'The Outsiders' By Hinton: An Outsider

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I think what Hinton meant by the term “outsider” is because the gang weren’t like most greasers and they were definitely not socs so they were outside the normal social groups. I think this because Ponyboy and the gang aren’t searching for fights and they are respectful of the rules (most of the time) and they are not high class and rude. So I believe outsider means not in the regular social classes and they are there own thing and they wouldn’t change for anyone. I think Hinton was referencing Ponyboy and the gang as well as Randy and Cherry. But I believe she was mostly just referencing Pony because unlike most greasers he took care of his friends and family he also had a very different thought process than everyone he didn’t like fighting

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