The Outsiders Thematic Essay

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In the book, The Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton, the Greasers, who are the poor kids, face many serious conflicts against the rich Socials, or Socs. The realistic fiction novel focused on Ponyboy, a 14 year-old Greaser who struggles with being a Greaser and not feeling understood by. The story follows Ponyboy and his friend Johnny as they run away after killing a Soc named Bob, whose death caused an all-out war between the Greasers and the Socs. Three topics addressed in the fascinating novel are the fight between rich and poor, what it means to be a hero, and the change from youth to adulthood. First, the Greasers face torment and abuse from the Socs. For example,“Bob shook his head, smiling slowly,’You could use a bath. greaser, and a

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