The Socs In S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders

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Have you ever been in a situation that someone does something and then you do the same thing and get into trouble? Like if someone tells you not to touch something and your friend touches it and then when you touch it you get in trouble. In S.E Hinton's book, The Outsiders, it it's kind of the same. The socs get away with things much easier than the greasers because they are upper class. In The Outsiders it says on page 11,” Only Socs. And you can’t win against them no matter what because they have all the breaks and even whipping won’t change that.” In The Outsiders, The greasers are thought to be worse than the socs. But in reality the socs are worse because of their abuse of privilege, lack of relationship, and senseless violence. …show more content…

Greasers are better because they don't do a ton of bad stuff to the community unlike the socs. The socs like to jump greasers and break windows. It says on page 119, “I am a Soc. I am the privileged and the well dressed. I throw beer blasts, drive fancy cars, break windows at fancy parties." It also says on page 11 ,”The Socs are the closest thing to a real gang, and they're impossible to beat, because they have "all the breaks" (as in, wealth, power, and privilege).’’ that means that they can get out of stuff easier like if a soc got arrested their parents can break them out because their rich but if it was a greaser they would be done because they don't have as much. The socs also are not good at relationships. Their version of a relationship is way different then a greasers. Some of the greasers don’t have a real relationship with their family so they have to all stick together. They care about each other a lot and won’t let anything happen to one another. On page 43 it says, ‘’Sodapop… a dropout so that he can get a job and keep me in school, and Darry, getting old before his time trying to run a family and hold on to 2 jobs and never having any fun.” The socs don’t have that problem, most of them are fortunate enough to have a real

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