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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The socs get the praise, the greasers get the blame. If you look closely at the socs, in the novel The Outsiders by SE: Hinton you will find that they were the only ones to have the ability to do such things, such as vandalizing, but people just jump the gun and assume the greasers did it. The socs beat up and bully the greasers, but don't get caught.
Social inequality and differences in social class can be associated with criminal behavior and violence. However, in the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, these traits are not just associated with the lower-class Greasers, but also the upper-class Socs. This book follows a group of Greasers: Ponyboy, Johnny, Darry, Dallas, Sodapop, Two-bit, and Steve, through a series of unfortunate events that occur leading up to the rumble with the Socs, and the death of Johnny. Greasers are known to be tough. Dallas Winston or “Dally '' as his friends call him was one of the toughest, he was rude, reckless, and fearless, but also protective, reliable, and loving.
“Greasers will still be greasers, and socs will still be socs” (Hinton 117). In the Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton, friendship is taken to a whole new level. The greasers stick together even if it cost their lives. The soc’s friendship causes a life to be taken.
When the Socs and Greasers find themselves actually getting along a few times it show that the hope of one day they wouldn’t have to fight anymore. They’d see that they are all pretty alike and there would be no need for everyone to be judged one way. Like when Ponyboy meets Cherry and finds that, as Cherry puts it “Things are rough all over” (S.E. Hinton. The Outsiders.
Some parts include during pages sixty-six to sixty-eight when Randy, Bob, and three other Socs attacked grease territory and attached them; they did this only because they were drunk, bored and Ponyboy & Johnny had been talking to their ex-girlfriends in a friendly manner. Another situation was explained during pages thirty-nine to forty-three where the same gang violated Johnny for no reason except probably because they had the power to do it. My final example was at the start of the book on pages five and six were a group of five Socs abducted Ponyboy and attempted to cut his hair without his permission, they probably would have if Ponyboy’s friends hadn't shown up and scared the Socs away. None of these situations had valid reasons for starting a fight, therefore, making them more of a hazard than the greasers. Another matter that Socs is a bigger scandal to society is that the Greasers aren’t that bad themselves.
Socs are rich kids who get drunk and like to start fights, greasers are hoods who stick together no matter what, who do you think has it worse? Greasers are sometimes beaten by socs because they use to much hair grease, or the way they behave. Socs are always looking to beat up the greasers because they have a lot of money and do whatever they want. Some people think it's imperceptible why the socs would have it harder, because greasers are always robbing stores, mugging people and some people would think greasers have it worse because socs beat them up. Greasers have no money to buy nice things and most of their families are broken apart.
The Socs are the ones who are at fault. If the Socs did not antagonize the Greasers in the first place, there would be no conflict throughout the novel. The Socs didn’t even have a real reason to become violent and confrontational with the Greasers, yet they did. If the Socs and the Greasers would accept and recognize their differences they might be able to understand each other better. This would lead to better relationships between the groups.
Introduction Paragraph Frederick Douglass once said, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” because there has to be struggle in everything. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress” Frederick Douglass meant that lots of bad things happened but was good in the end. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress”, meant that if you don’t struggle nothing good happens.
In the novel The Outsiders , there are two social groups, the Greasers” and the Socs. Greasers are considered stupid, dirty, rowdy, and overall horrible. Socs think all Greasers are the same. Greasers think that all of the Socs have perfect lives and they are all happy with no struggles. Neither of them are right, there are struggles on both sides of town.
The Socs are more of a disgrace to society than the greasers because they are a menace to everyone. This is because they pretend to be something that they are not. Cherry explained to Ponyboy that every Socs is emotionless, or at least tries to be, which makes them fake. Greasers may steal, but this has no long-term effect on the community. The greasers actually care about what happens in the community.
In the story The Outsiders written by S.E Hinton, there are two rival groups/ gangs, the greasers and the Socs. A young boy named Ponyboy explained his journey being a greaser and the sacrifices, consequences, and decisions he had to manage with. This story reminds me of William Shakespeare's story Romeo and Juliet of their similarities which are they gangs, fights, and loyalty and differences that are the wealthiness, behaviors, and between the two books. One of the similarities of the two books is the groups/ gangs, because in Romeo and Juliet there are the Montague and Capulets and in The Outsiders there are the greasers and the Socs. They are both enemies and try to sabotage and fight each other when every they have the chance to.
There are some who believe that Greasers have plentiful chances of becoming Socs; however, throughout the entirety or the book, there is no mention of Greasers working their way up in the world, or even aiming to do so. Ponyboy realizes that Greasers will stay at the bottom by exclaiming, “Young hoods-- who would grow up to be old hoods” (p. 138). On a rare occasion a Greaser may have the chance to get up to the top, but only a few of those will ever attempt it. Darry never took the chance to become a Soc, neither did Soda, nor Steve, nor Two-Bit, nor any others of the billion Greasers that have ever
The socs and the greasers are two different types social classes. The socs are the “haves”, meaning that they have nice cars, big houses, and wear nice clothes, like madras. The greasers, on the other hand, are the “have nots” with beat up cars, small houses, and simple clothing. And of course, they grease their hair, hence their name. One example where man vs society was present was when Cherry told Ponyboy not to take it personally if she totally ignores him in school.