Theme Of Friendship In The Outsiders

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Friendship

Baltasar Gracian, a well known philosopher, once said “Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.” His quote is true in The Outsiders by S.E. Hilton. In the book, a group known as the Greasers are known as hoodlums by the Socials, or rich people, and they don’t have a lot of money. What Ponyboy and his gang do have is friendship. Friendship highlights the best parts of this novel.

One example of friendship happened in chapter two which then continued into chapter three. In chapter two, Ponyboy and Cherry become friends when Ponyboy, Two-bit, and Johnny go to the movies. They meet Cherry and Marcia there and they start talking to each other. Cherry doesn’t expect Ponyboy to be nice, but instead mean. She tells

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