The Outsiders Research Paper

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Aparna T. C1 Are Soc’s just guys after all? The Outsiders by S.E Hinton is about a 14 year old boy named Ponyboy Curtis who experiences a difficult life because he is a “Greaser”. Greasers are those kids on the east side of town who are poor and have greasy long hair. They often get beaten up or “jumped” by the Socs, who are the west side rich kids and usually get drunk. In the beginning of this book, the Socs are referred as the cool, mean, no feeling for themselves and others’ bully-type kids while the Greasers are referred as the innocent, poor, and ugly greasy kids. At one point in the book Ponyboy realizes that the Socs have feeling for others too.
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