To have somebody lay down the law, set the limits, give something solid to stand on. That’s what we all want, really.” (Hinton 116) This shows that the Socs have the stereotype of being spoiled, wealthy, and privileged. However, most Socs hate their stereotype of being spoiled and attempt dangerous and illegal acts to anger their parents to stop their pampering. The parents of the Socs believe that it is their fault for their sons and daughters acting that way causing the Socs to think that the parents do not care about them. Therefore, both Greasers and Socs were trapped and forced to accept stereotype
There are many different types of stereotypes in confrontations between Greasers and Socs. Greasers are known to be poor and ‘no good criminals’, while the Socs are known to just be kids growing up, angels who can do no wrong. An example of this is when Dally, Ponyboy and Johnny are at the movies and meet a teenage Soc named Cherry who calls Dally a dirty no good Greaser. This illustrates how the Socs put a label on the Greasers without even knowing them, proving that all the Socs have been ‘brainwashed’ to this false reality where they have a predetermined assumption that all Greasers are rudimentary and inferior. Classism becomes more visible as the story moves on.
Hinton, there are similar themes since the Greasers are portrayed as poor and Socs are represented as wealthy. “Poverty and wealth” the poem has themarical similarities with The Outsiders. A common theme in life and the two writing pieces is that rich people think highly of themselves because they have more physical items. In the poem the rich son has more money and therefore thinks he is better. This son buys himself a wife, position, name, and place.
The Socs are more of a disgrace to society than the greasers because they are a menace to everyone. This is because they pretend to be something that they are not. Cherry explained to Ponyboy that every Socs is emotionless, or at least tries to be, which makes them fake. Greasers may steal, but this has no long-term effect on the community. The greasers actually care about what happens in the community.
Hinton, there are several moral values prevailed. This novel never fails to highlight extreme opposite situations of two contrasting social classes and, it is the emphasis of social class issues that inspires us to learn accepting and understanding the differences of people surrounding us. All the discrimination and loathing are utterly gratuitous; they are two of the peace’s greatest foes. Just take the conflict between the Socs and Greasers as an example; because of the contempt they hold towards each other, three deaths are ensued. From the very beginning of the novel, they have demonstrated their respective dissatisfactions by labelling the “West-side rich kids” as “Socs”, the abbreviation for “Socials”, and “jet set”, whereas all boys on the East Side, "greaser" because most of them in the neighbourhood rarely bother to get a haircut.
Similarly, Pony expressed: “I really couldn’t see what the Socs would have to worry about - good grades, good cars, good girls, madras and Mustangs and Corvairs - Man, I thought, if I had worries like that I’d consider myself lucky.” Assuming that the Socs have no problems, Pony comes to the conclusion that it’s only the Greasers that have all the rough breaks. Next, Pony thinks that the Socs aren’t fair because they jump Greasers for fun and don’t think about the effect that it has on the Greasers. Furthermore, the Socs don’t fight fair, they gang up on the Greasers and they intimidate them. Last but not least, the Socs don’t feel anything. For example, Pony announced: “Socs were always
The great philosopher Plato once said , “Any city, however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, and the other of the rich; these are at the war with one another.” This quote perfectly summarizes the theme of S.E Hinton's novel, The Outsiders. The novel is about two gangs/groups that live in Rural, Oklahoma, the Greasers and the Socials. The Socs are the more affluent and often times referred to as the ‘West-side rich kids’, and the Greasers, are the less fortunate gang. Throughout the novel both gangs experience various types of conflict and at one point their differences ended up costing the life of a couple gang members. I will prove that the socs were the primary group that caused the conflict in the novel.
If they don’t do what they say they will likely have a fight. On the other hand the Greasers are like the citizens of the Socs town even when they try to fight for equality the Socs have complete dominance over them. In conclusion the differences and the similarities of the Greasers and the Socs and one can say that there are a lot of differences. But there aren't as many similarities. I have also discussed How Both groups have eachothers backs and comfort each other when they are going through troubles in their lives.
While the Outsiders was more related to gang violence and the newspaper writers would always feature the rich gang, also known as 'the Socials' more often than the poor gang, also known as 'the Greasers.' Also, in West Side Story the gangs ended up being neutral, but in the Outsiders both gangs still despised each other. The similarities are that both movies were held in America, both movies had 2 gangs, 3 people died, and many of the serious fights started off with a girl. In the Outsiders a Ponyboy was almost killed because he spoke to the girlfriend of a member of the opposing gang and in West Side Story they started the fight because they did not want Tony and Maria to be
Some people are suffering, how all the rich people smell money, and the poor people smell smoke. In the book The Outsiders, there are two social classes: the Greasers and the Socs. The Greasers are poor people who wear leather jackets and smoke whenever they want to, while the Socs are very rich and they beat the Greasers up just for kicks. In the poem "Poverty And Wealth," the author describes how a bird comes by with two kids. One child goes to a rich guy who wants him to be a lordy ruler of land and sea; the other child goes to a poor guy who wants God’s will that he has another mouth to fill.