The Importance Of Family In The Outsiders

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Family is very important. The ideal family helps get you out of bad situations, stands up for you, and will always be there for you. All families have different ways of doing this though. Some are more hands on and some are more laid back. Everyone needs a family. You really have a choice, maybe you don 't get along with your parents and your real family is your friend group, or you don 't have friends and your parents are your family. A good example of friends (or family) helping you get out of bad situations is in the book The Outsiders. The Outsiders is a book about a group of outcasts known as the greasers- who are known for their tough and messy look (I Imagine them as biker dudes) and the more rich, preppy guys, the socs. This book…show more content…
In the beginning of the book Ponyboy explains that the greasers always look after eachother and without that nobody would survive the life that they live daily. “When you’re in a gang, you stick up for the other members. If you don’t stick up for them, stick together, make like brothers, it isn’t a gang anymore.”There was a part at the beginning of the Book where Ponyboy talks about a time where Sodapop was attacked by a bunch of soc’s but luckily his family (the greasers) found him and took care of him until he was back to health. And finally they will be there for you. "We 're all we have left. We ought to be able to stick together against everything. If we don 't have each other, we don 't have anything. If you don 't have anything, you end up like Dallas...and I don 't mean dead, either. I mean like he was before. And that 's worse than dead." There will be a point in your life when all you will want to do is be alone and with a good family they will know to respect that, but the second you are out of that phase you can bet they will be right back at your side cheering you on. In conclusion I would like to say that if you haven’t already read The Outsiders, you definitely should. In this book it holds onto the true meaning of friendship and family. So if you need a good book,

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