Still, Gadamer and his advocates might say that a person just attempting to lose oneself, even if they do not completely succeed in doing so, fufills the main purpose of forgetting oneself. If they try to remove all prior biases and inhabitions, they will accomplish committing to the game in their own terms. However, prejuducie might prevail regardless of what a person thinks they are doing because someone cannot always recognize their own moments of partiality.
With this being said, those who do nothing to help are just letting negative people and negative activities take over. It seems that bystanders today can be so heartless and very undependable at times. Things like this should not be taking advanced of nor should it be tolerated. It is serious and undoubtedly important to not be a bystander at any point. However, if one so happens to be a bystander take action and help the victim.
Many people do not have the privilege to be able to gain systematic instruction; therefore, when given the opportunity, people should be able to take action and begin to expand their minds in various ways. Having the quality of being able to further explain a situation “enables [one] to step aside asses the rights and wrongs of [their] actions and regulate [themselves]” (Kumar 1). Many people today are making terrible decisions that not only affect themselves but others also due to the lack of proper education. Fazlullah misinterpreted the Quran; As a result, those who were uneducated started to believe what he had to say due to their inability to understand the Quran on their own. As E. Ravi Kumar stated, “[one] knowing the true value of education will understand “a clear knowledge of human value” and not follow the “opposite values”” (Kumar 6).
Suffering-- unfulfilled hopes, dreams, or expectations-- is unavoidable; one can try to minimize suffering, but it may have the opposite results since one has to become a shut-in: one has to shut themselves away from the world and keep social interactions to a bare minimum all to avoid being hurt. A lot of these shut-ins, including Oreki, are depressed and suicidal. Therefore, avoiding pain will just lead to pain--a catch-22 situation--; however, pain is essential because without experiencing pain one will never understand the true meaning of happiness. In fact, taking on challenges is a big learning experience. For instance, if I didn’t take English Honors, I probably wouldn’t have become a better writer.