The Outsiders Final 5 Paragraph Essay In S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, two different gangs, the Greasers and the Socs detested each other. Using Ponyboy Curtis, the author demonstrates 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 he thinks they have no problems.Because of some discussions he had with a few of the Socs, he changes his opinion Recognizing that the Socs are just people after all, Pony’s final opinion is that they have problems too. Pony’s opening opinion of the Socs does not show them in good light.
They’re a small part of the gang, but resemble the most of what the poem’s words are trying to express. The rest of the gang (including Soda, Darry, Two-Bit, Dally, Steve and the Brumly boys), well they wouldn’t really care unless Pony and Johnny forced them to be interested. Oh, and then we’re left with Socs-a rich, preppy, snobby mix of boys and girls. The same rules apply to those of the West Side but they’re held to different standards. “It wasn’t fair for the Socs to have everything.” They had good cars, good grades and good girls, which seemed unfair in the sense that they were able to have anything they wished for, or at least that’s how it seemed.
They are both on page 118, Ponyboy thinks to himself “Things are rough all over, but it was better that way. That way you could tell the other guy was human too.” (Hinton 118). This quote shows that Ponyboy is realizing that things are rough all over, everyone has their own problems. On the same page Ponyboy even admits it to two-bit “‘He ain't a soc, I said, he's just a guy. He just wanted to talk.’” (Hinton 118).
Hinton’s novel, is about a boy named Ponyboy, which is on the greaser side. There are two main gangs of people. One is greaser and another is Socs. They are enemy, which the greaser find out that they are kind of an outsider. Socs are the insider, everything socs does, everyone agree because they are rich and they are socs.
He would be better off if he remained with his brothers because he would be happy, the fact that they truly care about Pony and his well-being, and he would be with people who would go to great lengths to protect him. Staying with Darry is a better choice than being put in a boys’ home because with his brothers, he would be with people who truly love and care about him. Although being put in a boys home seems appealing, Ponyboy would never be happy being separated from his brothers. You can see this when Ponyboy says “ I had taken the long way around, but I was finally home. To stay”(99).
Pony blacks out, but Dally goes back inside for Johnny. In the novel, Ponyboy is the one telling the story. (Bullet 3) The way that the point of view affects the reader’s interpretation is that they are always favoring the greaser’s side of the story and the reader only hears one point of view. As a result, Ponyboy makes you believe what Ponyboy says or believes. (Bullets 4, 7, & 8) In this scene, (evidence 1) Ponyboy made it
In the early stages of the novel, Ponyboy’s connections grows into deeper matters with the soc girl Cherry Valance. Through this, Ponyboy begins to recognize that similar to the greasers, the socs are not all classified under their social expectations either. Despite the empathy that they share, Ponyboy does not hesitate to defend his one of his gang members, Dally, when Cherry refers to him as ‘trash’. He states, “I felt myself stiffen. ‘I am a grease, same as Dally.
(Lee 320). Scout also likely felt sad because she criticized and mocked him before she really got to know him. Jem and Scout discovered Boo was misunderstood, as he was gentle, shy, kind, and courageous. Boo was their good friend. “Most people are [nice], Scout, when you finally see them.” (Lee 323).
The older boys are constantly rude to each other and don’t really act like friends at all. The younger boys also tend to ridicule each other but they do it in a loving, joking type of way. I think that the Gordie and his friends remind Ace of what his childhood friends were probably like and he is jealous of their carefree ways and that is why he despises them so much. They remind him of a time when things were much easier and he didn’t have to constantly be on edge and feel like he has to prove something. Dr. Steven Hanley, a psychologist specializing in male friendship discusses how when young, the love and intimacy felt towards a male friend seems natural and uncomplicated.
We’ve all been cocky about something in our lives at some point, but being arrogant is a different story. Being cocky is when you’re overconfident, but arrogance is when you see yourself superior to everyone. In the short stories Raymond’s Run and A&P the authors examine arrogance, cockiness and contempt and how the main characters resolve conflict. Squeaky, the main character in Raymond’s Run, shows cockiness rather than arrogancy. However, the main character of A&P, Sammy, is arrogant because he thinks that everyone is below him and has a bad thing to say about everyone.
I have heard people call others names and stereotype people. I have heard people 's stereotypes and believed they were true, but i eventually would notice that it was a lie. I think I am like Ponyboy. I think this because i like chocolate milk a lot like he does. Another reason is because we both are usually outside when we 're not sick.