In S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, two different gangs, the Greasers and the Socs detested each other. The author uses Ponyboy Curtis to demonstrate a Greaser’s opinion of the Socs. Ponyboy had an evolving conception of the Socs. At the beginning, he disliked the Socs because they are rich and have no problems, but he changes his opinion because of some discussions he had with a few of the Socs. His final opinion is that the Socs are just people after all, and they have problems too.
Hinton tells us about two enemy gangs. The Socs, one of the many provocative gang groups, kids who live lavish lives and get away with the crimes they commit because they look clean cut and look like good innocent kids on the outside. Then there 's the Greasers, who live poorly and get blamed for most of the things that go down in the city. Ponyboy, and Johnny, two Greasers, that at first, clang to the fact that they hated Socs. All they wanted to do was fight the other gang to look tough and earn respect.
At the beginning of my 6th grade year, most of my friends were going out for wrestling. I was debating whether to join or not, and they convinced me to do it. It was one of the best decisions I ever made because this is where I first got to know Mr. Schaidle. Throughout the season, he taught me how to wrestle and how to be a leader. He was not only concerned about winning at wrestling, but also teaching us to be responsible, to show respect, and how to be a man.
After that, Ponyboy finds himself in a situation that he personally can’t back out of. It’s the fire at the church. Ponyboy, starts running in to help save the children, but when he turns around, he sees Johnny. “Hey Ponyboy,” Johnny says. Johnny was following Ponyboy into the fire to help save the kids.
In The Outsiders, after Johnny had killed Bob, Ponyboy and Johnny had to go on the run because they didn’t want to be caught, but Johnny says later on that he doesn’t want Ponyboy to have to live this life, and he is willing to turn himself into the police. Johnny couldn’t gain anything from this, and is willing to sacrifice the rest of his life because he doesn’t think it’s fair that Ponyboy has to live his life in hiding and away from his family. In the text, it says, “Johnny nodded. ‘I 'm sure. It ain 't fair for Ponyboy to have to stay up in that church with Darry and Soda worryin ' about him all the time.’” Johnny decided that he was going to turn himself in to the police because he 'd rather face the consequence than force Ponyboy to face the hardships of living on the run with him.
Analysis of Piggy in Lord of the Flies Though physically vulnerable and socially inept, Piggy stands as the voice of reason and is the last sense of rationality and innocence among the boys. Though Piggy shows signs of low self esteem and is frequently made fun of, he is intelligent and good natured. Though he acts as Ralph’s advisor and is the most intelligent of the boys, he is often overlooked and his comments are often disregarded. Piggy represents intelligence and civilization, but also is a symbol of reason and innocence. Piggy may well be one of the most important people among the island, but is suppressed by the others, who never realize what great significance he has.
First thing to remember, is the fact that since the greasers get jumped by the socs, (Johnny getting the worst beating out of the group,) they don’t have as much free will, unlike the socs, who think they can do whatever they want. To explain this further, if the socs and greasers lived in the country, like it states in the book, they wouldn’t feel the need to jump each other anymore because the stereotypes wouldn 't be in the country, unlike Oklahoma. Another way the setting affects Johnny is the fact that, Johnny wouldn 't have to fear both the his parents and the greasers. The meaning of this is the fact that Johnny wouldn’t have that depressed, dark personality. For instance, in The Outsiders it states, “He would have ran away a million times if we hadn’t been there.” (Page 12) This is showing that the group cares for Johnny even during this rough time.
He finally felt like a hero, somebody important just as he wanted to be. He had so much rage toward the enemy from their continuous rain of fire, it pushed him over the edge to fight back and help the others who badly needed it. He has gained enough courage and bravery at this point in the novel to be able to fight back against the rivals alongside of his
Johnny and Ponyboy say they want to go for the fight and on there way back to town they turn around and see the church was burning. They quickly got out and went into the fire to help the kids and when they were taking the last kid out the roof caves in and Ponyboy blacks out. He wakes up in an ambulance and is told he only has minor burns and bruises. Dallas really isn’t hurt either but Johnny has a broken back. I’ll leave it there to not spoil the book for
Well they call him that because he would always win in a boxing match and his city and state really cared about him because he was standing as a champ and making their kids want to try hard and believe in themselves.Lastly they would want him to win and his coach would always want him to do extra work and so he did and became champion of boxing in heavyweight class.This is what he did to help kids believe in themselves so that they can do whatever they want to be.All in all this is why i did Muhammad ali as my 1960s
In this book they are considered greasers on the other side of town. In my understanding there are two kinds of boys they’re are greasers and socials. The socials are the rich kids that act all that and have the courage to bully others for how they look, they think they are better than them. On the other hand ponyboy and his squad are greasers they are the boys from the hood with the slim hair, black jacket. In the beginning of the story the greasers were walking and socials came behind them and attacked them
In the moment, Ponyboy was being drowned by a couple of Socs. Johnny quickly reacted and killed Bob who was holding Ponyboy 's head. With the help of their friend Dally, they leave the city and go to a church. Dally comes to tell them that there will be all out brawl without any weapons. Johnny decides to turn himself in because he doesn 't want Ponyboy to get to any troubleWhen they return the church is on fire and there are kids trapped inside.
Have you ever wondered why people fight? In the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy searched for the answer to this puzzling conundrum while struggling through his trials of being in the lowest class- a greaser. Although the Soc were always the lucky rich kids and natural enemies to the greasers, they 've never gone this far. Now Ponyboy has to deal with more than his over-responsible brother, Darry.
“He was famous for his black-handled switchblade (which he couldn’t have acquired without his first talent [stealing] and he was always smarting off to the cops.” This is important because it confirms that Two-bit is a lawbreakers.This is also crucial because it exhibits that, when first read, Two-bit gives the impression of horrible person.“No visitors. But Two-Bit wouldn’t take no for an answer. That was his buddy in there and he aimed to see him.” (Hinton 119)This is vital since it verifies that Two-Bit is willing to execute atrocious actions just to see his friend.This is important because it shows that Two-Bit is an outstanding person deep down because he wants to meet with his friend.After analyzing S.E.Hinton’s book, The Outsiders, I have shown that Two-Bit is a lawbreakers, but is still an admirable person. The greasers act as criminals, but embody morally good people. The greasers personify lawbreakers.
It is not good to be different from our brothers, but it is evil to be superior to them.” Equality is a much more intelligent individual than the students that he associates with in the Home of the Students. Equality 's teachers disliked him because he was too smart. He tried to be like the other students and forget the lessons but he couldn’t forget. “We had broken a law, for we had not paid heed to the words of our Teachers.” While working as a street sweeper with International 4-8818 and Equality discovers a tunnel in which they believe to have been built by men during the Unmentionable Times.